et in Arcadia egoboo (apostle_of_eris) wrote in think_galactic,
et in Arcadia egoboo

Open planning meeting for Chicon 7

Chicon 7
The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
P.O. Box 13
Skokie, IL 60076

As you hopefully have heard, Chicago has been selected as the site for the World Science Fiction Convention in 2012. It’s a large event and we’re excited to be doing it. Who is “we” you may ask? Good question. If you’re reading this, it could be a group that includes *you*!
The convention will have staff from all over the world, but *most* of us will come from the area around Chicago. That staff will shape the convention…making sure that it does the best job it can to represent fandom in the Midwest. We want to showcase not only all the talented people we have here, we want to also make sure that the flavor of each of our regional conventions is represented at the Worldcon. To do that, we need your help. We are hosting an open planning meeting in a few weeks and if you’re reading this, you are invited to participate. The meeting will be held on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday the 24th. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Chicago, which is the same location the convention will be held at in 2012. On Saturday we will be focusing on introducing people to each other and the current plans for the convention. On Sunday we will be focusing on discussing how we bring the flavor of the regional conventions to the Worldcon and what other items, programming, events or displays people would like to see done. We’d like you to come to the meeting, hear what we’ve got planned so far and then see if perhaps there are areas of the event that would be interesting for you to work on. If there are, we’d love you to join us!
For people coming in from out of town, there is some space available at the hotel on Friday and Saturday nights. Contact us at to let us know you’re interested and we will set you up.
So to repeat the specific information:
What: Open planning meeting for Chicon 7.
Where: The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60601.
When: Saturday, October 23rd, 10am -4pm and Sunday, October 24th, 10am-4pm, with a 90 minute lunch break each day.
Why: To join the team that will plan and pull off the convention!
If you have any questions about the convention, the open meeting or any other aspect of the plans...feel free to inquire via e-mail to and we’ll do our best to answer.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dave McCarty
Chairman, Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention
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