The Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is this weekend- April 26-28. I have been attending this convention since its creation. I prefer it over Wizard World for lots of reasons, and it looks like I'll be adding something new to the list in 2013: the after parties.
A C2E2 after party makes sense. The convention floor closes in the evening, and lots of geeks with lots in common need somewhere to go. Here are three ways to turn after the McCormick Place lights go out. **READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE, as there's a super-special, super-valuable discount promo code inside:
1. The Chicago Nerd Social Club's C2E2 After Party - The Chicago Nerd Social Club appears in this blog often... and yes, their C2E2 After Party is called "C2E2 After Party." :-P If you'll have friends in from out of town, this is the shindig to take them to. It will give a clear picture of what our city's geek scene is like. This celebration and show will feature many local favorites: The Nerdologues, Plan 9 Burlesque, The Shock T's, and Improvised Star Trek. I'm particularly excited for Raks Geek, as I just started belly dancing again! (Friday, April 26th, 6PM. The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St. $17 HERE, $20 at the door. * Facebook)
2. Cosplay Chicago Presents: Skeletor's Evil Plan - Cosplay Chicago has had a huge few months. Members have appeared in the St. Patty's Day Parade, at comic shops, and more... but the best is yet to come. Their C2E2 after party, Skeletor's Evil Plan, is going to make their previous events look tiny. For one, I'm thrilled to see Viking Jesus perform; he was interviewed in my VERY FIRST Rising Stars of Geek Rock article! There will also be burlesque, fire handling, a raffle, and the super adorable Kitty Zombie. I can't wait to give that undead monstrosity a big hug. <3 The best part? Reggie's will be offering a FREE shuttle bus from McCormick Place at 8PM Friday! (Friday, April 26th, 9PM. Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 State. $10 HERE, $15 at the door. Attendees must be 17+)
3. Super Hero/Super Villain Bar Crawl - Last but not least, a classic Chicago bar crawl... with capes and spandex. Join the Legion of Super Crawlers! Crawl Night Long will be hosting their first-ever Super Hero/Super Villain Bar Crawl across six locations. Those participating can dress up as their favorite hero (Just how fast CAN The Flash chug?), or invent one. There will be drink specials for all, but you are SO lucky today, gentle reader! The first 20 GGC fans to enter the promo code "ThanksGeekGirl" when buying tickets will get a 30% discount. Do it now!! (Saturday, April 27th. 5:30 PM, Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 State, plus 5 other South Loop bars. $10 HERE, 30% discount with code "ThanksGeekGirl".)
...Er, someone please let me know if that promo code actually works. Please and thank you.
I hope to see you all at the after parties! I'll be the one sitting in the corner, rubbing my own feet, wondering why I wore sky-high cosplay heels for 3 days.
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