Archive for September, 2014

“The Princess Bride” screening


The University of Chicago is presenting a film series called “You Can’t Handle the Youth: ’80s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner”. On October 3 and 5, they’ll be screening “The Princess Bride”. This also happens to be the book selected for the January 11, 2015 meeting of the Phandemonium Book Club in Evanston.

See the movie. Read the book. Compare and contrast. Ya know, brainy stuff.

Click here for details on the U of C screening.

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “The Princess Bride”


Wondering how best to start 2015? We’ve got some ideas. Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles.

In short, “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman.

We’ll be meeting on January 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

1740 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL

Evanston is kind of like the Cliffs of Insanity, right? Stop by and find out.

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “Frankenstein”


To celebrate Halloween, the Phandemonium Book Club in Elgin will be discussing “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Although usually thought of as horror, it has all the elements of great science fiction.

We’ll be discussing this masterpiece on October 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Note the new time. (You get to sleep in!) The meeting will be at…

Blue Box Cafe
176 E Chicago St
Elgin, IL 60120

It’s walking distance form a Metra station and a major Pace Bus hub. There is free parking in a garage on the block north of the Cafe on Chicago Street and some street parking.

Join us as we discuss this classic story.

Phandemonium Book Club – 2014 Hugo Best Novel


We’re kicking off our second decade of Phandemonium Book Club with the 2014 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. This year’s winner was “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie.

We will be meeting at WindyCon 41. The convention is being held on November 14-16, 2014 at…

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148

We’ll be meeting on Saturday (11/15) at 1:00 pm. The room is TBD. Check the Windycon program for final details.

Join us to discuss some good old space opera.

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