Glasgow 2024 - a bid for the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention
We are delighted to announce that the venue chosen for the 2024 UK Worldcon bid will be the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow.
Previously known as the SECC, the Glasgow SEC has already hosted two Worldcons - Intersection in 1995, and Interaction in 2005. We are delighted that our new bid is once again based around this internationally-renowned venue, which has seen considerable growth in the last few years, including new onsite hotels and reworking and expansion of the spaces inside the convention centre. The SEC has recently announced a further £200 million development plan to support the growth of conventions around the campus.
Our bid team is a dedicated band of fans both international and local, experienced and new. Our working party and support team already contain previous Worldcon Chairs and Bid Chairs, who volunteer alongside newcomers. We draw our experiences from the many events that take place around the UK and beyond, and celebrate the huge enthusiasm to continue hosting Worldcon after the success of Loncon 3 (2014 - the event’s most recent visit to the UK), and ongoing passion for Dublin 2019, an Irish Worldcon (2019). Our bid Chair is Esther MacCallum-Stewart.
Our community is a thriving one, and we welcome everyone to join us in our bidding journey, to share your ideas, and to celebrate the UK’s ongoing love of science fiction and fantasy in all of its forms. If you are attending Eastercon, please join us on Sunday evening, April 21, at 7 p.m. to celebrate this announcement and meet the team.
We will be starting to take pre-supports when the bid launches officially at Dublin 2019 this coming August, where we will have a formal launch party (we say formal, but there will be dancing!).
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