Updated 2020-10-22

OffWorld Designs is having a 50% off sale on past Windycon items. Use code 20conpc to save 20% on any non convention merch. Thank you and be safe. Windycon Sale

Updated 2020-07-11

Out of concern for the safety for our members, guests, and staff, Windycon 47 in 2020, originally scheduled for November 13-15 is cancelled for this year by mutual agreement with our hotel.

All room reservations will be automatically canceled by the hotel beginning Monday, 7/13.

If you have purchased a membership, dealer tables, or space in the art show for Windycon 47, we will refund your money or roll over your payments for Windycon 47 in 2021, per your preference. Please contact us at registration@windycon.org to let us know. Dealers, please contact dealers@windycon.org for your preferences, and artists, please contact artshow@windycon.org.

If you haven’t contacted us by August 1, 2020, then memberships will be automatically refunded.

If you have a membership that was rolled over from Windycon 46, that membership will automatically be rolled over to the convention in 2021.

There may yet be some online activities which will be held during Windycon 47’s original timeframe. Should this come to pass, information will be posted on the Windycon website and via social media channels.

Windycon 47 will now be held at the Westin in Lombard, Illinois on November 12-14, 2021, COVID-permitting, featuring all of the guests from 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the ISFiC board at: board@isfic.org.

Updated 2020-06-23

Windycon is proud to be a promotional partner of The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST). The Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s (C2ST) mission is to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of science and technology and their impact on society.

An Evening Inside the Multiverse

On Tuesday, June 30th at 4 pm, C2ST will be live-streaming An Evening in the Multiverse featuring Dr. Marcela Carena and author Michael Zapata. Michael and Marcela will be discussing how science and literature can inform one another while exploring Marcela's work in theoretical physics and Michael's scifi book The Lost Book of Adana Moreau. This program will be live-streamed on YouTube Live and Facebook Live for free.


Updated 2020-05-07

Windycon is contractually obligated to hold an event at the Westin Lombard starting November 13, 2020. We are aware of the Illinois Governor's recent proposal for reopening the state and how it might impact our ability to hold the convention as scheduled, but we continue to plan to hold the convention in accordance with our contract. If and when that situation changes, we will let you know.

Please be assured that we are prepared to rollover memberships in the case that the event is cancelled or postponed. We take both your health and your finances seriously.

Thank you for your patience in these difficult times and stay tuned; we'll be updating with more information as it becomes available.


Updated 2020-04-11

ISFiC, Inc., which sponsors Windycon 47 in 2020, is monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at the local, state, and federal levels. Currently, we are still anticipating hosting Windycon on November 13th-15th, 2020. We take the safety of all of our participants and venue partners very seriously, and we will continue to discuss precautionary measures to promote a healthy event space and abide by the policies and guidance of the Westin Yorktown Center Hotel.

We will keep this web page updated with the most up to date information regarding Windycon.

We offer our deepest sympathies for all of those affected by this unprecedented crisis, be it our fellow con runners, those whose employment and daily routine have been disrupted, or those who have contracted or have a loved one who has contracted the disease. Our thoughts are with you, and we wish you the best.

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