[August 31, 2000 through September 4, 2000: TGN Chicago, IL] Worldcon was five days long. The masquerade (costume) contest was disappointing due to lack of contestants. On the party side of things, there were a lot of room parties; however, they all shut down too early in the night. People were complaining about the noise. Gloom. And, as what’s becoming the norm, there were only a few costumed people running around. Overall, the official eZine-TGN Con Rating is: 3.5 out of 10. Bummer.