Chicon 8: Tamora’s Legends

Chicon 8 has partnered with author Tamora Pierce to bring children and teenagers to Worldcon in a program called Tamora’s Legends:

Ms. Pierce is sponsoring VIP ACCESS for 20 kids and teens ages 10-17 to Chicon 8: The 80th World Science Fiction Convention for the weekend of September 3rd-4th 2022! Half the sponsored VIPs will be chosen from a local Chicago community organization, and half via online application and lottery.

Chosen VIPs will have full access to the convention on Saturday and Sunday, including a teen lounge, children’s program, hospitality suite, special seating at all events, epic swag bags packed with geek plunder, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Chicon 8’s incredible guests and selected panelists. These authors and artists will be more than happy to answer any questions about their books, experiences, and career paths for the curious—VIPs will have their total attention at a special breakfast hosted by Tammy on Saturday!

If you know a 10-17 year old who loves Science Fiction and Fantasy, this is their chance to apply for a truly legendary Worldcon experience at Chicon 8. While the majority of special events will exclusively benefit the 10-17 year old VIPs, general membership to the convention and breakfast will be sponsored for the parent or guardian of the VIP.

Applications are open until August 18, with the selected VIPs to be contacted by August 20th. VIP and attendees must arrange for their own transportation and accommodations. The Chicago Worldcon Community Fund may be able to assist with funding.

Please contact with any questions you may have.

Child VIP Application Form (ages 10-13)

Teen VIP Application Form (ages 14-17)

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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