Our bid committee contains a mix of folk from both international and Finnish fandoms, and it’s a wide base of experience to plan the best con possible. We have experience in running Worldcons (at least eleven of us have been on staff at more than one, including four as division heads—unless I’ve missed my count) as well as other SFnal fannish conventions of comparable size, including past and current chairs of Eastercon, Readercon, Arisia, Boskone, and a number of Finncons, our national convention that in recent years has had 3,000-15,000 attending members.