F.E.A.S.T. Volunteer

Do you like fen? Do you like eating? If so, we may have a perfect job for you!

We’re looking for a volunteer to organize our F.E.A.S.T. outings. (F.E.A.S.T. stands for Fans Eating All Sorts of Things.) These are bi-monthly trips to local restaurants. We gather with our fannish friends to sample a variety of delicious food. In the past we’ve enjoyed everything from Cajun/Creole/BBQ to Romanian cuisine. You’d get to select the locations. (Have a list of wonderful little bistros you’ve been dying to share with people?)

If you’re interested, please contact us at boardpresident@phandemonium.org.

Phandemonium Book Club – Chicon 7 Update

The date, time and location for our Chicon 7 book club have been set. We’ll be meeting on Saturday, September 1, at 4:30pm in the Wright room. We’ll be discussing “Home Fires” by Gene Wolfe. See you there!

Phandemonium Book Club – “Home Fires”

We’ll be discussing “Home Fires” by Gene Wolfe at the next Phandemonium Book Club

We will meet at Chicon 7: The 70th World Science Fiction Convention. The convention is from August 30th to September 3rd. It will be held at…

The Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 Wacker Drive Chicago, IL

We’ll be meeting on Saturday, September 1, at 4:30pm in the Wright room.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – August

Summer heat getting to you? What’s cooler than euchre?

Euchre club will be meeting on Sunday, August 12, at 5:30pm. We’ll be at our regular location:

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

Phandemonium Book Club – Hugo-nominated Novellas

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, will be in Chicago this year. In honor of this, we will be reading three of the 2012 Hugo Award-nominated novellas. They are…

“Countdown” by Mira Grant “Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal “Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne M. Valente

If you are a member of Chicon 7, you will receive a Hugo Voter Packet that contains all of these stories. Yet another reason to buy a Chicon 7 membership!

We’ll be discussing the stories on Sunday, July 1, at 7:00pm. Once again, we’re gathering at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

See you there!

Phandemonium Book Club – Update

A reminder that our next book club will be on Sunday, May 6 at 7:00pm. We’ll be discussing “World War Z” by Max Brooks. We’ve confirmed that we can meet at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

As a courtesy to Cosi, bring your appetite and enjoy some of their delicious soups, salads and sandwiches.

We also agreed that our next book would be one of the 2012 Hugo-nominated novels. This year’s nominees are:

“Among Others” by Jo Walton “A Dance With Dragons” by George R. R. Martin “Deadline” by Mira Grant “Embassytown” by China Miéville “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey

See you there!

Accepting proposals for Capricon 34

Phandemonium is now accepting proposals for Capricon 34, which will be held in February 2014. Include as much detail as possible of your vision for the convention. This should include ideas for a theme, guests, programming, special activities, and anything else you think would make for an exceptional con. Also include any con-related experience you may have.

Please send your submission to board@phandemonium.org

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 18, 2012.

Phandemonium Book Club – “World War Z”

What says Spring like a good zombie apocalypse? With that in mind, our May book club selection is “World War Z” by Max Brooks.

We’ll be discussing the book on Sunday, May 6 at 7:00pm. We’ve moved to a new location. We’ll be gathering at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

IMPORTANT: Check back closer to the meeting to make sure there are no changes in location or time.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – April

Spring is in the air! Must mean it’s time to play Euchre…

Euchre club will be meeting on Sunday, April 29, at 5:30pm. We’ll be at our regular location:

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

Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence

Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence

We become self-aware.

February 7-10, 2013

Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL

Author GOH: Daniel H. Wilson

Artist GOH: Karen Ann Hollingsworth

Fan GOH: Helen Montgomery

Chicagoland’s four day science fiction convention!

Find out more: info@capricon.org.

www.capricon.org/capricon33/