The Windy City is a great destination for many geek activities. They have a broad assortment of local comic shops and an active gaming community. They also play host to two large entertainment conventions. C2E2 is held at McCormick Place in the spring and Wizard World Chicago takes place in Rosemont during the early fall. Chicago also hosts several smaller genre-specific cons. And if you want to take in show or live entertainment, the city has multiple Imax theaters, a vibrant theater district and even seasonal haunted houses.