a SF convention held in Chicago, esp. the 1940 Chicago Science Fiction Convention
1940 Astonishing Stories Oct. 108/2
IF YOU get this issue the day it appears on your newsstands, you will have just about enough time left to make arrangements to attend the Chicon. ("Chicon:" Fan argot for "Chicago Science Fiction Convention of 1940.")
any evidence 1940
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Astonishing Stories.
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