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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 »

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 »

Anime Central 2013 Recap: Two Schools of Thought

Starting the gallery off with a bang.  Gosh, what should I even call these guys?  Exotic Eeveelutions?  Chippendeevees?  Gigoleevees?!   All I know is, I gotta catch 'em all.
I honestly didn’t expect to have fun at Anime Central 2013; I hadn’t for several years.  I assumed I’d be too old, too overstimulated, too out of touch with the anime scene.  Turns out, ACen isn’t really about Japanese animation anymore!  American cartoons, comics, and sci-fi were everywhere… as were people my age.  Awesome. As the title of... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime Central and Fight Girl Battle World

My very first geek convention was Anime Central 2001.  I went with one childhood friend and some girls from another school.  One of their mothers made me a costume (?! I hated it), and I got in trouble for going to the Masquerade.  To this day, I stand by the fact that I told them... Read more »

3 Geeky Live Shows to See in Chicago This December

Whenever the daunting task of holiday shopping gets me down, I try to think outside the box.  I’ve purchased a helicopter ride for my dad,  a cooking class for my sister, skydiving for a friend.  …It hardly ever works.  Only one of these has actually used their gift.  Perhaps it’s time to think a little... Read more »

This GEEKend: Salute to Supernatural (swoon!)

If there’s one TV show that’s great to watch around Halloween, it’s… The CW’s Supernatural follows two brothers as they hunt vampires, werewolves, demons, and all things wicked.  Geek girls have swooned over the Winchesters for 8 seasons.  There’s Dean, who loves women, pie, and classic rock almost as much as he loves his Impala.  There’s also... Read more »

This GEEKend: Raks Geek Belly Dancing and Anime World Chicago

I just got home from a live recording of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  It was hilarious and informative- highly recommended to any Chicago NPR geeks.  I’m pretty exhausted, but this GEEKend’s cool events begin today.  Must… blog… now…   1. Raks Geek – Fun fact: I dabble in belly dance/raqs sharqi.  However, I haven’t donned my... Read more »