Posted in Chicago, Conventions, Uncategorized, tagged Center on Halsted, Challengers Comics and Conversation, Comics, Jenny Frison, Mike Norton, Moonstone, Olympian, Sal Abbinanti, Shortpants, Skottie Young, Tim Seeley, Topshelf, Windy City Comicon on September 17, 2009|
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Natalia “Bat Girl” Avilez, NBC Chicago Street Team
If you were one of the many comic book fans who either missed out on, were disappointed in, or simply crave more Comic-Con; this is your chance. On Saturday, September 19th, Chicagoans are getting a second chance to indulge in Chicago’s finest Comic Book Convention — the Windy City Comicon(WCC) . Now in its second year in the running, Windy City has lined up a fantastic array of local comic book creators, artists, writers, and publishing companies for your viewing pleasure. But wait there’s more! Not only will you be able to meet industry guests but will also get a chance to get great deals on comics, attend panels, indulge in games and receive a gift pack.
“It’s organized by Chicagoans and many of the 85 creator guests are either hometown products or now call Chicago home,” co-promoter Christopher Neseman said.
Guests include artists Jenny Frison, Tim Seeley, Skottie Young, Mike Norton and Sal Abbinanti. Publishing companies include: Moonstone, Olympian, Topshelf and Shortpants.
“Chicago has one of the richest and most vibrant comic book communities in the country, and Windy City Comicon is a showcase of that,” Neseman said.
Challengers, Comics + Converstationwill be kicking off the event with the official Windy City Comicon preview party on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased either at the door or on the WWC site. The Convention will be held at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m. WCC is offering the first 500 guests a gift pack, so be sure to arrive early.
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Posted in Bar Scene, charity, Chicago, Chicago Events, Gay, LGBT, things to do, Winter, tagged Center on Halsted, Chicago Pride, Chicago Winter, Gay, Illinois Safe School Alliance, Inauguration, LGBT Chicago, obama on January 16, 2009|
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Shlomi Rabi, NBC5 Street Team
Okay, so let’s face it, you and I have much more in common than we realize. For one thing, we both go to NBCChicago to get our news and learn of the latest happenings around the city of Chicago. Secondly, we both wake up every January morning wondering why we’re not tuning in to NBCMiami instead. We both agree that when people tell each other “go to Hell”, Chicago Winter is what they have in mind. Like me, you are a strong believer that winter is the invention of an ugly angel who did not want people looking cute. And both you and I agree that if we hear one more sadist say “It’s not that bad” the population count in Chicago will have just decreased by one.
Oh, and neither one of us has a ticket for the Obama inauguration. Face it. And don’t lie about it, saying that you could have scored one but had a very important meeting with a client that day. Like me, you have no clients. So there.
Which is fine. Because a great place to catch the inauguration is Wild Pug. The new gay bar in the up-and-coming Uptown is hosting a fiesta to benefit the Illinois Safe School Alliance. The Alliance is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT youth around the city. Given the historic nature of the event, it only makes sense that the place to be that night is an event that celebrates difference and acceptance, both of which have propelled Chicago’s very own Barack Obama to presidency. So put on your favorite pair of snow boots, your most cherished parka, your most flattering pair of long underwear, and join in on the fun!
To learn more about what Shlomi’s ttakes pride in click here.
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