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CAPCon 2017

In 2011, the current era of ABDL hotel conventions began.  These weren’t the first of their kind as they followed after so many wonderful predecessors of the past who built the momentum without the enormous aid of internet exposure.

As a close friend of mine has often stated: “A rising tide lifts all ships”.

And that tide has been a tidal wave.

CAPConThough others have emerged since, the ABDL hotel convention that has survived from that year of 2011 is CAPCon, The Chicago AgePlayers Covention.  And 2017 will see their 7th offering.

But things have changed about this convention in so few years.  Whereas, at its inception, tickets would be available up to the start of the convention weekend, a few years in – with a solid month to go before the ever started.

But that kind of available timing no longer exists.

For 2017, and this is the most important point of this posting, so I’m going to put it in bolded and underlined text … TeddyCon 2017 is selling so fast that they will likely be completely sold out before Christmas 2016 … if not sooner than that.

So, if you want a ticket, you need to act quickly and purchase it.  If you are one of those people who, in years past, bought your CAPCon ticket in January or February, the 2017 event will be sold out by then.

If you are interested but still uncertain about CAPCon, here is a list of every posting I have made about it on this website:

So what’s CAPCon?
CAPCON – How to get there …
Recapping CAPCon 2012
The CAPCon Experience 2013
Videos from CAPCon 2012
The Big Little Podcast from CAPCon 2013
Open Roads
S.Y.W.G.W.E.K.Y.N.

 

Also, here is

The CAPCon 2017 FetLife Event Link
The CAPCon Convention FetLife Group
The Chicago Age Players Website

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Hop onto the FetLife group and read the threads.  Ask people about the event.

These are exciting times, and as these types of conventions begin to sell entire hotels out I would very much like you to be a part of them.

They are eye-opening, exciting, accepting of everyone and filled with more things to do than you could possibly be able to do in a single-weekend.  Some have even been so affected by them to refer to these events as being life-changing for them.

So I leave this exciting and time-sensitive decision in your hands and I hope to see you at CAPCon in 2017.

Blessings,

Zorro Daddy

Congratulations are in order!

CAPConJust a quick note to congratulate The Chicago AgePlayers Convention on selling out for the third year straight!

CAPCon

When they launched their first campaign back in 2011, 60 people attended.  Now, five years later, they are five times as large … if not more.

CAPConAnd this goes to show that, not only do the attendees enjoy the event, but they continue to return every year – bringing more and more ABDLers with them. 

CAPConThe word has spread that CAPCon is a very good time.  And I can hardly wait for the day when CAPCon sells out an entire hotel.  To the best of my knowledge, it will be the first and only single-fetish event to do so.

CAPConCongratulations, CAPCon.  I’ll see you in March.

Blessings,

Zorro Daddy

CAPCon

CAPCon’s FetLife Group

 

What a Great Six-Pack Looks Like

I remember attending CAPCon 2012. It was actually CAPCon #2. And from their first convention to that second one, their attendance had doubled. There were 90 or so people there. And at the time, it was the largest gathering of ABDLers I had ever seen at a single-fetish event. (Yes, I had seen more than 90 ABDLers at FetFest 2011, but that was a multi-fetish event.)

CAPCon 2013 held the same number of attendees as the convention had chosen to focus in a particular direction. But the same con space and the same atmosphere brought different classes, different experiences and even a podcast recording.

CAPCon 2014 not only shot the attendance over 200, but it actually sold out for the first time. A new hotel and con space as well as new classes and a growing-trend of room parties had made the convention an established annual event that wasn’t to be missed.

CAPCon 2015 sold out again, pushing the numbers very close to 300 and was now held in the biggest convention space I had ever seen. The room was enormous with very high ceilings and a magnanimous way of making everyone feel small – a feeling nobody complained about.  😉

I would give anything to go back and experience the first CAPCon in 2011, just to witness the foundations being laid for the proven GrandDaddy of the common era. But if I had done that, I might not have been as enchanted as I was at CAPCon 2012.

