Posts tagged "fundraising"

This GEEKend: Improvised Star Trek, Time Crash, and supporting CHIditarod

Putting together this GEEKend post, I discovered one event on my calendar had been canceled. Whoa! I’ve never experienced that so close to an event date before. Sadly, due to low ticket sales, CHIditarod’s fundraiser “SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains” isn’t happening. What a shame. CHIditarod is such a cool event (no pun intended.) It deserves support. Over... Read more »

This GEEKend: Tokens, Tankards, and The Multiverse vs. George Lucas

I spent all of yesterday in full face makeup as Scar from The Lion King (see pictures on my Twitter).  Then, my fiance and I threw a Halloween shindig that doubled as our Engagement Party.  People brought beer, Booberry cereal, and Ghoul-Aid!  ADULTHOOD!!  Thinking I’d have today off, I happily drank and stayed up late.... Read more »

Cosplay Photos from Relay for Life: Fight Cancer with Team GEEK!

The Evil Queen tempts Snow White with a delicious caramel apple.
Every now and then, I plug events hosted by local Relay for Life Team, “Team GEEK.”  This amazing group raises funds for the American Cancer Society by cosplaying, sponsoring Hambingo, even photographing a knit duck with celebrities.  This past Friday, they participated in the Norridge/Harwood Heights Relay for Life. At the event, costumed characters walked and... Read more »
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Help the Northlake Public Library Get a 9-foot Hulk Statue!!

When I think of the library I went to as a child, I remember beige walls and a quiet atmosphere.  I borrowed all the Curious George, Dr. Seuss, and Winnie the Pooh they had.  I did not, however, have access to comic books… or huge statues of the characters therein.  Seriously, get this:  The Northlake... Read more »

This GEEKend: CODCON, Superhero Burlesque, and Hambingo

Feeling the post-con blues after C2E2? Feeling the pre-con jitters before ACen? Great news!  It’s going to be a fun, sexy GEEKend!  Here are 3 options to keep your geek fix going: 1. CODCON – Get your D20s ready!  Each year, the College of DuPage Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club holds CODCON- a 3-day gaming convention. Collectors can... Read more »