Site Selection for 2023 Worldcon

Only attending, supporting, or virtual members of DisCon III may vote to choose the site of the 2023 Worldcon. To vote, there is an additional fee, called the Advance Supporting Membership, of US$50, which automatically gives the voter a supporting membership in the 2023 Worldcon. This money goes to the winning Worldcon bid regardless of who wins or how you voted. The current Worldcon Committee and all bidding committees who have filed before the ballot deadline have agreed on the Advance Supporting Membership rate.

Participating Bidders

Per Section 4.6 of the WSFS Constitution, bidders for the 2023 Worldcon must supply the following documents to DisCon III:

  • An announcement of the bidders’ intent to bid.
  • Adequate evidence of an agreement with its proposed site’s facilities, such as a conditional contract or a letter of agreement.
  • The rules by which the Worldcon Committee will operate, which includes a specification of the terms of office of their chief executive officer or officers, and the conditions and procedures for the selection and replacement of such officers.

Three bidders filed the correct documentation before the deadline (Chengdu, China; Memphis, USA; and Winnipeg, Canada). While, the Memphis, USA, bid has since withdrawn from the election, below are all the bids’ filings.

Chengdu – Worldcon 2023 Bid Filing

Memphis – Worldcon 2023 Bid Filing

Winnipeg – Worldcon 2023 Bid Filing

If you have any questions regarding Site Selection for the 2023 Worldcon, please email siteselection@discon3.org.

Voting

Fill out the 2023 Site Selection Ballot per the instructions on the ballot.
To aid voters, we have translated the instructions into French (Français), Chinese (普通话), and Spanish (Español).

To pay the Site Selection Voting Fee via credit or debit card, login to our membership portal at https://members.discon3.org using the email address associated with your membership. Then select “My Memberships and Ballots”.  Under your membership record, select “Vote in Site Selection” and you will be taken to a page to pay the US $50.00 site selection fee.  Once the fee is paid and processed, return to the “Vote in Site Selection” page to retrieve your token.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing the token.

Once you have a voting token; enter it on your ballot as proof of payment. Your voting token is proof that you paid electronically for your Site Selection Voting Fee.

We will also accept checks or money orders in U.S. funds payable to “81st Worldcon”. (Your check or money order is your proof of purchase.)

Mail your completed ballot to DisCon III Site Selection, P.O. Box 2392, Littleton, MA 01460-3392, USA

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