Category: Features

Feature stories and interviews about the community, state and fandom.

Rubber Care 101

Since there were so many new guys at Rubber Recruit the other night and quite a few of them bought surf suits and other gear from Full Kit, I thought a little rubber care 101 might be appropriate for the day after. If one of your friends bought some gear last night (specifically the guys…

Sarah Sloane – Keynote from Spirit of Leather

This keynote was given at the Spirit of Leather awards dinner, hosted by NLA-Houston on October 22, 2016, to recognize people, organizations, and businesses for their service to the Houston community. Tonight, I’d like to talk a little bit about where we’ve come from – where we are – and where I think we’re going.…

Line Up for Wizard World Madison Announced

MADISON, Wis. – Wizard World, Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its first trip to the Alliant Energy Center at Wizard World Madison Comic Con, February 6-8. William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Brett Dalton (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead,” Concussion), Josh McDermitt (“The Walking Dead,” “Retired at 35”), Kristin Bauer…

Neal Adams, Rick Burchett Among Top Artists At Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

ST. LOUIS – Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”, Rick Burchett (“Wonder Woman,” “The Flash”), Cullen Bunn (“Wolverine,” “Avenging Spider-Man”), Jorge Molina (“X-Men,” “Fear Itself”) and Chris Samnee (“Daredevil,” “Before Watchmen”) are among the leading comics creators scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, March 22-24 at America’s Center. The collection of…

Kevin Smith To Be Spotlight Guest At The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Show organizers for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have today announced that noted filmmaker, comic book writer and internet radio personality, Kevin Smith, will be a Spotlight Guest at the annual Midwest pop culture extravaganza. This news about Mr. Smith, a popular celebrity who regularly attracts huge audiences to his performances and appearances,…

Chicon 7 2012

April Barkley WCB Event Writer  Hey Windy City Banner readers! This Labor Day weekend, geeks gathered for another convention in the Chicago area called Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention. I attended so I could tell you all about this science fiction event. Chicon features authors, artists, fans, dealers, and more. It includes genres…

Chicon 7 Confirms High Turnout for Hugo Awards Ballot, Announces More Ceremony Details

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), today issued more information on the final Hugo Awards Ballot, along with additional information on the Hugo Awards Ceremony taking place on Sunday, September 2, 2012. A total of 1922 valid final ballots were received, representing a 37.7% turnout. The figure of 1922 is the second…

Artist Guest of Honor Rowena Morrill Unable to Attend Chicon 7

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is sorry to announcethat Artist Guest of Honor Rowena Morrill will be unable to attend the convention. Rowena has recently been hospitalized following health problems, but is now recovering well. She has expressed her regret that she is unable to make a personal appearance at Worldcon.…

Chicon 7 Announces Mobile App for Android and Apple Devices

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is pleased to announce that it will be providing its members with an online application for handheld devices that provides key convention information. The app was developed in partnership with Viafo (www.viafo.com) and is available for Android phones and tablets through Google Play, and will shortly…