The best thing about Worldcon is the people. Worldcon is an event where amazing, awesome people come together to create, to learn, to make, to do, and to participate with one another as we build our community together. 

This community becomes amazing when we are able to help as many people as we can join us. In reality, not everyone finds it financially easy to attend Worldcon. 

The Chicago Worldcon Community Fund (CWCF), inspired by the funds and initiatives that have come before, is here to facilitate bringing more people into our community. The CWCF is a special fund to help defray the expenses of attending Chicon 8 for the following groups of people: 

  • Non-white fans or program participants
  • LGBTQIA+ fans or program participants
  • Local Chicago area fans of limited means. 

If you would like to learn more about the CWCF and how donations will be utilized, please head to our FAQ.

Are you in a position to help the Chicago Worldcon Community Fund? Please press this button to help contribute money to the fund. If you would like to be listed as thanked contributor, please email to be added.

Would you like to attend Chicon 8 but need assistance? Click here to learn more about our application and fill one out. 

We would like to thank the following contributors and sponsors of the Chicago Worldcon Community Fund:

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