ISFiC, Inc. is a Not-for-profit corporation domiciled in the State of Illinois, incorporated on May 17, 1974.  “ISFiC” stands for “Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago.”

ISFiC’s mission is to promote Science Fiction Fandom and Literacy in Chicago and the Midwest.  Our ventures include the following:


An annual weekend-long Science Fiction/Fantasy con held at a major Chicago-area hotel around Veterans’ Day.  A fanish tradition since 1974.


An annual one-day relaxacon held in the springtime at a location suitable for picnicking.  A slightly newer tradition, dating to 1986.

ISFiC Press

With its first title appearing in 2004, each year, ISFiC Press will publish — and release at Windycon — a book featuring the work of at least one of that year’s Windycon Guests of Honor.

ISFiC Writers Contest

Our annual competition for unpublished writers of science fiction and fantasy.  The award is presented at Windycon, and the winning story is printed in the Windycon program book.  And the prizes are real.

You’ll find the contest rules and a list of winners elsewhere on this site.


Our most recent endeavor, Dellacon is an annual relaxacon held every September in the beautiful Wisconsin Dells.