About Us

About Chicon 8

Chicon 8 is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Illinois. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are not sponsored by any local groups in Chicago.

Chicago has previously hosted the Worldcon seven times, which is the most any city has hosted!

  • Chicon (1940)
  • TASFIC (Tenth Annual Science Fiction Convention) (1952)
  • Chicon III (1962)
  • Chicon IV (1982)
  • Chicon V (1991)
  • Chicon 2000 (2000)
  • Chicon 7 (2012)

More information on the history of Worldcon can be found at the SmofInfo.

Worldcon is the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), an unincorporated literary society. Information about WSFS and Worldcons can be found at the WSFS site, including the current WSFS Constitution.

As for Chicon 8, we are a group of fans who love Chicago and love Worldcon! Some of us have a lot of experience in running conventions, and others are new to convention running. The Worldcon will be returned to Chicago for a record 8th time, and we plan to build upon our previous experiences to show the world our beautiful city, and either introduce them or welcome them back to our amazing local fandoms.