Geek, Non-Fiction, Personal

Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter!

I always wanted to be a Gryffindor, but the truth was always there under the surface, and it was much more simple. I love people too much, and I care about everyone's feelings. It's actually been Hufflepuff all the way.   I got the first three Harry Potter books the day that "The Prisoner of… Continue reading Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter!

Geek, Theatre

“Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Maybe it's just me, but a good bit of stage combat does wonders for my appreciation of a show. I also happen to love a slight element of unpredictability - the need to ad lib within a story thanks to an unexpected twist or element. I furthermore enjoy fantasy, adventure, and the passionate work of… Continue reading “Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure


Cosplay Eye Spy: C2E2 2016 Edition

Round 1: DC > Harley Quinn Suicide Squad redesign Batman: The Animated Series Steampunk Pin-up/rockabilly Other DC > Poison Ivy  DC > Joker  Marvel > Deadpool As himself As someone/something else Nintendo > Ash/Pokemon Trainer Disney > Frozen > Elsa/Anna Star Wars > Han Solo Star Wars > Princess Leia Game of Thrones > Daenerys… Continue reading Cosplay Eye Spy: C2E2 2016 Edition

Geek, Non-Fiction, Personal

Con Wrap-Up: C2E2 2015!

April showers bring May flowers, but April in Chicago brings the best weekend of the year for local geeks: C2E2! The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is a three-day extravaganza of panels, celebrity appearances, autograph hunting, photo ops, merchandise, art, cosplay, and nerdgasms. I fondly refer to it as "Nerd Christmas" - you can… Continue reading Con Wrap-Up: C2E2 2015!