The Crimespree Wrecking Crew Hits C2E2 May01

The Crimespree Wrecking Crew Hits C2E2

Friday, April 24, saw the Crimespree Wrecking Crew descend on the city of Chicago for the fourth consecutive year. Armed with little more than orthotics for our shoes, Star Wars lanyards, and a half-filled bottle of stale water, we once again proved that C2E2 is one of the best comic cons around. After arriving in Milwaukee, we took the Crimespree Mobile M2 the ninety minutes into the heart of Chicago. Part of what makes this annual trip so special is that we get to stay with dear friends. So the trip becomes about more than just comics and pop-culture; it becomes a reunion weekend. Crashing out each night on air mattresses in the living...

Simon R Green interview from C2E2

Saturday afternoon at C2E2 I had a chance to sit with Simon R Green for a few minutes and ask a couple questions. I was a fan before, I am more of one now.

THE TIME DAN MET STAN Apr29

THE TIME DAN MET STAN

  I’ve been reading comic books since 1987. My first comic was purchased off of a spinner rack (way to ruin your books, guys) in Brainerd, MN. The cover for WEST COAST AVENGERS #1 blew my thirteen-year-old mind: all black, with a group of heroes running out of an explosion. I didn’t know whom they were, or what the hell was going on, but I knew I needed this book. If I remember correctly, the first page was a splash page showing Hawkeye and Mockingbird making out. I didn’t like that part much. Hey, I was only thirteen. But I do remember this- at the top of the page; it said “Stan Lee Presents…” I didn’t know whom Stan Lee was, but I...

Jon’s C2E2 2014

This weekend we undertook what has become an annual road trip to Chicago. The Crimespree wrecking crew meets up in Milwaukee and we head south for a spring weekend filled with good friends, great food and loads and loads of comics. We arrived in Chicago Friday after a drive that included singing with Dean Martin. The crew this year was Ruth and me, Dan and Kate Malmon, Erica Ruth Neubauer and we were joined at the con by Jo Schmidt and Tim Hennessy. Friday afternoon Dan and Kate took off to hunt signatures and sketches, Erica and I were hitting publishers so we would have a chance to talk before the craziness of Saturday. Ruth stayed with...

Why we love C2E2 (April 25th-27th)

We’ve been going to C2E2 since the first one and every single year we have a great time. For me the minute I walk in the building it starts, you hear a buzz that gets louder as you approach the exhibitor hall. You start to see more and more people, some dressed up in cosplay gear, some just wearing t-shirts with their favorite geeky stuff on it. The thing that stands out the most is that everyone looks happy. They are all excited to be there, We make a whole weekend out of it, we drive down with other members of our Crimespree crew, we stay with some really good friends in Chicago and we look forward to it all year. When we hit the...