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.
Beautiful Digital Program Book Can be down loaded from here.
Looking for some where to eat while at the convention check out our local Food Guide.
Looking for the rules for Critter Crunch they can be found here.
Operations Phone Number: 312-945-MUSE (312-945-6873)
Please take a few moments to let us know how things went! You can complete a brief feedback form
here. Note: questions
are geared for one session at a time, but you can fill out as many forms as needed to cover the
sessions which you attended and would like to talk to us about. Feedback on the convention as a
whole (or any other non-class specific issues) should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for joining us, and taking the time to help us improve!
Due to unforeseen circumstances the following classes have been cancelled.
| Medieval Illumination & Calligraphy - Friday 1:30 pm|
| Crafting Verses for Reading Aloud and Singing - Saturday 1.30 pm|
| Creating Communities has been MOVED to Saturday 1.30 pm in Trafalger was originaly 3:00pm in Carlyle|
| Zentangles - Saturday 10.30 am|
| Advanced Arduino - Saturday 9:00 pm|
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.