Archive for April 2015

Final thoughts and cosplay from C2E2 2015 - SUNDAY

This Captain Marvel made some amazing fabric choices. <3
My C2E2 coverage is finally wrapping up this morning. I had to sleep FOREVER before I could even think about blogging. I crashed for 3 hours right after the show yesterday, then slept for another 10 at night. Being a children’s superhero is a BIG job. Jess and Kat (my photography help this weekend) joined... Read more »

Super cosplay from C2E2 2015 - SATURDAY

Yesterday's GGC photography volunteer, Jess, being photographed by today's volunteer, Kat. I LOVE YOU GIRLS!
I made a bad choice at C2E2. I bought a new cubicle’s worth of art right at the very beginning of the day. Thus, I was stuck hauling my purchases around for hours. I was dressed as Daenerys (fairly popular) and taking photos of my own, as well. I could have used four more arms.... Read more »

The best cosplay of C2E2 2015 - FRIDAY

The first group I saw was an entire Hawk family. The family that cosplays together, stays together. :)
Geeks all over the Midwest have been waiting for today. C2E2 2015, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, has begun! Thousands of fans are descending on McCormick place, now through Sunday. The convention center is filled with art, celebrities, and of course, cosplay. I attended today in street clothes. My recent unemployment had meant a... Read more »
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The hottest C2E2 2015 after parties to attend this GEEKend

If it wasn’t already obvious, I will be at C2E2 all weekend. I wasn’t excited about the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo until this afternoon. It’s… actually an incredible (and short) story. As of this morning, I was still unemployed. I had put a spending freeze on cosplay, and had no financial wiggle room. C2E2 wasn’t... Read more »

Chicago's nerd circus: An interview with Tana Karo of Acrobatica Infiniti

Do you know the origin of the word “geek,” gentle reader? Predictably, it isn’t very flattering! The term dates back to the early 20th century. “Geeks” were circus folk- and not funny clowns or brave lion tamers. “Geek shows” featured gruesome acts, such as the biting/eating of live animals or insects. Audiences were meant to... Read more »

This GEEKend: Nerdgasm Burlesque, Ruby on Rails, CG2, and MORE

Would you all judge me if I said I wanted to blog earlier today, but was watching the Star Wars trailer? …and then watching it more? …and then desperately searching for tidbits about the new characters? …and then talking to my friends about it?! You get the idea. I did do one, non-Star Wars thing... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Badfic Love and Dr. Horrible Sing-Along

Everything I had planned for this week got canceled. I’m not exaggerating. A job interview, a meeting, and a sales transaction all fell through, each the day-of. It has been pretty frustrating, what with the extensive planning that goes into these things. I guess it’s just that kind of week. Thankfully, we’re almost through it.... Read more »

April Fools' Day advice: How to tell if I've been replaced by an alien robot clone

I hate April Fools’ Day. As a kid, I was pretty rule-abiding and gullible. People would prank me, and I’d cry (MOM). So, instead of pranking you all, I’m giving some advice in case YOU get pranked. A popular sci-fi trope is the evil twin. In this bit, a hero is replaced by an android, clone,... Read more »