Chicon 7 Rates Increase April 1

On April 1, 2012, the following membership rate changes will go into effect for Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention:

  • Full Adult Attending membership rates will increase from $195 to $215- Converting a Supporting membership to an Attending membership will be $165

The full press release follows the jump.

PRESS RELEASE #15

Chicon 7 Increases Attending Membership Rates

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,

Chicago, IL – August 30 to September 3, 2012

press@chicon.org

www.chicon.org

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chicago, Illinois, USA – On April 1, 2012, the following membership rate changes will go into effect for Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention:

– Full Adult Attending membership rates will increase from $195 to $215- Converting a Supporting membership to an Attending membership will be $165

As part of the convention’s policy to encourage families and children to attend Chicon 7 the following attending membership rates for Children (0-16 years old) and Young Adults (17-21) will remain unchanged:

– Children (0-16 years old) at $75

– Young Adults (17-21 years old) at $100.

In addition, the Family Rate for two adults plus two or more dependent children will remain unchanged at $540, providing an additional $40 discount for attending families. All Child and Young Adult rates are based on the person’s age as of August 30, 2012.

The rate for an Adult Supporting membership will stay unchanged at $50.

These rates will be valid through to the close of convention pre-registration on July 31, 2012. Chicon 7 will be selling “at the door” memberships, including full attending and individual day memberships, from August 1 onwards.

Chicon 7 memberships are available for immediate purchase at various conventions, at www.chicon.org, and by postal mail. Full information on all registration and payment options, along with the current rates which are good through March 31, 2012, are available at www.chicon.org/membership.php.

ENDS

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.

For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships, visit www.chicon.org. Send press questions, or requests to be removed from the Chicon 7 press release mailing list, to press@chicon.org. Send general queries to info@chicon.org. “World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.