Category: Comics

This GEEKend: Mini Comic Con, Bit Bash, The Geek Show, and more

I’m feeling kind of down, geeks.  My husband and I failed to get a Hyatt room for Dragon Con 2015 this morning.  Yes, the same Dragon Con that ended less than a week ago is already selling out roomspace for 2015.  We’ll just have to hope something opens up.  Weeks and weeks of unwarranted stress,... Read more »

This GEEKend: Toys, Comics, Statues, and CAKE

It felt like I was doing a ton of GEEKend posts in May.  Alas!  I was!  This is one of those mystical months with five weekends in it, and thus, three paychecks!!  The extra cash is coming at just the right time.  This weekend’s big events both offer a slew of merch to buy. Whether... Read more »

This Week in Geek: Logan Arcade, School of Comics, and C2E2 Villains!

While I normally save events post for the weekend, there’s a LOT going on in Chicago that the sci-fi, fantasy, and gamer communities should know about.  The weather is warming up just in time, it seems!  We can all get out of the house and enjoy some fantastic fun. As I have so much to... Read more »
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A Visit to Chicago's New International School of Comics

Chicago has a new place for aspiring comic artists to learn the trade: the International School of Comics.  Its nine Italian locations (known as Scuola Internazionale di Comics) have been educating students for over 30 years.  In March, the very first US branch opened in the Kinzie Corridor.  It’s time more people heard about this... Read more »

Help the Northlake Public Library Get a 9-foot Hulk Statue!!

When I think of the library I went to as a child, I remember beige walls and a quiet atmosphere.  I borrowed all the Curious George, Dr. Seuss, and Winnie the Pooh they had.  I did not, however, have access to comic books… or huge statues of the characters therein.  Seriously, get this:  The Northlake... Read more »

Geeky Wedding Dresses in Science Fiction and Fantasy

First up are two lovely dresses from Doctor Who.  These are particularly special because they weren't designed by a costume department.  Donna Noble (left) wore a Jasper Conran piece, and Amy Pond (right) rocked Ben de Lisi.  These were, at one point, available in UK stores.  Now, they'll occasionally pop up on eBay or eBay UK.  Just beware; Whovians are VICIOUS when it comes to online auctions!
At the beginning of March, I had the honor of standing up in my best friend’s wedding.  Since then, I’ve had weddings on the brain (watch out, geek guys)!  I’ve been thinking about my own, possible, maybe-someday wedding, and just how geeky I’d like it to be.  Would I go subtle, or full-on “Mal and... Read more »
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Photo Recap: C2E2 Cosplay Around Town at Graham Crackers Comics

LAKEVIEW: This gorgeous (and hilarious) piece of work is Tara's original creation, Dolly Deathstar.
On Wednesday, February 20th, C2E2 held a “Cosplay Around Town” celebration at 4 different Graham Crackers Comics locations.  I covered the event details in a previous article, so I’ll get right to the recap and photos! I went to the Lakeview store.  The group there was small- less than 10 costumes- but we still had fun.  C2E2 staff provided simple... Read more »