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.

Post Capricon Survey

Greetings from the future (Or is it the past? (Traveling across the 4th dimension is confusing)):

By now hopefully you all have had a chance to rest and recuperate after Capricon. If you’re still making use of the time machine, please remember to put it back where and when you found it so no one will notice. We’d like to do something a little different this year, we’d like to ask your help in making Capricon as enjoyable as possible in the future. In order to do that we’ve put together a short survey for you to fill out, to tell us what worked at Capricon this year, what you’d like to see more of, and some general information about you to help us understand our membership better. We received some feedback immediately after Closing Ceremonies, but for those who couldn’t attend, or have something else to share, this is your chance. If you’d like to participate, you can do so by taking a short survey.

You can find the survey here.

The information collected will only be shared with the Capricon Convention Committee and the Phandemonium Board of Directors, and the survey is anonymous, unless you decide to provide us with contact More >

Phandemonium Euchre Club – April 2014

Come demonstrate your Euchre superpowers!

We’ll be meeting on April 6 at 6:00pm at our regular location:

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

Come join the fun!

Submit your nomination for Detcon1 YA SF

Please consider nominating for the Detcon1 Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Award. *Anyone* can nominate – you do not need to be a member of the convention to nominate, although you do in order to vote on the final ballot. Nominating closes February 28, so act fast!

Click here for more information or to submit a nomination.

Goat Droppings Capricon 34 Editions

If you weren’t able to align your personal temporal devices with Capricon 34: The 4th Dimension. Don’t fret. You can catch up with all the news from the convention through the Capricon 34 editions of Goat Droppings.

It’s full of all the latest news from . Take a look, and see what fun you missed out on.

Click here to download your copy of the Thursday edition.

Click here to download your copy of the Friday edition.

Click here to download your copy of the Saturday edition.

Click here to download your copy of the Sunday edition.

Share photos of Tadao

Do you have a photo of yourself and Capricon 34 (cardboard) Fan GoH, Tadao Tomomatsu? We’d love to see them!

Send them to

Be sure to include names, locations, and other pertinent information.

From novels to noodles – Contribute at Capricon

Capricon 34 will be continuing our annual book and food drives. From novels to noodles, you can help your fellow man, feeding bodies and minds.

Drop your contributions off at the Info Desk. Click here for further details.