It’s Almost Convention Season!


Now, if there is one part of the New Year that I really, really get excited for, it’s convention season.  Okay, so it isn’t really a “season” per se, I’m more just referring to the fact that we have conventions to look forward to!

Over the New Year holiday weekend I was able to get together with fellow My Remote Radioer Junk, it was wicked.  One thing we realized we both really love doing is attending all these cons that come to Illinois.  They are all so close to us, 98% of them taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

So we decided that we’re going to try and attend as many of these conventions as humanly possible this year, not only in an effort to spread the word about My Remote Radio, but also to meet all you fans out there (props to our big fan John whom I met this weekend, he’s awesome).  We’re going to be giving away some merchandise we are getting on top of, and just want to hang out with you all.

So, that leaves us to only one question…which conventions will we be attending?

Well we are working on getting press badges for several of these conventions because we will be reviewing and posting pictures/video as well, but if we are denied those, then it’s all based on ticket cost.  So far here is the list of what we are looking to attend and rock out at.

What Is It?

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors, to panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, to screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen, C2E2 brings the best of popular culture to downtown Chicago!

When Is It?

The second C2E2 will take place in March 18-20 2011!

Friday March 18

  • 10am – 1pm* (Professional Hours)
  • 1pm – 7pm* (Open to the public)

Saturday March 19

  • 10am – 7pm*

Sunday March 20

  • 10am – 5pm*

Where Is It?

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is held at the West Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

How Much Is It?

$20 per day or $45 for the full weekend.

What Is It?

Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention.  As part of its mission, ACen brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and US sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture personalities.

When Is It?

May 20-22 2011

ACen is a “24 Hour convention” – meaning there is almost always something going on to see or do. Certain events will take place during scheduled times – such as the Masquerade or the dances. The Exhibit Hall and Artist’s Alley also has set opening and closing hours.

Where Is It?

ACen is held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

How Much Is It?

Membership Pricing – Pre-Reg

October 1st – January 15th $45
January 16th – April 1st $50
April 2nd – April 15th $55

Membership Pricing – At-Con

Single day badges
Friday $35
Saturday $35
Sunday $25

What Is It?

Wizard World: Chicago is a longstanding pop culture convention put on by Wizard Magazine.  It covers everything from comics to video games, and everything in between.

When Is It?

Show Hours:
Thursday, August 11, 2011 – 5pm – 9pm
Friday, August 12, 2011 – 12 NOON – 8pm
Saturday, August 13, 2011 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, August 14, 2011 – 10am – 5pm

Where Is It?

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

How Much Is It?

One Day Pass: $30

Four Day Pass: $55

4-Day VIP Pass: $200

Felicia Day VIP Experience: $200

What Is It?

Chicago Tardis is the only Doctor Who convention in the mid-west.

When Is It?

November 25-27 2011

Where Is It?

West Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard IL

How Much Is It?

Weekend Pass: $75

One-Day: $40

What Is It?

Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s longest-running Horror Convention, as featured on both The E! True Hollywood Story and Anchor Bay’s The Evil Dead Ultimate DVD Set!

When Is It?

August 12-14 2011

Where Is It?

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare

How Much Is It?

Not posted yet.

So that’s it!  Those are the major conventions that are coming here that we are going to try and attend.  Now there is one more convention that gets a ton of coverage, but I think that it would make everyone super awkward to attend.  It’s the Chicago Exxxtasy convention (an adult con).  So, I mean, I guess if enough people comment that they want to go there and meet up we could go…but aren’t we all awkward enough just meeting girls like Felicia Day?

What do you guys think about this?  Would you come out and meet us at these cons?  Maybe grab a beer?  Vote in the poll below and let us know!

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  1. What con would you come out to chill with us at?

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