Posts in category "Chicago"

Free Comic Book Day!

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Today is Free Comic Book Day (or FCBD for short)!!! So take your kids down to the local comic shop for free comics, fun costumed characters, and some shops will even have comic book artists in stores. If you don’t have kids, just come out to the... Read more »

"Kick-Ass" cast appearing in Chicago

I’m happy to share that Chicago will be hosting a red carpet premiere event for the movie Kick-Ass. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage. On Thursday April 15, 2010 the day before C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo), cast members... Read more »

New Doctor Who Season: Premiere at C2E2

David Tennant as the 10th Doctor Doctor Who fans worldwide have been mourning the loss of the 10th Doctor since the New Year. Let’s be honest, David Tennant was brilliant! The show won’t be the same without him…but I’m trying to be optimistic about the upcoming season of the Doctor. Doctor Who being a British show,... Read more »

C2E2 Kids Day at Navy Pier

I’ll be appearing as Storm for C2E2′s Kids Day Event at Navy Pier. This event is apart of Family Fun Days at Navy Pier. On March 27-28, come out to meet some of your favorite comic book characters come to life! Stop by the Family Pavilion Stage and meet me and my friends! Appearances by... Read more »

Convention Etiquette Video

The awesome crew from the Chicago based costume and prop store LimeBarb, made this entertaining video about proper convention etiquette. If you’ve ever gone to a convention in costume, you’ve probably experienced one or all of these scenarios. I know I’ve been victim to some of these situations. I’ve had people take my picture while... Read more »

Can't Get Enough of Smallville

Just two of the most gorgeous people on Earth! Erica Durance as Lois Lane, and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. When I was 16, I fell in love with the perfect guy. He was handsome, charming, smart, chivalrous, and he was Kryptonian. His name was Clark Kent…the show was Smallville, and 9 years later, it’s... Read more »

Transformers to film in Chicago

I have admittedly become a Transformers fan after seeing the live action film in 2007! I was so inspired by the bad-ass robots, that I decided to transform my 2006 VW Beetle into the Bumblebee Bug! Fittingly the original Bumblebee from the Transformers cartoon series was a yellow VW Beetle too. My car is a... Read more »

Feeling Out of Place

For those who don’t know Anime Central, or ACen, is just around the corner…Well actually it’s a little less than 3 months away (May 14-16, 2010), but that is plenty of time to toss together any last minute costumes! ACen is the 5th largest anime convention in North America. I’ve gone to ACen 4 times,... Read more »

Iron Man Auction

If you’re a memorabilia junkie, and you just have to have the most screen accurate props, AND you’re an Iron Man fan, then Chicago is where you want to be! C2E2 will be conducting an Iron Man Auction which include exclusive props and costumes seen in the original Iron Man film released in 2008. Nearly... Read more »

Cyphan: Sci-fi & Fantasy United

  It seems like 2010 is the year for new cons! Cyphan is a first year sci-fi/fantasy convention coming to Wheeling this June. It’s always hard to gauge how well a con will do its first year. Finding guests, spreading the word, getting volunteers, and ultimately getting people to attend is tough. Despite the modest... Read more »