WindyCon

(Did you want the New Zealand NatCon?)

A Chicago area regional convention founded in 1974 and held annually since then. In recent years, it has ordinarily been held on the weekend closest to Veterans Day. Membership is consistently just above or below 1300. ISFiC, Inc. is the corporate parent.

Windycon was originally founded in order to raise the profile of fandom in Chicago in preparation for a Worldcon bid. In 1982, Chicon IV was the result. From its small beginnings, Windycon has grown to have an annual membership hovering around 1300. It is the largest of the fan-run Chicago conventions.

Annually since 1986, ISFiC has hosted the ISFiC Writers Contest in conjunction with Windycon, open to unpublished authors. The contest is judged by professional authors and editors.

Convention Date Location GoHs
Windycon I October 25-27, 1974 Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, IL Joe Haldeman, Lou Tabakow
Windycon II October 3-5, 1975 Ascot House in Chicago, IL Bob Tucker, Joni Stopa
Windycon III October 15-17, 1976 Sheraton Chicago in Chicago, IL Algis Budrys, Bev Swanson
Windycon IV October 7-9, 1977 Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, IL Bill Rotsler, Meade Frierson
Windycon V October 6-8, 1978 Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, IL Bob Shaw, George Scithers
Windycon VI October 5-7, 1979 Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, IL William Tenn, Tony Lewis, Suford Lewis
Windycon VII October 24-26, 1980 Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL Robert Sheckley, Gardner Dozois
Windycon VIII December 18-20, 1981 Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL Larry Niven, Mike Glyer
Windycon IX December 10-12, 1982 Lincolnwood Hyatt (the Purple Hotel) in Lincolnwood, IL Robert Shea, Julius Schwartz, Todd Cameron Hamilton, Wolf Foss, Rick Foss
Windycon X October 7-9, 1983 Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, IL George R. R. Martin, Victoria Poyser, Ben Yalow
Windycon XI December 7-9, 1984 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Alan Dean Foster, Joan Hanke-Woods
Windycon XII October 11-13, 1985 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL C. J. Cherryh, Todd Cameron Hamilton
Windycon XIII November 14-16, 1986 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Harry Harrison, Arlin Robins, Donald A. Wollheim, Elsie Wollheim
Windycon XIV November 6-8, 1987 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Vernor Vinge, Jane Yolen, Darlene P. Coltrain, Beth Meacham, Dick Spelman
Windycon XV November 11-13, 1988 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Orson Scott Card, Erin McKee, Lou Aronica, Mark Aronson, Lynne Aronson
Windycon XVI November 10-12, 1989 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Barry B. Longyear, David Lee Anderson, Beth Fleischer, Mike Glyer
Windycon XVII November 9-11, 1990 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Barbara Hambly, Bob Eggleton, Brian M. Thomsen, Martha Beck
Windycon XVIII November 8-10, 1991 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Mike Resnick, P.D. Breeding Black, Robert Weinberg, Howard DeVore
Windycon XIX November 6-8, 1992 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Robert Shea, Julius Schwartz, Todd Cameron Hamilton, Wolf Foss, Rick Foss
Windycon XX November 12-14, 1993 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Joe Haldeman, Frank Kelly Freas, Laura Brodian-Freas, Algis Budrys, Bill Higgins
Windycon XXI November 11-13, 1994 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Sharyn McCrumb, Janny Wurts, Clark E. Wilmarth, Alice Bentley
WindyCon XXII November 10-12, 1995 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Poul Anderson, Heather Bruton, Stanley Schmidt, Dick Smith, Leah Zeldes Smith
WindyCon XXIII November 8-10, 1996 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Lois McMaster Bujold, Randy Asplund-Faith, Christian Ready, Tom Barber, Tara Barber
WindyCon XXIV November 7-9, 1997 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL David Weber, Doug Rice, Charles Ryan, Tim Lane, Elizabeth Garrott
WindyCon XXV November 13-15, 1998 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Allen Steele, Phil Foglio, Mitchell Burnside Clapp, Martin H. Greenberg, Barry Lyn-Waitsman, Marcy Lyn-Waitsman, Frederik Pohl
WindyCon XXVI November 12-14, 1999 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Steven Vincent Johnson, Mitchell Burnside Clapp, Chaz Boston Baden
WindyCon XXVII November 10-12, 2000 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Terry Brooks, Lubov, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Larry Smith, Sally Kobee
WindyCon XXVIII November 9-11, 2001 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Kevin Anderson, David Egge, Dave McCarty
WindyCon XXIX November 8-10, 2002 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Charles de Lint, Lisa Snellings, Shawna McCarthy, Mark Leeper, Evelyn Leeper
WindyCon XXX November 7-9, 2003 Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL Gregory Benford, Vincent di Fate, John G. Cramer, Tom Doherty, Lynne Aronson, Mark Aronson, Phyllis Eisenstein
WindyCon 31 November 12-14, 2004 Wyndham O'Hare in Rosemont, IL Robert J. Sawyer, Jael, Gil Pearson, Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton
WindyCon 32 November 11-13, 2005 Wyndham O'Hare in Rosemont, IL Harry Turtledove, Bill Holbrook, Mark Osier, Erin Gray, Gil Gerard, Nate Bucklin, Louie Bucklin, Jim Rittenhouse
WindyCon 33 November 10-12, 2006 Wyndham O'Hare in Rosemont, IL Jack McDevitt, Stephan MartiniƩre, Seth Shostak, Jacob Weisman, Mark Olson, Priscilla Olson
WindyCon 34 November 9-11, 2007 Wyndham O'Hare in Rosemont, IL Tanya Huff, Jody Lee, Toni Weisskopf, George W. Price
WindyCon 35 November 14-16, 2008 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL John Ringo, David Mattingly, Ryan Yantis, Walter Koenig, Kim Williams
WindyCon 36 November 13-15, 2009 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL James P. Blaylock, Phil Foglio, Kaya Foglio, Chris Garcia, Tom Smith
WindyCon 37 November 12-14, 2010 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Steven Barnes, Nene Thomas, Animal X, Tricky Pixie, Jason Schachat
WindyCon 38 November 11-13, 2011 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Catherine Asaro, Joe Bergeron, Mike Brotherton, Frank Hayes, Hugh Daniel
WindyCon 39 November 9-11, 2012 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally, Steve Jackson, Peter Abrams, Eric S. Raymond
Windycon 40 November 8-10, 2013 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Jim C. Hines, Michael Longcor, Bruce Schneier, Karen Cooper, Peter Abrams
Windycon 41 November 14-16, 2014 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL A. Lee Martinez, Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton, Matrices, Lou Anders, Geek Girl Chicago, SF Squeecast
Windycon 42 November 13-15, 2015 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Christopher Moore, Chris Moore, Maurine Starkey, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Jeff Bohnhoff, Andy Looney, Kristin Looney
Windycon 43 November 11-13, 2016 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Adam Seltzer, Ookla the Mok, Art Baltazar, Nerd Circus, Bob Passovoy, Anne Passovoy
Windycon 44 November 10-12, 2017 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Rudy Rucker, Paul Taylor, Tawny Letts, Erica Neely, Judi Miller
Windycon 45 November 9-11, 2018 Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL Faith Hunter, Galen Dara, Kevin Roche, Jen Midkiff, Bobbie Armbruster
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