Convention Program — Advertising Specifications


Capricon is an annual science fiction convention held in the Chicago area since 1980. The convention draws 1,000 attendees, not just from Chicago, but from neighboring states. Many of the convention attendees are professionals with disposable income and spend time outside the convention, dining, shopping, or sight seeing. Capricon has recently moved to the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling after several years in Arlington Heights. Advertising in the Capricon Program Book, which is given to all convention attendees, is an excellent way to ensure they know your company exists.



Professional Rates*

Fan Rates*

Full Page (7.5 x 10) B&W



Full Page (7.5 x 10) Color

Inside covers or back cover placement



Half Page (7.5 x 4.75 or 3.5 x 10)



Quarter Page (7.5 x 2.25 or 3.5 x 4.75)



Eighth Page (3.5 x 2.375)




Supported formats:

   Adobe PDF (Preferred)
High Resolution/Print Reader/Fonts Embedded

   Adobe InDesign CS

   High Resolution JPEG or TIFF
300 dpi at 100% of original artwork size


Non-Acceptable formats:

   Microsoft Word files

   Low resolution image files
JPEG, TIF, GIF, etc.


Ads do not bleed

Line screen: 150



CD-ROM, DVD, or USB drive.

Media will not be returned unless requested.


      Included screen & printer fonts are those used in eps files

      Always use real typeface. Do not use application to apply stiles (Bold, Italic, Outline, Shadow, Underline)

      Include all supporting files that are placed in the file



Ads that are in color will need to be process color (CMYK). NO PMS COLORS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All other ads will be black and white (gray scale). Color ads are only available for full page placement on the inside covers or back cover.


Deadline for ads is January 10, 2011.


E-Mail Delivery

  • Recommended that files are compressed in .zip format.
  • The total for attached files in an e-mail can not be more than 9 MB in size
  • E-mail to


Mail delivery

Mail artwork to

Capricon 31

4321 Maple Ave

Brookfield, IL 60513


*Professional rates apply to commercial, for-profit organizations employing full-time staff. Fan rates apply to conventions, clubs, fanzines, and non-profit organizations with no salaried staff.

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