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The Blackhawks and Final Fantasy VII: the happiest day on the Internet

Let’s simply soak it up for a minute, Chicago. The Blackhawks just defeated the Lightning, bringing The Stanley Cup home. The sports geeks are rejoicing. Sony just wrapped up their E3 announcements which, among other titles, contained The Last Guardian and a Final Fantasy VII remake. The gamer geeks are rejoicing. On this evening, for... 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 »

The Dam Keeper, bullying, and the Oscar for Best Animated Short

(SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details about the ending of The Dam Keeper. If you haven’t seen this animated short yet, please go watch, then come back!) A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling particularly stir crazy at home. A friend got me out of the house. We went to see all of the... Read more »

This GEEKend: Improvised Star Trek, Time Crash, and supporting CHIditarod

Putting together this GEEKend post, I discovered one event on my calendar had been canceled. Whoa! I’ve never experienced that so close to an event date before. Sadly, due to low ticket sales, CHIditarod’s fundraiser “SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains” isn’t happening. What a shame. CHIditarod is such a cool event (no pun intended.) It deserves support. Over... Read more »

16 weird dragons I WON'T be buying for my Game of Thrones cosplay

This fabulous, glittery, purple biker is only $18.99. I'm sure the flames are just there to look awesome and biker-y, but I'd like to think this dragon set his own Harley on fire. "I have no idea what I'm doing!!"
I’m in Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire mode again. The Season 5 trailer leaked, and in response, HBO officially released the thing. So sexy! Lots of characters are missing, but I’m satisfied. A TV show can only follow so many plotlines, you know? Anyway, the trailer motivated me to work on my Daenerys Targaryen cosplay. Readers... Read more »

This GEEKend: Uchi-Con, Berlin, and Super Bowl Alternatives

I swear, you give Chicago a 10-degree temperature increase, and EVERYBODY wants to go outside! I am no exception. I’m thrilled to have enough events in my Inbox, again, to warrant a “This GEEKend” post. I’m even publishing it on a Wednesday, due to popular demand. <3 Sunday, of course, is Super Bowl XLIX. The... Read more »

The worst Doctor Who Christmas gift of all time

There are many, many holiday gift options for Doctor Who fans. The show is so massive that Whovians can find anything- a fish tank, toothbrush, even this potato peeler. Yeaaa, Time Lord merchandise has gotten weird. As a Doctor Who fan for a decade, I possess MORE than my fair share of these things. Some... Read more »

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 »

Shatner's World: Win FREE Tickets to the Chicago Cinema Screening!

I’m back from my wedding!  After opening so many Crate & Barrel and Bed Bath and Beyond boxes, I am ready to share a gift with all of you. Some time ago, William Shatner came to Chicago with his one-man show.  Shatner’s World was an account of the actor’s career, filled with jokes, anecdotes, and Star Trek... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Geth Prime

It has literally been almost a year since my last Rising Stars of Geek Rock post.  Since then, a lot has developed for Chicago’s geek bands. Time Crash played in New York.  Emporium Arcade Bar hosted a show featuring several of my previous interviewees.  I take no credit for these milestones, of course; I just think... Read more »