Celebrating the Short Story in Science Fiction

Capclave 2002 took place on October 18 - 20, 2002. I hope we'll see you again next year at Capclave 2003.

The tentative program is online. So are directions, and, as of December 2002, the program book (text only, graphics coming soon), issue 1 of the Capclave Chronicle, and issue 2 of the Capclave Chronicle.


The Washington Science Fiction Association, the people who brought you Disclave,
proudly presents
 a capital convention
for the nation's capital.

October 18 - 20, 2002
Hilton Silver Spring
(New Hotel and Month)


Capclave 2002

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce Capclave 2002. Our last convention was so much fun that we're doing it again.

Capclave 2002 will take place on October 18 - 20, 2002 at the Hilton Silver Spring. We are continuing our focus on science fiction short stories.

If the hotel has told you there are no rooms left, please try again. As of September 26th, we've arranged for a larger room block.

The membership rate is $30 until September 3rd, $35 through October 12th, and then $40 at the door.

Capclave Guests

Capclave Activities

We are modeling this year's convention on last year's Capclave. We will have some more space so will have even more fun. Like last year, we will focus on short stories in science fiction and fantasy. This means we will feature:

We'll also try to find room for other activities such as gaming, filking, local club meetings, etc. Please send space allocation requests to

Capclave Programming

Like last year, Capclave will include innovative programing centered around our theme of short speculative fiction. It will feature our Guest of Honor, Stanley Schmidt, and other notable authors, editors, and fans of the short fiction form exploring short fantasy and science fiction stories.

Capclave is pleased to announce the current list of science fiction writers, editors, and scientists who are confirmed program participants.

More writers and editors have been invited. This list will be updated as more people agree to attend.


WSFA is putting on Capclave

Hotel Information

Capclave will be held at the Hilton Silver Spring. It is in Silver Spring (oddly enough) at 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Please note that this is a different (and bigger) hotel than last year's location. It's a newly renovated property located in downtown Silver Spring, just inside the Capital Beltway and within walking distance of the Metro. Rooms are $89/night. Suites are $119/night. To book, call the hotel at 301-589-5200 (or fax to 301-588-1841) and use the code CAPCLAVE. If you have any difficulties please let Elspeth Kovar know.

Directions are here.

Party Information

Capclave is a social convention, so we hope many people will host parties in the evening. Please register your party with Elspeth Kovar. You must do this ahead of time. For blocking rooms together please contact Elspeth in advance.


Capclave Staff

Inside my head?  Science Fiction


NASA Presentation

Capclave hopes to feature another presentation by NASA scientists with the latest rocket and space station news, pictures from outer space, and plans for future exploration!

Capclave Dealers' Room

Please send your requests for tables in the Capclave Dealers' Room to Michael Walsh at or c/o the Capclave 2002 postal address.


So how can you get in on all the fun? The membership rate is $30 until September 3rd, $35 through October 12th, and then $40 at the door.

To register, send your name, preferred badge name, email address, and snail-mail address and phone number to:

Capclave 2002 Registration
 c/o Bob MacIntosh
7113 Wayne Dr.
Annandale VA 22003-1734

Please consider volunteering; cons are always more fun when everyone participates. For more information about Capclave and WSFA visit us online at

Here is a flyer.


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This page was created 6 January, 2001. This page was last updated 28 December, 2002