Read with us at Windycon!

So while Capricon is busy throwing a party Friday night to help promote this year’s convention, Escape!, Phandemonium will be busy at Windycon as well. Or more particularly, the Phandemonium Book Club. Come join us at Windy and add to the discussion. The book club will have not one but two sessions over the course of the weekend.

On Saturday, November 13th , from noon to 1PM in the Walnut Room, we will be discussing, The City and the City by China Mieville

And for those of you still around on Sunday, November 14th, we’ll be discussing The Wind-Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, Also in the Walnut Room from noon to 1PM. (Maybe we should just rename it the Phandemonium Book Club Room)

Feel free to come join us and talk about these books. Even if you haven’t read them, come and see what the book club is all about.

Phandemonium Euchre Club

It’s getting cold out there! Heat up with a nice game (or two or three) of Euchre and some Irish Coffee.

The Euchre Club will meet on Sunday, October 24th at 6:00 pm at The Grafton. We will likely be in the back room.

The Grafton 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

There is a meter lot across the street, but there is also plenty of metered street parking on Lincoln (sadly, you now have to feed the meters on Sunday). Free parking is available on side streets and on Lincoln between Montrose and Sunnyside. If you’re coming via public transportation, the closest stop is Western on the Brown Line. Euchre Club starts at 6:00 PM, and remember to buy lots of food and drink!

November Feast

On November 28, Feast will be enjoying the cuisine of Spain at Cafe Iberico located at 739 N. LaSalle Street. We will be meeting at 6:30 pm.

Parking: Paid Lot, Street Parking Difficult, and Valet. Valet not available Sunday afternoon. Valet Parking: Lunch & Dinner. Public Transportation: CTA Bus: 66 Chicago, 156 LaSalle. Red Line Train: Chicago Stop.

Book Club at WindyCon

The next Phandemonium Book Club will be at Windycon 37 (November 12-14, 2010).

Traditionally, the next book after the WorldCon is the winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel. This year it was a tie, so we’ll be reading both books. The winners were “The City & The City” by China Mieville and “The Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi.

The exact times and locations of the book club meetings are still TBD. We’ll keep you posted.

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Get your online version of Goat Droppings

Happy end of September folks. We’re just a little more than four months away from Capricon 31 – Escape! And the ConCom and the Phandemonium Board of Directors have been busy getting things ramped up. If you’ve ever been to Capricon (And if you haven’t… hopefully we’ll see you there this year.), you may be aware that every day during the convention we generate a newsletter, with interviews with the GoH’s, schedule changes, and other items of interest, including the ever popular Out of CONtext notes. Well the fun doesn’t end when Capricon ends. We also periodically produce an e-version of Goat Droppings, with updates about the convention and other activities from Phandemonium. That being said, the Fall Edition of Goat Droppings is now available in .pdf format for your reading pleasure. Go check it out, it contains Progress Report #1 about Cap 31, information about Phandemonium’s Book Club, Euchre Club, and FEAST programs. And if you look carefully you might find some useful information in case you missed the early cut off for pre-registration. You can also watch this space in the future as we’ll be talking about some of the other items mentioned in the newsletter.


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