Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction, has announced the formation of the Chicago Worldcon Community Fund (CWCF) “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
For information on how to donate or apply, see the Chicon 8 website.
Chicon also announced that it will not administer the Retro Hugo Awards for 1947, though they will do a retrospective of the works and fandom of 1946, hosted by Cora Buhlert. The decision was based on public feedback, lack of interest from creators’ estates, lower engagement by fans, and costs.
Chicon 8 will be held September 1-5, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago IL. For more information, see the Chicon 8 website.
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