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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Resnick Contest

Chicon 7 is pleased to offer the first 3,000 words of a short story by our Author Guest of Honor, Mike Resnick. However, Mike is easily distracted and realized that he could afford to go out to a very nice dinner if he worked on a novel he has under contract instead of writing the story, so we only have the first half of the story.

Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to write a conclusion to Mike's story, no more than an additional 4,500 words, and send your ending to our crack team of judges at

no later than May 15. Our judges, Catherine Asaro, Linda J. Dunn, and Rich Horton, will read through the entries and pass their five favorites along to Mike who will select the winner. The winning entry will be published (along with Mike's fragment) in the Chicon 7 Souvenir Book, provided to all members of Chicon 7, and receive a collection of Mike Resnick books from Pyr SF/Fantasy.