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DucKon, a Chicago area regional convention, was founded in 1992 and held annually until 2014. The convention got its name from DuPage County Convention. Membership was consistently just above or below 700. The con's name was the brain child of Helene O'Neill.

Super-Con-Duck-Tivity was the corporate sponsor; the group also presented the Golden Duck Awards.

Since 1992, the winners of the Golden Duck Awards for excellence in children's science fiction literature were announced at DucKon, although the award presentation was generally made at the following Worldcon.

DucKon began having furry programming in its third year and by its eighth year, the furry presence accounted for more than a third of the attendees. In 2000, the furry programming was spun-off to form Midwest Furfest.

DucKon was also noted for frequent sensational performances, beginning at DucKon 16, by Zeusaphones, singing Tesla coils which would hurl musical lightning bolts outdoors in the hotel parking lot. The group of high-voltage engineers responsible eventually became the Masters of Lightning.

Given the name of the convention, its parent corporation, and the awards they presented, it was inevitable that the convention's mascot was a duck.

After DucKon 23, attempts to organize further DucKons were unsuccessful, and the concom announced the termination of DucKon.

Convention Date Venue Location GoHs
DucKon 1 May 22-24, 1992 Marriott Oak Brook Oak Brook, IL Lois Tilton, Mary Lynn Skirvin, Todd Johnson, Diane Johnson
DucKon II June 4-6, 1993 Hyatt Lisle near Naperville Lisle, IL Leo Frankowski, Paul MacNerland, Barry Gehm, Bill Higgins, Daniele Ostach
DucKon III June 3-5 1994 Hyatt Lisle near Naperville Lisle, IL C. J. Cherryh, Hal Clement, Kimberly Reck, Guy Wicker, Cameron Price, Clif Flynt, Carol Flynt
DucKon IV June 2-4, 1995 Hyatt Lisle near Naperville Lisle, IL Jody Lynn Nye, Susan Van Camp, Robin Winsauer, Nate Bucklin, Tullio Proni
DucKon V May 31-June 2, 1996 Hyatt Lisle near Naperville Lisle, IL Doug Rice, Dermot Dobson, Todd Cameron Hamilton, Paul Mason, Bill Roper, Gretchen Roper
DucKon VI June 6-8, 1997 Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus Oak Brook, IL Bruce Bethke, Erin McKee, Al Duester, Angela Karash, Frank Hayes
DucKon VII June 12-14 1998 Ramada Plaza Hotel Rosemont, IL Glen Cook, David Lee Anderson, Hal Clement, David J. Ifversen, Angela Karash, Kevin Nickerson, Bruce Mai, Nora Mai, Terri Smith
DucKon VIII June 11-13, 1999 Ramada Plaza Hotel Rosemont, IL Gene Wolfe, Ellisa Mitchell, Steve Collins, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Barry B. Longyear, Richard Sheaves-Bain, Gordon Leathers, Graham Leathers, Jymn Magon
DucKon IX June 16-18, 2000 Sheraton Chicago Northwest Arlington Heights, IL Catherine Asaro, James Wappel, Guy Consolmagno, Larry Segriff, M. Devotie Shaw, Kathy Porath, Charles "DC" Nelson, Jeremy Cowan
DucKon 10 May 11-13, 2001 Hyatt Lisle near Naperville Lisle, IL Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Ray VanTilburg, Bruce Schneier, George Gordon, Barry Childs-Helton, Murray Porath
DucKon XI June 7-9, 2002 Hyatt Regency Woodfield Schaumburg, IL Joan D. Vinge, Robin Wood, J.D. "Illiad" Frazier, Alice Bentley, Samuel Conway, Dandelion Wine, Suzan Mianowski
DucKon 12 June 6-8, 2003 Radisson Hotel Lincolnwood (the Purple Hotel) Lincolnwood, IL Tanya Huff, P. D. Breeding-Black, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Rittenhouse, Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton
DucKon 13 June 4-6, 2004 Radisson Hotel Lincolnwood (the Purple Hotel) Lincolnwood, IL Eric Flint, Butch Honeck, Mitchell Burnside-Clapp, Roxanne Meida King, Steve MacDonald, Admiral Be'jan zantai-minn'hor
DucKon 14 June 10-12, 2005 Naperville Holiday Inn Select Naperville, IL Julie E. Czerneda, Maria J. William, Geoffrey A. Landis, R. J. Johnson, Mary Ellen Wessels, K'Elvis
DucKon XV June 9-11, 2006 Naperville Holiday Inn Select Naperville, IL Jo Walton, Theresa Mather, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Brendan Lonehawk, Jordin Kare
DucKon 16 June 8-10, 2007 Naperville Holiday Inn Select Naperville, IL Alan Dean Foster, Moifa, Jim Plaxco, Greg Ketter, Michael Longcor
DucKon 17 June 13-15, 2008 Naperville Holiday Inn Select Naperville, IL Elizabeth Bear, Peri Charlifu, Samuel Conway, Dave McCarty, Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff
DucKon 18 June 12-14, 2009 Naperville Holiday Inn Select Naperville, IL Jim Butcher, Loren Damewood, Michael Harrington, Seanan McGuire, Diana Fox, Sue Blom, Shannon K. Butcher, Michelle Dockrey, Tony Fabris
DucKon 19 June 18-20, 2010 Naperville Holiday Inn Select Naperville, IL Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Scott Raun, Talis Kimberley
DucKon 20 June 17-19, 2011 Hyatt Regency Woodfield Schaumburg, IL Tamora Pierce, Shirley Damsgaard, Ursula Vernon, William Puda, Trudi Puda, Gary Hanak, Nate Bucklin, Louie Bucklin
DucKon 21 June 1-3, 2012 Pheasant Run St. Charles, IL Robert J. Sawyer, Newton Ewell, Anne Passovoy, Bob Passovoy, Bedlam Bards
DucKon 22 June 28-30, 2013 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, IL Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Bill Higgins, Cheryl Storm Lee Darrow
DucKon 23 June 6-8, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, IL David Gerrold, Dan the Bard, Jennifer Allen

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