Capricon 35

They’ve done it again! In the most recent podcast by “The Functional Nerds” (our media guests of honor) John Anealio and Patrick Hester have a spirited conversation with our Author Guest of Honor, Matt Forbeck. Go to to enjoy Episode 219 as they continue to whet our appetite for Capricon 35.

Speaking of which, have you registered yet for Capricon 35? It’s still $55 for the full four-day experience, BUT you must register BEFORE the strike of midnight on Thursday January 29th. On Friday January 30, the price for a four-day badge goes to $70.

Don’t Miss an All-Capricon 35 episode of The Functional Nerds podcast!  Head over to to listen to Episode 218.  It’s a warm-up for Capricon as our Social Media Guests of Honor Patrick Hester and John Anealio interview our Gaming Guest of Honor Margaret Weis and talk about their upcoming appearance at Capricon 35.  It’s an all-Capricon podcast you won’t want to miss.

We are delighted to announce that the Capricon Program is done! We’re going to hit the ground running on Thursday afternoon! You can see the full program here and see a list of participants here.

We also have several special events in the works – as always our entertaining Opening Ceremonies and Midwinter Faire on Thursday, SpaceTime Theater on Friday, concerts by Cheshire Moon and our Music Guest of Honor Alexander James Adams on Saturday, a staged reading from OtherWorld Theater on Saturday, and of course Closing Ceremonies on Sunday – complete with awards and a sneak peak at Capricon 36!

If you are at a loss on what to wear at Capricon 35, you can check out the Capricon store on the OffWorld Designs website here.

Capricon is pleased to announce the addition of Margaret Weis as our Gaming Guest of Honor for Capricon 35.

Margaret Weis was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in 1970 with a BA degree in Literature and Creative Writing. In 1983, she moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to take a job as book editor at TSR, Inc., producers of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® role-playing game.

Weis is the author/co-author of several other New York Times best-selling series, including DARKSWORD, ROSE OF THE PROHET, STAR OF THE GUARDIANS, THE DEATHGATE CYCLE, DRAGONSHIPS. Her new series, with author, Robert Krammes, THE DRAGON BRIGADE, is being published by Tor Books.

Weis is the owner of MARGARET WEIS PRODUCTIONS, LTD, a publishing company specializing in licensed RPGs. Their newest product is the FIREFLY role-playing game, based on the critically acclaimed and wildly popular TV series by Joss Whedon.

Capricon 35 has added John Bivens as our Artist Guest of Honor.

John Bivens is a comic book creator (mainly an illustrator) from Illinois. His work has appeared in the Eisner and Harvey award winning “Comic Book Tatoo”, DC comic’s ZUDA initiative, and the Image Comics SF/Fantasy epic “Dark Engine.”

Due to unavoidable circumstances, Steve Jackson will not be able to join us at Capricon 35. Mr. Jackson is as sad as we are, as he was looking forward to being a Guest of Honor alongside his friend and fellow gamer Matt Forbeck.




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