Category: Features

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

Barriers for transgender voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections

Timothy R. Bussey, Kenyon College Recently, there have been a number of historic firsts for transgender political candidates. In 2017, State Rep. Danica Roem of Virginia became the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state legislature, and just last month, gubernatorial candidate, Christine Hallquist of Vermont, became the first transgender person to…

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.…