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Attention All-Access, Reserved, and Priority Members!

October 30, 2014 in Programming, Website by JennAK

 We have sent a test message via Eventbrite to ensure we can reach you! We want to assure you will get the pre-sale autograph/photo codes! If you don’t see it in your in-box, check your spam/junk box. Let us know asap if you didn’t get it!

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2014 Call For Panelists

October 26, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

Yep, that time of year again. We’re looking for people to populate these panels. No experience necessary– just an enthusiasm for the topic. Deadline for applying is coming up quickly: Sunday, November 2 at 11:59 p.m.

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Focus: Sunday Brunch

October 19, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard….

(Sorry. We forgot that we’re not an Oliver! Convention for a moment.)

Sunday morning brunch… your chance to have a delightful buffet-style meal while getting to chat amiably with your fellow attendees and many of the convention guests. A separate-admission event (that requires convention membership to attend), the brunch runs from 10 a.m. – noon Sunday in the Lilac Room. Tickets are still available, but are going fast—just $55. Don’t miss out!

Year of first appearance: 2000

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Focus: Game Shows

October 16, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

We love our game shows at Chicago TARDIS! This year, we will be bringing you three different ones—all open for participation from the audience!

On Friday night, we present the first installment of Kamelion’s Circus. This fun new game will get the whole audience involved. You don’t need to be a Doctor Who knowledge expert at all, all you have to do is have an active imagination! This game will involve asking the participants to do something creative on the fly – it might be to recite a made-up poem about River Song, or to invent a new monster, or to draw a new Doctor Who logo, or create the next Dalek plotline, or… well, Who knows? Audience response will be measured by applause level, and a panel of judges, also randomly selected from the audience, will give extra points on most entertaining response. Gift certificates will be awarded as prizes. Read the rest of this entry →

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Focus: Gaming

October 15, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

We’re pleased to offer all sorts of opportunities for gaming on Friday and Saturday of the convention. (Not on Sunday– no space for it!) We will have all sorts of Doctor Who themed, family-friendly games available to play, including two games exclusive to the convention. In addition, or gaming crew will be running several modules from the Doctor Who role playing game. Stop by and relax for a bit!

Year of First Appearance: 2011

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Focus: The Chicago TARDIS Masquerade

October 15, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

The Chicago TARDIS Masquerade showcases the best in fan cosplay and costuming. Be prepared to be amazed at the fantastic costumes you will see on stage in Main Programming (Grand Ballroom E-F). The Masquerade starts at approximately 7:30 p.m on Saturday night. You will howl with delight at our Master (of Ceremonies). Just be careful of knocking four times….

We clear the room prior to the event, so those of you with Priority and General Admission memberships will need to line up to get good seats for both this event and what follows afterwards.

Interested in entering the Masquerade? Review the rules and sign up at the Masquerade table at the convention, right next to the Virtual Queue table outside the Junior Ballroom. (Download the forms in advance, if you’d like.) Deadline for signing up is 3 p.m. Saturday of the convention. Wondering what sort of costumes you’ll see at the Masquerade? Check out our Facebook Masquerade galleries from 2011, 2012 (scroll to the bottom), and 2013.

Year of first appearance: 2000