I'm gonna be up front with you, gentle reader- I'm having a hard time writing tonight. I found out that my former employer has been reading this blog. Now, they are using GGC content to fight my unemployment claim. It isn't illegal, but the "evidence" they cobbled together is strange and humiliating. I'll write more about it once my head is on straight. In the meantime, I'm happy to share the usual GEEKend events post.
Everyone in my circle has been talking about Wizard World's Chicago Fan Fest. The event has been labeled a "C2E2 buster," given its close proximity to the competing convention. Some big guests- including Norman Reedus- will be there. Unfortunately, Karen Gillan backed out. Her departure meant I was no longer interested. It's OK, though- I don't attend Wizard World events, anyway. ;)
Here are some other geeky events in Chicago over the next few days:
FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:
Jason Latour Signing - One of my favorite things happening in comics right now is Spider-Gwen. In this Marvel tale, the radioactive spider didn't bite Peter Parker. Instead, Gwen Stacy is the friendly neighborhood webslinger. Love! Jason Latour, writer of Spider-Gwen, will be signing his work (also including Southern Bastards) tomorrow at Challengers. This could be a fun moment for Gwen Stacy cosplayers. :) (Friday, March 6th, 2015. 6PM-8PM, Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave. FREE. Official Site.)
SUNDAY, MARCH 8th:
Doctor Who-palooza - I keep saying it, but I'm super fond of how many suburban libraries are holding geek events. I last attended a convention at the Eisenhower Public Library. This time, the Barrington Area Library is joining the fun. Mad Girl's TARDIS will be landing in the building on Sunday. Attendees will enjoy crafts, green screen photo ops, even a duct tape bow tie demo! Cosplay is strongly encouraged, of course. (Sunday, March 8th, 2015. 1:30-3:30 PM. Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington. FREE, register HERE. Official Site.)
The Real World: Space Edition - I remember being a young lass, staying up "late" to watch MTV's Buzzkill. As I got older, I fell for more of the station's 90s programming- The Real World and Road Rules. Some folks at The Public House Theatre share my nostalgia. They're currently running The Real World: Space Edition, all about a starship. In this show, cameras and confessionals follow the crew, as they attempt to switch captains.
At first, I didn't get why this production would exist at all. I just found out, however, that The Real World (now just Real World) is still going. The current season is IN CHICAGO. OMG. I wonder which is better- the play or the real thing? (Fridays and Saturdays thru March 28th, 2015. 8PM. The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark. $15, get tickets HERE. Facebook.)
I'll be spending my weekend applying for jobs, of course... but also playing guitar, video games, and taking care of my home. I am a whole human, and proud. <3
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