Celebrate Creativity!
MuseCon is a weekend-long convention for artists, musicians, inventors, gadgeteers, makers, tinkerers, and creative people of all ages.

To get started, you will need to register for the convention. Please see the Registration page for details.


What Can You Learn at MuseCon?
MuseCon offers a variety of demonstrations, workshops, panels, and other activities for the creatively-minded. At past MuseCons, our attendees have been able to see, learn, and try:

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Basic electronic tinkering (Blinkies!)
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Working with electroluminescent (EL) wire
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Knitting and crocheting
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Drama and improvisation
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Leatherworking
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Miniature painting
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Chain maille
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Stained glass
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Music, music, and more music
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Various types of dance
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Using software
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Vocal workshops
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Paperwork
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Costuming and sewing
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Beading and jewelry
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Woodworking

Check out our Programming page to see what’s going on at this year’s con and sign up for workshops.


What Else Can You Do at MuseCon?
In addition to learning, seeing, and trying a variety of arts, crafts, and sciences, MuseCon attendees have the opportunity to:

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Spend an entire weekend mingling with creative people
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Attend as many of the free classes and workshops you can fit into your schedule
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Register for exclusive limited enrollment sessions (subject to availability)**
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Shop vendors specializing in tools, supplies, and handcrafted goods
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Enjoy "MuseCon Munchies" -- free food and beverages available in our hospitality suite all weekend long
**Some classes have limited space or include materials charges



Stay with Us at the Westin!
Don't want to miss any of the fun or deal with traffic every day? Join us and stay at the Westin Chicago Northwest, in Itasca, Illinois. Reserve your hotel room early, and don't forget to request the special MuseCon room rate. See the Hotel page for more information.
Guest of Honor Brother Guy Consolmagno
About Brother Guy Consolmango
Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ was born in 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1974 and Master of Science in 1975 in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PhD in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona in 1978.

He has coauthored five astronomy books: Turn Left at Orion (with Dan M. Davis; Cambridge University Press, 1989); Worlds Apart (with Martha W. Schaefer; Prentice Hall, 1993); The Way to the Dwelling of Light (U of Notre Dame Press, 1998); Brother Astronomer (McGraw Hill, 2000); and God's Mechanics (Jossey-Bass, 2007). He also edited The Heavens Proclaim (Vatican Observatory Publications, 2009).

Br. Consolmagno is President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. His research explores the connections between meteorites and asteroids, and the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. He recently won the Carl Sagan Medal.


Special Guests
Loren Damewood
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