Speculative Fiction Community Condemns China Hosting 2023 WorldCon Awards

More than 80 award-winning and bestselling writers from across the world, in collaboration with Uyghur human rights groups, have condemned China’s right to host the 2023 WorldCon awards in an open letter. The open letter is addressed to the WorldCon committee and voters in response to Chengdu, China's successful bid for the 81st World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). WorldCon community members vote on which country’s bid will win the right to host the Con.  Prominent signatories include Hugo winners, nominees and bestsellers Angie Thomas, N.K. Jemisin, G. Willow Wilson, and more. The initiative is in response to the Chinese government’s mass atrocity crimes targeting ethnic Uyghurs.

Correction: This brief has been updated to include the logo for WorldCon 2023; it initially used the 2022 show's logo.

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