Worldcons at Westercon

Representatives from the three groups (Helsinki, Orlando, and Spokane) bidding to host the 2015 Worldcon were at Westercon 66 in Sacramento participating the “Fannish Inquisition.” Below are the videos of each bid’s individual presentation followed by the Q&A session with all three bidders. The site of the 2015 Worldcon will be decided by a vote of the members of the 2013 Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3, in San Antonio.

We apologize for the audio quality in the individual presentations, which was affected by an air conditioning vent located directly over the camera.

Helsinki in 2015:

A better-quality version of the video shown during this presentation is available at

Orlando in 2015:

Spokane in 2015:

Bidder Q&A Session:

In addition, the Kansas City in 2016 Worldcon bid gave a combined presentation and Q&A session. The 2016 Worldcon site will be selected in 2014 at Loncon 3 in London.

Author: kevin.standlee

Kevin is an expert on the official rules of Westercon. He led the committee that redrafted the Westercon Bylaws in the 1990s and is effectively the primary author of the current Westercon Bylaws. Disclaimer: Kevin was Chair of Westercon 74 (Tonopah 2022).