The 1962 Worldcon, and third in Chicago, Chicon III was held August 31 - September 3 at the Pick-Congress Hotel in Chicago, Ill. GoH: Theodore Sturgeon. Wilson Tucker was toastmaster. Chairman: Earl Kemp, Treasurer: George W. Price, with about 550 fans attending.
The membership fee was $3 (up $1 from Chicon II.) Hotel rates were low: $7 single, $13 double, suites $35 and parking $0.35/day.
The N3F was considered a working partner of the convention committee, and the entire convention committee joined it. The N3F ran a coffee and cookie hospitality room. Jerry Pournelle, then a young fan working for Boeing took the IQ of fans. Ed Emshwiller brought some of his 16mm films, and Bjo Trimble's Project Art Show featured a Photo Salon.
The theme of the Costume Party was "The Hell-Fire Club Masquerade Ball" and a professional orchestra was hired for the event. Dave & Ruth Kyle, Steve & Virginia Schultheis, and Jock Root won prize as Flash Gordon adventure characters (Dave was Ming the Merciless).
|Seacon||Worldcon Bidding, Hugos||Discon I|
|Chicon II||Chicon||Chicon IV|
Also involved: - 1962 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo - 1962 Best Fanzine Hugo - 1962 Best Novel Hugo - 1962 Best Professional Artist Hugo - 1962 Best Professional Magazine Hugo - 1962 Best Short Fiction Hugo - 1962 Worldcon - 1962-worldcon - 1964 Worldcon Site Selection - 20th World Science Fiction Convention - 20th-world-science-fiction-convention - Basil Davenport - Bob Tucker - Cele Goldsmith - Chicago Science Fiction League - Chicon Iii - Chicon-3 - Chicon-iii - Convention Annual - Convention Annual No. 2 - Convention timeline - DC in 1963 - Dave Kyle's Chicon 3 Reminiscence - Discon - Discon 1 Guide: Accessory Organizations - Discon 1 Guide: Insurance and Other Precautions - Discon 1 Guide: Introduction - Discon 1 Guide: Last Session - Discon 1 Guide: Money & The Proceedings - Discon 1 Guide: Sunday Evening - Discon 1 Guide: The Costume Ball - Discon 1 Guide: The First Day - Discon 1 Guide: WSFS - Donald Tuck - Early Hugo Voting - Fred Patten - Fritz Leiber - History of the Hugos - James O'Meara - Jon Stopa - Margaret Brundage - Martha Beck - Nashville, TN - PAS-tell - Pacificon II - Rosemary Hickey - Steven Schultheis - The Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy - The Kemp Fund - Worldcon Bid - Worldcon proceedings - Worldcons by Area
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