Posts tagged "conventions"

This GEEKend: Flip Con and Brass City Games

I can’t seem to finish Fallout 4. I thought the game was ending at least 5 times now, and it just won’t be over. So, I’m putting it down to tell you about this GEEKend. Yes, with these fabulous events, you can go out, meet new friends, and have fun while I keep trying to... Read more »

Santa hat strut: Cosplay photos from Con Alt Delete 2015

Merida from Brave, with hair as orange as could be!
The art of cosplay often comes with suffering- painful shoes, itchy body paint, wigs that are too tight. Perhaps the greatest nemesis of the cosplayer is cold weather. I’ve always struggled with winter conventions. Costumes warm enough for the season are often unflattering. They’re ALWAYS too hot for the indoor portions of cons. So, you... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime World Expos and Lake Count-i-Con

I’m having a hard time typing because my geek guy has a friend over. They are watching Dune- the David Lynch movie- at an unimaginable volume. I dislike the film. The husband, however, loves it deeply and without irony. I… do not understand. Aaaaagh!! Anyway, my Dragon Con costumes are nearing completion. Yuna just needs some... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Cosplay wig class, My Little Pony fair, and more!

Years ago, I got my first case of food poisoning. I ate a bad burger at Chili’s, went to a cute boy’s house, and proceeded to throw up 8 times in his apartment. That was our “first date.” The gent is my husband now, so I guess things work out. …Mostly. My stomach was never... Read more »

This GEEKend: Star Trek Con, Picnicon, and Kankakee Fantasy Con

Thank you so much for all of the feedback from my last post. I received a nice collection of notes across Twitter, Facebook, and the blog. GEEKend event coverage is going to be better than ever! I’m starting by publishing early this week. Eventually, there will be a year-round calendar to bookmark. Won’t that be shiny and chrome?... Read more »

This GEEKend: Oak Lawn Fan Fest and International School of Comics open house

Have you ever had a day just… disappear? I spent a lot of this morning thinking it was Thursday. Today is Friday. Thankfully, I figured it out, or I would have missed a dentist appointment. What happened to Thursday, though?? Oh, right- I played Dragon Age: Inquisition and saw Avengers: Age of Ultron. I guess Thursday... Read more »
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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 »

This GEEKend: Spider-Gwen signing, The Real World, and Doctor Who-palooza

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... Read more »

NWI Comic-Con 2015 RECAP: I'm not Elsa!!

First of all, ladies and gentlemen, this is what Elsa from Frozen ACTUALLY looks like.
One of the best parts of writing Geek Girl Chicago is relationship creation. I’ve made a ton of new friends through blogging, and have become a years-long part of many conventions. Last weekend was the second-ever Northwest Indiana Comic-Con. I returned as a cosplay contest judge. Jess from Fandom Tandem reprised the role, too. The other... Read more »
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This GEEKend: NWI Comic-Con, Adler After Dark, and Fermilab's Tevatron

I have been trying SO HARD to get my cosplay ready for this GEEKend. Dana Scully needs to be updated, and Daenerys needs a significant portion rebuilt. I’m also putting together some kid-friendly gear- Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls and Cruella from 101 Dalmatians. As usual, everything that could go wrong is doing so. The... Read more »