Capricon 40 (Wheeling, Illinois Feb. 13-15, 2020)

February 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM — February 15, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling, Illinois get directions

Whether you’d like to hear me read from my own work or talk about everything from the evolution of sff to readers’ relationships to problematic things and loving “bad” stories, my Capricon 40 weekend has something for you. I hope to see you there!


Liking Problematic Things Ravinia B Fan Interest Panel Thu 5:00 PM Duration: 01:30
Description What happens when you find out that something you really love is sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist, or similarly problematic? Or that a performer, director, or producer whose work you liked a lot is not who you thought you were? Can you still enjoy problematic creations? How do you reconcile your enjoyment with your values? Our panelists have felt your pain and have some tips to share.
Reading: RJ Howell & Tracy Towsend River C Reading Reading Fri 12:15 PM Duration: 00:45
Description RJ Howell, and Tracy Townsend read from their works. (Telecoil-enabled event)
Autographing: Brazee / Masterson / Townsend Autograph Table Autographing Autographing/Signing Fri 4:00 PM Duration: 00:45
Description Jonathan Brazee, Lauren Masterson and Tracy Townsend sign their works.
Lessons I Learned as a First-Time Novelist Birch B Writing Panel Fri 8:30 PM Duration: 01:30
Description From finding a publisher, working with an editor, to marketing your book and everything in-between, our panelists discuss what it’s like to publish your first novel.
Judging a Book by Page 119 Botanic A Literature Panel Sat 10:00 AM Duration: 01:30
Description They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Can you judge it by what’s on page 119?
Evolution of SFF Botanic A Literature Panel Sat 11:30 AM Duration: 01:30
SFWA and You Willow B Writing Panel Sat 2:30 PM Duration: 01:30
Description SFWA is a professional organization for SFF writers. Come learn about what SFWA can do for you!
Prospective participant information We are looking for SFWA members who can provide information to people wanting to learn more.
So Bad it’s Good Willow B Media Panel Sat 8:30 PM Duration: 01:30
Description Our panelists discuss their favorite “so bad it’s good” films. And what about supposedly “good” movies that are actually bad?