Capricon 31

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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.

Capricon Approaches…


That’s right it’s just two days until Capricon starts. Opening Ceremonies Thursday night! Escape! the mundane world for the weekend. If your circumstances allow we have programming going on all day on Friday so make sure you come and join us. We really do mean it when we say we’re a four day con. Check out the programming schedule on the website.

Dr. Horrible needs your help!


Want to be on stage in front of all of Capricon?  We’ve got the perfect opportunity!  On Saturday at 7pm, we will have a LIVE performance of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – it’s THE event of the con!  We need a Fan Boy and Fan Girl to help out with the song “The Perfect Story”, so if you can carry a tune and have a lot of enthusiasm, we want YOU!  Contact the director, Ruth P. at if you’re interested.  (Must be available Friday during the day for some rehearsal, and Saturday for final rehearsal and performance.)

Hotel Reservation Emails


Just a quick note to let those of you who have reservations with the hotel for Capricon to not panic. The hotel sent out a mass email confirming everyone’s hotel rooms. Unfortunately they all had the wrong dates on them. It was a mistake, the hotel is aware of the issue. They are fixing it and another email will be sent out with the correct information. Please disregard the emails you received from the hotel with the incorrect dates.

Snow Goons!


So looking out my window and gauging by the fact that the snow is still coming down… I’m thinking that unless we have a freak heat wave in the next week and a half… there will still be snow on the ground when Capricon starts next week. Which also means theoretically the annual(When the weather cooperates) Snow Goon! panel should be able to happen. If you’re going to be at Cap Friday morning, come out and make snow goons! Here are the details of the panel:

Snow Goons!

Time: Friday – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Category: Panel-Event
Track: Other
Location: Lobby (No snow goons in the lobby please… just meet there and go outside to make your goons!)
Panelists: Helen Montgomery, Erik V. Olson
Description: Bring your snowpants and gloves and come outside with us to build Snow Goons! What are Snow Goons, you ask? Snowmen, but seriously twisted, a la Calvin and Hobbes. (Weather permitting)

And just in case you’re curious this information and a whole lot more about Capricon’s program schedule are now available on our website. If you’re around the Midwest today… there’s a good chance that you’re stuck inside, so why not take a few minutes to look at what we’ve got planned. Leave a comment and let us know what you’re most looking forward to at Capricon this year.

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.

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