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Focus: Dealers’ Room

October 10, 2014 in convention departments, News by JennAK

The Dealers’ Room is located in Junior Ballroom B-C. Hours are Friday from noon until 6 p.m. (11 a.m. for All-Access, Reserved, and Priority members), Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The room will also host a number of autograph sessions; check the convention schedule when published to see who is signing when.

Alien Entertainment will dominate the room, as usual. You will also find autograph/photograph session sales, guest photos for signing sales, and stand-by tickets for autograph/photograph sessions in the room. (More on autograph and photograph sessions will be revealed in “The Arc of Infinity” soon.) Our other dealers offer new and unusual, many one-of-a-kind items for your perusal.

First year of appearance: 2000

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Focus: Charity Auction

October 9, 2014 in convention departments, News by JennAK

This year, we continue our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, raising money and receiving canned goods to ensure no one goes hungry over the winter holidays. Read all about it on the Charity Auction page!

Year of first appearance: 2013

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Focus: Dalek Invasion

October 8, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

Join us in the Dalek Hallway (near the dealers room) for a splendid exhibit of Dalek construction. The following Daleks are expected to invade the convention this year:

  • 2 copper Time War Daleks
  • Yellow Dalek
  • Storm Dalek
  • Dalek Jast
  • Little Blue-Purple Dalek
  • Supreme Dalek
  • Gunner Special Weapons Dalek
  • Davros (ok, not exactly a Dalek, but he’s allowed in anyway)
  • Red Supreme Dalek
  • Dalek Sec
  • Ironsides Dalek (if the Dalek Workshop is able to put him to rights—he is old, you know)

This gathering, as far as we can tell, will be the largest gathering of full-scale Daleks in one location in North America. Read the rest of this entry →

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Focus: Camp Time Lord

October 7, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

Today we take a look at all the fun planned for our youngest members at our new kids’ programming room, Camp Time Lord. Read all about it on the CTL page!

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Focus: Chicago TARDIS Fire Up!

October 6, 2014 in News, Programming by JennAK

Every day for the next two weeks, we’re going to highlight different areas of our convention– we don’t want you to miss a thing! We’re starting at the beginning, with Chicago TARDIS Fire Up!

If you’re new to the convention, you will want to start bright and early on Friday and/or Saturday morning at Fire Up! Even if you’re an old hand, Fire Up! will entertain you. Although geared to the newbies, Fire Up! provides everyone an overview of weekend events and procedures. We also play silly games, hand out weird prizes, and answer any and all questions you might have about the weekend. In short, Fire Up! gives you a leg-up on everyone else at the convention. Read the rest of this entry →

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Oh, Mickey, You’re So Fine!

September 19, 2014 in Guests, News by JennAK

The man who is definitely not the Tin Dog: Noel Clarke joins us at Chicago TARDIS this year. Noel played Mickey Smith (alongside Doctors 9 & 10). He’s also well-known for his writing and directing chops, including the films Kidulthood, Adulthood, 4.3.2.1., and The Anomaly. You probably spotted him in last year’s Star Trek Into Darkness, too. And if you’re clever (and we know you are), you know he’s currently appearing in ITV’s Chasing Shadows.