Phandemonium, Inc. sponsors the annual science fiction convention Capricon as our main goal, while ensuring that attendees at Capricon have as much fun as possible. Additionally, we promote Science Fiction as a genre and support the Chicagoland Science Fiction community. Your registration at Capricon automatically includes membership in Phandemonium for the year.

The Board of Directors chooses the chairperson for the next Capricon, while seeing to the continuing needs of Capricon itself, in addition to running Fannish events throughout the year. Phandemonium looks for ways to be more involved in the community. We host events on a bimonthly basis including:

  • Book Club East (Evanston)

If you are interested in any of our ongoing programs, have new ideas, or just have questions about Phandemonium please look for a board member at Capricon and let’s have a chat.

The corporation consists of five parts:

  1. The Board of Directors who are responsible for stewardship of the Corporation.
  2. The Annual Ad-Hoc Convention Committee who does all the hard, and often thankless, work it takes to hold the convention each year.
  3. The Keepers of Valuable Knowledge who perform specific necessary duties and/or provide continuing knowledge of how to accomplish the important tasks related to the Corporation.
  4. The Corporate Staff who perform vital functions in support of the Board of Directors and the Corporation as a whole.
  5. The Membership, which includes anyone who has purchased an annual membership.

There will be an open Board meeting on Sunday, February 19th to discuss corporation business and to elect two new board members to replace those retiring. All corporation members are invited and encouraged to attend and vote.

The Board of Directors will be holding a panel on Saturday, February 18th to give the membership a chance to ask questions about the organization and to meet the candidates who are running for the Board of Directors.

Board Members (Elected)

Board Members (Appointed Positions):

Secretary: Jason Betts
Treasurer: Wendy Zdrowski
Capricon 38 Chair: Terrence Miltner

Corporate Staff (Appointed Positions):

Archivist: Sandra Levy
Facilities Coordinator: Dave McCarty
Health & Sanitation Supervisor: Vicki Ortega
Supreme Minister of Fun: Michael Unger
IT Director: Chris Dundon
Minister of Community Outreach: Andrea Hawkins-Kamper

Keepers of Valuable Knowledge:

  • Alice Bentley
  • Phil Foglio
  • Tracy Lunquist
  • Dave McCarty
  • Amy Schaffer
  • Helen Montgomery

Phandemonium is always looking for those in our membership who want to become more involved – especially with the annual Ad-Hoc Convention Committee. If you have ever thought that being on a ConCom would be fun, then 1) you’re right! and, 2) you can!

Please see any board member over the Capricon weekend for more information on how to become more involved in the convention or in Phandemonium as a whole.

Phandemonium Board President
– Dan Berger

Phandemonium Code of Conduct

Phandemonium is the parent corporation that puts on Capricon. If you have a membership for this year’s Capricon, then you are a member of Phandemonium. As a member of Phandemonium, you are expected to follow the Phandemonium Code of Conduct for the duration of the event, including any informal pre- or post-event activities. This is in addition to the Capricon Code of Conduct above.

You can read the Codes of Conduct for members of Phandemonium at