In an announcement posted on their website on July 25, 2020, the Worldcon bid for Nice, France announced that they are postponing their bid to host the World Science Fiction Convention. They initially were bidding to host the 2023 Worldcon. No new target date has yet been announced. Their announcement follows:
After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our bid for hosting the 2023 World Science Fiction Convention in Nice, France.
The impacts of COVID-19 are extensive and have far reaching consequences, as various industries and sectors are affected by the aftermath of the pandemic. Our daily lives, employments and businesses are severely disrupted, and we find ourselves unable to keep the 2023 target.
This has been and still is a challenging time for everyone, and we want to thank you all for your support, open discussions, understanding and encouragement.
We’re genuinely upset and disappointed, but we fully intend to host the WSFC later in time. We will be working to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming months.