Chicon 8: The 80th World Science Fiction Convention

September 1-5, 2022

Guests of Honor

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

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

May 7, 2022: A Message from the Chair

Greetings!

It’s May—we’re another month closer to the big event, and plans are proceeding apace!

If you missed it, we have now opened hotel bookings, confirmed our first round of program participants, announced our Covid policy, and announced Virtual Chicon 8 details.

Meetup at the Hyatt

Let’s talk about our social event coming up at the Hyatt! We are having our all-staff meeting, and decided that we would love to see friends, attendees, potential attendees…so come hang out with us! Saturday, May 14 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. We’re at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, in the Plaza Ballroom. The Plaza Ballroom is on the lobby level of the East Tower—walk into the hotel and head all the way to the back left corner. We will be requiring vaccine checks and masking, unless you are actively eating or drinking. The patio will also be open for folks who are more comfortable outside.

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

We have now published our Sponsorship Policy and our Sponsorship Prospectus. If you have connections to a company that you think will be a good fit with us as a sponsor, please point them our way!

What’s coming up later this month?

  • We will be starting our virtual Hugo Discussion Groups as part of our Fringe division. We’ll be emailing our members with details, and publishing the info on social media. This will be a great opportunity for you to check out our Virtual Chicon 8 platform, Airmeet.
  • We will be announcing the next set of confirmed program participants by mid-May.
  • May 14-15: All Staff Weekend in Chicago. Social event on Saturday, May 14—see above!
  • May 25: Initial suite assignments begin.
  • May 31: Deadline to complete installment plan payments.

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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