On August 16th, local time, Chengdu delegation announced formally to bid for the 81st World Science Fiction Conference in 2023 at the 77th worldcon.
Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Conference is the world's largest and most influential sci-fi event. This year, the worldcon was held in Dublin, Ireland. Through a series of activities such as bidding salon, setting up bidding booth, delivering campaign speeches and answering questions, Chengdu bidding work group fully demonstrated the profound historical and cultural heritage and Chengdu’s science fiction culture, and other necessary conditions for hosting the worldcon such as the cultural and tourist condition, traffic condition, and exhibition condition. These activities further reaffirm Chengdu’s intention of bidding for worldcon and its full-preparation. The China Association for Science and Technology, Sichuan Association for Science and Technology, and other domestic sci-fi institutions and experts are at the scene and cheered for the bidding.
From 14th to 20th of August 2019, the bidding work group will travel to Dublin of Ireland to launch the bid at the convention. At that time, Chengdu will appear as a running city for the first time！
At the convention, the bidding work group will demonstrate the advantages of Chengdu's hosting sci-fi convention, such as exhibition conditions, cultural and tourist conditions, traffic conditions, and sci-fi fans. Meanwhile
At Dublin2019 worldcon in Ireland, Chengdu will appear as a running city for the first time!
In order to better demonstrate the advantages of Chengdu's hosting sci-fi convention, and promote the success of Chengdu worldcon bidding, the science fiction world released a volunteer recruitment to sci-fi fans for inviting them to join our traveling to Dublin together, and canvass for votes for the bid of Chengdu!