Phandemonium

We’re trying to make it easier for those of you who are interested to find out useful information about Phandemonium Inc, Capricon’s parent corporation. As a start we want to provide links to three important documents.

Phandemonium’s Bylaws:

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Phandemonium Code of Conduct:

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Phandemonium Policies and Procedures:

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Phandemonium Book Club Selections:
This list contains all the past selections for our book club. It will give you an idea of the kind of books we discuss. We hope it encourages you to join us in the future.

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Phandemonium Elgin Book Club Selections:
This list contains all the past selections for our Elgin book club. It will give you an idea of the kind of books we discuss. We hope it encourages you to join us in the future.

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The History of Capricon

YearDatesLocationChairThemeGuests
1February
20-22, 1981
Holiday Inn, EvanstonChip BestlerNoneAuthor: Terry Carr
Author: Wilson Tucker
Fen: J.R. & Mary Jane Holmes
2February
1982
Radison Hotel, ChicagoLeah BestlerNoneAuthor: Gene Wolfe
Fan: Mike Stein
3February
1983
Radison Hotel, ChicagoVirginia MeisingerNoneAuthor: Stephen R. Donaldson
Fan: Otlie & Phil Foglio
4February
1984
Continental Hotel, ChicagoMarty Coady FabishNoneAuthor: Paul O. Williams
Fan: Jeff Duntemann
5February
1985
Lincolnwood HyattVirginia MeisingerNoneAuthor: Frederik Pohl
Fan: Darlene P. Coltrain
6February
1986
Lincolnwood HyattVirginia MeisingerNoneAuthor: David R. Palmer
Fan: Tim Allen
7February
1987
Lincolnwood HyattNo ChairNoneAuthor: Jerry Oltion
Artist: Stephen Hickman
Fan: Joan Hanke-Woods
8February
1988
Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington HeightsAlice BentleyNoneAuthor: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Artist: Kay Reynolds
Fan: Kathleen Meyer
9February
1989
Lincolnwood HyattAlice BentleyNoneAuthor: Howard Waldrop
Fan: Ken Fletcher
10February
1990
Lincolnwood HyattAmy SchaeferNoneAuthor: P.C. Hodgell
Artist: Todd Cameron Hamilton
Fan: Bill Higgins
11February
21-24, 1991
Lincolnwood HyattAlice BentleyNoneAuthor: Ellen Kushner
Editor: Beth Meacham
Fan: Becky Thomson
12February
20-23, 1992
Marriot Lincolnshire ResortAmy SchaeferNoneAuthor: Terry Bisson
Special: Kim Stanley Robinson
Special: Paul Park
Fan: Steve Scherer
13February
8-21, 1993
Pheasant Run, St. CharlesAmy SchaeferNoneAuthor: Terry Pratchett
Artist: Darlene P. Coltrain
Fan: George Laskowski
14February
1994
Wyndham Hamilton, ItascaKaren BabichNoneAuthor: Connie Willis
Artist: Mary Lynn Skirvin
Fan: David Dyer-Bennet
15February
16-19, 1995
Wyndham Hamilton, ItascaKathy NeratNoneAuthor: Nancy Kress
Fan: Sue Blom
16February
1996
Wyndham Hamilton, ItascaDoug WinklerNoneAuthor: Sean Stewart
Artist: Scott Gustafson
Media: Michael Stein
17February
20-23, 1997
Oak Brook HiltonDoug WinklerNoneAuthor: Robert J. Sawyer
18February
5-8, 1998
Holiday Inn O’Hare, RosemontDina KrauseNoneAuthor: Josepha Sherman
Editor: Steve Hockensmith
19February
11-14, 1999
Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington HeightsTracy Lunquist & Dave McCartyVillainsPro: David Weber
Artist: Todd Cameron Hamilton
Fan: Phoenix
20January
27-30, 2000
Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington HeightsDave McCartyArmageddonPro: Larry Niven
Science: Chris Luchini
Fan: Joseph “Uncle Vlad” Stockman
21February
8-11, 2001
Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington HeightsTracy LunquistTellurian ExpositionPro: Allen Steele
Fan: Geri Sullivan
22February
7-10, 2002
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsDeb KosibaFun & GamesFun: Dr. Demento
Game: James Ernest
Artist: Kaja Foglio
Fan: David Abzug
23February
6-9, 2003
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsCary Williams & Marnie GucciardGods & MonstersAuthor: Tim Powers
