Congratulations to Montreal’s Anticipation for winning their bid to host WorldCon 2009. They won their bid with hard work and lots of smoked meat (I know–I’ve been to their room parties at Ad Astra the last couple of years!)
It will be great to have WorldCon in Canada again (not least of all because it will be easy to attend–I missed attending the Toronto World Con in 2003) and Rob Sawyer has a list here of other reasons it will be appropriate to have WorldCon in Canada in 2009.
And what a WorldCon it’s shaping up to be! Their GoH thus far:
Neil Gaiman – Guest of Honour
Elisabeth Vonarburg – Invitée d’honneur
Taral Wayne – Fan Guest of Honour
David Hartwell – Editor Guest of Honour
Tom Doherty – Publisher Guest of Honour
Julie Czerneda – Master of Ceremonies
WorldCon will be held at Palais des congrès de Montréal from August 6th – 10th, 2009.
I’m already trying to get folks from my WOTF cohort to go. See you there!