Beyond, Event, Interviews, Suburbs and exurbs

Fan Expo Chicago 2023 Thursday Panel Catchup

Thursdays at Fan Expo Chicago are usually a bit low-key, with fewer guests on site and a lighter programming schedule given the shorter time frame, but this year Fan Expo […]

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Beyond, Event, Interviews

Saturday at C2E2: Panel Catchup

Writers: Pearl Shin, Antal Bokor and Marielle Bokor For the first time since the completion of the series, the main cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender reunited on the C2E2 […]

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Beyond, Chicago history, Event, Interviews

Preview: Chicago Commemorates Emancipation with Juneteenth Celebrations 

On paper, the Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved Americans on January 1, 1863, during the middle of the Civil War. But not all chattel slaves were immediately manumitted. Union General Gordon […]

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Beyond, Event, Interviews

Interview: Chase Masterson of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Bullying, Mental Health, Star Trek and Beyond

If you’ve spent any time with Star Trek growing up or now as an adult, you’re probably aware of its central themes. Going back all the way to the original […]

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Beyond, Event, Interviews

Star Trek Mission Chicago Sunday Panel Catchup

Well, all good things must come to an end. As much as we’ve enjoyed ourselves at Star Trek Mission Chicago, it had to come to a close sometime. Unlike most […]

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Beyond, Event, Interviews

PHOTOS: Star Trek Mission Chicago Sunday Cosplay

  With a convention like Star Trek: Mission Chicago the cosplay scene is a little different. And while you might think all you’d see was Starfleet uniforms, as they always […]

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Beyond, Interviews

PHOTOS: Star Trek Mission Chicago Saturday Cosplay

What a day it turned out to be at Star Trek Mission Chicago! The floor was packed and so were the panels, and with exclusive sneak peeks in abundance, fans […]

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Beyond, Event, Interviews

Star Trek: Mission Chicago Saturday Panel Catchup

  Star Trek Mission Chicago continued at McCormick Place today, and if you’d been waiting for things to really kick off, Saturday was the day for it. The lineup of […]

Third Coast Review Staff /
Beyond, Event, Interviews

Star Trek: Mission Chicago Friday Panel Catchup

  Some cons sort of amp up to their main day, with a short bit of weeknight programming or a full day that’s got a lot of room to breathe. […]

Third Coast Review Staff /
Beyond, Event, Interviews

Interview: First “Con”tact : ReedPOP VP Mike Armstrong Tells Us What to Expect at Star Trek: Mission Chicago This Weekend

It’s been a long road getting from there to here. Conventions were one of the big parts of Chicago tourism culture that took a huge hit when COVID made its […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Interviews, Suburbs and exurbs

Wizard World Chicago 2021 Sunday Panel Catchup

Even in years past, Wizard World Chicago has seemed simultaneously long and short, with long days filled with panels, merch, cosplay and after parties. It seemed like we’d just gotten […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Interviews, Parks and zoos, Suburbs and exurbs

Interview: Getting Back to the Thrills (Safely) at Six Flags Great America

  There were a lot of weird things about Summer 2020. I’m sure we don’t have to reach too far in the back of our minds to think of what […]

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