Con Review: Capclave 2002

by Michael D. Pederson


Capclave 2002
October 18-20, 2002
Silver Spring, Maryland

This was the second year for WSFA’s resurrected convention—if you haven’t heard the tragic tale of the late lamented Disclave just ask around; it’s repeated often, late at night around the convention campfires to scare misbehaving con-goers. Though still a fairly small convention, Capclave is doing an admirable job at putting together a solid block of programming. This year’s guests were Stanley Schmidt and Alexis Gilliland. Among the other heavyweights on the program were Catherine Asaro, Jack Chalker, Scott Edelman, Darrel Schweitzer, and Michael Swanwick. Unfortunately the convention was scheduled at the height of the DC sniper scare and at times it felt like guests and staff outnumbered the attendees but the con still went off smoothly. Stan Schmidt’s signings and readings were easily the high point of the convention, drawing respectable crowds. Next year’s Capclave is scheduled for September 19-21, 2003.


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