We're starting off with a our first convention of the year: Kollision Con! This convention is running today (January 2nd) through Sunday (January 4th) at they Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Il. Their tagline says it all: "We are where East kollides with West." This convention has everything your animation/cosplay/comics/gaming heart desires. We're not joking!
This convention has everything: Panels with special guests such as, cosplay artists Apple Davies, Klaymen Eberle, and Michael "Link" Griffin, webcomic artist Alan Evans, and voice actor Paul St. Peter, just to name a few; a Masquerade Costume Show and Competition; the Friday Night Formal Ball; and best of all, the Saturday Night Marathon Dance Event, The Accelerator! Gamers will get to play anything from Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, and the classic, Pokemon. We even heard from Geek Girl Chicago that there will even be a classic Texas Hold 'Em poker game. Where some conventions encourage cosplay, Kollision Con goes all out and actually schedules group photos for different fandoms including Attack On Titan and Legend of Korra to name a few. You can find out all of their panelists and events at the Facebook event page or look on their master schedule to see everything.
At this point anyone looking to attend the convention who hasn't already obtained their tickets has missed the pre-registration period. But don't fret! You can still buy your tickets at the door!!!
WEEKEND - $45
FRIDAY - $30
SATURDAY - $35
SUNDAY - $20