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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Progress Report 5

From the Chairman

Here we are, down to the final days before the launch of Chicon 7!

This web page contains links to all kinds of valuable information about the convention including directions to the hotel and information about registration. There's information about what to do, what to see, where to eat, and possibly even how to take over the world (my folks assure me, it's in there somewhere). Please pore over this information, it will help you make your time at Chicon 7 more productive and fun.

We look forward to seeing you in just a couple of weeks!

Dave McCarty - Chairman
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention

About PR5

This PR includes a series of links intended to help you make the most of the information on this website, and of your time in Chicago. For a full index to the website, use the main menu at the top of every page, or the alphabetical At A Glance page.

Travel and Accommodation

First things first: you need to get to the convention! Advice for getting to Chicago is on our Getting Here page; more details on local transport can be found on our Getting Around page.

Our main hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago. (Our overflow hotel is the Sheraton Chicago.) The Hyatt will provide the majority of our accommodation and host the convention program, events, and exhibits. We have provided some useful maps for orientation.

While You're Here

While a Worldcon can easily occupy every waking hour, we know that members often like to see a bit of the host city. We've gathered a range of tourism information along with a guide to eating and drinking in the city. This includes details of restaurants close to the Hyatt for those with limited time.

We also have a number of special off-site trips planned for members, both before and during the convention.

If you'd like some morning exercise - to keep yourself fresh and to see some of the area around the Hyatt - consider joining Stroll with the Stars, starting at 9 a.m. each day.

If you have any minor problems that can't be solved on site, or errands you need to run, check our just in case guide with information on local grocers, doctors, pharmacies, and more.

Worldcon Orientation

The first thing to do on arrival (after checking into your hotel, of course), is to register and collect your badge, which gives you access to the convention. The registration desk is located at the Grand Registration Desk on Gold East of the Hyatt.

Make sure you ALWAYS carry your badge - security will not let you in to convention areas without it - and be careful not to lose it. (Badges are valuable items, and there is a $50 replacement charge).

Registration hours are listed on the main schedule page along with the opening hours for all of the main convention areas and activities.

Is this your first Worldcon? If so, we recommend you read this introductory article before continuing.

Program, Exhibits, and Events

Chicon 7 has an exciting and diverse range of programming, topped off with some spectacular events and exhibits.

Services to Members

We provide a number of services to help members get the most from the convention... and to help you to help us.