Posts tagged "Doctor Who"

This GEEKend: Nakama Toys, Doctor Who 101, Comic Book Mania, and more!

Isn’t it just the most perfect day outside, Chicago?  My car is in the shop, but it was honestly a joy to walk to the train.  Hopefully, the sun stays out for this GEEKend. Tomorrow might be the busiest Saturday I’ve ever covered.  I am highlighting five events in this article.  However, I’m aware of... Read more »

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 »

Blue Box Cafe: Elgin's Hangout for Hungry Whovians

Welcome to the Blue Box Cafe!
Do you love Doctor Who?  So does Christopher Mau, owner of the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin.  This coffee and sandwich shop opened its doors officially on March 1st.  It’s the perfect place for suburban Whovians, or just people who dig sandwiches.  Yum yum~ I visited the Blue Box Cafe at the end of March.  That... Read more »
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Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who Costume: Best (and Worst!) Twitter Reactions

In the name of Gallifrey, he will punish you.
I went to Bad Wolf Coffee in Lakeview for the first time today- tasty! Recommended! While the shop isn’t in any way Doctor Who-themed, the owner is a huge Whovian.  I’d love to do promo work for the place as Rose Tyler.  :)  ”I am the Bad Wolf.  I create myself… and cappuccinos.”  Ha!  I crack... Read more »

The Fifth Doctor, Rebooted: An Interview with Peter Davison

I’m on-record as saying this, but I’ll say it again: I loved The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot FAR more than the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.  This short film, featuring Doctors Five, Six, Seven, and Eight, is a love letter to the fans.  So many characters!  So many references!  So many things that deserved to be... Read more »

This GEEKend: WhoProv, MacSith, and Con Alt Delete

Before I even get into this, gentle reader, you need to know that I am blogging between rounds of Peggle.  Someone downloaded it to my fiance’s Xbox months ago.  We rediscovered it, and I’m completely addicted!  So, forgive me if this whole entry appears a bit disjointed. I have a few warm, cozy, indoor events... Read more »
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The Bitter and Sweet Sixth Doctor: An Interview with Colin Baker

At this year’s Chicago TARDIS, I had the pleasure of interviewing several Doctor Who stars from the Classic era.  The first was Mr. Colin Baker, better known as The Sixth Doctor.  Baker lead the show from 1984 through 1986. Colin Baker’s history with Doctor Who is turbulent, to say the least.  He was dismissed from Doctor... Read more »

Chicago TARDIS 2013 Recap: Doctor Who Shows No Signs of Aging

An incredible Ten hanging out with his (former?) enemy, Cassandra.  It was nice to see them putting their differences aside.
I’m just going to come right out and say it: last weekend’s Chicago TARDIS was the best I’ve been to.  Granted, I’ve only been going for three years, but the convention was clearly stepping up its game- it had to.  Doctor Who just celebrated its 50th anniversary.  This milestone brought fans to the Westin Lombard... Read more »

This GEEKend: Kollision Con, Mighty Con, and Doctor Who Trivia

The Force was not with me today.  I spent hours out in the cold for the Star Wars open casting call, only to be turned away.  I expected it; thousands of people were inevitably going to rise up from this geeky city.  However, I am still disappointed.  We were there more than 3 hours before... Read more »
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This GEEKend: John Williams, Doctor Who Children's Library Day, and Press Start!

In my previous post, I mentioned that I will only be at Windycon for one day.  It’s with good reason; this weekend is JAM-PACKED with geeky goodness across Chicago and its suburbs.   It will be a particularly joyful time for music-lovers and geeks with children.  Check out these fun things to do:   ALL WEEKEND:... Read more »