I’m DJing a Dance at Capricon XXXII, or, BWA HA HA HA HA HAH HA

Last year, when I was the Guest of Honor at Capricon XXXI, I made the offhand and not especially serious comment that I would come back the next year and DJ their 80s dance for them. To which Sondra De Jong, the convention chair for Capircon XXXII, said “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED” (more or less, I may be paraphrasing).

And thus, I have indeed been roped in to DJ a 80s-themed dance at Capricon XXXII, which takes place February 9 – 12. And this is what I have to say about that:



Also: Cory Doctorow’s the Guest of Honor. So there’s that too.

More details about the dance (like, which actual night of the convention) to come. And yes, I’ll probably be doing other stuff at the convention too. But I’m mostly there for the dance, man.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

25 replies on “I’m DJing a Dance at Capricon XXXII, or, BWA HA HA HA HA HAH HA”

But…. if the dance doesn’t suck, a rift will open in the time-space continuum and the entire universe will be sucked in and WE’LL ALL DIE. And it’ll be your fault.

Can you live with this?

Reggae, ska, new wave, punk, post punk, hard core, goth! I remember hearing all of these in one night at a club in Toronto in the early 80s. Sounds like a blast…

I’ll be the guy cosplaying in the red cape and goggles, signing “Cory Doctrow” autographs.

Also: Einstürzende Neubauten! Einstürzende Neubauten!! EINSTÜERZENDE NEUBAUTEN!!!

The BarFleet ship UBS Abandon will be on station and throwing parties at Capricon.
Should you feel the urge for more DJ action, or just want a nice relaxing glass of Andorian Sunspot, we’d be happy to provide.

Come on, Party With Abandon!

LCDR Macallan
UBS Abandon
Chief Engineer

Mr. Scalzi,

I would like to make a few song requests:

1.) Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
2.) Chic – Le Freak (it’s a late 70’s song…but is really good)
3.) The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
4.) Anything Michael Jackson and James Brown
5.) Comme Un Enfant (Freaks Remix) – Yelle…not an 80’s song, but is really really good…here’s a music video for it:

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