Posts tagged "conventions"

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: 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 »
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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 »

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 »

Phoenix Comicon 2014 RECAP: a Geeky Desert Oasis - Guest Blog by Susan Richmond

This Silver Surfer said it took under an hour to apply all that body paint.  Maybe I should have asked how long it takes to remove it all, because that sounds super daunting!
I try to cover as many conventions as I can in the Chicago area.  When I leave the state, I consider it vacation time and do no work for the blog.  My best friend Susan, however, lives in Arizona.  She was planning a trip to Phoenix Comicon, 6/5-6/8, 2014 in the Phoenix Convention Center.  She offered... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Anime Central, Doctor Who Cosplay Night, and Space Happens!

Well, geeks- I made it to May 15th before thinking about this year’s Halloween costume.  Agent Scully?  Betty Grof?  Queen Elsa?? …My earliness isn’t entirely my fault.  Halloween is a big deal at my day job, and it was mentioned in a corporate context.  Now, my favorite holiday is in my head.  It shouldn’t be!... Read more »

C2E2 2014 SUNDAY Recap: In Which I Buy Everything X-Files

I saw The Eleventh Doctor Whooves almost immediately on Sunday.  For a split second, I wondered how he could hold that screwdriver in his mouth all day.  Then, I felt stupid.
For C2E2 2014 Friday coverage, click HERE.  For Saturday’s gallery, click HERE.  All caught up?  Read on! The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo came to a heroic conclusion on Sunday.  I ended up wearing street clothes, as my feet would simply NOT accept my Daenerys shoes.  This was likely for the best.  In sneakers and... Read more »

C2E2 2014 SATURDAY Recap: A Lesson in Footwear

I walked in Saturday, and Poison Ivy almost immediately offered me a deadly kiss.  Dang, C2E2 is dangerous!
To see my Friday C2E2 coverage, CLICK HERE. As you might have already read, gentle reader, I am splitting my Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo coverage into 3 parts.  This portion is by FAR the biggest.  Saturday at the convention was unbelievably packed.  C2E2 truly reigns supreme when it comes to Chicago geek events. My... Read more »
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C2E2 2014 FRIDAY Recap: The Fun Has Just Begun!

What do you do when you run into a cosplayer with the same costume as you?  Join forces and become even stronger!  These Power Girls have the right idea.
For the first time ever, I’m splitting Geek Girl Chicago’s convention coverage into several parts.  After just one day at C2E2 2014, I have enough photos to rival most previous galleries.  I want to make sure every cosplayer I meet gets recognized.  Thus, GGC‘s weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo will be presented... Read more »