Phandemonium Book Club – “Bug Jack Barron”

In honor of one of this year’s Worldcon GoHs, we are reading “Bug Jack Barron” by Norman Spinrad. This novel was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1970.

We’ll be meeting on Sunday, June 2, at our normal time and location, 7pm at…

Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Ides of Phandemonium – Brixie’s

We’re returning to Brixie’s on Pi Day 2013 (3.14.2013). Why not join us? They have great beer, great bourbon, and, of course, bacon. What more could you want?

As usual, we’ll meet at 7:00pm. See you there!

Brixie’s Saloon 9526 Ogden Ave Brookfield, Illinois

“The City & The City” and Capricon get an international mention!

James Bacon wrote an article about the Lifeline Theatre production of The City & The City by China Miéville. The Lifeline Theatre has a long history of adapting genre fiction for the stage.

James also gives Capricon a very prominent mention in the article, which was published by Forbidden Planet International. Click here to read the article.

Ides of Phandemonium – Post-Con Edition!

It’s Ides of Phandemonium time again!

Come out on Friday, 2/15, for an evening of food and fun at RAM Restaurant & Brewery. It’s just across Milwaukee Ave from the Westin. It’s a Zombie Goat Party!

We have 6:30pm reservations. The address is…

700 N Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090

Click here for more information.

See you there!

Photobooth pictures – Requesting removal

If you would prefer not to have your photo from our TARDIS photobooth displayed on Facebook, please contact Chicagoland PhotoBooth and request its removal. They have confirmed that they will remove such photos immediately.

Keep in mind that, while we strive to respect the wishes of our membership, Phandemonium assumes the right to display your image. The Phandemonium Code of Conduct states:

“Phandemonium event attendees and members should be aware that photography and video and/or audio recordings are frequently made by Phandemonium during events and that their likenesses may appear in those recordings. Attendees and members agree to assign without compensation the use of their likeness for the use of promotional material.”

UPDATE: Because of some of the complaints received by Chicagoland PhotoBooth, they have chosen to remove all the Capricon photos from their Facebook page. We support their decision.

Photobooth pictures are available online!

A TARDIS photobooth materialized at Capricon 33. It was supplied by the good folks at Chicagoland PhotoBooth. It was lots of fun and helped raise money for a good cause, 2nd Chance 4 Pets.

Click here to see all the delightful photos.

Karen Ann Hollingsworth is sharing her skills!

Karen Ann Hollingsworth, Capricon 33’s Artist GOH, is sharing her skills! Karen will be hosting two hands-on panels. Come prepared! We will have some extra supplies on hand if you don’t.

Intuitive Watercolor Painting – Saturday, 11:30 am-1:00 pm – Botanic Garden B Recommended supplies:

  • Pan Watercolor set: any size whatever you can afford or have.
  • Pismacolor colored pencils any size whatever you can afford or have. (NOT the watercolor ones)
  • Clayboard panel ultra smooth surface: 9×12 or smaller again whatever you can afford.

The Eraser Is Your Friend – Saturday, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm – Botanic Garden B Recommended supplies:

  • Drawing Pencils: Prismacolor/Turquioise 4H, 2B, 5B,9B
  • Smudgy sticks
  • Sharpener: Dahle, two hole pencil sharpener. Square plastic sharpener with black and yellow cap. Blick’s has them.
  • Sketch paper: I recommend 9×12 Biggy Sketch pad from Blick’s

Erasers:

  • Faber-Castell Eraser Pencils (two pack available @ Hobby Lobby)
  • Pentel Clie Eraser
  • PaperMate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick (if you can’t get any of this others this is a must have. Available at Blick’s, Staples, Office Depot, Michael’s etc.)

Check out Capricon 33 programming

Capricon 33 is almost here! Click this link to see our programming schedule. You won’t want to miss a minute of it.

Capricon 33 Dealers

Looking for those special fannish treasures? Well look no further! The Capricon 33 Dealer’s Room is sure to have what you’re looking for.

Click here for more information.

Capricon 33 Programming

It’s time to explore Artificial Intelligence at Capricon 33!

Not sure whether artificial or inborn intelligence suits you best? That’s where the programming department comes in to help out. As always, we’re offering a wide variety of activities at (almost) all hours of the day. We’ve scheduled plenty of returning favorites, and added some new choices and faces. We think you will really enjoy your exploration of all kinds of intelligence!

Click here to see what we’ve planned!