Women at Marvel

Nilah Magruder is writing for Marvel Comics!

This year just keeps getting better! Artist Guest of Honor, Nilah Magruder, will be one of 33 women working on 24 books for Marvel Comics!

Nilah will be a co-writer for A Year of Marvels: The Unbeatable #1, which is due out in December 2016.

Congrats Nilah!

Bring your copy to Capricon to be signed.


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Do you have an awesome idea?

Members of Phandemonium,


Every year, Capricon transforms the Westin Chicago Northshore into a big tent celebration of genre awesomeness. Magic you say? Not even. Awesome doesn’t just happen. Each Capricon begins as a cool idea that brings amazing people together to create exponentially more awesome.


Sound like a good time? It gets better. We are already preparing for Capricon 38, and we want YOU to make it awesome!


The Board of Phandemonium is currently seeking candidates for Con Chair of Capricon 38: Have you ever said, “If I ran this convention….?” or “You know what I think?” Then consider running a Capricon! We are currently seeking qualified candidates to apply for Chairperson of Capricon 38 in 2018. Contact boardpresident@phandemonium.org for more information. Please submit your proposals by August 31 so we can review them In time for the September Phandemonium Board meeting. We will select the Capricon 38 Con Chair at that time.


Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm! There would literally be no Capricon without you. See you all next February!




Dan Berger

President of the Board, Phandemonium, Inc.

Goat Droppings!

The post Capricon 36 edition of Goat Droppings is now available here!  Please be sure to also send us feedback via our survey, which is open until March 31st.


Goat Droppings Post Capricon 36



Goat Droppings – January 2016

Capricon 36 is just a few weeks away. Take a look at the latest edition of Goat Droppings to get a peek at what we have planned.

Goat Droppings January 2016 Final

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Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “The Martian”

Join us for a discussion of Andrew Weir’s novel “The Martian”. It is the basis for the movie of the same title that will hit theaters this October.

We’ll be meeting on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion.

“Soon I Will Be Invincible” at Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre

Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre is performing “Soon I Will Be Invincible”. It’s a musical based on the Austin Grossman novel. If you saw their presentation at Capricon 35, you know it promises to be amazing.

Click here for details on performances.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “Up the Walls of the World”

You don’t have to be psychic to appreciate “Up the Walls of the World”, the 1978 debut novel by James Tiptree, Jr. This is a story of vastly different intelligences, with an Earth invasion as well.

We’ll be meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm at…

Elgin Books 66 S. Grove Avenue Elgin, IL 60120

Read this classic and see if Earth survives!