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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:01 AM

is any one going to this convention. if so, what are you cosplaying as? :D
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

My boyfriend and I will be there!

I'm working on our Dragon Age 2 cosplays (Fenris and Merrill) now, and if I can get my butt in gear we'll have Magic: The Gathering costumes as well - ideally Elesh Norn and a Priest of Norn, but it may end up being Liliana Vess and Gideon Jura if I can't get a handle on making latex prosthetics. We'll see.

And we'll probably have our Borderlands (Lilith and Mordecai) costumes with us too, hopefully with a Brick and Roland!

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:59 PM

I will be there for one day to try it out. Most likely Friday. I'll be Black Canary!
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:35 PM

I go every year. Lots of great photos. No drunks or pot-heads.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:37 PM

I will be there as Axel from Kingdom Hearts on Saturday :P
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

I will probably be dragged there by my cousin, she doesnt like going to Anime cons because she doesnt know any of the characters but she knows plenty about comics; And I need to complete my deadpool collection anyways.

Not sure If I will cosplay for it tho.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:35 PM

im excited for the guest this year so i most definitely will be there
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:18 PM

It's the same weekend as my Relay for Life event but since my fellow Chicago Division Ghostbusters will be there I'm thinking of dropping in on Sunday for a bit (if I don't sleep through the entire day!)

So if anyone's bored after con events end on Friday night there's an awesome Relay event just 4 miles away ;) ;)
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:25 AM

since some people thought i was cosplaying superboy at ACEN this year...idk y, since i wasn't in cosplay, it was just my regular cloths, XD...I might actually do a superboy cosplay if i can go to this.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

View PostLina, on 28 May 2011 - 03:59 PM, said:

I will be there for one day to try it out. Most likely Friday. I'll be Black Canary!



thats awesome! :D I hope I get to see it.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:05 AM

I will probably be there Saturday.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:55 AM

KASIN: were you in a black and red superboy tshirt and blue jeans because thats his costume lol i don't remember you wearing that
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:19 AM

I'll be there on Saturday wearing my Brak costume for the last time before I brainstorm a new costume(s) for next year. :)

This, ACen, and C2E2 are my favorite cons. Do any of you plan on meeting any celebrities or artists? I'm low on money but I would like to get a picture with Christopher Lloyd but I've heard he charges as much as $60 and the most I'm willing to pay is $30. Angus Oblong is also going to be there, I hope he doesnt charge or doesnt charge much, he seems cool and funny. I've met many wrestlers in the past as well as George Lowe, the voice of Space Ghost.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:32 PM

View PostSTVO, on 13 June 2011 - 10:19 AM, said:

I'll be there on Saturday wearing my Brak costume for the last time before I brainstorm a new costume(s) for next year. :)

This, ACen, and C2E2 are my favorite cons. Do any of you plan on meeting any celebrities or artists? I'm low on money but I would like to get a picture with Christopher Lloyd but I've heard he charges as much as $60 and the most I'm willing to pay is $30. Angus Oblong is also going to be there, I hope he doesnt charge or doesnt charge much, he seems cool and funny. I've met many wrestlers in the past as well as George Lowe, the voice of Space Ghost.


I don't know if I'm getting my picture taken with anyone. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the fact that there are going to be so many great guest there ,but the prices are kinda scary. I am super excited that a lot of the buffy cast memebers are going to be there. :thumbup:
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

View Postzatanna, on 13 June 2011 - 11:32 PM, said:

I don't know if I'm getting my picture taken with anyone. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the fact that there are going to be so many great guest there ,but the prices are kinda scary. I am super excited that a lot of the buffy cast memebers are going to be there. :thumbup:



Yeah it's a bit ridiculous how much several of these celebs cost. Don't get me wrong, most of them are from great movies/TV shows but it's a fortune to meet several. Allegedly Patrick Stewart this year will be $60 and last year William Shatner was $80!!! I didn't meet Shatner but I had a few friends do it and from what I heard he was kind of rude. I don't want to speculate too much but it would be a real shame for a great deal of those fans if he was rude as they're paying nearly $100 alone to just meet him and not all of them are from Illinois.

