Beyond, Event, Previews, Suburbs and exurbs

Preview: The Last Wizard World Chicago

It’s here, and for Chicago-goers it’s bittersweet. Tomorrow the doors open one last time on Wizard World Chicago. We’ve had a great time over the years with this convention, covering […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Second Installment of Harry Potter Prequel Fantastic Beasts Isn’t Very Magical

Fantastic Beasts

There are times watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that feel like directing rush hour traffic at a four-way stoplight that is green on every side. With dozens of […]

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Game, Games & Tech, Mobile, Review

Review: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is Just a Shame

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile game developed by Jam City, boasts some pretty high production values for a mobile title. But don’t let any of it fool you, because the iconic […]

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Beyond, Event, Event, Games & Tech, Preview

C2E2 2018: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Preview

  Imagine, for a moment, that you can step inside the world of one of your favorite things. You’ll meet the creators, find out how they do it, talk to […]

Marielle Bokor /
Stages, Theater

Hogwarts’ Primer Proffered in Potted Potter at Broadway Playhouse

Picture of the author

Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience is a non-stop, 70-minute two-hander taking the piss out of Muggle culture by stream-rolling through all seven of J.K. Rowling’s books. The high-energy, cheap […]

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C2E2 2017 – A C2Review

Well, it’s been a busy weekend for us at Third Coast, and our feet have felt better. But this year’s C2E2 was packed with awesome stuff, and we’re glad we […]

Marielle Bokor /

GALLERY: C2E2 Cosplay

As we mentioned in this year’s wrap-up of C2E2, this year’s con was busier than ever, and that meant more people and more amazing costumes. Check out our gallery below […]

Marielle Bokor /
Front page

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 4/13 – 4/16

We’re halfway through the month and the April showers keep on coming. Thankfully, the great weekend events have also been plentiful. Some are sold out like the Chance the Birthday […]

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Front page

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/05 – 1/08

This is a fresh start. No more 2016, other than accidentally writing or typing 2016 for the next few months. It’s time to get on with our New Year’s resolutions […]

Julian Ramirez /
Feature, Film, Film & TV

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, A Thrilling New World That Still Feels Vaguely Familiar

I’m sure admirers of the works of author J.K. Rowling already know this, but it bears repeating: don’t expect backstories and answers to all the questions raised in this first […]

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