DucKon VIII was a convention held from June 11-13, 1999 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Guests of Honor: Gene Wolfe, Ellisa Mitchell, Steve Collins, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Barry B. Longyear, Richard Sheaves-Bain, Gordon Leathers, Graham Leathers, Jymn Magon. Roastmaster: Algis Budrys. Chair: John Ferraro.
Golden Duck Awards Picture Book: Noah and the Space Ark, by Laura Cecil, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades: Young Jedi Knights (Entire Series), by Kevin Anderson and Rebecca Moesta Hal Clement Award for Young Adult: Alien Dreams, by Larry Segriff Special Award for Australian Contribution to Children's Science Fiction: Garth Nix
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