Artist: Amy K. Brown
Fan: Bill Roper
24January
29- February
1, 2004
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsDave McCartySensawondah!Author: Spider Robinson
Author: Jeanne Robinson
Artist: Kimberly Reck
NASA: Bryan Palaszewski
25February
10-14, 2005
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsDeb KosibaMad ScientistsAuthor: James P. Hogan
Artist: Shaenon K. Garrity
Fan: John Morse
26February
9-12, 2006
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsGreg WilliamsUniversity of FandomGuest Faculty: Peter S. Beagle
Guest Faculty: Bryan Palaszewski
Guest Faculty: Kat Eggleston
Guest Faculty: Michael Longcor
Guest Faculty: Dr. Mary Crowell
Guest Faculty: Nick Pollotta
Guest Faculty: Jody Lynn Nye
Guest Faculty: Bill Fawcett
Guest Faculty: Phyllis Eisenstein
27February
8-11, 2007
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsGretchen RoperA Celebration of High FantasyAuthor: Lois McMaster Bujold
Artist: Erin McKee
Fan: Cat Faber
28February
14-17, 2008
Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington HeightsLeane VerhulstPiratesAuthor: Mike Resnick
Pirate: John Baur (“Ol’ Chumbucket”)
Pirate: Mark Summers (“Cap’n Slappy”)
Artist: Don Maitz
29February
19-22, 2009
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingHelen MontgomeryCamp CapriconAuthor: Sharon Shinn
Artist: Gary Lippincott
Fan: Christian McGuire
Filk: Barry Childs-Helton
Filk: Sally Childs-Helton
NASA: Bryan Palaszewski
30February
11-14, 2010
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingHelen MontgomeryCelebration!Author: Frederik Pohl
Author: Spider Robinson
Author: Jeanne Robinson
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Artist: Lucy Synk
Fan: Alice Bentley
31February
10-13, 2011
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingErik V. OlsonEscape!Author: John Scalzi
Artist: John Picacio
Fan: Stephen Boucher
Fan: Janice Gelb
Special Guest: Bryan Palaszewski
32February
9-12, 2012
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingSondra de JongAmazing AdventuresAuthor: Cory Doctorow
Artist: Les McClaine
Fan: Steven H Silver
Special: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
33February
7-10, 2013
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingMike CyganiewiczArtificial IntelligenceAuthor: Daniel H. Wilson
Artist: Karen Ann Hollingsworth
Fan: Helen Montgomery
34February
6-9, 2014
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingLaura DombrowskiThe 4th DimensionAuthor: S.M. Stirling
Artist: Tom Peters
Fan: Tadao Tomomatsu
Music: Silent Nightmare
Special: Jan Stirling
Special: Sherrilyn Kenyon
35February
12-15, 2015
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingChair: John Ickes
Vice: Terrence Miltner
What does R&R Mean to You?Author: Matt Forbeck
Artist: John Bivens
Fan: Elizabeth “Dr. Evil” Huffman
Music: Alexander James Adams
Gaming: Margaret Weis
Special: John Anealio
Special: Patrick Hester
36February
11-14, 2016
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingMarinda DarnellOnce Upon a CapriconAuthor: Scott Lynch
Artist: Eric Wilkerson
Fan: Wendy Zdrodowski
Special: Stacey Gordon
Special: Mark Oshiro
Special: Mae the Belly Dancer
37February
16-19, 2017
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingAlex Heltzer
Peter Heltzer
And the Children Shall LeadAuthor: Beth Revis
Artist: Nilah Magruder
Fan: Meg Frank
Musical Guest: Tim Griffin
38February
15-18, 2018
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingTerrence MiltnerExpanding UniversesAuthor: Timothy Zahn
Artist: Sarah Wilkinson
Gaming: Monica Valentinelli
Fan: Dave McCarty
Special Guest: Matt McElroy
39February
14-17, 2019
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingD’Andre WilliamsStrange Beasts AriseAuthor: Seanan McGuire
Artist: Phil Foglio
Fan: Doug Rice
Music: Carrie Dahlby
40February
13-16, 2020
Westin Chicago North Shore, WheelingAimee DundonThe Tropics of CapriconAuthor: Tobias Buckell
Artist: Trungles
Fan: Lil Sams

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