Tag: conventions

This GEEKend: Dan Con and a Second Game of Thrones Beer

Wow, readers- my face was all over the Internet today.  The Official BioShock Facebook page featured my engagement story, and The Onion published an article using my photo.  All of my social networking pages have been flooded with these two things, over and over…!  I’m flattered.  🙂  However, the inundation of links made it slightly harder... Read more »

This GEEKend: Our Fair City, Renegade Craft Fair, and Eisenhower Mini-Comic Con

I thought I’d be less stressed out after Dragon Con, but I was totally wrong.  Turns out, throwing wedding planning on top of an already-full life means being busy all year round.  I guess I can be content, given that I get to do so many cool things with my free time, but… do I... Read more »

5 New Things I Did at Dragon Con 2013

I am home from Dragon Con 2013!!  As usual, the weekend was worth every bit of hype, prep, and stress.  I always say one thing about this con: San Diego Comic Con has the biggest advertising spectacles, but Dragon Con has the best fans.  Over 50,000 geeks gathered in Atlanta this year.  The costumes, panels, and... Read more »
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Why I Turned Down an Invitation to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2013

This is a direct follow-up to yesterday’s article, Why I Won’t Be at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2013.  The initial post got some VERY passionate responses.  This is the tale of what happened after Wizard World noticed. *** “You would be not only respected and feared, you would be loved.” – Jorah Mormont, Game of Thrones... Read more »

Why I Won't Be at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2013

EDIT:  The story continues!  I’ve created a follow-up to this article.  Read it HERE. *** I’ve been mentioning Wizard World Chicago Comic Con for weeks.  This will be the last time I write about the event in 2013.  Geek Girl Chicago‘s press credentials, which I’d had for 2 years, were rejected.  I am deeply saddened that I will... 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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5 Things You Should Never Say to a Cosplayer

It snuck up on me, but Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is just a month away.  Many fans have started their costumes.  These cosplayers (self included) invest all sorts of time, money, and love into their outfits.  They deserve utmost respect. As someone who has been dressing up for over a decade (yikes!), I’ve heard a bevy... Read more »

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 »

This GEEKend: Japan Festival, Kankakee Fantasy Con, and the Game Pazzo Ani-Rave

Saturday in the Chicago area is going to be a fine day for cosplayers.  Three separate events are embracing the art in different ways.  Oddly enough, none of them are in the city proper.  This one’s for you, suburbanites! As there’s so much to write about, I’m going to cut right to the chase.  Enjoy... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Star Trek Convention, Star Wars Day, and the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

With J. J. Abrams now at the helm of BOTH Star Trek and Star Wars, will the feud between the two finally die?  Probably not.  This weekend, though, Chicago is embracing both franchises… and then some!  The three events I’ve chosen to plug will make you proud to be a geek, no matter which fandom... Read more »