Pennsylvania is moving ever-closer to allowing alcohol to be sold everywhere. Unlike most every other state, the only place you can buy any alcohol at all is at a beer distributor or a state liquor store. What this means is: In PA, you will find no alcohol at grocery stores or Wal-Marts or gas stations. Any time I visit friends in other states, I’m still blown out of the water by the beer section at stores there.

But recently, certain grocery stores in PA have been licensed to have “beer cafes” on the premises. In short explanation, you are allowed to go into this section of the grocery store and make a personalized six-pack out of the beers that are offered.

This may seem minute to most, but it’s a major step in the right direction for Pennsylvania. And what an enchanting way to usher in the inevitable. You can make a sample six-pack.

Six PackThis year, CAPCon turns six. (Can you see where I’m headed with this analogy? 😉) I’ve often wondered what a CAPCon six-pack would look like. And if following true to CAPCon form, I guess it would have to be similar with each offering while still being unique each time around.

That first year of CAPCon will always remain a mystery to me because I wasn’t there. But what is established fact at this point is that CAPCon 2011 had to display an environment that was all-encompassing, all-inviting and all-consuming. If it hadn’t been like that, there never would’ve been a franchise created.

And much like a personalized variety six-pack, you can start with any particular bottle and enjoy them all. Similarly, there is no need to have every attended any CAPCon at all in order to enjoy the sixth one this year.

But time is of the essence and March 18th will be here in the blink of an eye.

Will you be at CAPCon 2016?

If so, come up and say hello to me because any six-pack that is worth having is worth sharing with friends.

It’s time to pull the trigger and to decide.  The event is, once again, about to sell out.  And when the tickets are gone … they’re gone.

The CAPCon 2016 FetLife Event Link
The CAPCon Convention FetLife Group
The Chicago Age Players Website

 

Blessings,

Zorro Daddy

CAPCon 2016

CAPConIt’s that time again! Time for the granddaddy of ‘em all.

CAPCon 2016 registration is now open!

The sixth offering of this beloved event will take place Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

Before there was US Littles, TeddyCon, Abdulia, KickAss parties, FetFests, and even NELICon, there was the CAP. The Chicago Age Players Convention started it all.

That is to say, in the current era. Never to be forgotten are the giants that ushered in the present-day gatherings. Events such as DiaperFest, The Vermont Ski Lodge Weekend, The Mommy Swirvin Get-Togethers, the California Spring Flings and so many other past happenings certainly created the need to come together and laid the foundation for the conventions and parties that we now frequent.

And the sixth offering of CAPCon welcomes back the Chi-Town weekend traditions of the nerf gun war, the pageant, the classes, that enormous play space, the multiple after-hours room parties as well as welcoming back a bit of the darker side of the force (no Star Wars pun intended … well, okay. It actually was intended. LOL)

There are a bazillion and one BDSM conventions/gatherings that embrace the ageplay community, offering a space for littles to be little. But CAPCon is a single-fetish convention that caters to the ABDL first. And my, oh my, how successful it has been.

For many of us, it is the one opportunity per year that we have to see certain others, made possible by its middle-of-the-country location. For others of us, it was where we met those people we now meet often on our own, having formed friendships and more.

I’ve watched CAPCon grow exponentially each year and just like TeddyCon, it has grown so quickly that I can hardly imagine there being any limit to its potential growth in the future. But, until the day these ABDL conventions are big enough to sell out entire hotels, there will always have to be a capacity for attendees.

And, that being said, I cannot encourage you enough to register for CAPCon while the tickets are still available.

I have a list of memories from the four CAPCons I have attended and cannot wait to add more postings to this list:

So what’s CAPCon?
CAPCON – How to get there …
Recapping CAPCon 2012
The CAPCon Experience 2013
Videos from CAPCon 2012
The Big Little Podcast from CAPCon 2013
Open Roads
S.Y.W.G.W.E.K.Y.N.

 

The CAPCon 2016 FetLife Event Link
The CAPCon Convention FetLife Group
The Chicago Age Players Website