Archive for February, 2011

Well that was fun…


Thanks to all of you who came out for Capricon this year. It was fun. Hope you can say the same. But… the fun’s not over yet. Beware the Ides of Phandemonium. Come join us for the Ides of Phandemonium Zombie Goat Party at the RAM restaurant in Wheeling, just across from the hotel Tuesday night (2/15) at 7PM. Just because Capricon’s over doesn’t mean Capricon has to end.

Open board meeting


Phandemonium open board meeting going on right now. Come vote for the two new board of directors

Bryan Palaszewski Update


Quick update… Bryan will now be joining us at 11:30 am today in River C, by teleconference to give his lecture “NASA Human Missions to Asteroids and Other Fine Places.”

Scalzi conversion to Coke Zero


8.5 cases

204 cans

2,448 ounces

72.3960004 liters

Opening Ceremonies in 10 mins


Rumor has it that it is going to be “EPIC”!

capricon is starting where are…


Capricon is starting where are you?

Capricon’s Book Drive


Capricon’s Book Drive:  The Science Fiction Outreach Project

A team of science fiction fans is planning to go to WonderCon, April 1-3, 2011, and give away six pallets of FREE BOOKS! WonderCon, held annually in San Francisco, attracts 34,000 people to a celebration of comics and fantasy media. This team of fans, affiliated with the World Science Fiction Convention, intend to establish an outpost at WonderCon, and reach out to the science fiction and fantasy readers who pass through the exhibit hall. Along with a free book, these readers will be given information about the amazing things going on in the “fannish” community, including Worldcons and regional conventions.

Many fans have often contemplated a trimming of their book collections. Don’t just recycle your books — donate them to this project so they can be the lure for new fans!  Books can be dropped off at the Greening table, next to convention registration.

Bryan P. Update


Hey folks, just a quick update.

Due to obligations with NASA, Bryan P. (I’m not going to try and spell his last name from memory… sorry) will not be able to attend Capricon this year. He had been hoping that the obligations facing him would clear up in time for him to make the trip this weekend, unfortunately things didn’t work out that way.

We’re sorry about the late notice, but we just found out ourselves.

Food drive at Capricon


We mentioned before that we’ll be running a food drive at Cap this year, and some of you have asked for more detail… So here you go:

Our food drive supports the Vernon Township Food Pantry, a local food pantry near the convention hotel (we like to give back to the community we’re in). The food pantry serves senior citizens, the disabled, and low income families with non-perishable food. The Vernon Township Food Pantry’s goal is to provide nutritionally balanced food to individuals and families in need. At the present time, they serve over 150 families each month. Due to the economy, the township anticipates more families will need the services the township provides. The township will only be able to meet this challenge because of the thoughtful contributions from people like you. Your generosity will enable the food pantry to make an immediate difference in the lives of the less fortunate families of Vernon Township.

March F.E.A.S.T. Carnival


On March 6, F.E.A.S.T. will be celebrating Carnival by going to Heaven on Seven for some Cajun Cuisine. and fun. The Heaven on Seven Restaurant is located at 600 North Michigan on the Second Floor  (Corner of Rush and Ohio) and will meet at 6:30pm.

Please let me know if you are able to attend No later than March 2 so I can be sure I have enough seats reserved. Thank you.

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