Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd, and it’s actually friends who attend Capricon like a religion that convinced me to attend the little sci-fi convention that takes place in Wheeling, IL, right outside Chicago.
In addition to the promise of after-hours parties (Hello BarCon!), there were a couple additional things that drew Mythandros and I too the Con, not the least of which is a live production of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog on Saturday night! A multitude of gaming events and a handful of panels (including some by special guest John Scalzi, whose credits include consulting on Stargate: Universe) have us entirely intrigued.
We haven’t been to a smallish convention like this, but with so many friends who make Capricon a must-see every year we’ve decided it’s time to finally check it out!
And in the unlikely event that it’s boring and lame, there’s always booze in the hotel bar after hours.
Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL