Several years ago, I attended my first comics convention. It was Wizard World, which is held each year in Rosemont, IL. I was there for two days. I stayed overnight at a hotel adjoining the convention space. It was the biggest, most all-encompassing entertainment experience I’d ever had.
I remember for the first time in my life feeling surrounded by like-minded people. I didn’t have to explain to anyone my love of comic books, Godzilla or Star Trek. It was actually sad for me to leave the convention after the second day, because it was like leaving home.
Since then, I have attended several other conventions of varying size and scope, but I hadn’t been to Wizard World in at least four years. Last month, I attended Wizard World 2015. It was a little bit like visiting your elementary school classroom after you’ve gained some years and height.
Everything looked smaller.
This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I was able to explore the entire convention hall in a relatively short amount of time. I could take pictures without worrying about wasting time. But it goes to show how much I have changed since that first convention. These days, my love of comics and its culture is a nostalgia rather than an active pursuit. I celebrate a medium that gave me so much joy for so many years, and I’m happy it continues to thrive.
MFC Presents: Tim Burton’s Batman
Who would win in a fight: Michael Caine’s rendition of Alfred Pennyworth, or Aunt Harriet from the Batman TV show? Your answer probably depends on which is your favorite version of the franchise. For your consideration, My Favorite Comics presents one of the most unique and iconic versions to ever hit the streets of Gotham: Tim Burton’s Batman!
Many people remember what a big deal Tim Burton’s Batman movies were in 1989 – 1992. Countless Batman movies have come and gone since then, but for many of us, Burton’s unique vision stands supreme. The art deco set designs, the expressionistic lighting, Danny Eflman’s spooky musical score, and, of course, Michael Keaton’s inimitable interpretation of the title character.
Before there was Batfleck…. Before George Cowlney donned the cape…. There was — The Dark Keat! On October 20, ChiPRC will view and explore Tim Burton’s two Batman films. We’ll be projecting on our big white wall Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). For you movie buffs and film students, we’ll be discussing some behind-the-scenes details of the productions and analyzing Burton’s efforts. Plus, there will be trivia, games and prizes!
BYOB. By that, I mean Bring Your Own Bats. JK, you can bring beer.
Ticket price is $10. Register for this event HERE.
858 N Ashland Ave
Chicago IL 60622