CHENGDU, April 25 (Xinhua) -- The 81st World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) will take place at Chengdu Science Museum, southwest China's Sichuan Province, from Oct. 18 to 22, according to a press conference on Tuesday.
As one of the most anticipated, longest-running, and largest sci-fi-themed events globally, the conference will be held in China for the first time.
The five-day event, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between science fiction and the city, will include the opening and closing ceremonies, the Hugo Awards, theme exhibitions occupying an area of 5,000 square meters, and salons.
The conference will also incorporate cultural symbols of Chengdu, such as the Sanxingdui Ruins and giant pandas.
Chengdu has made great efforts in recent years to develop the sci-fi culture industry and establish itself as China's science fiction town. It was selected to host the 2023 Worldcon in December 2021. ■