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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…

Registration Resolution (R&R) – Do it now!

Looking for that perfect New Year’s resolution? Make a Recreational Resolution and register for Capricon 35. You’re Rolling in Reasons to attend. And at the stroke of Midnight New Year’s Eve, the cost increases to $55, so why wait? Here’s the inside scoop on what’s in the works… Programming is hard at work on scheduling,…

Join Capricon 35 now and save!

Membership rates increase in 2015. Join by December 31, 2014 and insure 4 days of fun for only $50. R&R stands for Rush to Registration!

What Does R & R Mean to You?

Don’t forget, on January 1, 2015 the cost for four fun-filled days at Capricon goes up to $55. You can secure your all-inclusive four-day badge for $50 if you’re Responsive and Responsible and sign up before the end of the year. In addition to our guests of honor, we have SpaceTime Theater, an Art Show…

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “A Canticle for Leibowitz”

Has holiday shopping left you feeling like you need to sharpen your skills for the coming Apocolypse? Then you should read our next book club selection, “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller Jr. This post-apocolyptic saga won the Hugo award for Best Novel in 1961. We’ll be meeting on December 20, 2014 at…

Capricon 35 Programming Participant Questionnaire Deadline

The deadline for the Capricon 35 programming participant questionnaire is rapidly approaching. Your suggestions and participation make our programming exciting. You’ll find the link on our programming page. The deadline is Friday, November 21, at 11:59 pm CT.