Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “A Canticle for Leibowitz”

Has holiday shopping left you feeling like you need to sharpen your skills for the coming Apocolypse? Then you should read our next book club selection, “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller Jr. This post-apocolyptic saga won the Hugo award for Best Novel in 1961.

We’ll be meeting on December 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm at our normal location…

Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin, IL 60120

Join us for some holiday fun!

Capricon 35 Programming Participant Questionnaire Deadline

The deadline for the Capricon 35 programming participant questionnaire is rapidly approaching. Your suggestions and participation make our programming exciting.

You’ll find the link on our programming page.

The deadline is Friday, November 21, at 11:59 pm CT.

Margaret Weis added as Gaming GoH at Capricon 35

Capricon is pleased to announce the addition of Margaret Weis as our Gaming Guest of Honor for Capricon 35.

Margaret Weis is a science fiction and fantasy writer who has penned dozens of novels and short stories; along with Tracy Hickman, Margaret is one of the original creators of the Dragonlance world. In addition to her writing career, Margaret serves as the owner and chief officer of two publishing companies: Sovereign Press, Inc., a game publisher based in Lake Geneva, WI, which now produces the Dragonlance line of game products; and Margaret Weis Productions Ltd., which publishes RPG lines based on several licenses including Firefly, Serenity, and Battlestar Galactica, as well as Ed Greenwood’s new solo venture into roleplaying games, Castlemourn.

Why not buy your registration today?

Brother Guy Consolmagno receives the Carl Sagan Medal

Congratulations to Brother Guy Consolmagno on receiving the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal. He’s the first clergyman to do so. Well done, Brother Guy!

You can read more about this well deserved honor here.

Capricon 35 GoH announcement

Due to unavoidable circumstances, Steve Jackson will not be able to join us at Capricon 35. Mr. Jackson is as sad as we are, as he was looking forward to being a Guest of Honor alongside his friend and fellow gamer Matt Forbeck.

As the fates are wont to do, they taketh with one hand and giveth with the other. Capricon 35 is pleased to announce that we have added a guest to our roster of luminaries.

John Bivens, whose work has appeared in the Eisner and Harvey award winning Comic Book “Tatoo”, the DC comic’s ZUDA initiative, and the upcoming Image Comics SF/Fantasy epic “Dark Engine”, will be joining us as our Artist Guest of Honor.

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John Scalzi at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Friend of Phandemonium, John Scalzi, will be at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago on Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 6:00 pm. Here’s the flier with more details.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – October & December 2014

We’ve planned two meetings of the Phabulous Phandemonium Euchre Club before the end of 2014! Mark your calendars and shuffle your cards.

We’re meeting on October 26, 2014 and December 14, 2014. Both meetings are Sundays and both are at 6:00 pm.

As usual, the action takes place at:

The Grafton Pub and Grill 4530 N Lincoln Chicago, IL

Bid 2014 farewell with Euchre.

Goat Droppings – October 2014 Edition

The October 2014 edition of Goat Droppings is here!

Do you wonder what your fannish future has in store? All is revealed in the pages of Goat Droppings! Look into our crystal ball and learn the secrets of:

  • Capricon 35 Progress Report
  • Euchre Club
  • Book Clubs
  • Capricon Book Drive
  • Joining the Phandemonium Board

And, of course, there’s Out of CON-text.

Click here to download your copy.

“The Princess Bride” eBook on sale

The eBook edition of “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman is on sale for $2.99 at both Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook).

It’s the Phandemonium Book Club Evanston selection for January 11, 2015. Get your copy today and save!

“The Princess Bride” screening

The University of Chicago is presenting a film series called “You Can’t Handle the Youth: ’80s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner”. On October 3 and 5, they’ll be screening “The Princess Bride”. This also happens to be the book selected for the January 11, 2015 meeting of the Phandemonium Book Club in Evanston.

See the movie. Read the book. Compare and contrast. Ya know, brainy stuff.

Click here for details on the U of C screening.