The 70th World Science Fiction Convention, World Con, is now in full throttle in Chicago, which also makes it the 7th Chicon.
Last night was the Geek Prom and folks were in their finest, or their geekiest and those who were the most prepared, of course, had their towels readily available.
For those who couldn’t bring a date to the dance, they had dates standing by! For those who don’t recognize the lucky fellow with the princess here, Mark Stolaroff is the producer of the award winning Sci Fi thriller PIG which will be playing Sunday at 5 p.m. (Editor’s note: Pig won the Best S & F feature in the ChiCon7 film festival, for the tenth film festival win for the movie and its producer, Mark Stolaroff. The World Science Fiction convention is also the home of the Hugo Awards for Science Fiction which were awarded Sunday Night.)
Sci Fi fans young and old were there to have fun with their favorite fans and fandoms.
The parties at Chicon 7 seem to go all night. On Thursday and Friday nights and they were still going strong at 3 a.m. and later on Saturday and Sunday. One of the many free parties after the Geek Prom was for the Guilde des Couturieres, a Terry Pratchett fan group. The above display is of the crest of the Anhk-Morpork guild of the ladies of negotiable affection and the motto is roughly translated, “No Good Times Without Money” or “No Pay, No Play.”
The ambiance beautiful and the people were great. This kind lady, surprisingly from Grand Rapids, Michigan even gave a pleasant back massage with the contraption she is holding in the picture.
At most conventions the typical fare is Subway or other fast food but at World Con they had trucks vending delicious foods like this wonderfully flaky, tasty meat pie. Check in here for more pics from World Con, and yes, these really are the Geeks you’re looking for. It is printed on their poster so it must be true!