October 5, 2022
One month ago, Chicon 8 came to a close.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month—it really feels like it just happened! So many years of work, an amazing five days, and a month of recovery time.
You can read some of my thoughts about Chicon 8 and a whole bunch of fun facts and stats (because we’re data geeks!) on the Message from the Chair page.
Chicon 8, Chair
Welcome to Chicon 8! We are finally here on-site in Chicago (for the 8th time, a record for any Worldcon host city). And as we continue to recover from the pandemic, we are excited that over 4,000 of you are choosing to join us and experience our events, performances, programming, dealers’ room, art show, displays and of course the rich social interaction that makes our event what it is.
Hugo Awards 2022
The 2022 Hugo Award Ceremony was broadcast via Youtube, with the event starting at 8 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, September 4th. The Ceremony was streamed in two versions, one with ASL and one without, and is available for playback on Youtube.
2235 valid final ballots (2230 electronic and 5 paper) were received and counted from the members of Chicon 8. The detailed nominating and final ballot statistics can be found on the Hugo Awards page. The winners were as follows:
A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
“Bots of the Lost Ark”, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
Best Short Story
“Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
Wayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
Best Graphic Story or Comic
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
Best Related Work
Never Say You Can’t Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Dune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
The Expanse: Nemesis Games, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
Best Editor, Short Form
Best Editor, Long Form
Best Professional Artist
Uncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
Small Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)
Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book
The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
Astounding Award for Best New Writer
The main Registration Desk is located on the Ballroom (Gold) level of the East Tower (that’s two levels down from the main entrance). Please note that we need everyone to pick up their own badges in order to show proof of vaccination and ID. Registration hours are:
- Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Full Attending Memberships (Adult, First Worldcon, Young Adult, Teen, Child and Kid-in-Tow) can be bought in person from Registration. Single Day Admissions for all days and all age groups can also be bought on the door. Supporting and Virtual Memberships can be purchased online via the website. Full details of membership types and rates can be found on the Membership page.
Our full schedule is available from our online Convention Guide. The Guide will be updated at least daily through the weekend with any changes to item times, locations or participants. (No more need for those pesky pink sheets!).
This year’s Pocket Program is provided in electronic format only and can be downloaded in PDF format from the Publications page. We will also have printed program grids available for collection from the at-con Info Desk. The Pocket Program includes the convention schedule along with maps and other information to help you enjoy the convention.
Virtual Chicon 8
Our program includes substantial virtual elements, allowing fans from around the world to participate in Chicon 8 and turning the event into a truly global celebration of the science fiction genre. We are running up to 6 items of exclusive virtual content during peak hours, in addition to up to 4 items of content streamed out from the convention. In total, no less than 327 program items and activities will be available to our virtual attendees.
For more information on Virtual Chicon 8, go to the Virtual Chicon 8 page.
Getting the Best from the Website
Look out for these key pages under the “Chicon 8” tab of the main menu; these will help you to quickly find the information you want.
Policies: Code of Conduct, COVID, and Weapons
We remind all attendees to be aware of our key policies and commitments.
Join us on Social!
You can find us on Facebook as @ChicagoWorldcon. We also have a private Facebook Group for the Chicon 8 Community where people can connect, find room and travel sharers, and generally talk about the convention.
We encourage you to use #Chicon8 and #VirtualC8 hashtags when posting.
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