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San Marino bids for Worldcon 2019


San Marino plans a Wordcon-bid. Pardon? San Marino, isn´t that one of these really, really, really small countries? Do all the Worldcon-guests even fit in?

San Marino - WorldCon bid 2019

Well, it is a serious bid (hopefully – but at least it had not been announced on April the 1st) and the future organizers think that it is possible to be host for 3.000 convention guests in a country with just 30.000 citizens. They advertise their event with pride: “Why settle for a convention in a city when you could have an entire country?”

If they win, the Worldcon is going to start on August the 7th 2019. We will see, if the fans will like the idea of overwhelming a certainly pleasant (I have been there once as a child, though my most vivid memory is persuading my parents to buy me lots of pretty stamps for my collection) tiny European country and make possible what has never done before . They can already support the bid.

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)


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