Archive for January, 2015

Goat Droppings – Winter 2015 Edition

The Winter 2015 edition of Goat Droppings is here! It’s almost time for a healthy dose of “R&R”. “What’s that?”, you ask. You can find answers to that and more in Goat Droppings: Capricon 35 Progress Report Phandemonium Events, like Euchre Club and our Book Clubs Capricon Book Drive Feeling “Board”? Join ours! Local Restaurants…

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “The Time Machine”

There have been hundreds of sci-fi stories about time travel, but the grandaddy of them all is “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells. Join us to examine how the far future looked from over a century ago. We’ll be meeting on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm at our NEW LOCATION… Elgin Books 66…

Cost Increase Alert!

Remember to tell your friends, family and random strangers that they must register for Capricon by the stroke of midnight this Thursday (January 29, 2015) or they’ll have to pay at-the-door rates. That’s right, a 4-day pass for the low low price of $55 will transmogrify into a $70 rate on Friday, so don’t delay.…

2015 Reading Challenge

Hey, literary friends! Here’s a challenge for 2015. Try reading a book in each of these categories. The same book can count in multiple categories, such as a funny book by a female author. (If you’re looking at this in the blog home page, click on the detailed post to see the category list.) Good…

Matt Forbeck on “The Functional Nerds”

They’ve done it again! In the most recent podcast by “The Functional Nerds” (our media guests of honor) John Anealio and Patrick Hester have a spirited conversation with our Author Guest of Honor, Matt Forbeck. Click here to enjoy Episode 219 as they continue to whet our appetite for Capricon 35. Speaking of which, have…

Capricon on The Functional Nerds podcast

Don’t Miss an All-Capricon 35 episode of The Functional Nerds podcast! Head over to The Functional Nerds to listen to Episode 218. It’s a warm-up for Capricon as our Social Media Guests of Honor Patrick Hester and John Anealio interview our Gaming Guest of Honor Margaret Weis and talk about their upcoming appearance at Capricon…

Capricon 35 Program is done!

We are delighted to announce that the Capricon 35 Program is done! We’re going to hit the ground running on Thursday afternoon! You can see the full program here and see a list of participants here. We also have several special events in the works – as always our entertaining Opening Ceremonies and Midwinter Faire…