Posts tagged "conventions"

5 Reasons Why I Stopped Cosplaying

5 Reasons Why I Stopped Cosplaying
While all my friends are scrambling to get their costumes finished up for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, this weekend, I’m working on a new Dwarven Cleric character for a Pathfinder game. If you told me a few years ago that I would be trading spandex and wigs for dice bags and character... Read more »

Let the 2011 Cosplay Season Begin!

Sorry I’ve been totally missing from the blog for a while. I’ve been super busy, trying to get stuff together for C2E2 this weekend! I have two new costumes for this convention. I’m excited to debut the awesome Josie and the Pussycats group I’m doing with two of my lovely friends. I’m still trying to... Read more »

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 »
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Dating for Geeks

Dating in general is a complicated game, with rules and signals I’ve never been able to fully comprehend. For geeks and nerds (like myself), dating can be even more difficult. Geeks take their hobbies very seriously, and other people don’t always get it. I can only speak from personal experience, but I find it difficult... Read more »

Dragon*Con 2010 Recap and Photos

Myself as Speedy and my friend Fran as Donna Troy She’s ALIVE!!!…Well, it’s been a while since I’ve bloggged. That’s because I was on vacation. A week and a half of awesomeness. I’m still trying to adjust to the regular routines of my everyday life. Not only did I finally beat the Elite Four and... Read more »

Road trip to "Nerdi Gras"

Well, today is the day! After work tonight, I’m going to take a much-needed nap, load up the car, and my boyfriend Mike and I will venture on our first big road trip together. So where does an awesomely geeky couple like us go for Labor Day weekend you might ask? To Atlanta for Dragon*Con!!!... Read more »
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The road to Dragon*Con

  Some of you may have read my previous blog about Dragon*Con, the most epic convention I’ll be attending this year. I’m still recovering from last week’s Chicago Comic Con, and next week I’ll be packing up and driving down to Atlanta for 4 days of cosplay, parties, and shenanigans. A good number of my... Read more »

Celebrity Encounters: Chicago Comic Con 2010

Rubbing elbows with celebrities is one of the highlights of any convention experience. Chicago Comic Con was no exception. Having interviewed some of the guests before the event, gave me a good reason to introduce myself to them. I was actually more nervous than I expected to be. Everyone I met and spoke to were... Read more »

Comic Con take me away!

  Oh yes. It’s that time of year again. The local nerd gathering of the summer, Chicago Comic Con. All my friends have been posting pictures of their new costumes, and tweeting up a storm about the drive to the convention center. I won’t be heading out until tomorrow morning…and then it’s a 3-day weekend... Read more »
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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 »