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

Press Release #9

Chicon 7 Hotel Booking Opens to All Members

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,
Chicago, IL - August 30 to September 3, 2012


www.chicon.org

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chicago, Illinois, USA - Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), today opened hotel bookings to all members.

Chicon 7 is rare and perhaps unique among modern Worldcons in that the entire event will take place under one roof at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, adding an extra level of convenience for attending members. Some 1,800 rooms have been reserved for the convention as well as all 228,000 square feet of function space - sufficient to accommodate the approximately 5,000 science fiction fans expected to arrive from around the world to take part in the event next August.

The sleeping rooms at the Hyatt Regency have recently been renovated and upgraded, including 37" plasma TVs. Room rates for Chicon 7 are $145 plus tax (will be 16.4%) for single through quad occupancy. These rates are good for the official convention dates and, subject to hotel availability, 3 days before and after. Convention member hotel guests will also benefit from a 50% discount on the prevailing parking rates.

Suite bookings for the Hyatt Regency must be made via the Chicon 7 suites team rather than directly with the hotel. Members who are interested in booking a suite should contact the suites team at

. More information on suite types and prices can be found on the Chicon 7 website at www.chicon.org/parties.php.

Full information on the Hyatt Regency, along with detailed booking instructions, can be found on the Chicon 7 website at www.chicon.org/hotel.php. Bookings can be made online or by telephone.

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

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. "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.

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