2014-10-21, jscalzi

John Scalzi at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Friend of Phandemonium, John Scalzi, will be at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago on Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 6:00 pm. Here’s the flier with more details.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – October & December 2014

We’ve planned two meetings of the Phabulous Phandemonium Euchre Club before the end of 2014! Mark your calendars and shuffle your cards.

We’re meeting on October 26, 2014 and December 14, 2014. Both meetings are Sundays and both are at 6:00 pm.

As usual, the action takes place at:

The Grafton Pub and Grill 4530 N Lincoln Chicago, IL

Bid 2014 farewell with Euchre.

Goat Droppings – October 2014 Edition

The October 2014 edition of Goat Droppings is here!

Do you wonder what your fannish future has in store? All is revealed in the pages of Goat Droppings! Look into our crystal ball and learn the secrets of:

  • Capricon 35 Progress Report
  • Euchre Club
  • Book Clubs
  • Capricon Book Drive
  • Joining the Phandemonium Board

And, of course, there’s Out of CON-text.

Click here to download your copy.

“The Princess Bride” eBook on sale

The eBook edition of “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman is on sale for $2.99 at both Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook).

It’s the Phandemonium Book Club Evanston selection for January 11, 2015. Get your copy today and save!

“The Princess Bride” screening

The University of Chicago is presenting a film series called “You Can’t Handle the Youth: ’80s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner”. On October 3 and 5, they’ll be screening “The Princess Bride”. This also happens to be the book selected for the January 11, 2015 meeting of the Phandemonium Book Club in Evanston.

See the movie. Read the book. Compare and contrast. Ya know, brainy stuff.

Click here for details on the U of C screening.

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “The Princess Bride”

Wondering how best to start 2015? We’ve got some ideas. Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles.

In short, “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman.

We’ll be meeting on January 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Evanston is kind of like the Cliffs of Insanity, right? Stop by and find out.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “Frankenstein”

To celebrate Halloween, the Phandemonium Book Club in Elgin will be discussing “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Although usually thought of as horror, it has all the elements of great science fiction.

We’ll be discussing this masterpiece on October 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Note the new time. (You get to sleep in!) The meeting will be at…

Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120

It’s walking distance form a Metra station and a major Pace Bus hub. There is free parking in a garage on the block north of the Cafe on Chicago Street and some street parking.

Join us as we discuss this classic story.

Phandemonium Book Club – 2014 Hugo Best Novel

We’re kicking off our second decade of Phandemonium Book Club with the 2014 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. This year’s winner was “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie.

We will be meeting at WindyCon 41. The convention is being held on November 14-16, 2014 at…

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148

We’ll be meeting on Saturday (11/15) at 1:00 pm. The room is TBD. Check the Windycon program for final details.

Join us to discuss some good old space opera.

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Lord of Light”

The September book club will mark the 10th anniversary of our first meeting in 2004. We’ll be discussing “Lord of Light” by Roger Zelazny. This book won the 1968 Hugo for Best Novel. It was also nominated for a Nebula award.

We’ll be meeting on September 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Join us for this landmark occasion to discuss this award-winning book.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

Phandemonium now has a second book club. It meets at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin, a very cool Doctor Who themed cafe.

Our next book will be “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne. We’ll be discussing it on August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120

It’s walking distance form a Metra station and a major Pace Bus hub. There is free parking in a garage on the block north of the Cafe on Chicago Street and some street parking.

Join us and help support this fun new event.