|Upcoming Con Spotlight
Project Comic Con - St. Louis, MO September 21 - 22
Project Comic Con is a comic convention for comic lovers. What? No really. As many comic cons have evolved into pop-culture cons, Project Comic Con has remained focused on comics and comic book lovers.
The guest list is impressive. George Perez, Fabian Nicieza, Phil Jimenez, Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort, and Phil Hester are headliners, but there are other incredible guests in both comics and cosplay. They also have a great lineup in artist alley. Project Comic Con has a variety of events during the con, including a costume contest and sketch jam.
So if you need to get your Comic Con on old school, don’t miss this one.
The opportunity to mix my seriously geeky side with the mundane muggles of the world is always appreciated. So when I discovereda place that allows us to exist in harmony and celebrate one of my passions at the same time…..Bazinga! The Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago is just such a place.
On a recent trip to the Windy City, we stopped by the bar to check it out. They have 24 beers on tap and over 50 whiskeys and bourbons. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about their drink selections. And that’s not even the most awesome part! They have 2 huge rooms filled with classic arcade games. Joust, Galaga, Space Invaders, Burger Time, Asteroids and Q*bert are lined around the rooms. I was able to enjoy a Smuttynose Porter while I played Tapper. It was either harder than I remembered or I am less dexterous than I once was. Or maybe it was the Smuttynose. Who can tell? But it was pretty cool that the bar was lined with classic video game enthusiasts while 2 different bachelorette parties celebrated. It is a beautiful things when worlds collide.
Check out the blog post of our Chicago trip. The Emporium Arcade Bar is located at 1366 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, IL.
GrandCon - Grand Rapids, MI September 20-22
Wizard World Ohio - Columbus, OH September 20-22
Project Comic Con - St. Louis, MO September 21-22