Capricon 32

March Book Club – “The Color of Magic”


In March, the Phandemonium Book Club will journey to Discworld with “The Color of Magic” by Terry Pratchett. We’ll meet on Sunday, March 18, at 6:30pm at the Barnes and Noble in Evanston, (1630 Sherman Ave). We hope to see you there!

Note that the time has been set for the book club at Capricon 32. We’ll meet to discuss “Little Brother” by Cory Doctorow on Saturday, 2/11, from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

John Scalzi to DJ at Capricon 32!!!


See what John Scalzi has to say about his upcoming duties as the DJ for Capricon 32 in his blog post, “I’m DJing a Dance at Capricon XXXII, or, BWA HA HA HA HA HAH HA”.

Capricon 32 Art Show Deadline


Interested in placing pieces in the Capricon 32 Art Show?  The deadline to submit applications is this Saturday, January 7, 2012.  For more information visit our web page at

Capricon 32 Room Update


You may have received a message while trying to book a room that the Capricon 32 block is full. We’ve contacted the hotel and they should be releasing more rooms into our block soon. Stay tuned for more information.

The Fall 2011 E-Edition of Goat Droppings is here!


The Fall 2011 E-Edition of Goat Droppings is here!

Chock full of news about Capricon 32: Amazing Adventures! (only two months to go!), plus all the other cool stuff we here at Phandemonium are up to these days.

The issue includes:

Capricon 32 Progress Report:
*Pre-registration ($50) rate extended until December 31!
*Hotel block is open!
*Info on programming and art show and dealers and parties and exhibits and fan tables and volunteering!

Detailed information on some special events at Capricon:
*Settlers of Catan – World Wide Catan Championship Pre-Qualifier on Friday and Saturday!
*Our Food Drive and Book Drive!

Upcoming Phandemonium events :
*The Ides of Phandemonium – our monthly gatherings!
*The Capricon Bookclub!
*The Capricon Euchre Club!

There’s even more stuff in this issue – so much we can’t list it all here! Download the full color PDF in all its glory!

Phandemonium Book Club – “Little Brother”


We’ll be discussing “Little Brother” by our Author Guest of Honor, Cory Doctorow, at Capricon 32. The exact date, time and location will be listed in the final schedule.

The book is available for free in a variety of e-formats here.

And remember, we’ll be meeting on January 8, 2012 to discuss “A Time of Changes” by Robert Silverberg. The discussion starts at 6:30pm at our normal meeting place, the Evanston Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
1630 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL

Interested in being a Capricon 32 panelist?


Would like to be a part of Capricon 32 programming? It’s not too late to volunteer for a panel adventure! We’re still looking for panelists interested in books, science, movies, television, art, comics, writing, publishing, politics, sex, and religion.

Please fill out the online programming questionnaire by Friday, December 16 at 11:59pm CST, and we’ll try to find an appropriate path for your adventure.

Join now and save!


Hey, everyone! Just a reminder that the membership rate for Capricon 32 increases on December 1st. Register now and save!

Go to for details.

Capricon at Duckon


Capricon 32: Amazing Adventures! is throwing a party tonight at Duckon. Visit us in room 4101 from 9:30 PM until the goats come home and we’ll help you choose your next adventure!

Visit our fan table on Saturday and Sunday to learn more about Capricon 32: Amazing Adventures! Find out where it will take you…

Tuesday Funk #32 meets Capricon 32


In an odd sort of cosmic fate kind of thing, one of Capricon 32’s upcoming Guests of Honor will be doing a reading at Tuesday Funk #32. What is Tuesday Funk you ask?  Well let me borrow some content from their website, since really I’m not going to be able to explain it better than they can.

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Sara Ross and William Shunn, bringing you a variety of fiction, poetry, and essays the first Tuesday of every month. Join us next on March 1st, 7:30 pm, upstairs at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL. Tuesday Funk is the official reading series of the Gothic Funk Nation.

So that’s what Tuesday Funk is, and on March 1st, Steven Silver, Capricon 32’s Fan Guest of Honor will be giving a reading. So come on out and see him, have some beer and have a good time. Maybe when you see him at Capricon next year you’ll be able to say “I saw him way back when… before he became famous.”

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