What is Capricon?

Capricon is a four day Science Fiction Convention held annually in the Chicago area.  We will be celebrating Capricon 30 in February 2010.  We usually average between 800-1000 members.

Capricon celebrates all the best of the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, with a focus on the literature itself.  During the day, members of the convention attend programming panels on a variety of topics:  books, movies, television, anime, gaming, science, space exploration…there’s something for everyone!  We also have an Anime room, Film room, Gaming events, Filk concerts, Author readings and autograph sessions, and several large Special Events, such as Klingon Karaoke and a Masquerade.  In the evening, many of our members open their rooms and wallets to host open parties for all the other members.

Capricon also features a Dealers Room, home to several vendors of fannish products.  Books, costumes, games, movies, comics, jewelry…all this and more can be found in the Dealers Room.  We also have an Art Show, which features artwork from the genre.  Some artwork is for display only, but much of it can be purchased through our Art Auction.  We display art by both professional and fannish artists.

Is your curiosity piqued?  Want to know more?  Click to download the PDF (fair warning – it’s on the large side) of the Capricon 29 Program Book for a good example of what we offer on any given year.

Above all, Capricon is about fun and friends.  The Convention Committee is made up entirely by volunteers, and we also rely upon our members to volunteer some of their time at the convention to help make it all happen.  We consider ourselves to be part of the world wide Fannish Community, where all are welcome.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy exploring our website, and we hope to see you at Capricon 30:  Celebration!



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