NASFiC Bids

Here is a list of groups currently bidding (seriously) to hold a NASFiC. For more information about NASFiC bids and how the process works, see the Worldcon website. The process for NASFiC bids is similar to that of Worldcon bids, except that sites are selected one year in advance, and that if there is a NASFiC in the year in which the election is held, members of the NASFiC, not the Worldcon, vote on where to hold the site.

The NASFiC web site does not conduct the elections to choose NASFiC sites. The elections are run by the administering WSFS convention (either a Worldcon or another NASFiC). Although the NASFiC web site team can answer general questions about NASFiC site selection, specific questions about site selection, eligibility to vote, etc. are the responsibility of the convention that is administering the election to choose that NASFiC

2019 NASFiC Bids

Because the 2019 Worldcon will be outside of North America, the members of the 2018 Worldcon in San José will vote to select a site for the 2019 NASFiC. You must be at least a supporting member of Worldcon 76 San José in order to vote to select the site of the 2019 NASFiC. Worldcon 76 will run the election and will contact its members with information on how to vote. If you are a member of Worldcon 76, you will be able to vote either by mail or in person at Worldcon 76 to decide where the 2019 NASFiC will be held. You do not have to attend Worldcon 76 to vote. Voting will open at a date yet to be determined later in 2018. Voting will close on the afternoon of Saturday, August 18, 2018. The results will be announced at the WSFS Business Meeting at Worldcon 76 San José on the morning of Sunday August 19, 2018. More information about voting to select the site of the 2019 NASFiC is on the Worldcon 76 WSFS Site Selection web page.

2020 NASFiC Bids

Should a non-North American site be selected for the 2020 Worldcon, the members of the 2019 NASFiC (not the 2019 Worldcon) will vote to select a site for the 2020 NASFiC. Bids of which we are aware are listed below.

  • Columbus, Ohio in 2020