Hello Windycon Community
With the pandemic recovery plan in Illinois proceeding into Phase 5, we are optimistic that we will be able to host a fantastic convention
this year. Please allow me to update you on our current situation:
We are planning to host an in-person convention with live streamed programming portions for those unable or uncomfortable
with attending in person this year.
Almost all of our Guests of Honor from the Windycon 2020 are intending to participate, most in-person. Regretfully, Mr. Ben
Aaronovitch and Mr. John Berlyne are unable to attend our rescheduled 2021 event. We thank them for their commitment to fannish
culture and hope to be able to host them at a future Windycon.
We will be going above and beyond the recommended pandemic safety requirements come this November. Safety measures will be
in place to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
We are currently accepting suggestions and submissions for panel programming. Please fill out our programming survey.
Out of a need to reduce available spaces to implement social distancing, we will need to alter our schema for offering dealer's
tables and art show space. For this year the Dealer's Hall will be implementing a lottery for table space and the Art Show
selection will be determined by jury. More information for these processes will be coming soon.
We are still looking for volunteers for this year's event! This year's convention will be more complex than ever before,
and we have a need for volunteers across several departments, including some positions that can be done remotely on Discord.
Please feel free to reach out to myself, Evan Reeves, on Facebook or email me at email@example.com if
you are interested.
The ConCom is overjoyed that things are starting to return to normal, the future is still unclear. We hope that COVID will be long
past us come this November, but with only 6 months between now and the convention and already having pivoted from a fully virtual
event to a hybrid format, at a certain point we have to stick to a plan and move forward with it. If things continue to look good
as we approach November, there are some precautions that we can look to relax. However, the safety of everyone who attends Windycon
will always be the first and foremost concern for the entire ConCom.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to post or email myself and my Vice-Chair Hope at
Thank you, and I hope to see you either physically or digitally come this November.
Windycon 47 in 2021