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).
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