Archive for January, 2011

Pre-Registration Ending Soon!


Well folks, Capricon 31 is sneaking up on us. Pre-Registration closes tomorrow 1/31. Here is your last chance to register for the $55 rate. After 1/31 your only option for the full weekend will be the at-the door price of $70. We also have various one day rates if you’re only going to be able to make it out for a single day. You can get all the details as well as information on how to register online by visiting the registration page on the Capricon 31 website.

And of course in case you missed the announcement… the full weekend schedule is now available online as well. This schedule shows all of the panels, anime, games and special events that we have planned for the weekend. Check it out and start planning. Of course this schedule is subject to change, because as we all know, nothing is final until 24 hours after the event is over.

See you all soon.

Capricon 31 – Progress Report #2


As you may or may not know, at Capricon every year we have a daily newsletter called “Goat Droppings” which we use to give you updates on what’s going on for a given day, what already happened at the convention, interviews with the GoH’s etc.  Well over the course of the year we also put out e-editions of Goat Droppings, which are more of a progress report on the planning for Capricon as well as an update on other events being planned by Phandemonium. Well it’s that time again for the Winter 2011, e-edition of Goat Droppings. It has a progress report on the convention, which is just two weeks away now, information about the Capricon Book Drive, Phandemonium Events, and the ever popular Out of CON-text notes. So check it out and see what’s going on. Click on the link below to access the .pdf version of Goat Droppings.

Goat Droppings January 2011

Updated: Program Schedule for Cap 31


The Capricon 31 schedule is live!!!  Want to start planning your weekend at Capricon?  Well now we can help you. The program schedule is now available for you to review.  Come see what we have planed… Start planning now so you know when you can eat and sleep. I’m pointing you to the list sorted by date time, but the information is also available sorted alphabetically. You can also search for panels based on who’s going to be on them, so if you’re a completist and need to go to every panel by “Miss Cool Panelist” you can find out where she’s scheduled to be.

In other words… stop reading my babbling and head on over and check out everything that is in store for you.

Pre-Registration Deadline


Just a quick reminder… Pre-Registration for Capricon 31 ends January 31st. If you act now you can still register for $55 for the entire weekend. On Feb 1st the rate goes up to the at-the-door rate of $70 for the weekend, and if you mail it in you’re taking chances that the postal service will actually get the information to us in time for the convention.  You can still pre-register online by going to our registration page where you will find links to an online registration form or a printable/mailable form. If you know you’re coming to Capricon save yourself a couple of bucks and register before the price goes up.

Room Rate Extended


Good news… There are a lot of you coming to Capricon this year. We’ve had to expand our room block yet again. That being said if you still want to reserve a room at the convention rate, please visit the hotel page on the Capricon website for a link to reserve your room. The Westin has agreed to continue to honor the convention rate until there are no rooms left available in the hotel. So act fast, when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Phandemonium Euchre Club – 4/10


Spring has arrived! What says spring better than a nice game of Euchre?

Euchre Club will meet on Sunday, April 10, at 5:30 PM. We’ll be at …

The Grafton
4530 North Lincoln
Chicago, IL

There is a meter lot across the street, but there is also plenty of metered street parking on Lincoln (sadly, you now have to feed the meters on Sunday). Free parking is available on side streets and on Lincoln between Montrose and Sunnyside. If you’re coming via public transportation, the closest stop is Western on the Brown Line. Remember to buy lots of food and drink!

Ides of Phandemonium – Paramount Room


On Sunday, May 15, enjoy some Phandemonium phun a little closer to the city at the Paramount Room. Meet up with friends and enjoy an excellent variety of beer and food. Start time is 7:00pm.

Paramount Room
415 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Ides of Phandemonium – Fox and Hound


On Friday, April 15, the Ides of Phandemonium heads north. Enjoy beer and wings and good company at the Fox and Hound. The fun begins at 7:00pm.

Fox and Hound
918 W Dundee Rd
Arlington Heights, IL

Ides of Phandemonium – Brixie’s


Come join us on Monday, March 14, for a fun evening on the west side. Yes, we know we’re a day early for the “Ides”, but on Monday there’s Free Bacon and $1 off Import Drafts!!! The festivities begin at 7:00pm.

9526 W Ogden
Brookfield, IL

Ides of Phandemonium – Zombie Goat Party



Beware the Ides of Phandemonium! Beware zombie goats! Have a beer!

Join us for the first of a new series of events on the 15th of each month. Why only get together once a year?

We’re having a Zombie Goat Party in honor of an exhausted Capricious on Tuesday, February 15, at:

RAM Restaurant & Brewery
700 N Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL

That’s right across for the Capricon hotel. The fun starts at 6:30pm. See you there!

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