Time to gopher it at Capricon 34!

Wanted: Someone to go back in time with Capricious. This is not a joke. Would you like to lend a hand in making Capricon happen? Are you interested in finding out what happens behind the scenes at a con?

The first step in doing either is simple, volunteer to be a gopher. There are many different jobs that need to be done from the Wednesday before Capricon starts all the way through to Sunday evening after closing ceremonies. Helping out can be quick and easy. If you have an hour, we would love to have you swing by the coat check by the dealer’s room and give us a hand.

Click here for more informaion on being a gopher.

Click here to see what specific jobs we need.

Capricon Book and Food Drives

Don’t forget that Capricon is conducting a food drive and a book drive throughout the weekend.

You can bring non-perishable foods to the Information Desk and we’ll donate them (as well as any leftover ConSuite food) to local food pantries.

The Info Desk will also be accepting donations of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror novels as part of the Science Fiction Outreach Project. These books will be passed out at comic book conventions to promote literacy, and help grow the genre fan base. We are particularly looking for young adult and children’s genre books.

Phandemonium Book Club – “Lion’s Blood”

As a prelude to the 2014 NASFiC, Detcon1, we’ll be reading “Lion’s Blood” by its Author GoH, Steven Barnes.

We’ll be discussing the book on March 23 at 7:00pm at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Have a bite to eat and discuss an alternate future. What a great way to spend an evening!

Click here for more information on Detcon1.

Capricon 34 Programming Schedule

The Capricon 34 programming schedule is now available. Click here to check out all the amazing programming that awaits you at the con. We’ve got the best from the past, present, and future.

If you haven’t already registered, click here and do it now! You only have until January 22 before prices go up.

Hotel rooms are going fast!

As of 1/17/2014 the Westin North Shore is almost full for Thursday night. There are still rooms available for Friday and Saturday.

Don’t literally be left out in the cold. Click here and make your reservation now!

Tadao Tomomatsu will be unable to attend Capricon 34

It is with great disappointment that Tadao regrettably will be unable to attend Capricon 34 in person as we had hoped. Although Mr. Tomomatsu would love to be with us, he has to make his family a top priority and we cannot agree more.

However, Tadao will be able to attend a panel via Skype and we do look forward to being able to have him with us, even if it is only electronically.

Save on Capricon items from OffWorld Designs!

Why wait until Capricon to stock up on the latest fannish gear? Slip through the 4th Dimension and save!

Our friends at OffWorld Designs have an amazing selection of Capricon items. Click here to check them out.

Enter the coupon code “13holiday” at checkout before 1/31 and save 20%.

Register for the Catan World Championship Pre-Qualifier

Pre-registration is now live for the Catan World Championship Pre-Qualifier for Capricon! Head over to the Capricon website and pre-register today for a chance to win a trip to Gen Con Indy, and possibly Berlin, Germany. Participants must have a badge for Capricon, be 18 years or older, and U.S. citizens.

Click here for more information.

Register for Capricon 34 before rates go up!

Don’t forget, on January 1, 2014 the cost for four fun-filled days at Capricon goes up to $55. You can secure your all-inclusive four-day badge for $50 if you act before the end of the year. In addition to our guests of honor, we have a live band, Karaoke, a live-action LARP, SpaceTime Theater, a Time Warp dance, free grub (special bacon night!!!) and so many panels you’ll need a time turner to attend them all.

For more information and to register online, visit our web site. We look forward to seeing you in the 4th Dimension (again and again and again) on February 6-9, 2014 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling.

Phandemonium Book Club Update – “Redshirts”

The Phandemonium Book Club will be meeting at WindyCon 40 to discuss this year’s winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, “Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas” by John Scalzi.

Book club will be on Saturday, November 9, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Walnut room.

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148

See you at WindyCon!