Due strictly to a calendar coincidence, the opening night of GO12 falls on Halloween. And since the convention hotel is right downtown, you won’t have to walk far to have a horror-able night.
In fact, Chicago has three websites dedicated solely to the city’s satanic shenanigans…
GO12 will host its own costume contest, too. Prizes and details to be announced soon.
What about the weather?
You can’t choose an appropriate Halloween costume if you don’t know the temperature – will it be too cold for a dress made out of newspapers? Or too hot for a full gorilla suit?
(Both were actual costumes at previous fall conventions.)
Well, here are some historical Halloween highs and lows, courtesy of the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office…
- The “normal high” for Halloween in Chicago is 56 degrees. (“The record high is 84 degrees set in 1950.”)
- The “normal low” for Halloween is 39 degrees. (“The record low is 23 which occurred in 1873.”)
- And our favorite stat: “The most frequent amount of precipitation recorded on Halloween is 0.00 inches.”
Finally, what about snow? Says the Weather Service…
“There have been five instances in Chicago’s history where snow has fallen on Halloween, but there has never been a measurable amount. The last time that it has snowed on Halloween was in 1993 when a trace of snow fell.”
So dress accordingly.