Category: Event Recaps

Gen Con 2014 Recap

Gen Con 2014 Recap
Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending a convention unlike any I have ever been to before. Gen Con 2014, held in Indianapolis, IN August 14-17 definitely lives up to its trademark of being “The Best Four Days in Gaming!” Gen Con is THE gaming convention in the country. Board games, role playing... Read more »

GeeklyCon 2014: Nerds Know How to Party!

GeeklyCon 2014: Nerds Know How to Party!
Geekly Inc is a creative group of geniuses behind a series of podcasts, which included: Cast of Thrones, Drunks & Dragons, Random Encounters, Sayer, and Cthulhu & Friends. When some of the podcast fans decided to have an event in Illinois, I was immediately interested. GeeklyCon was more of a meetup for the podcast cast... Read more »

Kollision Con 2013: Being an Artist

Kollision Con 2013: Being an Artist
The first convention I ever had an Artist Alley table for, was Kollision Con 2011. Actually it was my first time selling my jewelry, Charms by Nash, at any craft show-like event. To be blunt, it was a total loss for me, and very disappointing. Between the production cost of making my jewelry, the cost... Read more »
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A Weekend at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

A Weekend at the Bristol Renaissance Faire
It’s that time of year again. While thousands of people flocked towards Chicago over the weekend for music, dancing, and mosh pits, my husband, Mike and I fled to the north for costumes, crafts, and mud pits! We took our annual trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Normally we visit for just a day, but... Read more »

My First Pathfinder Society Experience

My First Pathfinder Society Experience
I absolutely love Pathfinder, but as any (adult) gamer knows, real life gets in the way of getting your gaming group together. Some of our players work weekends, my husband and I can’t play on weeknights because of our work schedules, and another one of our players has a newborn. Sometimes you just have other... Read more »

Albion Swords & Mark Ryan Visit Chicago Comic Con

The detail on these swords is just incredible! <br />Photo Credit: Rich Johannsen (Lesson 5 Photography)
Over the weekend at Chicago Comic Con, I had the opportunity to catch up with Mark Ryan. He was attending the convention, not as a guest, but to support the people of Albion Swords. Albion Swords is a Wisconsin based company that creates incredible limited edition, museum quality swords. These guys take their craft seriously,... Read more »
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Bristol Ren Faire Adventure 2012

On the road to the Renaissance Faire
My fiancé Mike and I made our annual trek to the Wisconsin border for the Bristol Renaissance Faire! This year is the 25th anniversary of the faire, and as always, we had an amazing time. The weather was perfect for spending the day outdoors, walking around the grounds. The Ren Faire is a place to... Read more »

Chicago Comic Con 2012

Photo Credit: Rich Johannsen (Lesson 5 Photography)
Chicago Comic Con 2012 is just a memory now, and this year was an interesting one. This year, Wizard World used more of the convention center space! Part of me loved the changed, and part of me was just confused with the whole new layout of the show. I loved the extra elbow room. The... Read more »

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Review

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This weekend I saw How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at the United Center. The show was incredible. This live action show is based on the popular DreamWorks animated feature How to Train Your Dragon. Although the story for the live show had some minor changes from the movie, it’s still the same story... Read more »
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Costumes of C2E2 2012

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is just a memory now, and I had a blast! The convention floor was impressive. There were plenty of vendors, artist, and celebrity guests. From a cosplayers perspective, two things I loved right away were the changing rooms, and the wider aisle on the convention floor. Last year,... Read more »