Once Upon a Time, eleven years ago, the University of Chicago Japanese Animation Society threw a party. It was apparently a glorified viewing party with snacks. Er, wee~! Now, UChi-Con is a full-day event with multiple programming rooms, guests, contests, cafes, and more. …Did I mention it’s this Saturday? I can’t wait! Check out the full UChi-Con schedule HERE.
I will be there with Geek Girl Jess to photograph cosplayers. IPlayGames, local friend of GGC, is sponsoring the game room. If we arrive on-time (and you never know with cosplay), we’ll be able to check out both major speakers- one on childhood/adolescence in anime, the other on cosplay. The screening rooms look diverse, too. Mmmm, bacon rice balls…
I hope to see some GGC readers at UChi-Con. If you’re attending, post below and let me know how to find you! Oh, and please consider donating to the food drive. It’s a free convention, so it’s completely reasonable to spend a few bucks on cans and non-perishables for the Chicago Food Depository.
UChi-Con – Saturday, January 19th, 10AM-6PM. University of Chicago, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave. Stuart and Harper Buildings. FREE. More details on Facebook.