Helsinki has announced that it will bid to host the Worldcon in 2017. Helsinki finished second in the voting for the 2015 Worldcon (losing to Spokane). Helsinki will once again be in a race with multiple other bids as Japan and Montreal have previously announced bids for 2017.
The Ajan polut competition for alternate history announced a three-way tie for first place at Finncon on July 17. Each winner received a cash prize of €200.
- “Jotta taidat suomen kielen” (“So You’ll Know the Finnish Language”), by Jussi Katajala
- “Presidentin elokuut” (“The President’s Autumns”), by Jussi Katajala
- “Uusi maailma” (“A New World”), by Anne-Mari Halonen
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