Chicago has won the vote to host the 80th Worldcon, to be held September 1-5, 2022 (Labor Day Weekend in the U.S.).
CoNZealand Site Selection administrator Alan Stewart read off the vote tally during a Zoom meeting. There were 587 total ballots received. (Figures below recorded here by Goobergunch.)
Chicago – 517
Jeddah – 33
None of the Above – 6
Write-ins – 20
No Preference – 11
Invalid – 11
Spoiled – 1
Total With Preference 576
Needed to Elect (Majority) 289
JEDDAH IN 2026. After the results were announced, Yasser Bahjatt said his committee would now become a bid for 2026.
CHICON 8. The name of the 2022 con is Chicon 8. Helen Montgomery will chair.
The event will be held in the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Convention room rates will be $160/night sgl/dbl/tpl/quad.
The guests of honor and toastmasters will be:
Author Guest of Honor
Artist Guest of Honor
Fan Guests of Honor
First Fandom Guest of Honor
At this link is Chicon 8’s Progess Report #0.
The Membership price structure is in this table. (Should be possible to enlarge by clicking on it. Otherwise the info is at the Chicon 8 website.)
CHICON 8 COMMITTEE
CHICON 8 SOCIAL MEDIA
- Website: https://chicon.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoWorldcon/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/@chicagoworldcon
Update: The complete results of the voting for the 2022 Worldcon were:
|Chicago in 2022||1||516||517||winner|
|None of the above||0||6||6|
|Bil Lawhorn’s zeppelin hangar||0||1||1|
|Free Hong Kong||0||9||9|
|Moderately expensive Hong Kong||0||1||1|
|Mariehamn, Åland Islands, Finland||0||1||1|
|Marik City on Planet Marik in House Marik||0||1||1|
|Any country with an acceptable human rights record||0||1||1|
|Total with preference||1||575||576|
|Needed to win||289|
|Total valid votes||2||585||587|
Chicago won on the first ballot with a total of 587 valid votes cast, of which 576 expressed a preference.
A further 53 tokens were sold, but no matching ballots were received.