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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Press Release #25

Worldcon Announces Membership Sale for Memorial Day

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,
Chicago, IL - August 30 to September 3, 2012

Postal queries to: Chicon 7, P.O. Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chicago, Illinois, USA - Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), will be offering a special membership rate discount for all Adult Attending membership purchases made on Memorial Day, May 28.

For 24 hours only, Adult Attending membership rates will be lowered by $20, to $195. Anyone joining or upgrading their membership online will automatically receive this special discount. The offer will also be available to fans buying Chicon 7 memberships at conventions held over the weekend - look out for Chicon 7 representatives at Baycon, Wiscon, and ConQuest.

Chicon 7 remains on track to be the largest and most spectacular Worldcon since 2006, when the event was held in Los Angeles. Well over 3,000 people have already registered, and some 5,000 are expected to attend the five-day event, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago from August 30 - September 3, 2012.


Chicon 7 is the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Chicon 7's Guests of Honor are five-time Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7's Toastmaster is John Scalzi.

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