Tag: sci-fi

My Favorite Fictional Couples

Damon and Elena (The Vampire Diaries) When Damon first showed up in the series, he was the villain. He manipulated people, he killed when he had to, and he was a total jerk to everyone. Damon is impulsive, but he’s one of the best vampires I’ve seen on television. He cares about Elena, and they balance each other out pretty nicely. I love seeing them together.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share with you all a short list of my personal favorite epic love stories. Who are some of your favorite fictional couples?

LXTV talks to Chicago Cosplayers (VIDEO)

My good friend and fellow cosplayer Toby Markham as Captain Jack Sparrow (NBC LXTV 1st Look Chicago) Working in TV does come with a few perks from time to time. When a former colleague of mine (who currently works for NBC) asked me if I could hook her up with some cosplayers for a feature... Read more »

Photo Highlights of 2010

I actually met Katie at the Clone Wars event, and we both wore our Her Universe t-shirts! Our glasses match and everything, we're like twins.
2010 was one of the best years of my life, and I owe a lot of that to this blog on Chicago Now! I’ve had a chance to meet people I admire, interview people I’m a fan of, all while doing the things I love (being geeky and wearing costumes). Looking back I found pictures... Read more »

ACME Design Inc.

I recently had a chance to visit the folks at ACME Design Inc., in Elgin, IL. ACME creates replicas, sculptures, props, and prototypes for television, print, trade shows, video games…well, to sum it all up, they’re pretty much awesome people who make awesome stuff! As a cosplayer and an avid fan of props and visual... Read more »

10 things I loved about CYPHAN!

10 things I loved about CYPHAN!
3-Day Cyphan badge I spent the weekend at the first Cyphan convention in Wheeling. For a first year sci-fi con, I thought it was pretty awesome. I’ve gone to a lot of conventions in the past, and the formula is usually the same. You have a costume contest, celebrity guests, dealers room, artists, panels, gaming,... Read more »

Who's ready for Cyphan?

Who's ready for Cyphan?
Time Force Officer, Anime Central 2007 Well folks, it’s official. I bought my 1-day ticket to Cyphan last night. For those who don’t know, Cyphan is a new sci-fi and fantasy convention hitting Wheeling this weekend. Originally I was going to have to drop this new con from my event list, because I was working... Read more »

Life Imitating Art

As any cosplayer knows, getting your picture taking is as common as saying “hello” when you’re at a convention. The key to taking a great photo in costume is having the perfect pose. To channel your character, it’s quite common to strike one of their signature poses. I’ve come across a few cosplay photos that... Read more »