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Register for Capricon 34 before rates go up!


Don’t forget, on January 1, 2014 the cost for four fun-filled days at Capricon goes up to $55. You can secure your all-inclusive four-day badge for $50 if you act before the end of the year. In addition to our guests of honor, we have a live band, Karaoke, a live-action LARP, SpaceTime Theater, a Time Warp dance, free grub (special bacon night!!!) and so many panels you’ll need a time turner to attend them all.

For more information and to register online, visit our web site. We look forward to seeing you in the 4th Dimension (again and again and again) on February 6-9, 2014 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling.

Be part of the Capricon 34 Dealer’s Room


Are you interested in being part of the Capricon 34 Dealer’s Room? Every fan knows that the highlight of a con can be finding that special item. Why not add your wares to our fabulous selection?

Click here for details, including our Dealer’s Room Table Request Form. Submit yours now, before the tables are all gone.

See you at the convention!

Goat Droppings – September 2013 Edition


The September 2013 edition of Goat Droppings is here!

It’s full of all the latest news about Capricon 34: The 4th Dimension, plus the other great Phandemonium activities. Take a look, before you miss out on the fun.

Highlights include:

  • Emerging Artists Program
  • Return of Karaoke!
  • Return of the Euchre Tournaments!
  • Return of the Dance!
  • The Midwinter Faire
  • Catan World Championships 2014 Pre-Qualifier

… plus much, much more!

Click here to download your copy.

Phandemonium Book Club – “Dies the Fire”


The book club selection for Capricon 34 will be “Dies the Fire” by Author Guest of Honor, S. M. Stirling. Capricon will be returning to the Westin Chicago North Shore.

Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090

The exact date/time/room are TBD. We’ll update this event when we have more information.

Register now for Capricon, before membership rates increase!

Silent Nightmare at Wise Fool’s Pub


The Capricon 34 Musical Guest, Silent Nightmare, is performing at Wise Fool’s Pub on 9/20. Show some fannish support and have fun at the same time!

Wise Fools Pub
2270 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-1300

“The City & The City” and Capricon get an international mention!


James Bacon wrote an article about the Lifeline Theatre production of The City & The City by China Miéville. The Lifeline Theatre has a long history of adapting genre fiction for the stage.

James also gives Capricon a very prominent mention in the article, which was published by Forbidden Planet International. Click here to read the article.

Photobooth pictures – Requesting removal


If you would prefer not to have your photo from our TARDIS photobooth displayed on Facebook, please contact Chicagoland PhotoBooth and request its removal. They have confirmed that they will remove such photos immediately.

Keep in mind that, while we strive to respect the wishes of our membership, Phandemonium assumes the right to display your image. The Phandemonium Code of Conduct states:

“Phandemonium event attendees and members should be aware that photography and video and/or audio recordings are frequently made by Phandemonium during events and that their likenesses may appear in those recordings. Attendees and members agree to assign without compensation the use of their likeness for the use of promotional material.”

UPDATE: Because of some of the complaints received by Chicagoland PhotoBooth, they have chosen to remove all the Capricon photos from their Facebook page. We support their decision.

Photobooth pictures are available online!


A TARDIS photobooth materialized at Capricon 33. It was supplied by the good folks at Chicagoland PhotoBooth. It was lots of fun and helped raise money for a good cause, 2nd Chance 4 Pets.

Click here to see all the delightful photos.

Karen Ann Hollingsworth is sharing her skills!


Karen Ann Hollingsworth, Capricon 33’s Artist GOH, is sharing her skills! Karen will be hosting two hands-on panels. Come prepared! We will have some extra supplies on hand if you don’t.

Intuitive Watercolor Painting – Saturday, 11:30 am-1:00 pm – Botanic Garden B
Recommended supplies:

  • Pan Watercolor set: any size whatever you can afford or have.
  • Pismacolor colored pencils any size whatever you can afford or have. (NOT the watercolor ones)
  • Clayboard panel ultra smooth surface: 9×12 or smaller again whatever you can afford.

The Eraser Is Your Friend – Saturday, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm – Botanic Garden B
Recommended supplies:

  • Drawing Pencils: Prismacolor/Turquioise 4H, 2B, 5B,9B
  • Smudgy sticks
  • Sharpener: Dahle, two hole pencil sharpener. Square plastic sharpener with black and yellow cap. Blick’s has them.
  • Sketch paper: I recommend 9×12 Biggy Sketch pad from Blick’s


  • Faber-Castell Eraser Pencils (two pack available @ Hobby Lobby)
  • Pentel Clie Eraser
  • PaperMate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick (if you can’t get any of this others this is a must have. Available at Blick’s, Staples, Office Depot, Michael’s etc.)

Check out Capricon 33 programming


Capricon 33 is almost here! Click this link to see our programming schedule. You won’t want to miss a minute of it.

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