LOL @ Blagojevitch being there last year and trying to charge $80 and $50. Eventually he just gave away free photos with him. Lol

UPDATE: Patrick Stewart isn't charging $60 for an autograph or photo, he's charging $100. :o

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

For those that want to go to Wizard World for at least one day or are considering, Groupon has a one-day deal!
http://www.groupon.c...icago?c=dnb&p=2
It's up for awhile but try to buy it before the weekend. Also, if you're planning on attending Saturday, the deal is not valid! If you are planning on Friday or Sunday (I'm not) and only going for one day, I highly recommend this deal!
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:21 PM

so is this only for american comics or does this have anime as well? do people still cosplay from animes?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:24 PM

View PostSkyward, on 21 July 2011 - 04:21 PM, said:

so is this only for american comics or does this have anime as well? do people still cosplay from animes?


It's more towards American movies/comics/video games but I think I have seen some anime-related items at some of the shops there. I could be DEAD WRONG but I swear Funimation attends Wizard World too sometimes. There's the Artist Alley there as well and they feature several similar artists that Anime Central features. I do see people cosplaying as anime characters there as well: I've seen Faye Valentine, Goku of DBZ, and a couple others though I'll admit there are more people cosplaying as comic or American made characters at this convention.

I recommend it if you're into comics in addition to anime. If you're a pro wrestling fan (or were at one time) lots of wrestlers are there signing autographs. That's another big thing in comparison to a convention like Anime Central, ACen may have some voice actors and music artists, but this convention is largely built on celebrities these days. Here's the list:
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:34 PM

I'll be going on Saturday wearing my new Back to the Future t-shirt lol
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:23 PM

View PostAnimexcel, on 21 July 2011 - 08:34 PM, said:

I'll be going on Saturday wearing my new Back to the Future t-shirt lol


I love Back to the Future! I'd like to meet Christopher Lloyd, but I think $45 is a bit much for a photo. I might say "Hi" if it's not too crowded. Michael J. Fox I'd be willing to fork up some more cash though...
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

View PostSTVO, on 21 July 2011 - 06:24 PM, said:

It's more towards American movies/comics/video games but I think I have seen some anime-related items at some of the shops there. I could be DEAD WRONG but I swear Funimation attends Wizard World too sometimes. There's the Artist Alley there as well and they feature several similar artists that Anime Central features. I do see people cosplaying as anime characters there as well: I've seen Faye Valentine, Goku of DBZ, and a couple others though I'll admit there are more people cosplaying as comic or American made characters at this convention.

I recommend it if you're into comics in addition to anime. If you're a pro wrestling fan (or were at one time) lots of wrestlers are there signing autographs. That's another big thing in comparison to a convention like Anime Central, ACen may have some voice actors and music artists, but this convention is largely built on celebrities these days. Here's the list:
http://www.wizardwor...om/home-ch.html


Ah that clears things up, thank you so much!

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:07 AM

Yelp has a deal today. $30 gets you in for four days! You're welcome.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:31 AM

are there photoshoots?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:42 PM

View PostSkyward, on 29 July 2011 - 06:31 AM, said:

are there photoshoots?


Do you mean like group ones? I don't really think so. Here's the site if you want to look more into it. http://www.wizardwor...om/chicago.html

By the way, it starts this Thursday, who's excited?!? I'll only be going Saturday only unfortunately. Best day to go though. I'll be dressed as Brak, how about all of you?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:52 PM

Oh snap, it is already here. I need to decide if I'm going or not. ^_^

Edit, ordered a ticket and I'll probably be going Saturday.
Double Edit: I ended up going Sunday instead...

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:24 PM

Going on Sunday. Not cosplaying though.
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 04:42 PM

I'm holding out for C2E2. I think that's gonna be uber big next year :thumbup: .
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:45 PM

Too crowded O_O
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:08 PM

Ended up going Sunday. Not much cosplay, but getting parked and such was easy. :)

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:16 PM

Did anyone get any pictures of a huge Batman Villain group? I was Scarecrow.

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