Worldcon 75

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Helsinki was the 2017 Worldcon, officially called "Worldcon 75", held August 9-13, 2017 at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. The GoHs were John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling (did not attend due to illness), Walter Jon Williams, and Science Guest Ian Stewart.

It was selected at Loncon 3. The bidders were Helsinki in 2017, Montreal in 2017, Nippon in 2017, and DC17, see 2017 Site Selection Results for details.

Initially chaired by Jukka Halme, Saija Aro, and Crystal Huff, Aro resigned in May 2016 and Huff in November.

It conducted site selection for the 2019 Worldcon, see 2019 Site Selection results.

A late surge in membership caused overcrowding problems in the programme rooms on the first day, forcing the committee to close membership sales for subsequent days, the first time this has happened for a Worldcon. Some extra programme space was made available later in the con, but the queues snaking round and round the conference space remained for the whole event, and most items continued to be turn people away. Final membership count was 7060 attending, 3374 other participants, 110 exhibitors, 7 helpers, a total of 10434. This is the second highest attending (after L.A.con II) and third highest overall (after Sasquan and Loncon 3).

The guerrilla newsletter was called OffPiste, see file below.

Progress Report 6 (available below) was produced after the convention, and is full of con reports and links to 3rd party reports. (IA) Susan Stepney conrep (IA) Photos at fanac (IA) 30 videos of programme items

File nameFile typeSize
conzine_1.pdfPDF document703.98 kBInfo
conzine_2.pdfPDF document936.55 kBInfo
conzine_3.pdfPDF document2.48 MBInfo
conzine_4.pdfPDF document112.4 kBInfo
conzine_5.pdfPDF document1.8 MBInfo
conzine_6.pdfPDF document1.04 MBInfo
conzine_7.pdfPDF document835.13 kBInfo
conzine_8.pdfPDF document465.92 kBInfo
conzineH_final.pdfPDF document721.54 kBInfo
conzine_masquerade_final.pdfPDF document2.28 MBInfo
exhibits-guide-with-map.pdfPDF document193.07 kBInfo
Offpiste.pdfPDF document4.83 MBInfo
progress_report_0.pdfPDF document379.69 kBInfo
progress_report_1.pdfPDF document4.37 MBInfo
progress_report_2.pdfPDF document4.45 MBInfo
progress_report_3.pdfPDF document4.75 MBInfo
progress_report_4.pdfPDF document7.38 MBInfo
progress_report_5.pdfPDF document4.5 MBInfo
progress_report_6.pdfPDF document7.59 MBInfo
restaurant_guide_web.pdfPDF document5.38 MBInfo
tradehall-guide-with-map.pdfPDF document129.65 kBInfo
Worldcon_75_Souvenir_Book.pdfPDF document15.31 MBInfo

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