Gangster Convention

Capone’s Chicago Gangster Convention is the first of it’s kind in the Windy City: celebrities, authors, contests, film shoot, and more.

Chicago’s First Gangster Convention

10/05/2014 ~ Sunday

Doors:  8:30 am  ~~ Event:  9 am to 3 pm ~~ All Ages Welcome

Copernicus Center Tickets


$27.50 General Admission 


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Capone’s Chicago Gangster Convention is the first of it’s kind in Chicago. There will be numerous crime book authors from across the nation in attendance. One is coming from Europe to promote his new book about the 1963 President Kennedy assassination. A number of print media writers as well as a local television station will be present to report on the event.

Movie Filming  – Be an Extra

The first scene will be filmed for the new documentary “Capone’s Treasure of the Heart.”  Filming will take place on the stage at the Copernicus Center. Come dressed in 1920’s attire and be an extra in the scene!

Capone’s “KILLER LOVE SONG” will be played live by an orchestra for the first time in history! There will also be contests with great prizes.

A cash bar is available.  Various beverages & snacks, plus full bar from noon to 3 pm. (ATM in lobby)

$2.50 from each ticket sold will be donated to the New Hope Community Food Pantry

Visit the Gangster Convention WEBSITE for even more details. 

Crime Book Authors Attending:

Richard Lindberg ~ Georgia Durante ~ Ellen Poulsen ~ Tony Stewart ~ Jeffrey Gusfield ~ Wim Dankbaar ~ Tom Dreesen (tentative) ~ Chriss Lyon ~ Jason LaHam (historian & film producer) ~ Sam Amirante, “Defending A Monster” ~ Daniel Waugh, “Off Color”

 SCHEDULE (check back for updates)

  • 9:00     Convention begins with Sinatra’s “My Kind of Town”
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  • 9:05     Emcee introduces authors.
  • 9:15     Gangster trivia question #1
  • 9;30     Author and former Judge Sam Amirante​ speaks
  • 10:00   Gangster trivia question #2
  • 10:15   The Mae Capone look-alike contest
  • 10:45   Gangster trivia question #3
  • 11:30  Gangster trivia question #4
  • 11:45    Talk to all the great book authors!
  • 12:45   Trivia Question #5
  • 1:00    Filming of the Madonna Mia scene
  • 1:45     Trivia question #6
  • 2:00    Bidding for World’s Largest Photo of Al Capone
  • 2:15    Johnny Gabor Jazz Band- featuring Connie Marshall
  • 3:00    Convention closes


This convention isn’t just about Al Capone. Fans of John Dillinger, Bugs Moran, Bonnie & Clyde, Dion O’Banion, Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, hey, everyone is welcome at Chicago’s First Gangster Convention!

→ Vendor space is available for related products. (No guns or anything illegal)  Contact:  [email protected]

Gangster Convention Producer:  Rich Larsen

Gangster Convention Sponsors:  Sybaris Pool Suites ( Mobile Print, Inc (, Capone Print by IC Signs & Graphics and Frame by Grand Frame, Inc.


 Learn more about the new film, “Capone’s Treasure of the Heart” 

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