Rockin’ in the Outer Realms!
The time to celebrate our love of sci-fi/fantasy in person is coming! Capricon 42: Rockin’ In The Outer Realms is set to take place February 3rd-6th, 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago hotel in Chicago, IL. It is our sincerest hope to gather together again in 2022 to celebrate our collective love of all things sci-fi/fantasy.
Science fiction has had a profound impact on the rock music genre over the years – and vice versa. From psychedelic to pop rock to all the sub-genres in between, Rock has had an obsession with the literary genre’s ability to think Beyond. David Bowie introduced us to Ziggy Stardust in The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and Hawkwind had us flying high in Space Ritual. Queen had us breaking our vocal chords and pumping our fists to Princes of the Universe and yelling “Flash! Aaah!” Sun Ra introduced us to what would later be coined Afrofuturism with the album The Space Age Is Here To Stay and Janelle Monae blew us away with ArchAndroid.
Come with us as we explore all the ways music has come to affect our lives and the science fiction/fantasy world.