Chicon 8: The 80th World Science Fiction Convention

September 1-5, 2022

Guests of Honor

Steven Barnes
Author Guest of Honor
Steven Barnes
Tananarive Due
Author Guest of Honor
Tananarive Due
Floyd Norman
Artist Guest of Honor
Floyd Norman
Edie Stern and Joe Siclari
Fan Guests of Honor
Edie Stern and Joe Siclari
Erle Korshak
Guest of Honor
Erle Korshak

Toastmasters

Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders
Toastmasters
Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders

Special Guests

Dr. Eve L. Ewing
Dr. Eve L. Ewing
Gene Ha
Gene Ha
Eric Wilkerson
Eric Wilkerson

Additional Guests

We are delighted to announce Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due as additional Guests of Honor for Chicon 8!

Hugo Voting

Online voting is now open for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer! The voter’s packet is now available online to Chicon 8 members!

COVID Policy

Chicon 8 strives to hold a welcoming and inclusive event. As with any community, portions of our population are at high risk for serious complications from COVID-19. Part of our responsibility to our community is safeguarding the health of all our members.

To that end, proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC or countries with reasonably aligned vaccination protocols are required for entry to Chicon 8. Masks are required in all convention spaces except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

The full policy and FAQ can be viewed here.

Message from the Chair

Helen Montgomery

June 6, 2022: A Message from the Chair

Greetings!

Today is June 6. In exactly three months, Chicon 8 will be over. Does that freak anyone else out? No, just me? Right.

With only three months to go, we are zipping along and finalizing a whole lot of plans.

All Staff Weekend

We had a fantastic All-Staff Weekend at the Hyatt in May. It was wonderful to see people, meet some folks for the first time, enjoy some drinks with everyone during the social hour, and do the Chicken Dance on Saturday, May 14, which is actually Dance Like a Chicken Day. We also got loads of things done, including a full timeline of the event from move in to move out and everything in between. Many meetings occurred and decisions were made, creativity was sparked, and solutions to problems were found. We are all super excited to show you what we’ve planned!

The Full Event

Many of you have inquired about timing – when do things start and end? We’ve got your answer!

Chicon 8 will begin on the morning of Thursday September 1, 2022, with the Game Room and a few program items beginning at 10:00 AM CT. More panels and other areas of the convention will be in full swing by mid-afternoon, with Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 PM. The convention will wind down on Monday, September 5, 2022, with Closing Ceremonies at 2:30 PM, and program wrapping up by 4:00 PM.

Can I Still…

Buy a membership? You bet! Supporting, Attending, and Virtual Memberships can be bought here. Day memberships will be available only at the convention.

Book a hotel room? Absolutely! Head here to make your reservation.

Donate to or Apply for funds from the Chicago Worldcon Community Fund? Yes to both! Details located here.

Apply for the Dealers Room? You’re in luck, because we have a few spaces left. Read our FAQ and apply here.

Reserve space in the Art Show? Of course! Find out more and reserve space here.

Vote for the Hugo Awards? All the way until August 11! More details can be found here.

Apply to be on Program? Trickier, as we are well into that process. While the application deadline has passed, we still consider new applications on a rolling basis. To start the process, fill in the application form.

What’s Coming Up Later This Month?

  • Our Hugo Discussion Groups will be continuing in June. Details on our Facebook and Twitter.
  • We have more confirmed program participants to announce! Teasers of program panels!
  • Progress Report 4 will be released in the second half of June. There’s a LOT in this one, folks.

As always, we will continue to keep you informed via the website here, emails to members, and of course our social media platforms (@chicagoworldcon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

We can’t wait to see you at Chicon 8!

Stay safe and be well,

Helen Montgomery
Convention Chair, Chicon 8

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