Ides of Phandemonium – Brixie’s

Ides of Phandemonium starts out 2013 at Brixie’s. We’ll be getting together on Tuesday, 1/15. That’s long enough after New Year’s that you should be recovered, but long enough before Capricon 33 that you’ll probably need some fannish fun. And it’s Captain Beefheart’s birthday, so there’s that. We’ll meet at 7:00pm.

Brixie’s Saloon 9526 Ogden Ave Brookfield, Illinois

Join the Phandemonium Board

Each year Capricon’s parent organization, Phandemonium, elects two new members to its Board of Directors. The board not only appoints the Con Chair for each Capricon, but looks for different ways to serve our fannish community. We’ve held a bi-monthly book club since 2004, along with Euchre Club, and dinner outings called F.E.A.S.T. (Fans Eating All Sorts of Things). But we’re always looking for new ideas.

That’s where you come in. Contributions from fans like you are what make Phandemonium better, stronger, faster. So why not take an active part and become a board member? As such you can help make a good organization even better.

If you’d like to be considered for the Phandemonium Board of Directors or if you’d like more information, contact me at The submission deadline is 1/15/2013. The election will be held at Capricon 33.

To be eligible for election to the Board a candidate must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a member of Capricon 33.
  • Served as a member of a Convention Committee or have provided significant service to Capricon or Phandemonium.
  • May not concurrently hold a position equivalent to Board Member or Con Chair of a similar Science Fiction Corporation or Convention.
  • May not have served More >

Phandemonium Book Club – “Robopocalypse”

At Capricon 33 we’ll be discussing A.I. gone wrong with “Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson (Author GoH). This book is currently under development as a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw, and Anne Hathaway. The exact date, time and location of book club will be listed in the final convention schedule.

Register now for Capricon, before membership rates increase!

Phandemonium Book Club – “Bridge of Birds”

Assuming we survive the Mayan apocolypse, Phandemonium Book Club will meet on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 7:00 pm to discuss “Bridge of Birds” by Barry Hughart. We’re meeting at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Come early and play with their awesome soda machine! See you there.

New information about Capricon 33

The Capricon 33 web site has been updated with new information regarding the Art Show, Catan tournament, Dealer’s Room, parties, and more. Why not stop by for the latest news?

You can also register online. Do it now before rates go up.

Book drive at Windycon 39

The Science Fiction Outreach Project will be collecting books at Windycon this year. SFOP is an initiative to attract Science Fiction book readers to fannish activities.

Windycon 39 will be November 9-11 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.

You can drop off your gently used Sci-Fi/Fantasy books at the LoneStarCon 3 table throughout the weekend. It’s generous. It’s green. Do it!!!

Phandemonium Book Club – “Among Others”

Phandemonium Book Club continues its tradition of reading the Hugo winner for Best Novel. This year’s winner was “Among Others” by Jo Walton.

We will be meeting at WindyCon 39. The convention is being held on November 9-11. It will be held at…

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148

The exact date, time, and room are TBD. Check the Windycon program for details.

Register for Capricon 33 before rates go up!

Sunday, 9/9, is the last day for the Capricon 33 pre-reg rate of $45. After that the rate goes up to $50.

In these days when every dollar counts, why pay more for your fun? Don’t wait another minute. Register now. You’ll be glad you did.

Cory Doctorow is coming to the Chicago area!

Cory Doctorow is coming to the Chicago area! He will be speaking at Deerfield High School on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm. Admission is free but please register in advance at or call 847-945-3311.

$45 rate for Capricon 33 extended

The deadline for the $45 membership rate for Capricon 33 has been extended! You now have until September 9 to register at the lower rate.

Click here and register today!