Posts tagged "Wheeling"

7 geeky date ideas for Valentine's Day in Chicago

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is barreling toward us. I’ve always liked the holiday- and this is coming from someone who didn’t really have a boyfriend until college. When I was single, I’d throw parties for all of my loner friends. In times of commitment, I’d try to make Valentine’s Day interesting with... 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 »

Capricon 34 Recap: If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!

This tremendous pair of antlers was one of the first things I saw at Capricon 34.  This image really set the tone for the day.
At the beginning of February, I attended one of Chicago’s longest-running sci-fi conventions.  Capricon has existed for 34 revolutions around the sun.  Even so, the event manages to stay small.  The attendees are like a family; a large percentage comes back year after year. Capricon has a lot going for it.  The free cafe, filled... Read more »

This GEEKend: Capricon 34 and Anti-Valentine's Day with Game Pazzo

I FINALLY saw Disney’s Frozen yesterday.  I took all of my day job employees.  We enjoyed it far more than we expected!  Internet arguments aside, Frozen made me laugh, cry, and wish my sister were in the theater.  Afterward, my whole team felt better about Chicago’s below-zero temperatures.  We weren’t freezing- just “Letting It Go!”  Ha. Anyway,... Read more »

Capricon 33 Recap: So Much Food, So Little Time

Look at all those Doctor Who cosplayers- adorable kids!!  ...Also a Jedi.  Why not?
Going to Capricon 33 last Saturday made me realize just how much I missed at Capricon 32.  Last year, I basically shopped and went home.  This year, I stayed a full day- completely worth the drive to Wheeling.  Capricon has a close, family atmosphere and diverse programming.  I see why it has lasted 33 years... Read more »

This GEEKend: Capricon 33

I don’t understand this “convention season” that people refer to.  Here in Chicago, we have sci-fi conventions year-round!  Another kicks off tomorrow: Capricon 33.  This 4-day event takes place in the Northern ‘burbs- Wheeling, to be exact. Capricon embraces every branch of geekery.  There will be general panels on everything from Doctor Who to watercolor painting.... Read more »