Exhibits comprises a number of displays, activities, and areas that are available during the entire convention.  Along with space to sit and socialize, the exhibits areas include:

Art Show

The art show will have both 2d and 3d art on display, and will be located in the main part of the hotel.  Original pieces and prints will be available for purchase.  

Artists wishing to show their work can sign up here.


When the schedule goes live, you can check to see which pros will be available to sign autographs. Meet your favorite authors!

Dealers’ Room

Looking to shop for something special?  The Dealers’ Room has books, clothing and costumes, jewelry, games, collectibles, toys, art and more. 

Sign up for dealers will open soon.

Fan Tables

Stop by and say hello to the bids, local conventions, clubs, and community groups in the Fan Tables area. Representatives from a variety of organizations will be available to answer your questions and make connections.


A display created by the coordinators of the Fannish History Project, Chicon 8 Guests of Honor Edie Stern and Joe Siclari.

Fanzine Lounge

A selection of fanzines to peruse, a chance to write your own fanzine (or articles), and an opportunity to connect with fanzine editors, publishers, and authors.

Site Selection

All members of Chicon 8 are eligible to vote for the locations of the 2024 Worldcon and 2023 NASFiC.

Worldcon Heritage Display

This year’s display will focus on the history of Worldcon in Chicago. Starting with the second Worldcon in 1940, Chicago has hosted more Worldcons than any other city.

…and more!