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77th World Science Fiction Convention

The 77th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Dublin 2019 — An Irish Worldcon, will be held in the Convention Centre, as well as in The Point Square, Dublin, Ireland from August 15 to 19, 2019.[1] A number of fringe events are also planned to take place around the city. As well as the Guests of Honour, there will be Featured Artists on the program for the convention. This year these are to be Jim Fitzpatrick, Maeve Clancy and Afua Richardson.[2]

Dublin 2019, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention
Dublin2019 Worldcon logo.jpg
StatusUpcoming
GenreScience fiction
Dates15–19 August 2019
VenueConvention Centre Dublin and The Point Square, Dublin
Location(s)Dublin
Coordinates53°20′53.412″N 6°14′21.561″W / 53.34817000°N 6.23932250°W / 53.34817000; -6.23932250Coordinates: 53°20′53.412″N 6°14′21.561″W / 53.34817000°N 6.23932250°W / 53.34817000; -6.23932250
CountryIreland
Websitehttps://dublin2019.com/

Contents

Guests of HonourEdit

The announced Guests of Honour are:

Site selectionEdit

Dublin in 2019 was the only bid which officially filed to host the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, and its selection was confirmed by vote of the members of the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki.[3][4]

AwardsEdit

The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (since 1973), are also presented at each year's Worldcon.[5]

Dublin2019 has announced that there will be special Hugo category for “Best Art Book”.[6] The awards will be announced at the convention.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b StJohn Macintosh, Paul (2017-08-12). "Worldcon off to Dublin in 2019". Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ Taylor, Paul (2 December 2018). "Afua Richardson joins the featured artists at Dublin 2019". Dublin 2019.
  3. ^ "Worldcon Bids". Worldcon [Official]. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  4. ^ "Site Selection for 2019". Worldcon 75. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  5. ^ "Hugo Award FAQ". The Hugo Awards. World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  6. ^ Glyer, Mike (30 November 2018). "Dublin 2019 Adds Special Hugo Award Category: Best Art Book". File 770.

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Preceded by
76th World Science Fiction Convention
Worldcon 76 in San Jose, United States (2018)
List of Worldcons
77th World Science Fiction Convention
Dublin 2019 in Dublin, Ireland (2019)
Succeeded by
78th World Science Fiction Convention
CoNZealand in Wellington, New Zealand (2020)