Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is delighted to announce former NASA Flight Controller Sy Liebergot as a Special Guest. Sy Liebergot's presence alongside Guest of Honor Story Musgrave adds further depth to Chicon 7's tribute to the achievements of manned spaceflight.
Liebergot was the Lead EECOM Flight Controller in Mission Control for all of the
Apollo manned missions and Skylab program missions. On the international scene,
Sy was the Lead EECOM for the American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
mission. Sy was at the focal point of the Apollo 13 crisis in Mission Control
when the spacecraft's oxygen tank exploded. As part of the Apollo 13 Operations
Team, Sy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also received the
NASA Commendation Award for his leadership role in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
international space mission.
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