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Check here for all you need to know about Special Events! There will be some returning favorites and some new events sure to draw you in for some fun!

Please Note:

Due to being in a new hotel with a new hotel contract, there will not be a Thursday night reception following Opening Ceremonies. However, a light supper of pizza will be served during the Midwinter Faire on a first come, first served basis.


After a long hiatus, the Capricon Masquerade is returning.

Midwinter Faire

Welcome Campers! From 5:30 - 7:30 PM on Thursday of Capricon 29, join us at the Midwinter Faire and catch up with old friends or make some new ones! There will be food, games, events, and more for your enjoyment. You might even get a chance to take home your very own spaceman! We are also asking for people to volunteer their time and energy for two hours to provide the fun. If you have a skill or talent and you would like to share, please email fair @

Art & Charity Auction

On Saturday night, join us for our Annual Art and Charity Auction. Artwork from the Art Show with four bids or more will go to auction. In addition, there will be several items up for auction that support this year�s charity, The American Brain Tumor Association. We welcome donations for the charity auction, which can be dropped off at the Art Show. We ask that the items be appropriate for a SF convention auction. Be prepared to open your checkbooks in support of a worthy cause!


GOT CAMP SPIRIT!?! Show it off Saturday at the Olympiad as we do battle in some of the silliest ways you can imagine. You will need skill, wit but mostly just plain luck, at Camp Capricon's Camp Games (Can you say this three times fast?)

Klingon Karaoke

Polish up your vocal tubes and get ready for the Camp Capricon Talent Show on Friday night. Join Camp Capricon's very own Klingon as he hosts our annual Karaoke night.

Inter-Camp Dance

Following the Masquerade Costume Contest will be the Inter-Camp Dance, where we will mingle with our rival camp, dancing with the Furry Ducks of Camp WindyChiaWaka twisting the night away to the oldies and the goodies and the newbies too.

Trivia Bowl

Come one, come all and match your wits against fellow campers on Sci-Fi history and lore, trying to run your opponents underware up the flagpole first. This is a good way to earn your Special Events Merit Badge.

Bluebeard Show

Avast ye campers! Join your old friend, Bluebeard the Pirate, in some seaworthy silliness, as he makes port at Camp Capricon. Having survived last year's sinking ship, he is back once again for some family orientated fun.

Dark & Stormy Planet

Yes, once again it's back. The bad writing contest. It's the opening sentences to worst stories never written, by you! The winners along with the other entries will be read Sunday morning. Bonus points will be considered if you start with: "This one time at fan camp" or " A funny thing happened on the way to the Con" Drop off your Stories at Ops during the Con. The stories will be judged on Saturday night after we have been kicked off the party floor.
Judges Gladly Accept Bribes!

Scavenger Hunt

Attention Campers: This year Capricon will be holding a Scavenger Hunt. Just look for pictures of Capricious throughout the camp ground and when you find one, write down on the official form where you saw it (i.e. dealers room, anime, consuite, etc.) on the line that corresponds to the picture. Although it is possible to find all the pictures, it will not be easy. Not all the pictures will be displayed during the entire convention. So even if you are missing a few, you can, however, still win. We will have two catagories, adults and children, so 18 and under make sure you put your age on the entry form. You can pick up the scavenger hunt form at the information desk or registration.

What's New
New Campground!
Please remember we have a new Campground! We will be camping at the lovely

Westin Chicago North Shore

Located at:
601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090
Visit our Hotel page for more information.


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