DisCon III is pleased to announce it has sent Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, a grant of $20,000 as an initial payment toward the funds that DisCon agreed to contribute under the Worldcon Pass-Along Funds Agreement.

Since being instituted in 1989, nearly every Worldcon has participated in the Worldcon pass-along funds system. DisCon III agreed to distribute half of the convention’s surplus to the succeeding three Worldcons who likewise decided to join the pass-along system.

DisCon III was held in December, much later in the year than any previous Worldcon, and thus is still wrapping up its operations. Recognizing that Chicon 8 is less than four months away, DisCon has made this significant grant as partial fulfillment of its pass-along obligations and will be making additional pass-along grants to Chicon and the next two eligible Worldcons as soon as possible.

DisCon III would again like to express its appreciation to everyone who worked to make the convention a success. We are glad to play our part in ensuring the success of Chicon 8 and other future Worldcons.



DisCon III was the third World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Washington, DC, held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on December 15-19, 2021.

DisCon III was sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association, Inc. (BWAWA, Inc.), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Maryland.

First held in New York City in 1939, Worldcon moves around the globe to different cities and is organized by a different volunteer organization each year. Previous DC-based Worldcons were Discon I in 1963 and Discon II in 1974.

“World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” the Hugo Award Logo, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Trophy Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

For More Information on this release:

Adam Beaton adam.beaton@discon3.org
Kevin Lampe kevin.lampe@discon3.org

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