Chicon 8 Membership Update

Chicon 8, the 2022 Worldcon, has published Progress Report #3, available to all as a free download.  

MEMBERSHIP RATES WILL RISE. On May 1, 2022, rates will increase in certain membership categories. See the PR for details.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS TO OPEN. Chicon 8 will be opening hotel reservations on April 25, 2022. The links for quiet and party floors will be available on their website that day at 12:08 p.m. CDT: https://chicon.org/

GOH FEATURE. A highlight of the PR is James Bacon’s article about animation legend and Chicon 8 GoH Floyd Norman.

CHICAGO COMMUNITY WORLDCON FUND. The CWCF is a special fund to help defray the expenses of attending Chicon 8 for the following groups of people: Non-white fans or program participants; LGBTQIA+ fans or program participants; Local Chicago area fans of limited means. To learn more about the CWCF and how donations will be utilized, read the FAQ on the website: https://chicon.org/home/for-members/chicago-worldcon-community-fund   

MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS. The Progress Report includes membership totals as of February 12, 2022.

ADULT ATTENDING (*)1691
AGE ATTENDING (**)70
SUPPORTING1065
TOTAL2826
(*) includes First Worldcon attendees (**) includes Young Adults, Teen and Child Attending Members plus Kids-in-Tow

11 thoughts on “Chicon 8 Membership Update

  1. “Membership rates rise, Empires fall
    Fen will see each other through it all
    And when push comes to shove
    They will send a horde of Dorsai to remind you of our love!”

  2. Improvement (?)

    “Membership rates rise, Empires fall
    Hari Seldon’s got a Plan for it all
    But mind’s push makes a shove
    Mule will send a horde of Dorsai to remind you of his love!”

  3. Not sure about that second one, Andrew: it goes Foundation-Foundation-Foundation and then the left turn into Dorsai rings oddly. I like the first version better.

  4. Why? They don’t need to get a Chicon membership unless or until they want to vote on the Final ballot, 2024 site selection, and/or attend. I know in years I didn’t already have my membership from site selection I wouldn’t get my current year membership until around the finalist announcement.

  5. The Chinese voters would have memberships in Discon III and then Cheng Du. Maybe more supporters should be coming from the UK but since Glasgow is the only bid running, there is no great campaign for votes.

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