Capricon

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Capricon
Status Active
Genre Science Fiction
Location(s) Chicago area
Country United States
Inaugurated 1981
Organized by Phandemonium, Inc
Filing status Not For Profit
Website
http://www.capricon.org/

Capricon is a science fiction convention held annually in the Chicago area. It is sponsored by Phandemonium and has been held each year since 1981.

This article provides a listing of all Capricons, detailing their dates, locations, chairpersons, guests and (starting in 1999) the themes of each convention.

Except where indicated otherwise, all information is taken from the "History of Capricon" page at Capricon's web site.[1]

Event Date Location Convention chair Theme Guests
Capricon 1 February 20-22, 1981[2] Holiday Inn, Evanston, Illinois Chip Bestler Author Guest of Honor: Terry Carr/Wilson Tucker[2][3]
Fen Guests of Honor: J.R. & Mary Jane Holmes[2]
Capricon 2 February 1982 Radisson Hotel, Chicago, Illinois Leah Bestler Author Guest of Honor: Gene Wolfe
Fan Guest of Honor: Mike Stein
Capricon 3 February 1983 Radisson Hotel, Chicago, Illinois Virginia Meisinger Author Guest of Honor: Stephen R. Donaldson
Fan Guest of Honor: Otlie & Phil Foglio[4]
Capricon 4 February 1984 Continental Hotel, Chicago, Illinois Marty Coady Fabish Author Guest of Honor: Paul O. Williams
Fan Guest of Honor: Jeff Duntemann
Capricon 5 February 1985 Lincolnwood (Purple) Hyatt, Lincolnwood, Illinois Ginny Meisinger Author Guest of Honor: Frederik Pohl
Artist Guest of Honor: Darlene P. Coltrain
Capricon 6 February 28 - March 2, 1986 Lincolnwood (Purple) Hyatt, Lincolnwood, Illinois Ginny Meisinger Author Guest of Honor: David R. Palmer
Fan Guest of Honor: Tim Allen
Capricon 7 February 1987 Lincolnwood (Purple) Hyatt, Lincolnwood, Illinois No chair Author Guest of Honor: Jerry Oltion
Artist Guest of Honor: Stephen Hickman
Fan Guest of Honor: Joan Hanke-Woods
Capricon 8 February 1988 Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington Heights, Illinois Alice Bentley Author Guest of Honor: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Artist Guest of Honor: Kay Reynolds
Fan Guest of Honor: Kathleen Meyer
Capricon 9 February 1989 Lincolnwood (Purple) Hyatt, Lincolnwood, Illinois Alice Bentley Author Guest of Honor: Howard Waldrop
Fan Guest of Honor: Ken Fletcher
Capricon 10 February 1990 Lincolnwood (Purple) Hyatt, Lincolnwood, Illinois Amy Schaefer Author Guest of Honor: P.C. Hodgell
Artist Guest of Honor: Todd Cameron Hamilton
Fan Guest of Honor: Bill Higgins
Capricon 11 February 21-24, 1991 Lincolnwood (Purple) Hyatt, Lincolnwood, Illinois Alice Bentley Author Guest of Honor: Ellen Kushner
Editor Guest of Honor: Beth Meacham
Fan Guest of Honor: Becky Thomson
Capricon 12 February 20-23, 1992 Lincolnshire Resort, Lincolnshire, Illinois Amy Schaefer Author Guest of Honor: Terry Bisson
Special Guests of Honor: Kim Stanley Robinson & Paul Park
Fan Guest of Honor: Steve Scherer
Capricon 13 February 18-21, 1993 Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois Amy Schaefer Author Guest of Honor: Terry Pratchett
Artist Guest of Honor: Darlene P. Coltrain
Fan Guest of Honor: George Laskowski
Capricon 14 February 1994 Wyndham Hamilton, Itasca, Illinois Karen Babich Author Guest of Honor: Connie Willis
Artist Guest of Honor: Mary Lynn Skirvin
Fan Guest of Honor: David Dyer-Bennet
Capricon 15 February 16-19, 1995 Wyndham Hamilton, Itasca, Illinois Kathy Nerat Author Guest of Honor: Nancy Kress
Fan Guest of Honor: Sue Blom
Capricon 16 February 8-11, 1996 Wyndham Hamilton, Itasca, Illinois Doug Winkler Author Guest of Honor: Sean Stewart
Artist Guest of Honor: Scott Gustafson
Media Guest of Honor: Michael Stein
Capricon 17 February 20-23, 1997 Oak Brook Hilton, Oak Brook, Illinois Doug Winkler Author Guest of Honor: Robert J. Sawyer[5]
Capricon 18 February 5-8, 1998 Holiday Inn O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois Dina Krause Author Guest of Honor: Josepha Sherman
Editor Guest of Honor: Steve Hockensmith
Capricon 19 February 11-14, 1999 Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington Heights, Illinois Dave McCarty and Tracy Lunquist Villains Pro Guest of Honor: David Weber
Artist Guest of Honor: Todd Cameron Hamilton
Fan Guest of Honor: Phoenix
Capricon 20 January 27-30, 2000 Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington Heights, Illinois Dave McCarty Armageddon Pro Guest of Honor: Larry Niven
Science Guest of Honor: Chris Luchini
Fan Guest of Honor: Joseph "Uncle Vlad" Stockman
Capricon 21 February 8-11, 2001 Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington Heights, Illinois Tracy Lunquist Tellurian Exposition Pro Guest of Honor: Allen Steele
Fan Guest of Honor: Geri Sullivan
Capricon 22 February 7-10, 2002 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Deb Kosiba Fun & Games Fun Guest of Honor: Dr. Demento
