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New Meetup: Duckon June 12-14

From: Richard R.
Sent on: Saturday, May 2, 2009 5:03 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Fantasy, Speculative and Science Fiction Community!

Note that Online Pre-reg ends May 15, 2009.

What: Duckon June 12-14

When: June 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Naperville, IL

Meetup Description: Duckon is an annual science fiction convention held every June in the Chicago area. The name is a reflection of the convention organizer's suburban roots, a shortening of DUpage County KONvention (DuPage County being located just west of Chicago).

Duckon is known in the area for the Singing Tesla Coils (a pair of 5' lightning generators), the Build-a-Blinkie room, Klingon Love Poetry, and more. It is also notable because it is a fundraiser for Super-Con-Duck-Tivity, an organization that is known worldwide for its Golden Duck Awards for excellence in children's science fiction literature. See for more information.

This is Duckon's 18th year. The theme is "2009: A Duck Oddity" (a play on 2001, of course).

Guests of Honor are:
Literary: Jim Butcher
Artist: Loren Damewood
Scientist: Michael Harrington
Filk: Seanan McGuire
Fan: Sue Blom
Agent: Diana Fox
Special Guest: Shannon K. Butcher
Filk Fund Guests: Vixy & Tony

Learn more here:

Our Sponsors

  • Dave & Busters Gold Coast

    Dave & Busters provides a private meeting room and dedicated servers.

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    10% off any purchase of $20 or more, for Sponsor Card members.

  • Cyphan

    3 day pass for the cost of 1 day, half off Friday party for card members

  • Asylum Comics

    15% discount for Sponsor Card members.

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