Posts tagged "chicago"

LXTV talks to Chicago Cosplayers (VIDEO)

My good friend and fellow cosplayer Toby Markham as Captain Jack Sparrow (NBC LXTV 1st Look Chicago) Working in TV does come with a few perks from time to time. When a former colleague of mine (who currently works for NBC) asked me if I could hook her up with some cosplayers for a feature... Read more »

Interview with Transformers voice actor Mark Ryan

This weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking with the talented British actor and stuntman, Mark Ryan. He’s recently known for his work on the Transformers films. Mark serves as the on set voice actor for all the robots during filming. In addition, he provided the on screen voice for Bumblebee in the 2007 Transformers... Read more »

Nash visits the Transformers 3 set

Nash visits the Transformers 3 set
Well, it has been on eventful weekend for yours truly. Friday was my college graduation, which was a long time coming, and Saturday I visted the set of Transformers 3. Michael Bay and his crew have been taking over the streets of Chicago for a week now, and after seeing everyone’s pictures from last week,... Read more »

The Bumblebee Bug

The Bumblebee Bug
If any of you have seen my car, you would think I have some weird obsession with robots. Well, you’d be correct. I drive the Bumblebee Bug, a yellow 2006 Volkswagen Beetle heavily inspired by the Autobot. When it was time for me to make my very first car purchase, I was excited to actually... 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 »

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 »

Cosplay = Double Life

Nash as the Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger @ Anime Central 2007 (photo by It has come to my attention that a good number of people out there have no idea what cosplay is!!! SHOCKING!!! Don’t fret. You’re in luck. Let me break it down for you. Let’s start with the word cosplay. The word... Read more »