Phandemonium Book Club – “Dragonsong”

We’ll be meeting on Sunday, March 17, to discuss “Dragonsong”.

Is there a better way celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to discuss a Pern novel by Irish-American author, Anne McCaffrey? We don’t think so! It’s the first book in her Harper Hall trilogy.

We’ll be meeting at our normal time and location, 7pm at…

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Get Your Picture Taken at Our Photobooth!

Capricon 33 is excited to announce that Chicagoland PhotoBooth ( will be at the convention taking YOUR photo on Saturday, February 9th from 11am to 5pm. They are so excited about being part of the con that they are constructing a TARDIS facade for the photobooth! How neat is that?! They will also have available a selection of props that can be used within the booth. The basic photo will be a strip of 4 black and white photos and will be available almost immediately. CDs can be purchased at a later date.

Last chance for Capricon 33 pre-registration

January 15 is the last day to receive the pre-registration rate of $55. In these days when every dollar counts, why pay more?

We will be filking the night away. Ruby Rod has declared us “super-green“.

So why wait? Click here to register and save.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – April 2013

Want to keep those Euchre skills sharp?

Euchre club will be meeting on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 5:00pm. We’ll be at our regular location:

The Grafton Pub 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Illinois

Read a ghost story at Capricon 33

On Thursday evening, Capricon 33 will be having a ghost story reading. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are a few simple rules:

  • The stories should be, at most, R-rated.
  • Readings should last no more than 20 minutes, (so everyone gets a chance).
  • The story can be your original work or by someone else.

If you would like to read, please contact Programming at

Capricon needs your knowledge!


We’re looking for a few good fen with specific knowledge to participate on panels at Capricon 33.

Are you:

  • Familiar with the works of Alfred Bester?
  • A fan of James Bond books and/or films?
  • A fan of Benedict Cumberbatch?

If you are and would like to participate on a panel, please contact Programming at

You know if you don’t, someone else will and you’ll just have to keep correcting them. Why not cut out the middle man?

Capricon 33 After Christmas Sale!

Capricon 33 is having an After Christmas Sale! From 12/26/2012 to 12/31/2012 all memberships purchased online will receive a $5 discount. Use the promo code XMAS when registering to get $5 off.

Click here to register! (Look for “To register online:“.)

Goat Droppings – Winter 2012 Edition

The Winter 2012 edition of Goat Droppings is here!

All the latest news about Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence, plus the other great Phandemonium activities. Take a look, before you miss out on the fun.

Highlights include:

  • The Capricon 33 Geek Prom
  • The Midwinter Faire
  • Catan North American Championships 2013 Qualifier

… plus much, much more!

Click here to download you copy.

Register for Capricon 33 now and save!

You have until December 15 to register for Capricon 33 for $50. Why wait and pay more? Our theme is Artificial Intelligence, but it doesn’t take A.I. to know that cheaper is better!

Click here and register now!

Capricon 33 Programming Survey is LIVE!

Are you interested in being part of Capricon 33 programming? If so, fill out our programming survey.

Capricon is a 900 member science fiction literature convention held annually in Wheeling, IL (a suburb of Chicago). Capricon 33 will be held February 7-10, 2013. We are proud to say that we are Chicago’s only four day science fiction convention, and have had a tradition for many years of choosing a theme for each convention; in 2013, our theme will be “Artificial Intelligence.” Our Guests of Honor include Daniel H. Wilson (Author Guest of Honor), Karen Ann Hollingsworth (Artist Guest of Honor), and Helen Montgomery (Fan Guest of Honor).

We have some great programming panels planned – all they need are great participants! This is where we hope you come in – it’s not too late to sign up.

Our programming questionnaire is up on the Capricon 33 website, ready and waiting for your input. There is a list of general topics that we have come up with, and all you have to do is fill out the questionnaire and press the Submit button. Next thing you know, you’ll be receiving an email later in December letting you know what panels you will be on. You will More >