Site Selection for 2023 Worldcon


Site Selection Results

Chengdu won the vote for the 2023 Worldcon location

Worldcon 2023 Site Selection Tally


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.

Site Selection Voting is closed (Chengdu won the bid for the 2023 WorldCon.)

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 While, the Memphis, USA, bid has since withdrawn from the election, below are all the bids’ filings.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Memphis – Worldcon 2023 Bid Filing (Bid Withdrawn)

Winnipeg – Worldcon 2023 Bid Filing

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