Anime Central is the Midwest’s largest anime convention, held annually in mid-May in Rosemont, Illinois. With over 30,000 people and tons of programming, you’re guaranteed to meet new people and have fun!Continue reading Convention Breakdown: Anime Central
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Reference images of the new Woz costume first seen in episode 17 of Kamen Rider Zi-O.Continue reading Costume Reference: Woz (white)
What is tokusatsu? Tokusatsu is a genre, it simply translates to “special effects” and is actually a pretty broad term. … More A Newbie’s Guide to Tokusatsu
Chicago TARDIS is a long-running Doctor Who-focused convention held in Lombard, IL, over Thanksgiving weekend. The convention will be celebrating its 20th year in 2019!Continue reading Convention Breakdown: Chicago TARDIS
So you want to attend a convention? That’s great! Nowadays there are so many different fun conventions of all different types to choose from. There’s anime cons, entertainment cons, fandom-specific cons, literature cons, and everything else under the sun.
This guide will cover the differences between types of conventions, how to gather the information you need to make a decision about which con to attend, and the steps in planning your trip to a con.
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This is a guide to the many food options available in Rosemont. As quite a few conventions take place in the area, I have been working to put this together to help people who are unfamiliar with the area decide where to eat. I live just around the corner from Rosemont, so I am pretty familiar with the town and surrounding area. I’ve tried to include as much information as I can – how far places are from the convention center, how to get there (walking/shuttles/public transit/driving/Uber/etc), and price range. I also plan to add reviews of the places as I get around to visiting and trying the food.Continue reading Rosemont Dining Guide
Directly across River Road from the convention center is a small cluster of hotels. Each hotel has one or more places to eat inside, as well, for those who do not wish to venture far from their hotel.Continue reading Hotel Cluster
Next to the Allstate Arena (which will forever be the Rosemont Horizon to some of us), there is a small shopping center with a great variety of food joints to choose from. There are also a couple of spots across from the Arena as well.Continue reading Restaurants near Allstate Arena
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is a large outlet mall situated along I-294 at Balmoral. With two stories of stores and restaurants, there are plenty of options both in the food court and scattered through the building.Continue reading Fashion Outlets of Chicago