“Soon I Will Be Invincible” at Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre


Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre is performing “Soon I Will Be Invincible”. It’s a musical based on the Austin Grossman novel. If you saw their presentation at Capricon 35, you know it promises to be amazing.

Click here for details on performances.

Brother Guy Consolmagno receives the Carl Sagan Medal


Congratulations to Brother Guy Consolmagno on receiving the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal. He’s the first clergyman to do so. Well done, Brother Guy!

You can read more about this well deserved honor here.

John Scalzi at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Friend of Phandemonium, John Scalzi, will be at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago on Tuesday, 10/21/2014 at 6:00 pm. Here’s the flier with more details.

John Scalzi at Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Submit your nomination for Detcon1 YA SF


Please consider nominating for the Detcon1 Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Award. *Anyone* can nominate – you do not need to be a member of the convention to nominate, although you do in order to vote on the final ballot. Nominating closes February 28, so act fast!

Click here for more information or to submit a nomination.

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.

Book drive at Windycon 39


The Science Fiction Outreach Project will be collecting books at Windycon this year. SFOP is an initiative to attract Science Fiction book readers to fannish activities.

Windycon 39 will be November 9-11 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.

You can drop off your gently used Sci-Fi/Fantasy books at the LoneStarCon 3 table throughout the weekend. It’s generous. It’s green. Do it!!!

Cory Doctorow is coming to the Chicago area!


Cory Doctorow is coming to the Chicago area! He will be speaking at Deerfield High School on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm. Admission is free but please register in advance at or call 847-945-3311.

The “7 Days of Chicon” ends tonight


The “7 Days of Chicon” sale ends tonight! An excellent use of your holiday money – We want all our friends to be there, so buy your membership!

Click here to register.

Chicon 7


Start planning now! Looks like there’s going to be a Worldcon in our backyard in 2012, assuming of course the Mayans were wrong and the world doesn’t end first. I’m sure there will be more to say on the subject in the near and not so near future. But in the mean time, why not wander over to the official site and see what bits and pieces of information are already available.

To Serve Fan


Bored and looking for something to do? Want that something to be fannish related? Then check out To Serve Fan. Rich Roszko has started a new website/database trying to collect all of the known conventions, so if you ever get that hankering to drop anything and run off to attend a con, you could check in here, see what’s going on, and head off for some fun.

I did notice he doesn’t currently have Capricon listed, but he’s been emailed with the necessary details.

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