Join the Cyphan Army

I'm posting twice in a day.  Either I'm home alone on my couch, or it's an exciting day to be a geek! ...or both. It's both.

This time, I'm yapping about Cyphan. It's a sci-fi and fantasy convention this weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. If you've never been to a con before, smaller events like this one are perfect to get your feet wet. I know the guy that founded Cyphan, and he's determined to make the event extremely fan and family-oriented. At one point, he asked the Facebook community what they'd most like to see the budget spent on!

What ended up on the schedule? Here are some favorites:

1.  Celebs. There will be a reunion of classic Battlestar Galactica actors Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, and Herb Jefferson, Jr. for old-school geeks.  Other guests include Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Nicki Clyne, and more... even local icon Svengoolie!

2.  Klingons.  There's a Klingon wedding that, as far as I can tell, involves folks getting hitched for realsies.  I'll just watch, thank you!  There's also a Klingon music class for kids.  buy' ngop!

3.  A first-year Independent Film Festival

4.  A Steampunk-inspired circus show by Chicago's own Forms in Motion

5.  Lots and lots of panels on prop-building and costuming.

This is just the tip of the iceberg; the event spans the whole weekend.  I'll be there early Friday and Saturday doing photo coverage and maybe even snagging a few interviews.  Don't know who to look for?  Check out Senator Padme Amidala in this Cyphan promo video.  ...No, I won't be wearing that.

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CYPHAN: Friday the 29th through Sunday the 31st, Hyatt Regency O'Hare.  A 1-day pass is $30, and a weekend pass $55.

PROTIP: To save a few bucks, park in the Rosemont Blue Line CTA lot and walk.  See you there, Geek Girls and Guys.  So say we all!!

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