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Call For Discussion Session Topics

August 14, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

What do you want to talk about at Chicago TARDIS this year? Do you have an idea for a cool panel (or more)? (We’re still allowed to say “cool,” right? Even though bowties and fezzes are no longer valid?) Let us know by utilizing the handy form below. You have until September 1, 2014 to submit your ideas.
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Thank You For A Brilliant Weekend!

December 6, 2013 in News, Programming by JennAK

Chicago TARDIS 2013 succeeded in part because of your help– plus the generosity of our guests and the fortitude of our staff. This post will be expanded with further comments on Monday, December 9th– but we wanted to get the thanks out there NOW.

(We are also grateful for your patience and understanding regarding the photograph/autograph lines. We found out the hard way that although our system worked for 1200 attendees, it failed miserably for 2700. We will be fixing things for 2014, guaranteed.)

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Important Saturday Photo Op Schedule Change

November 29, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

We have had to re-arrange our photo session slightly for Saturday, November 30. The Freema Agyeman photo session, orgininally scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will now take place from noon to 2 p.m. The Paul McGann/Daphne Ashbrook photo session orginally scheduled for 1-2 p.m., will now take  place from 11 a.m. to noon. Sorry for the confusion! We will be posting signs whereever we can onsite about the change.

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Final Version of Schedule Online

November 25, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

We have updated the Programming page with the version of the schedule that went to the printer– so you now have a preview of what you will pick up at registration. If you save the jpgs to your phone/tablet, you won’t have to worry about where the paper copy of the schedule got to over the weekend. If you’re wondering about a text-only online version, we will provide the link to it as soon as it has been updated to reflect the final version of the schedule.

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Cosplaying At CT

November 6, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

How much do we love cosplayers at Chicago TARDIS? Let us count the ways!

  1. We feature the best hall costumes throughout the weekend as part of our official Facebook feed. Be in the right place at the right time and be immortalized online.
  2. Theme Days! We reward cosplayers (and fans who have items that fit the theme) with a special custom-designed button commemorating the day’s theme. For this year’s convention, our themes are:
    • Friday: Decorative Vegetable Day
    • Saturday: Technicolor Dreamcoat Day
    • Sunday: Victorian Gentleman Day
  3. The Chronological Cavalcade! New to Chicago TARDIS this year, this Friday evening costume parade gives you a chance to show off your work on the main stage without having to compete for prizes. We want as many different Doctors, companions, and baddies as possible to participate. Get more information (and a sign-up link) on our Evening Programming page.
  4. The Chicago TARDIS Masquerade! The highlight of our Saturday evening entertainment, the Masquerade features the best in costuming competing for prizes and glory. If you’re interested in entering, be sure to read the rules. If you just want to watch, we’ll see you in Main Programming at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

p.s. for those of you looking to perform a sketch, a song, a monologue– in costume or not– you will want to check out our Friday Open Mic event. Full details can be found on our Evening Programming page.

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Preliminary Guest Schedule Up!

October 1, 2013 in Guests, Programming by JennAK

Wondering who would be on the Main Programming stage on which day? How about photographs and autographs? When are the actors posing and signing? Wonder no longer! The preliminary schedule has now materialized on our website.

(Still subject to revision, of course– plus, this schedule doesn’t include all the fabulous panel discussions and special events happening throughout the weekend.)

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Inaugural Charity Auction to Benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank

September 17, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

Chicago TARDIS is pleased to announce both a live and a silent auction at the convention to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Read up on this great cause and the auction itself on our Charity Auction page.

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Spend Money… Support a Cause!

April 4, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

This year, Chicago TARDIS is holding a charity auction in celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. Watch this space for more details about what we’ll be doing….and how you can participate!