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Wellington to host world science fiction convention in 2020


News from Worldcon
Wellington, New Zealand, has been selected as the site for the 2020 Worldcon – the World Science Fiction Convention.

The New Zealand bid received 643 votes of the 726 votes cast. There were no other official candidates.

The convention will be called CoNZealand.

The dates will be July 29 to August 2 2020.

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies.

Guests of honor will be Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Greg Broadmore, and Rose Mitchell.

Congratulations to co-chairs Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler.

Worldcon is run entirely by volunteers and on a non-profit basis. It encompasses all aspects of science fiction and fantasy.