CHICAGO AREA BwB
Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:17 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:29 PM
Ironically, the last time I got together with a couple of other BWBers, we went to Elephant and Castle...and I think it was the Wabash location...
I have to nail down the times, but if anyone cares, I'll be at Goose Island on the 12th unless something blows up in my face...it's an early afternoon meeting, so maybe something in the mid afternoon?
Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:07 AM
The RT Booklovers Convention is going on this week/end at the Hyatt Regency out by O'Hare. This convention used to be primarily geared towards romance readers. However in recent years they have shifted the focus to include many more genre authors with a lot of urban fantasy/paranormal authors making appearances. The convention itself is insanely expensive and certainly makes cons like WorldCon look like relative bargains in comparison. However they do have a giant book fair on Saturday where all the authors attending are lined up at tables autographing their books. You can bring your own copies or purchase books at the fair. The cost to attend the book fair is only $5. You can check out the list of authors appearing in the link below but some that will be there include Robin Hobb, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice.
Also this weekend is the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place. Lots of stuff for comic, movie, and tv show fans as well as a few book related panels. Quite a few authors will be traveling between the RT Booklovers Convention and C2E2 except its a lot more reasonably priced to hear them at this con. So panels with Charlaine Harris and Anne Rice and other ubran fantasy/paranormal authors.
I'll be attending both cons.