Worldcon - http://www.worldcon.org/
Worldcon, aka the World Science Fiction Convention, began in New York in 1939, named in honor of the New York World’s Fair. Except during World War II, it has been held every year and travels internationally; a truly world convention.
It has been held in various cities across the United States and Canada, as well as England, Scotland, Germany, and Australia. Worldcon 76 was held in San Jose, California for 2018; in 2019 it will be held in Dublin, Ireland; and in 2020 it will be held in Wellington, New Zealand. Each site is currently chosen by voting two years in advance.
A list of all the previously held Worldcons can be found at http://www.worldcon.org/worldcon-history/.
The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS)- http://www.wsfs.org/
The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) is an unincorporated literary society whose purposes, according to its rules, are as follows: to choose the recipients of the annual Hugo Awards (Science Fiction Achievement Awards), to choose the locations and Committees for the annual World Science Fiction Conventions (the Worldcons), to attend those Worldcons, and to choose the locations and Committees for the occasional North American Science Fiction Conventions (the NASFiCs). (A NASFiC is held in North America in any year when the Worldcon is outside of North America.)
What does this have to do with Westercon 72, NASFiC 2019, and 1632 Minicon, aka Spikecon?
In February, 2018, The board of directors for the Utah Fandom Organization ("UFO") bid on the race to hold NASFiC 2019 (the North American Science Fiction Convention) and won unopposed in August 2018 at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California. NASFiCs are open only when Worldcons are held overseas, and Dublin is the voted location of worldcon in 2019.
As a NASFiC, Spikecon joins fandom around the world and strives to follow the guidelines of the WSFS Constitution and Worldcon best practices to solidify a safe and fun experience for our members.