In Japan, manga cafes are innumerous. They are places where manga or anime fans can enjoy snacks and refreshments while reading or spending time together. Somehow, despite the culture’s popularity in the United States, there are none of these types of cafes around—until now. Chicagoan Tayler Tillman wants to bring these Japanese mainstays stateside with […]
Fur the record
Furries aren’t all fetishists—they’re members of a supportive community who (sometimes) don costumes to feel more comfortable in their own skins.
Wakandacon is back with all things Black
Wakandacon returns for its second year with programming to reimagine Black futures in fictional universes and beyond.
Live from C2E2
Credit: Rivven Prink
Last weekend’s Wakandacon transformed the Hilton Chicago into the world’s most successful and self-reliant black community
It was a celebration for nerds of all kinds.
Three Spider-Man outfits, mechanical feathered wings, and other great photos from C2E2
Some of the best costumes and props that fans and cosplayers prepared for this weekend’s comic, games, movies, and everything expo, C2E2.
Comic fans meet their heroes, impress the kids, and form lifelong bonds of geekdom at C2E2
Here’s our guide to this weekend’s festivities
Superdog, Catwoman, and other sightings at Wizard World Comic Con
As always, the costumed crowd was the real draw at this year’s con.
Reader’s Agenda Sat 7/5: The Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic, Anime Midwest, and the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, July 5
Time Crash brings Time Lord rock across the pond
Doctor Who turns 50 this week, and Chicago nerd-rock band Time Crash is ready to celebrate.
Reader’s Agenda Sat 4/27: Leo’s Lunchroom, Frequency Series, and Promic-Con
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, April 27.
Furrydom responds to Dan Savage
“We’re not all fetishists in animal costumes!”