Aerial view of Chicago skyline and the museum campus.
Photo by Choose Chicago

The Chicon 8 has chosen the Hyatt Regency Chicago as its site. More information can be found on our Facilities page.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is located in downtown Chicago, right on the Chicago River just east of Michigan Avenue (The Magnificent Mile).

Chicago is a world class city with restaurants, museums, theatre, music venues, shopping, and so much more!

Below are many things you can do in Chicago at any time.  We also have a listing of temporary exhibits or events that we’ll update through the convention to give you ideas for things to do if you live in Chicago or are planning to visit before the convention.

Museums – The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Science and Industry to name a few. Our museum campus is the site of the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History. The American Museum of the Writer is across Michigan Avenue from our hotel. If you want to go further afield, the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum has opened in Bradbury’s hometown of Waukegan.

Parks – Millennium Park and Grant Park (home to Buckingham Fountain) are both downtown.  Both have several free music festivals and other events during the summer. The Chicago Jazz Festival is held in Millennium Park over Labor Day Weekend.

Arts – There are several Broadway-quality theaters in downtown, and dozens throughout the city as a whole.  Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is downtown, as is the Lyric Opera.

Sports – during the summer, there are opportunities to see the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Dogs (baseball), the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars (soccer), the Chicago Sky (women’s basketball), and the Chicago Dragons (rugby). Many of the past Chicons have hosted outings to Cubs or White Sox games.

And more!  Too much to name here.

It has a very accessible public transportation system and is served by two international airports, O’Hare and Midway, as well as Amtrak and Greyhound.

For more information on Chicago, please visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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