Archive for 2010

Photo Highlights of 2010

I actually met Katie at the Clone Wars event, and we both wore our Her Universe t-shirts! Our glasses match and everything, we're like twins.
2010 was one of the best years of my life, and I owe a lot of that to this blog on Chicago Now! I’ve had a chance to meet people I admire, interview people I’m a fan of, all while doing the things I love (being geeky and wearing costumes). Looking back I found pictures... Read more »

12 Geek Gifts for Under $20

$19.99 at ThinkGeek.com
Christmas is just around the corner, and I know there are a lot of last minute shoppers out there. When shopping for the geek in your life, you don’t always have to go for expensive electronics. Being a geek myself, I can tell you that we enjoy unique and interesting gifts. For the most part,... Read more »

Last Days of Smallville: Episode 11 - Icarus (VIDEO)

This was the episode that has left me on the edge of my seat. I was shocked at how amazing this episode was. The fans get the long awaited Lois and Clark engagement, but we also get some surprisingly tragic twists. I thought the 200th episode of Smallville was amazing, the Icarus episode left me... Read more »
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Last Days of Smallville: Episode 10 - Luthor (VIDEO)

Well, it’s been a busy week for me, and I’ve gotten behind on the Smallville reviews. Time to play catch-up! The Luthor episode primarily focused on this alternate reality (that I refer to as “Earth-2″ in my video), where Clark is raised by Lionel instead of the Kents. I was so happy to see the... Read more »

Clone Wars Screening in Chicago

Tuesday night I attended the exclusive Clone Wars screening presented by Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network at the ShowPlace ICON downtown. Screenings have been going on in select cities across the country. Those who attended the event got a first look at a new villian, Savage Opress, a Zabrak warrior. Darth Maul is also a Zabrak,... Read more »

CH: "Cosplay with My Heart" Music Video

The folks at College Humor have created an cute new music video parody about cosplay (set to the music of Bruno Mars). I actually hadn’t seen the actual music video for the Mars song. I googled it after watching the College Humor version, and it’s an excellent parody indeed. The cosplay song is about a... Read more »
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FREE Play Event at MagiQuest Yorktown

I was just informed that MagiQuest Yorktown will be having a Free Play Day this Saturday December 4, 2010! MagiQuest is a very awesome interactive live action video game that I’ve recently fallen in love with. To see photos and a full recap of my first MagiQuest experience click here for that blog entry. All... Read more »

Last Days of Smallville: Episode 9 - Patriot (VIDEO)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know this Smallville review is super late, but what can I say? Nash Nova is a busy gal! In Patriot, we see the return of Aquaman, and we find out more about the VRA (Vigilante Registration Act). This review is a short one because it wasn’t my favorite episode, it’s Thanksgiving,... Read more »

A Magi's journey into the land of York

My boyfriend chose the Ice Dragon Wand, which has excellent range. It goes well with the Dark Gem Topper
MagiQuest Entrance (magiquestchicago.com) For the last two weeks, I have been obsessed with MagiQuest, the live action interactive video game experience. If you are unfamiliar with MagiQuest, you can read all about it in my first blog. Over the weekend, my boyfriend Mike and I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful world of MagiQuest... Read more »
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Video message to Star Wars fan Katie

I just heard about young Katie’s story this week, and being the super geeky girl that I am I wanted to share. Katie is a first grader who loves Star Wars. When her mom, fellow Chicago Now blogger Carrie Goldman found out she was being teased by boys at school for loving Star Wars, she... Read more »