Capricon 33

Capricon needs your knowledge!



We’re looking for a few good fen with specific knowledge to participate on panels at Capricon 33.

Are you:

  • Familiar with the works of Alfred Bester?
  • A fan of James Bond books and/or films?
  • A fan of Benedict Cumberbatch?

If you are and would like to participate on a panel, please contact Programming at

You know if you don’t, someone else will and you’ll just have to keep correcting them. Why not cut out the middle man?

Capricon 33 After Christmas Sale!


Capricon 33 is having an After Christmas Sale! From 12/26/2012 to 12/31/2012 all memberships purchased online will receive a $5 discount. Use the promo code XMAS when registering to get $5 off.

Click here to register! (Look for “To register online:“.)

Goat Droppings – Winter 2012 Edition


The Winter 2012 edition of Goat Droppings is here!

All the latest news about Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence, plus the other great Phandemonium activities. Take a look, before you miss out on the fun.

Highlights include:

  • The Capricon 33 Geek Prom
  • The Midwinter Faire
  • Catan North American Championships 2013 Qualifier

… plus much, much more!

Click here to download you copy.

Register for Capricon 33 now and save!


You have until December 15 to register for Capricon 33 for $50. Why wait and pay more? Our theme is Artificial Intelligence, but it doesn’t take A.I. to know that cheaper is better!

Click here and register now!

Capricon 33 Programming Survey is LIVE!


Are you interested in being part of Capricon 33 programming? If so, fill out our programming survey.

Capricon is a 900 member science fiction literature convention held annually in Wheeling, IL (a suburb of Chicago). Capricon 33 will be held February 7-10, 2013. We are proud to say that we are Chicago’s only four day science fiction convention, and have had a tradition for many years of choosing a theme for each convention; in 2013, our theme will be “Artificial Intelligence.” Our Guests of Honor include Daniel H. Wilson (Author Guest of Honor), Karen Ann Hollingsworth (Artist Guest of Honor), and Helen Montgomery (Fan Guest of Honor).

We have some great programming panels planned – all they need are great participants! This is where we hope you come in – it’s not too late to sign up.

Our programming questionnaire is up on the Capricon 33 website, ready and waiting for your input. There is a list of general topics that we have come up with, and all you have to do is fill out the questionnaire and press the Submit button. Next thing you know, you’ll be receiving an email later in December letting you know what panels you will be on. You will have time to review it and let us know if there are any questions or concerns or problems, and a final schedule based upon your feedback will be sent out in January.

Please also feel free to suggest panels you would like to be on, or just ones you would like to see. If enough people suggest similar topics, we’ll do our best to make it happen. You can email ideas directly to or add them in the appropriate box in the online questionnaire.

Anyone who participates in a minimum of three (3) programming items is eligible to earn back their membership fee. We do require that you *pre-register* for the convention. Reimbursement checks are then written after the convention has ended and are mailed to you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at

If possible, please complete the questionnaire by 11:59pm (CT) on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Thanks, and we hope see you at Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence in February!

Sondra de Jong
Programming Department Head, Capricon 33

Phandemonium Book Club – “Robopocalypse”


At Capricon 33 we’ll be discussing A.I. gone wrong with “Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson (Author GoH). This book is currently under development as a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw, and Anne Hathaway. The exact date, time and location of book club will be listed in the final convention schedule.

Register now for Capricon, before membership rates increase!

New information about Capricon 33


The Capricon 33 web site has been updated with new information regarding the Art Show, Catan tournament, Dealer’s Room, parties, and more. Why not stop by for the latest news?

You can also register online. Do it now before rates go up.

Register for Capricon 33 before rates go up!


Sunday, 9/9, is the last day for the Capricon 33 pre-reg rate of $45. After that the rate goes up to $50.

In these days when every dollar counts, why pay more for your fun? Don’t wait another minute. Register now. You’ll be glad you did.

$45 rate for Capricon 33 extended


The deadline for the $45 membership rate for Capricon 33 has been extended! You now have until September 9 to register at the lower rate.

Click here and register today!

Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence


Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence

We become self-aware.

February 7-10, 2013

Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL

Author GOH: Daniel H. Wilson

Artist GOH: Karen Ann Hollingsworth

Fan GOH: Helen Montgomery

Chicagoland’s four day science fiction convention!

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