Game Guest of Honor: James Ernest
Artist Guest of Honor: Kaja Foglio
Fan Guest of Honor: David Abzug
Capricon 23 February 6-9, 2003 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Cary Williams & Marnie Gucciard Gods & Monsters Author Guest of Honor: Tim Powers
Artist Guest of Honor: Amy K. Brown
Fan Guest of Honor: Bill Roper
Capricon 24 January 29-February 1, 2004 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Dave McCarty Sensawondah Author Guests of Honor: Spider and Jeanne Robinson
Artist Guest of Honor: Kimberly Reck
NASA Guest of Honor: Bryan Palaszewski
Capricon 25 February 10-14, 2005 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Deb Kosiba Mad Scientists Author Guest of Honor: James P. Hogan
Artist Guest of Honor: Shaenon K. Garrity
Fan Guest of Honor: John Morse
Capricon 26 February 9-13, 2006 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Greg (Guido) Williams University of Fandom (UFAN) Visiting Guest Faculty: Peter S. Beagle, Bryan Palaszewski from NASA, Kat Eggleston, Michael Longcor, Dr. Mary Crowell, Nick Pollotta, Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett, and Phyllis Eisenstein
Capricon 27 February 8-11, 2007 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Gretchen Roper A Celebration of High Fantasy Author Guest of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold
Artist Guest of Honor: Erin McKee
Fan Guest of Honor: Cat Faber
Other special guests: Peter S. Beagle and Bryan Palaszewski from NASA
Capricon 28 February 14-17, 2008 Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois Leane Verhulst Pirates SF Author Guest of Honor: Mike Resnick
Pirate Guests of Honor: John Baur ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), creators of International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Artist Guest of Honor: Don Maitz
Other special guests: Michael Longcor, Janny Wurts, Tori Baur (“Mad Sally”), Tom Smith, Bill and Brenda Sutton, and Bryan Palaszewski from NASA
Capricon 29 February 19-22, 2009 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Helen Montgomery Camp Among the Stars Author: Sharon Shinn
Artist: Gary Lippincott
Fan: Christian McGuire
Filk: Barry and Sally Childs-Helton
NASA: Bryan Palaszewski
Capricon 30 February 11-14, 2010 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Helen Montgomery Celebration! Authors: Frederik Pohl, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, and Robert J. Sawyer
Artist: Lucy Synk
Fan: Alice Bentley
Capricon 31 February 10-13, 2011 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Erik Olson Escape Author: John Scalzi
Artist: John Picacio
Fans: Stephen Boucher and Janice Gelb
Capricon 32 February 9-12, 2012 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Sandra de Jong Amazing Adventures Author: Cory Doctorow
Media: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Artist: Les McClaine
Fan: Steven H Silver[6]
Capricon 33 February 7-10, 2013 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Mike Cyganiewicz Artificial Intelligence Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Artist: Karen Ann Hollingsworth
Fan: Helen Montgomery
Capricon 34 February 6-9, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Laura Dombrowski the 4th Dimension Author: S. M. Stirling
Artist: Tom Peters
Fan: Tadao Tomomatsu
Special: Jan Stirling and Sherrilyn Kenyon
Musical: Silent Nightmare
Capricon 35 February 12-15, 2015 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Chair: John (Shadowcat) Ickes
Vice: Terrence Miltner
R & R Author: Matt Forbeck
Filk: Alexander James Adams
Game: Margaret Weis (US author and game designer)
Artist: John Bivens
Podcaster: John Anealio
Podcaster: Patrick Hester
Capricon 36 February 11-14, 2016 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Marinda Darnell Once Upon a Capricon... Author: Scott Lynch
Artist: Eric Wilkerson
Fan: Wendy Zdrodowski
Dance: Mae the Bellydancer
Puppet: Stacey Gordon
Special: Mark Oshiro
Capricon 37 February 16-19, 2017 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois Peter Heltzer And the Children Shall Lead Author: Beth Revis
Artist: Nilah Macgruder
Fan: Meg Frank

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Capricon". capricon.org. Phandemonium. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Conventions". Locus. January 1981. p. 14. 
  3. ^ Capricon I Program Book, p.2.: Terry Carr was unable to attend and Wilson Tucker attended in his place.
  4. ^ Capricon 3 Program Book
  5. ^ "Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: Sawyer Guest of Honorships". sfwriter.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Vitale, Alyssa (December 21, 2011). "Capricon sci-fi convention to feature Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Cory Doctorow". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 

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