Posts in category "Conventions"

Chicago TARDIS 2014 RECAP: Fifty Ways to Use a Westin

The most charming thing about this LEGO Eleven is the matching, fabric suit that's sticking out from the box. :)
One week ago, I was getting my badge for Chicago TARDIS 2014. I wasn’t sure I was going to have fun. Even though I’ve loved Doctor Who for almost a decade, I haven’t watched the Capaldi era. Would I still fit in? My friends found me immediately. First, it was JB from WHO 37. Then, a... Read more »

This Thanksgiving GEEKend: Chicago TARDIS 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, geeks! As I write this, I have finished my dinner, surrounded by family and friends. I am thankful, but also just FULL. I really want to sleep it off all weekend. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, though, this is NOT the time to relax and digest. Get ready for Chicago TARDIS 2014.... Read more »

Windycon 41 RECAP: Thank you, thank you, thank you

Little Red Riding Hood was BY FAR the most popular character at the convention. Even better, almost all of them came with wolf pups.
I’m having a tough time starting my recap of Windycon 41. The weekend was a whirlwind. Never before have I worked so hard at a convention. I was Fan Guest of Honor, and wow- being the ultimate fan is FUN. I arrived at the Westin Lombard on Thursday, November 13th. I checked in, and immediately learned... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Windycon, Blue Box Cafe, The Aurora Project, and Berlin

This evening, I am writing from The Westin Lombard/Yorktown Center. I’m all settled in the Chicago ‘burbs for Windycon 41: Grimm Tales. I do hope you can join me here! I’ll be hosting panels on geek culture, cosplay wigs, convention management, and more. I’ll be taking pictures, doing interviews, and meeting people all GEEKend! Registration... Read more »

Mini Comic Con 2014 RECAP: The Little Library that Could

The first cosplay of the day was a Creeper from Minecraft.  Oh no, oh no, oh no- don't let it in the library!!
Last weekend was one of my busiest yet.  With the Chicago Fringe Festival, The Geek Show, and Eisenhower Library’s Mini Comic Con all piled up, I hardly had time to breathe!  I gotta say, though- I had ALL the fun.  Thank you to everyone who met me at these venues. I spent all of Saturday... Read more »

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 »
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This GEEKend: Quake Collectibles, MuseCon, and the Mini Maker Faire

OK, that’s it- I NEED MY CAR BACK. My beloved EDI (yes, as in Mass Effect), has been in a body shop for three weeks.  I’ve had it. I can’t help that a tree fell on her during the derecho storms.  I can’t help that the car is too new for spare parts to be... Read more »

This GEEKend: Dashcon, Pocket Con, and the Video Game Summit

I wasn’t going to blog this GEEKend.  I woke up hung over, got a haircut, and then went back to sleep for 4 more hours.  Now, there’s a SUPER-loud 8th grade graduation going on next door… or, at least I hope they’re 8th graders.  If these are high school kids, I’m older than I thought!... Read more »

Anime Midwest 2014 RECAP: Personal Hygiene and My Return to Anime

These Luteces are real-life brother and sister.  So patriotic on the 4th of July!
I remember my first-ever convention.  It was Anime Central.  At the time, I was a bullied high school student.  Despite getting in big trouble with my chaperone for accidentally separating from the group (oops), I had an awesome con.  It was really my first experience with other geeks.  Every cosplayer was beautiful.  Every piece of... Read more »
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This GEEKend: SoyCon, Mighty Con, and Lake Count.i.Con

Yyyyyup, it’s convention season!  I can tell because my Google calendar is filled top to bottom with small, local cons.  There are so many nearby, in fact, that they are now triple-overlapping one another.  A person can’t possibly attend them all!  Hopefully, a bit of information from GGC can help you choose. Here are three... Read more »
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