Once upon a time there was a man with a vision. “An
affordable, fun, family friends, comic book convention.” – Brian Grabinski
Staying true to form, Brian has kept his promise for these six years of an
affordable comic book convention that promotes comics, pop-culture and all
related art forms. Writers, illustrators, artists, cos-play, and whatever form
it can come in, is represented at this convention. The cost? $10, free parking (and plenty of it), and free to children 11 years and younger (with paid adult).
I enjoy the cos-play and the people enjoying themselves. That is what I like to photograph, as you will find out reviewing this blog. My bride Christi's photographic eye is different than mine. I will share the link to her blog once it is completed.
This convention draws the best of people. I cannot
get over the family environment, super friendly people, and the safe zone for
cosplayers to do their thing. Over 100 exhibitors! Also, many of these exhibitors, and sponsors, donate to the Charity table for the public to bid on. Proceeds being split equally between The Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation, and the Humane Indiana.
For six years strong now this convention is making itself the
pillar of NW Indiana for fandoms of all kind. Though the core is around comic
books, you will see themes of Star Wars, Ghost Busters, and Wonder Women, and cosplay from the popular to the obscure. All strongly
You cannot go wrong attending this NW Indiana event. So plan to go next year if you never have been here. Go to their Facebook page and Like.
P.S. If you are a vendor or a fan and you see a photograph that you want to be identified in, send me an E-mail at WesBushby[at]gmail.com. Right click on the photograph and open in a new tab, then give me the photograph number.
Above is a photo of the Girl Scouts USA, Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Girl Scout troop 15460. This is the first stop I make each year, to buy cookies! (You have to keep your energy up you know . . .)
Our artist friend Chris Guzman (photo below).
My bride Christi (photo below).
My favorite Sci-Fi is Doctor Who. You can spot The Doctor in one of the 13 re-generations a mile away. The photograph below is Doctor #4, the first Doctor from the series that I saw and grew with outside the movies with Peter Cushing.
The next four photographs are of Dan Dougherty creating a character from suggestions of the audience. The changing colors of the first three is because of the difference in frequency of the projector that is shooting the picture on the screen, and my camera shutter speed / sensor's ability to record light. The fourth photograph you can see the laptop that is generating the image, sitting on the table to the lower right. This particular stage has always been a challenge to photograph because the same effect can be seen in almost every photograph I take of it. I need to use flash.
Halls Of St. George
905 E. Joliet St.
Links to past NWI Comic-Con events: (some links are broken . . . they will be fixed)
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