Archive for December, 2010

Registration Rates going up!


Hey everyone… just a quick reminder that tomorrow (12/31/10) is the last day to pre-register for Capricon at the $50 for the full weekend rate. Starting January 1st the rate goes up to $55. Just think what you could do with that $5, you could buy a good beer, or two bad beers, get half a cup of coffee at Starbucks, a comic book, a 10 piece chicken nugget meal at McDonalds, if you get some friends together you could partake of the $5/person rule when ordering pizza, give it to your annoying nephew so that he’ll stop singing “I’m a little tea cup”. The options are endless. Seriously though, if you’re planning to attend Capricon anyway (You know you want to.) and you’ve got the money available. Now would be a good time to register.

Registering early helps us plan the convention. Knowing ahead of time how many people to expect we know how much food and drink to have in the consuite, if we need bigger spaces for certain events, it lets us warn the hotel how many people will be onsite, etc. It’s a win-win, you save some money and help us plan a better convention.

So go the Capricon Registration site for information on how to get yourself registered. So you have until the end of Friday to register for $50, after that it becomes $55 until the end of January. After January you have to pay the at the door price of $70 for the entire weekend.

January F.E.A.S.T.


Phandemonium will be holding their next F.E.A.S.T. event in Buffalo Grove, not too far from the Capricon Hotel.

We will be enjoying the cultural cuisine of Japan with Hanabi Restaurant located at 734 South Buffalo Grove in the Buffalo Grove Plaza at Dundee Road.

This Japanese Experience will be on Sunday, January 23 at 6pm.  Please let us know if you will be attending no later than January 18 as we do make reservations for the group. We hope to see many of you there.

Capricon 31 Programming needs you!


Yeah, even you over in the corner… we see you hiding.

Programming Participants needed!  Anyone who participates in a minimum of three (3) programming items is eligible to earn back their membership fee.  We do require that you *pre-register* for the convention.  Our programming questionnaire is on the Capricon 31 website, just waiting for you!

If possible, please complete the questionnaire by 11:59pm (CT) on Friday, December 17, 2010.

Questions?  Email us at

Beware the Ides of Phandemonium


If you’ve made it past the title of this post, you’re probably wondering what the ides of Phandemonium are. Well we’re not exactly ready to tell you just yet, but we’re plotting something. It might be fun, for at least some of you. It might even be something social. Potentially no cost to you, unless you choose to incur cost. No need to order now, not As Seen on TV. Just watch this space for more information.

Advertise at Capricon


Real quick post.  Did you know that you could place an ad in the Capricon 31 Program Book? Would you like to buy an ad in the Capricon 31 Program Book? Do you know someone who might want to buy an ad? If so, please visit the following site to get the full details:

Phandemonium Book Club – “The God Engines”


There will be a book club meeting at Capricon 31. We’ll be discussing GoH John Scalzi’s novel, “The God Engines”. Capricon 31 is being held from February 10-13, 2011 at the Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL. The exact date and time of the book club is TBD.

Phandemonium Book Club – “Boneshaker”


The January book club will be the steampunk novel, “Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest. We will be meeting on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Borders Books in Evanston, IL (1700 Maple Ave). We hope to see you there!

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