Beijing & Kansas City compete to host 2016 WorldCon

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention

14-18 August 2014 at ExCeL, London Docklands

LONDON, UK.  19 February 2014: Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), is pleased to announce the start of the process to select the host site for the 2016 Worldcon.

Two bids have formally filed to host the 74th Worldcon, which will be held in 2016. In alphabetical order, the bid locations are:

– Beijing, China: The Future Affairs Administration, an SF fan organization from China, proposes to hold the convention at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing from 14 -19 August  2016. The bid website is

– Kansas City, MO, USA: Mid American Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions, Inc. (MASFFC), doing business as Kansas City in 2016, proposes to hold the convention at the H. Roe Bartle Hall and the Marriott-Muehlbach Hotel from 17-21 August, 2016. The bid website is at


All Adult and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of Loncon 3 are eligible to take part in the site selection process.

Ballots may be submitted by postal mail or in person at the convention. Full information on the site selection process will be published shortly on the Loncon 3 website at .

For further information about the site selection process, write to