Yes, it’s official, they’re dating – Worldcon and Dragon*Con.
Chicon 7’s latest press release announces “a significant hookup” with Dragon*Con as part of their Labor Day weekend activities.
Four shared program items per day have been scheduled to give attendees a chance to sample the flavor of each other’s events. Dragon*Con will also show the Hugo Awards Ceremony live, while Chicon 7 will present a previously recorded video of Dragon*Con’s parade of 3,000 costumers through downtown Atlanta.
Just one question: Was Mike Resnick the yenta?
The full press release follows the jump.
PRESS RELEASE #31
Chicon 7 and Dragon*Con Announce Shared Programming Initiative
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Chicago, Illinois, USA – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), and Dragon*Con, the leading multimedia and popular culture convention, have announced a significant hookup as part of their Labor Day weekend activities.
For the first time, Worldcon and Dragon*Con will run joint programming through a two-way video link. Chicon 7 and Dragon*Con attendees will be able to sample the flavor of each other’s events through a series of program items featuring participants at each location. In addition, Dragon*Con will show a live broadcast of the Hugo Awards Ceremony from Chicon 7, while Chicon 7 will present a video (previously recorded) of the unique Dragon*Con parade on the streets of downtown Atlanta, which features over 3,000 costumes.
Details of the joint programming can be found on the Chicon 7 website at www.chicon7.org/dragoncon.php. Four shared program items have been scheduled for each day from Friday, August 31, to Sunday, September 2. Final details of program participants at each location will be added to the Chicon 7 website in the next week.
The Dragon*Con website is at www.dragoncon.org.
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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