Welcome

The London in 2014 bid website is no longer active. Now that we have won the bid, the convention website is at www.loncon3.org — please visit that website to join the convention or see the latest news


Welcome to the London in 2014 website. We are running a bid to bring the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, to London in August 2014. The site for 2014 will be selected by vote of members of the Chicon 7, 2012 Worldcon. Between now and 2012, the bid committee will be publicising and promoting the bid to science fiction fans all around the world.

 

The Worldcon is the premier international science fiction event, and awards the prestigious Hugo Awards for achievement in the field of science fiction. 2014 will be the 75th anniversary of the first Worldcon, in New York in 1939, since when the event has been held every year apart from a break during the Second World War. It was last hosted by London in 1965, nearly fifty years ago. Typically the Worldcon attracts about 5,000 attendees from around the world, including hundreds of professional authors, editors, artists and publishers. It has a five-day multi-track programme with hundreds of hours of talks, panels, book signings, videos, etc.

 

Assuming the bid is successful, the convention will be held from Thursday 14 to Monday 18 August 2014 in the new International Convention Centre, which is part of the ExCeL exhibition centre complex in London's Docklands. The name of the convention, and its Guests of Honour, will only be announced once the bid has been won. The bid, and the convention itself, will be non-profit-making organisations run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

 

 "Worldcon", "World Science Fiction Convention" and "Hugo Award" are registered service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

1115 days since Site Selection for the 2014 Worldcon.

Website Inactive

The London in 2014 bid website is no longer active. Now that we have won the bid, the convention website is at www.loncon3.org — please visit that website to join the convention or see the latest news


Sci-Fi-London 9

Sci-Fi-London 9, London's annual festival of science fiction and fantastic films, starts tomorrow. We'll be attending some of the events, so come over and say hello if you spot a bid committee member -- we'll be wearing "London in 2014" badges.

News from the bid launch

Our thanks to everyone for making the bid launch last weekend such a success. Our LiveJournal community now has 62 watchers, our Twitter feed has 92 followers and our Facebook page has an incredible 762 fans -- and still increasing. Read more »

Request for photos from Eastercon

We have some photos of our own, but we'd like a wider range of photos of the launch party and the membership desk at Eastercon, so that we can pick the best ones to publish on the bid website. If you have any photos of us from Eastercon, could you email a link or the photos themselves to , together with a note of how you'd like to be credited if we use any of them.

Online payment now working outside the UK

At launch, there was a glitch on this website that caused problems with entering the state/province on a membership purchase outside the UK. This has been fixed, and everyone in the world can (and should) now buy Pre-Supporting or Friend memberships in the bid. Our apologies to everyone who was inconvenienced.
 
Online payment at present is by PayPal only. Credit card payment will be coming soon.

Bid Update #1

London in 2014 Bid Update #1

Welcome to our first newsletter. We'll be issuing these around four times per year, to keep everyone updated on the progress of the bid.

 

Newsletter Subscription

The bid website at http://www.londonin2014.org/ offers you the chance to subscribe to this newsletter, if you would like to receive periodic updates about the bid progress. We won't give your email address to anyone else, or use it for any other purpose (unless you ask us to).

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New Website

The London in 2014 bid now has a website.