Helsinki in 2015 is a bid to bring the 73rd Worldcon to Helsinki, Finland, to be held Thursday 6 August – Monday 10 August 2015 at the Helsinki Exhibition and Conference Centre. We're an international crew of conrunners, with a Finnish core, and we're hoping to build the most international Worldcon yet.
We believe in Worldcon; we believe in its scope and its format. If those were to change too much or too fast, the world would soon have a Worldcon-shaped hole in it. But we do want to add to its membership, and its reach, by giving European fans a chance to come to London in 2014, to see and experience what a Worldcon is, and to then be able to hear that next year, they get to come to Helsinki for yet another Worldcon.
If we get them to do that, then, well, it's almost as if we're talking about building a European fandom, as opposed to our current collection of many national fandoms. We also believe Nordic and Finnish fandom in particular has a lot to show to the rest of the world, and we'd very much like the opportunity to shine.