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Sci-fi convention coming to Spokane mired in controversy

Thousands of science fiction fans will descend on Spokane next week for what is expected to be among the largest conventions ever held in the city. The 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, starts Aug. 19 and runs through Aug. 23 at the Spokane Convention Center.

Spokane to host 2015 World Science Fiction Convention

About 5,000 science fiction fans are expected to beam down to Spokane next summer for the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention. The gathering, the 73rd annual WorldCon, is a big deal in sci-fi. It’s where the annual Hugo Award winners are announced – among the most prestigious honors for science fiction and fantasy writing.