… Worldcon sweetie what are you doing?

FWIW the only SMOF-y conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard about Worldcon is that there’s a SEKRET CABAL of people in the US who rig the host bid vote to make sure any non-US con is immediately followed by a US-hosted one intentionally crafted to be small scale/only for the Worldcon old-guard. I’d never really put much stock into that (because lawlz conspiracy theories), but man the current concom seems to be working damn hard to try and convince me it’s true…