Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chicon 7 Announces At-Con Membership and Day Admission Rates

Chicon 7

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), has set the attending membership rates that will apply from August 1 onwards for both online and at-the-door sales, and determined its Day Admission rates.

The following attending membership rate changes for Chicon 7 will go into effect on August 1, 2012:

- The Adult Attending membership rate will increase from $215 to $230
- Converting a Supporting membership to an Attending membership will be $180

As part of the convention's policy to encourage families and children to attend Chicon 7 the following attending membership rates for Children (0-16 years old) and Young Adults (17-21) will remain unchanged:

- Children (0-16 years old) at $75
- Young Adults (17-21 years old) at $100.

The Family Rate (2 adults plus 2 or more dependent children) will increase from $540 to $560.

Day Admissions can be purchased online via the Chicon 7 website from August 1, 2012, or in person at the door. Day Admissions are priced according to the day being purchased and the age of the purchaser. (Quoted figures are for Thursday 30 / Friday 31 August / Saturday 1 / Sunday 2 / Monday 3 September respectively).

Adult $50 / $70 / $70 / $70 / $40
Young Adult $30 / $40 / $40 / $40 / $20
Child $20 / $30 / $30 / $30 / $15

Chicon 7 memberships are available for immediate purchase at various conventions, at, and by postal mail. Full information on all registration and payment options, along with the current rates which are good through July 31, 2012, are available at

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.

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