Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago (ISFiC)

ISFiC, Inc. is a Not-for-profit corporation domiciled in the State of Illinois, incorporated on May 17, 1974. ISFiC’s mission is to promote Science Fiction Fandom and Literacy in Chicago and the Midwest.

Election of Board Member to Fill Open Position

ISFiC is looking for candidates to fill an open Board position with a remaining term ending in November 2022. At that time, the current holder may seek re-election for a full three-year term.

Any member of the Windycon community may run for the Board. If you are interested, please send a short statement explaining why you want to be a member of this ISFiC Board, your relevant experience, and any other ideas you wish to share to the Corporate Secretary secretary at isfic dot org no later than December 31, 2021. The Board will review your statements, and if you receive a nomination and a second from the Board, you will be invited to a Zoom meeting with all other candidates to answer any questions we may have. Please include your email address so we can contact you.

All applicants will hear back from the Board on or before January 15, 2022.

If you have any questions about the process or the Board in general, feel free to contact us as board at isfic dot org.


An annual weekend-long Science Fiction/Fantasy con held at a major Chicago-area hotel around Veterans’ Day. A fannish 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 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Our annual competition for unpublished writers of science fiction and fantasy.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 can find the contest rules and a list of winners here.

ISFiC Press

ISFiC Press published works of that year's Windycon Guests of Honor from 2004 through 2016. While ISFiC Press is currently no longer publishing new works, previously released works remain available.


Like many events in 2020, that year's in-person Windycon was cancelled. Since we love our fannish gathering, we instead hosted a virtual event using Discord and Zoom over the weekend of November 13th, 2020.