Posts tagged "conventions"

Kollision Con 2015 RECAP: Mixed Reviews

This Sherlock Holmes could actually play violin. I took his card- can't wait to hear more of his work.
Last weekend, I attended Kollision Con 2015. As I explained in my pre-con writeup, Kollision is another event that has migrated to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. AnimeCentral, Con Alt Delete, and several other geek weekends all use this space. How did it work out? Well, it really depends on who you ask. Overall, Kollision Con... Read more »

This GEEKend: Kollision Con 2015

…Yep, I just typed “2014” and had to change it to “2015.” That’s going to be the state of things for the next few weeks. Happy 2015!! I spent all of today relaxing. My geek guy and I slept in, then got a HUGE, homemade lunch at a friend’s place. I was so full that... Read more »

Con Alt Delete 2014 RECAP: Ah, to be young.

Some of the first costumes I saw on Friday.
Last weekend, I returned to my roots- I went to an anime convention. Con Alt Delete 2014 took place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, the same hotel as my first convention ever. That was thirteen years ago. So, a wall of nostalgia hit me the second I entered. Con Alt Delete is a young people’s... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »