A bid to host worldcon in Kampala 2028

Kampala in 2028 – A Worldcon for Our Futures Let's bring on worldcon in August 2028

Email: kampconproject@gmail.com
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Other ways to contact us: Support@kampcon.org | Volunteer@kampcon.org | Promotions@kampcon.org

Kampcon Team with the Uganda Tourism Board

Vision

An Empowered creative Artists’ community in Uganda that effectively contributes to the tourism and hospitality industry of the country

Mission Statement

To provide a platform for all artists in Uganda to penetrate the international market, while effectively marketing and Building Capacity of the Uganda Tourism and hospitality industry to host world class conventions on the annual calendar regularly.

Committee and staff

The kampcon 2028 Worldcon Bid is overseen by the kampcon 2028 Board, and operates under an overall Bid Charter. The Board provides governance and oversight of the Bid Committee.

The benefits of kampcon (worldcon)

Uganda At A Glance

What we intend to do

We intend to host the Worldcon in Kampala to enable African science fiction and fantasy fans and producers to connect with companions from the rest of the world. This will help create more diverse and relevant collaborations with African speculative and science fiction which will steer the industry onto more sustainable and desirable trajectories for fans and producers of science fiction works. This is very possible, Ray Bradbury when actively immersed in the blossoming community of fans, he fell in with Forrest J Ackerman and the Los Angeles Science Fiction League (LASFL) in October 1937 at the age of 17

Why In Uganda?

Kampala hosted the first international gathering of writers and critics of African literature in Africa “the First African Writers Conference” held at Makerere University in 1962 attracting participants such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Langston Hughes. Although held right as many African nations were breaking free from colonialism, non-Africans like Hughes were welcomed as “observers” This conference cemented the concept of an “African” writer. It is also where the young Ngũgĩ slipped the manuscript of what would become his first published novel, Weep Not, Child, to Achebe who, duly impressed, passed it along to his editors at Heinemann in London. All of this pioneering activity in Kampala laid fertile ground for the emergence of the already powerful African writerly tradition. No doubt the Kampala landscape offers rich poetic inspirations.

Join the movement that will unlock your potential

We need your help to bring the Worldcon to Kampala! You can become a Supporter or Friend of kampcon 2028, enabling us to fund our campaign costs. We need people on board from all walks of life and different professions.

If you are already a supporter, you can check your current level on our Supporter List, and continue to lobby like minded people and science fictions fans to join the move.

Achievements so far:-

1. Uganda will have a fun table at the 2022 Worldcon (CHICON8) due September where we will exhibit works by Ugandan Artists and Uganda’s Tourism and hospitality Industry 

2. Our lobby Team is ready to pitch and launch Ugnada’s campaign to host the worldcon in Kampala this will be done in Chicago at the CHICON8. The Team is also tasked to attract international strategists to join the Ugandan team. 

3. We will also have exhibition space in the Arts show at CHICON8

"The best thing about your life is when you choose your passion as your career. But not everyone gets this opportunity. If you are one of them, then it's not the time to be sad. Don't let your passion fails."
Micheal Kabunga
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Popular Questions

This Section provides answers to all queries about Kampcon(The 86th World Science Fiction Convention), memberships and registration. If you can’t find the information you need here, please contact kampconproject@gmail.comand we will do our best to help you.

Kampcon: The 86th Worldcon 

Kampala Uganda. Our site is in an area on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and part of the metropolitan area of Kampala. It located only 12 km from the centre of Kampala connected by the express high way to Entebbe Airport

Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, is a 5-star luxury resort located
12km away from the capital city Kampala. Spread across 90-acres, the lavish estate lies on the shores
of Lake Victoria and stands as the definitive pinnacle to opulent living, state of the art conference
centre, multi leisure eco-tourism and a popular convention destination with a multi-cuisine restaurant
and an array of leisure activities. Comprising of 472 luxury Deluxe, Superior, Executive, Presidential
Suites and Presidential Cottages, Speke Resort Munyonyo is surrounded by sweeping and idyllic
views over well-manicured landscaped gardens. The conference centre comprises of 19 state-ofthe-art indoor conference rooms, three grand ballrooms, three large outdoor spaces which can hold
up to 8000 guests within our bespoke marquee. The conference centre is installed with modern
conferencing equipment, air con and state of art AV equipment.

Bid Chair: Kabunga Micheal
Vice Chair: Magala Simon Peter
Committee
Events: Mugabe Moses Wanyama
Exhibits: Segawa Steven
Facilities: Mudaama Juluis
IT: Isaac Kiwanuka, Nsimbi John Bosco
Legal: Mutyaba Charles Reagan
Promotions: El-Shadai Wonderful, Kawooya Sharif Ssebunya
Publications: Namirembe Juliet Mayinja
Registration: Nabuguzi Jessica, Nakalema Grace
Timeline: Matale Brandon
Facilitation: Kayongo Ismael
Treasurer: Ndugga Lawrence
Volunteers: Amoit Christine
Chair’s Advisory Group
James Bacon, Steven Sanyi Masaaba, Anita Nanozzi Seruwagi, Hon. Kiyaga Hillary Innocent

Yes we will participate in Pass-Along Funds. The Board of Directors will consider the increase.

Yes we will participate in Pass-Along Funds. The Board of Directors will consider the increase.

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The main entry point for flights into Uganda is Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Delta Air Lines.
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Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort located 12km away from the capital
city Kampala , and 37km from Entebbe airport, Comprising of 472 luxury Deluxe, Superior, Executive,
Presidential Suites and Presidential Cottages, 19 state-of-the-art indoor conference rooms, three
grand ballrooms, three large outdoor spaces which can hold up to 8000 guests within our bespoke
marquee. The conference centre is installed with modern conferencing equipment, air con and state
of art AV equipment.

We intend to arrange over flow accommodation in Entebbe and Kampala both cities connected to the main venue by the express highways.