MuseCon is a weekend long convention for artists, musicians, inventors, gadgeteers, makers, tinkerers, and creative people of all ages.
Please plan to join our 2016 Guests of Honor Theodore Gray & Nina Paley, our Music Special Guest Talis Kimberley, and us at the Westin Chicago Northwest on August 5-7, 2016.
Please consider supporting Musecon via AmazonSmile. It does NOT cost you anything - all donations come straight from Amazon, and never affect the price you pay for anything. Just click the AmazonSmile link and enter Musecon as the name of the charity to support. The search will find Musecon in Palatine. Select it and show your support for educating Makers, Crafters, and Creators of Art and Music via Musecon.
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.
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:
| Basic Electronic Tinkering (Blinkies!)|| Working with electroluminescent (EL) wire|
| Knitting and crocheting|| Drama and improvisation|
| Leatherworking|| Miniature painting|
| Chain maille|| Stained glass|
| Music, music, and more music|| Various types of dance|
| Using software|| Vocal workshops|
| Paperwork|| Costuming and sewing|
| Beading and jewelry|| Woodworking|
In addition to learning, seeing, and trying a variety of arts, crafts, and sciences, MuseCon attendees have the opportunity to:
| Spend an entire weekend mingling with creative people|
| Attend as many of the free classes and workshops you can fit in to your schedule|
| Register for exclusive limited enrollment sessions (subject to availability)**|
| Shop vendors specializing in tools, supplies, and handcrafted goods|
| Enjoy "MuseCon Munchies" - free food and beverages available in our hospitality suite all weekend long|
**Some classes have limited space or include materials charges
Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning! Don't forget our Necro-Muse post-con music party on Sunday evening - join us in the Barrington room, starting at 6 pm, as the creativity carries on for one last circle.