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CharacTourists: See You At Chicago Comic Con!

This Thursday, Aug. 20, marks the start of Chicago’s 45th annual Comic Con. It’ll also mark the second year of CharacTour’s attendance at the event – very exciting for us, especially now that the site is officially public! 142 more words


Taking the Comic Out of the Comic Con

This last weekend, I attended the Chicago Comic Con (also known as Wizard World).  I was not initially planning on going to this comic convention, but after learning that my good friend… 1,074 more words


The Conventions Podcast

This week, Zack and Nick discuss the phenomenon known as fan conventions, focusing on Chicago-area conventions C2E2 (logo pictured above), Anime Central (ACEN), and Chicago Comicon (previously Wizard World Chicago). 29 more words


The Wonderful Wizard (World) Of Chicago

Here’s a song from the 1978 movie “The Wiz.” It’s called “He’s The Wizard” and this version is performed by Thelma Carpenter. I post this because she’s an awesome jazz vocalist and because this movie is one of my guilty pleasures. 1,045 more words


Of Capes and Books

Last weekend we headed up to Chicago for our end-of-summer family field trip.  This Windy City trip was a little different from those in recent years in that it did not involve a sporting event, comedy clubs, bar-crawls, or stuff like that.   653 more words

Life In IL

Tiny Titans #1 Picture Frames and a Supergirl canister

So last week things got  away from me and I was not able to be as crafty as I wanted to be.  After spending most of the previous weekend at the Chicago Comicon and then running around to catch up on  the lost weekend, I never really got going on the comic crafts. 363 more words