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Phandemonium Book Club – “Cugel the Clever”

We’re going to start off 2014 with a novel by one of the Grandmasters who we lost in 2013, Jack Vance. The novel is “Cugel the Clever”. We’ll be discussing the book on January 12 at 7:00pm at: Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL Have a bite to eat and discuss the work of one…

Phandemonium Euchre Club – October 2013

Join us and make your grab for Euchre glory! NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. We’ll be meeting on October 13 at 6:00pm at our regular location: The Grafton Pub 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Illinois Come join the fun!

Silent Nightmare at Wise Fool’s Pub

The Capricon 34 Musical Guest, Silent Nightmare, is performing at Wise Fool’s Pub on 9/20. Show some fannish support and have fun at the same time! Wise Fools Pub 2270 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 929-1300

Phandemonium Book Club – 2013 Hugo Best Novel

Phandemonium Book Club continues its tradition of reading the Hugo winner for Best Novel. When the winner is named, we’ll post an update. We will be meeting at WindyCon 40. The convention is being held on November 8-10, 2013. It will be held at… Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148 The…

Phandemonium Book Club – “Libriomancer”

In preparation for Windycon, we’re reading “Libriomancer” by its Author Guest of Honor, Jim C. Hines. We’ll be discussing the book on September 22 at 7:00pm at: Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL Have some good food, a fun discussion, and be able to show off for your friends at Windycon!

Phandemonium Book Club – July Update

For the July book club, we’ve choosen three of the Hugo-nominated novellas. The stories are… “After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall” by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications) “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications) “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012) Being a member of the LoneStarCon 3…

Phandemonium Book Club – Hugo-nominated Novellas

For the July book club, we’re going to choose three of the Hugo-nominated novellas. The exact nominees will be selected at the June 2 book club meeting. Being a member of the LoneStarCon 3 entitles you to the Hugo Voter Packet. This should include all the selected stories. We’ll be discussing the stories on July…

Phandemonium Book Club – “Bug Jack Barron”

In honor of one of this year’s Worldcon GoHs, we are reading “Bug Jack Barron” by Norman Spinrad. This novel was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1970. We’ll be meeting on Sunday, June 2, at our normal time and location, 7pm at… Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Ides of Phandemonium – Brixie’s

We’re returning to Brixie’s on Pi Day 2013 (3.14.2013). Why not join us? They have great beer, great bourbon, and, of course, bacon. What more could you want? As usual, we’ll meet at 7:00pm. See you there! Brixie’s Saloon 9526 Ogden Ave Brookfield, Illinois

“The City & The City” and Capricon get an international mention!

James Bacon wrote an article about the Lifeline Theatre production of The City & The City by China Miéville. The Lifeline Theatre has a long history of adapting genre fiction for the stage. James also gives Capricon a very prominent mention in the article, which was published by Forbidden Planet International. Click here to read…