Always enjoy doing Chicago Comic Con with the super folks at Superworld Comics— Number Two Son is a team member so its great to spend 8 straight days with him. This year through a hotel mixup we ended up sharing a roomy queen sized bed, and you don’t realize how small a Queen actually is until you try sleeping in it with another full grown man.
Chicago is a great little town although we get to see very little of it because the show eats up most of our time. Here are some highlights;
1- The Cosplay; I thought it was mostly forgettable this year but a few stood out including Roger Rabbit (above).
2- I bought a cool Japanese window card for one of my favorite movies of all time; MATANGO (1968)
3- Number 2 son and I got haircuts at a local SPORTS CLIPS which is a bizarre men’s barber shop that is sort of like Hooters meets Supercuts only the haircuts are actually good. This one wasn’t as extreme Hooter’s wise, as the one I went to in Minnesota was. The haircut was high and tight and they did a really good job
4- People complain about Massachusetts Drivers but in Chicago I feel like they’re actually trying to hit you. We had a couple of incidents and we witnessed a car almost take out a woman on one of those scooter things as she tried to make her way across a busy street. Also had a bus almost hit me while I was walking on the sidewalk.
5- We ate five times at Gibson’s Steakhouse and I can’t wait to go back.
6- The food at Billy Murray’s new MURRAY BROS CADDYSHACK Restaurant was pretty good. It didn’t have to be because it’s a touristy place, but it was.
7- The Hotel across the street from the Convention (I think it was the Hyatt) has the absolute best French Toast I’ve ever had anywhere. Period.
8- I ran into Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt Uhura on STAR TREK while I was walking into the hotel lobby. I had a few minutes chat with her while she waited for her car. She was extremely nice. That means I’ve met Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Sulu and now Uhura from the original show. Pretty much does it for me. Sorry I never met McCoy.
9- Never eat a diner with a sign that makes it look abandoned. You might think you’ve discovered a lost relic, you’ve likely discovered a place with food so bad it can’t afford to update the sign.
10- Gibson’s Steakhouse has the coolest men’s room attendant I’ve ever met. Don’t know if that’s saying something or not.