Be part of the Capricon 34 Dealer’s Room

Are you interested in being part of the Capricon 34 Dealer’s Room? Every fan knows that the highlight of a con can be finding that special item. Why not add your wares to our fabulous selection?

Click here for details, including our Dealer’s Room Table Request Form. Submit yours now, before the tables are all gone.

See you at the convention!

Goat Droppings – September 2013 Edition

The September 2013 edition of Goat Droppings is here!

It’s full of all the latest news about Capricon 34: The 4th Dimension, plus the other great Phandemonium activities. Take a look, before you miss out on the fun.

Highlights include:

  • Emerging Artists Program
  • Return of Karaoke!
  • Return of the Euchre Tournaments!
  • Return of the Dance!
  • The Midwinter Faire
  • Catan World Championships 2014 Pre-Qualifier

… plus much, much more!

Click here to download your copy.

Phandemonium Book Club – “Dies the Fire”

The book club selection for Capricon 34 will be “Dies the Fire” by Author Guest of Honor, S. M. Stirling. Capricon will be returning to the Westin Chicago North Shore.

Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090

The exact date/time/room are TBD. We’ll update this event when we have more information.

Register now for Capricon, before membership rates increase!

Phandemonium Book Club – “Cugel the Clever”

We’re going to start off 2014 with a novel by one of the Grandmasters who we lost in 2013, Jack Vance. The novel is “Cugel the Clever”.

We’ll be discussing the book on January 12 at 7:00pm at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Have a bite to eat and discuss the work of one of science fiction’s giants.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – October 2013

Join us and make your grab for Euchre glory!

NOTE THE TIME CHANGE.

We’ll be meeting on October 13 at 6:00pm at our regular location:

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

Come join the fun!

Silent Nightmare at Wise Fool’s Pub

The Capricon 34 Musical Guest, Silent Nightmare, is performing at Wise Fool’s Pub on 9/20. Show some fannish support and have fun at the same time!

Wise Fools Pub 2270 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 929-1300

Phandemonium Book Club – 2013 Hugo Best Novel

Phandemonium Book Club continues its tradition of reading the Hugo winner for Best Novel. When the winner is named, we’ll post an update.

We will be meeting at WindyCon 40. The convention is being held on November 8-10, 2013. It will be held at…

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148

The exact date, time, and room are TBD. (We’re hoping for Saturday.) Check the Windycon program for details.

Phandemonium Book Club – “Libriomancer”

In preparation for Windycon, we’re reading “Libriomancer” by its Author Guest of Honor, Jim C. Hines.

We’ll be discussing the book on September 22 at 7:00pm at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Have some good food, a fun discussion, and be able to show off for your friends at Windycon!

Phandemonium Book Club – July Update

For the July book club, we’ve choosen three of the Hugo-nominated novellas. The stories are…

“After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall” by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications) “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications) “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012)

Being a member of the LoneStarCon 3 entitles you to the Hugo Voter Packet. This includes all the selected stories.

We’ll be discussing the stories on July 28 at 7:00pm at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

See you there!

Phandemonium Book Club – Hugo-nominated Novellas

For the July book club, we’re going to choose three of the Hugo-nominated novellas. The exact nominees will be selected at the June 2 book club meeting.

Being a member of the LoneStarCon 3 entitles you to the Hugo Voter Packet. This should include all the selected stories.

We’ll be discussing the stories on July 28 at 7:00pm at:

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

See you there!

UPDATE – THE NOMINEES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

The nominees are:

Best Novella (587 nominating ballots cast)

“After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall”, Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)

“The Emperor’s Soul”, Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)

“On a Red Station, Drifting”, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)

“San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats”, Mira Grant (Orbit)

“The Stars Do Not Lie”, Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012)