November 21 - 23, 2003

Celebrating the Short Story in Science Fiction

Capclave 2003 is over. As chair, I would like to thank the con committee for all their hard work, Lee Gilliland who bravely stepped in to run the con suite when both heads got sick, the many WSFAns and others who volunteered to help out, our guests who entertained everyone, and especially William Tenn who proved to be an inexhaustible fount of stories and memories of the golden age of SF.

Hilton Silver Spring
Silver Spring, Maryland

In 2003, the place to be, is the con near DC: Capclave 2003

Featuring our Guest of Honor

William Tenn

Known for his bitter satires and wonderfully ironic comic short stories, William Tenn is one of the giants of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

From the Washington Science Fiction Association, the people who brought you Disclave, Capclave 2003 will feature all the fun of 2002's Capclave plus lots more. Capclave will include the popular WSFA mix of thought-provoking panels and some of the field's leading writers with a friendly, low-key approach that leaves lots of time for conversation with old friends and for meeting new ones.

We are modeling this year's convention on last year's highly successful 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:

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  • Literary discussions with authors

  • Dealer's room
  • Con suite
  • Parties
  • Readings by authors
  • Science presentations
  • Space to meet and talk
  • Special surprises and a
  • Relaxed atmosphere.

The program is available.

We'll also try to find room for other activities such as gaming, filking, local club meetings, etc. Inquire at

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Hotel Information

Capclave will be held at the Hilton Silver Spring. It is in Silver Spring at 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. This is the same hotel as Capclave used last year, convenient to lots of food and shopping. Just inside the Capital Beltway, the Hilton is across the street from free weekend parking and within walking distance of the Metro. Rooms are $94/night. Suites are $119/night. To book, call the hotel at 301-589-5200 (or fax to 301-588-1841) and use the code WSF. If you have any difficulties please let Peggy Rae know.

Directions are here.

A guide for the handicapped is here.

Tentative Participant List:

$30 through September 15th, $35 through Nov 1st, $40 at the door.

(Please list memberships with different postal addresses on separate forms)

I am buying ___ Capclave 2003 memberships, at ___ each, for a total of $ ___

Name(s): __________________________

Address: __________________________

City: __________________________

Country: ___________ E-Mail: _____________

I am paying by: _____ check/money order _____ MasterCard _____ Visa

Credit Card Number: ________________ Expiration Date: ____________

Name on Card: _________________ Signature: _______________________

Interested in Volunteering? _________________________________

Mail to Capclave 2003 Registration c/o Cathy Green [address removed after the convention ended].

Single Day Memberships:

Friday $15
Saturday $25
Sunday $10

Day memberships can be converted to full con memberships by paying the difference between the day rate and $40.


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