Welcome to the Chicago in 2022 Worldcon Bid!

The World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) has been running since 1939, interrupted only by World War II (1941-46). Chicago is bidding to host the convention again in 2022, which would be the 80th Worldcon!

The soul of science fiction and fantasy is a sense of wonder and endless possibilities. In honor of that, the theme for our bid is “Take to the Stars”. We want to infuse possibilities into all we do, with that effort culminating in a celebration of wonder and possibilities here in the city by the lake, in 2022.

We officially launched at the 76th Worldcon in San Jose held in August 2018. The bid will appear at many different conventions over the next couple of years. Meeting people, getting ideas from the membership, and answering questions about Chicago. This will continue right up until the site selection vote. The vote for 2022 will be held at the 78th Worldcon, to be held in Wellington, New Zealand.

We plan to be at several conventions over the coming months – please come and say hello!

  • October 18-20, 2019 at Capclave – Washington, DC
  • November 15-17, 2019 at Windycon – Chicago, IL
  • November 29-December 1, 2019 at Loscon – Los Angeles, CA
  • December 6-8, 2019 at Smofcon – Albequerque, NM

Thanks for visiting our Bid!
The Chicago in 2022 Worldcon Bid Committee