Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “The Princess Bride”

Wondering how best to start 2015? We’ve got some ideas. Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles.

In short, “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman.

We’ll be meeting on January 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Evanston is kind of like the Cliffs of Insanity, right? Stop by and find out.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “Frankenstein”

To celebrate Halloween, the Phandemonium Book Club in Elgin will be discussing “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Although usually thought of as horror, it has all the elements of great science fiction.

We’ll be discussing this masterpiece on October 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Note the new time. (You get to sleep in!) The meeting will be at…

Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120

It’s walking distance form a Metra station and a major Pace Bus hub. There is free parking in a garage on the block north of the Cafe on Chicago Street and some street parking.

Join us as we discuss this classic story.

Phandemonium Book Club – 2014 Hugo Best Novel

We’re kicking off our second decade of Phandemonium Book Club with the 2014 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. This year’s winner was “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie.

We will be meeting at WindyCon 41. The convention is being held on November 14-16, 2014 at…

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148

We’ll be meeting on Saturday (11/15) at 1:00 pm. The room is TBD. Check the Windycon program for final details.

Join us to discuss some good old space opera.

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Lord of Light”

The September book club will mark the 10th anniversary of our first meeting in 2004. We’ll be discussing “Lord of Light” by Roger Zelazny. This book won the 1968 Hugo for Best Novel. It was also nominated for a Nebula award.

We’ll be meeting on September 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Join us for this landmark occasion to discuss this award-winning book.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

Phandemonium now has a second book club. It meets at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin, a very cool Doctor Who themed cafe.

Our next book will be “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne. We’ll be discussing it on August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120

It’s walking distance form a Metra station and a major Pace Bus hub. There is free parking in a garage on the block north of the Cafe on Chicago Street and some street parking.

Join us and help support this fun new event.

“Galactic Patrol” eBook

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston will be discussing “Galactic Patrol” by E. E. “Doc” Smith on July 13, 2014. Click here for details. I was able to locate a free eBook copy of this book. You can downloaded it from…

Here for iPhone, iPad, etc.

Here for Kindle

If you have another device that can’t read either of these files, send a note to socialmedia*at*phandemonium.org and I’ll see what I can do.

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Galactic Patrol”

For July we’ll be discussing “Galactic Patrol” by E. E. “Doc” Smith. This is one of the 1939 Retro Hugo nominees. It’s also part of the classic “Lensman” series.

We’ll be meeting on July 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Join us for a good discussion and have a good sandwich or soup too.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “The Martian Chronicles”

Phandemonium is starting a second book club. We’ll meet at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin. What better place for us to gather than a Doctor Who themed cafe?

Our first book will be “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury. We’ll be discussing it on June 21, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120

It’s walking distance form a Metra station and a major Pace Bus hub. There is free parking in a garage on the block north of the Cafe on Chicago Street and some street parking.

Join us and help get this new event off to a great start.

Phandemonium Book Club – “The Player of Games”

In 2013 the science fiction world lost Iain Banks. He will be honored at this year’s WorldCon, Loncon 3.

We’ll be discussing his book, “The Player of Games”, on May 4 at 7:00pm at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Come out and discuss the work of one of the genre’s greats.

Post-Capricon 34 Edition of Goat Droppings

Capricon 34 was a good time that reaches from the past into the future, when we smile remembering the fun.

But do you find yourself laying awake at night trying to remember who won the Artist’s Challenge? Or Best Party? Well it’s Goat Droppings to the rescue! Here are all the awards, more Out of CON-Text quotes, and important information about Capricon 35. (What does the “R&R” stand for again? “Remote Controls and Rat Creatures”? “Rust and Rebar”? Help us decide!)

Click here to download your copy.