The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is holding a dinner in honor of Gene Wolfe on March 17th at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, IL, outside of Chicago.
Tickets available at:
Besides Mr Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Peter Sagal (from NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me), Michael Dirda, Michael Swanwick, Peter Straub, Jody Lynn Nye, Patrick O’Leary, Audrey Niffenegger, David G. Hartwell, Kyle Cassidy, Bill Fawcett, Sam Weller, and Jennifer Stevenson will be in attendence.
Dinner tickets must be purchased by March 5th and I encourage you to take this option if you are coming because dinner will include all sorts of special goodies as well as a fine meal prepared by chef Jeramie Campana of Wild Asparagus.
Sanfilippo is a fantastic site in the vein of House on the Rock.
There may even be carousel rides!