Posts tagged "Rosemont"

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 »

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 »
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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: DucKon, Star Trek Con, Japan Fest, and Ghostbusters Anniversary

It has been a cool week for Internet activism.  John Oliver turned the public’s attention to net neutrality (finally!)  Geek girls got vocal about Star Wars, so Princess Leia toys will be introduced by Disney (finally!)  Before this week, Solar Roadways got funded.  Reading Rainbow got funded. Never before has it been so easy for individuals... 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 »
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Kollision Con 2013 Recap: New Location FTW

Haruko and Kanti from FLCL
As I lie on the couch, burning up with a fever, I reflect on last weekend.  I was healthy, energetic, and having fun at Kollision Con 2013. …I’m actually betting I caught the flu (aka “con crud”) at Kollision, but that’s not important. The convention where East “kollides” with West is still very much an... 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 »

Anime Midwest 2013 Recap: Energetic, Affordable, and Crowded

Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!  Huge prop is huge.
Before I even get started, I must extend a sincere “thank you” to my readers, old and new.  My “5 Things You Should Never Say to a Cosplayer“ article reached over 20,000 views.  WOW!!  The conversation it inspired has been a joy to participate in.  I truly feel honored.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Anime Midwest 2013 (and Surrounding Controversy)

EDIT:  A reader has brought to my attention this Official Statement from Ryan Kopf.  I’m glad for the clarification; as a result, people who had been worried got to enjoy Anime Midwest.  Full coverage of the event is coming soon.  Thanks for the spot! Happy Independence Day!  Now, let me tell you why I hate fireworks.... Read more »