Posts tagged "pictures"

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 »

Anime Midwest 2015 RECAP: I will never learn

Sorry for the jump scare, gentle reader. It's sort of just his nature.
I keep saying I spend too many holidays at conventions. I keep saying the crowds at anime events make me feel old. I keep acting like I’m going to dial down the amount of events I cover. Then, I watch a new series. All at once, I’m PUMPED FOR ANIME AGAIN. This year, it was... Read more »

Final thoughts and cosplay from C2E2 2015 - SUNDAY

This Captain Marvel made some amazing fabric choices. <3
My C2E2 coverage is finally wrapping up this morning. I had to sleep FOREVER before I could even think about blogging. I crashed for 3 hours right after the show yesterday, then slept for another 10 at night. Being a children’s superhero is a BIG job. Jess and Kat (my photography help this weekend) joined... Read more »
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Super cosplay from C2E2 2015 - SATURDAY

Yesterday's GGC photography volunteer, Jess, being photographed by today's volunteer, Kat. I LOVE YOU GIRLS!
I made a bad choice at C2E2. I bought a new cubicle’s worth of art right at the very beginning of the day. Thus, I was stuck hauling my purchases around for hours. I was dressed as Daenerys (fairly popular) and taking photos of my own, as well. I could have used four more arms.... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »