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this morning, the “mobilization conference of Chengdu application for fantasy” was held, and officially announced the establishment of Chengdu Bid Committee for world science fiction conference. At the

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meetings, famous science fiction writer Liu Cixin, famous science fiction scholar Wu Yan, famous science fiction commentators Yan Feng, song Mingwei and the first president of science fiction world Yang Xiao expressed their good wishes and strong expectations and support for Chengdu shenhuan through videos.

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Fantasy:

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Liu Cixin and other sci-fi celebrities called

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the world science fiction Convention (wsfc) was founded in 1939. It is the most influential science fiction activity in the world, with a history of 81 years.

is in the minds of many science fiction fans. The “China (Chengdu) international science fiction and fantasy conference” held in Chengdu in 2007 is undoubtedly a world-class science fiction grand gathering: Robert Sawyer, Neil Gaiman, Nancy Kress and other famous writers came to the scene to give wonderful speeches and interact with Chinese science fiction fans from all over the country to Chengdu. In fact,

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were also the first time that the world science fiction conference came to Asia in 2007. The main venue was Yokohama, Japan. The grand event held in Chengdu was regarded as a wonderful Prelude by many science fiction fans and called it “pre Worldcon”.

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if Chengdu can successfully bid for the 2023 world science fiction conference in 2021, it will become the first Chinese city to hold the world science fiction conference.

Liu Cixin said in a video congratulating the shenhuan mobilization conference: “Chengdu is a city of science fiction, where Chinese science fiction once developed and went to the world. In Chengdu, the combination of traditional atmosphere and modern vitality makes the city’s present and future full of charm. I wish Chengdu success in bidding for the world science fiction conference, let the world know Chengdu, and let Chengdu face the future

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for more than 20 years,

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Chengdu has been sparing no effort to create a new business card of “science fiction”. Since 2017, China (Chengdu) international science fiction conference has been held every two years and has been permanently settled in Chengdu. Meanwhile, Chengdu plans to build “China science fiction city” (China science fiction Industrial Park), vigorously develop science fiction culture industry, and create science fiction industry functional area and international platform.

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nowadays, the sci-fi industry in Chengdu is booming day by day, and has attracted extensive attention from all walks of life. Liu Cixin’s science fiction adaptation of the film “wandering the earth” grossed 4.7 billion yuan, creating the “first year of science fiction film” in China. Among them, more VFX, which established a branch in Chengdu high tech Zone, has undertaken more than 800 special effects shots of wandering earth.

in 2019, 30 years after science fiction world first went abroad and went to the world for the first time, Chengdu has become a “science fiction city” — science fiction world, the only science fiction magazine with the largest circulation in China, has been deeply cultivated in Chengdu for 40 years; the galaxy Award has been awarded for 30 times, affecting several generations. Liu Cixin, Han song, Wang Jinkang, He Xi and other sci-fi star writers came out of science fiction world, and the original works of three body and wandering earth, which won Hugo prize, were also published by science fiction world.

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at 11:22 on December 20, 2019, the world’s first satellite named after a science fiction organization – “science fiction world” Ai satellite (satellite age-8) was successfully launched on a long march 4B carrier rocket at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite was jointly developed by Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. and Beijing micro nano Star Technology Co., Ltd., marking that all Chinese science fiction people and fantasy fans have a satellite of their own.

In addition to “science fiction world” magazine and “Galaxy Award” which is the highest Science Fiction Award in China,

has also produced awards with national influence such as “Chinese science fiction Nebula Award” and “future science fiction master Award”, as well as a number of sci-fi organizations with extensive social influence, making Chengdu the most important gathering place of science fiction talents in China and the host of global science fiction event in the past 20 years One of the cities. From a magazine to a satellite,

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have contributed greatly to Chengdu’s science fiction industry from all aspects, from the first conference to the nth grand gathering, from the seemingly distant dream at the beginning to the maturity of various conditions.

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Tomorrow (July 29) is the opening day of the 2020 world science fiction conference. The host city of this year’s conference is Wellington, New Zealand. Due to the impact of the epidemic, many activities of the conference are only online. The reason why Chengdu chose this day to hold the mobilization meeting is to take this opportunity to let science fiction fans around the world pay attention to Chengdu again, a charming city with sci-fi dream shining into reality.

Chengdu Daily · Jinguan journalist song Yanyan photography Martin

original title: 2023 world science fiction conference, Chengdu is coming! Chengdu shenhuan committee officially established