Chicago: 1959

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A Worldcon bid organized under the Chicago Science Fiction League by Earl Kemp to bring the Worldcon to Chicago in 1959. It lost to Detroit in '59 at Solacon. See 1959 Worldcon Site Selection.

Supporters included Fritz Leiber (who seems to have been fairly central to the bid), Jerry de Muth, Lewis Grant, Jim O'Meara, George W. Price, Joe Sarno and Jon Stopa. The published the one-shot fanzine Dynamic (Chicago) to publicize their plans and also published the Solacon newsletter, Daily Dynamic.

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This is a page about a convention bid. Please extend it by adding information about who was bidding, officers, committee list, what they were bidding for, who their opponents were, and who won.