Virtual Chicon 8

We’re excited to announce our plans for the Virtual Chicon 8! All Attending memberships (Adults, Young Adults, Teens, and Children) will have access to Virtual Chicon 8. Virtual Memberships will go on sale starting May 1 for $80 for new Members, while Supporting Members can upgrade to Virtual Attending for just $30. Please see our Membership page for information on how to join or upgrade.

Virtual Attending members have full access to Virtual Chicon 8, including streamed programming, virtual exhibits and online social spaces. They also receive all convention publications (in digital format by default); can vote for the Hugo Awards; and can vote in Site Selection.

What will you get as a part of Virtual Chicon 8? Our chosen virtual hosting platform, Airmeet, will give you access to all parts of our virtual content, including panels, performances, readings, workshops, representation from our Art Show and Dealers’ Room, and more. There will be select streaming from on-site panels as well as online streamed exclusives. We will have content scheduled around the clock to allow members in all time zones to enjoy our virtual offerings. Captioning will be provided, and content will be available to replay after it has aired.

A Member Experience area will bring together features that make Virtual members active participants in the social and community aspect of the convention. This will include online social spaces, virtual fan tables and parties, convention-provided electronic news, and a photo/video gallery. A Virtual Helpdesk will be available to help you through any issues you encounter.

Your Virtual membership will also include Hugo Award and Site Selection voting rights.

Please email our Virtual Chicon 8 team if you have questions as we begin our rollout of Virtual Chicon 8.