We just got back into Iowa City.
Had a blast on day one in Chicago. We first went to COlumbia College for the Artist Book Fair where we saw some pretty neat stuff and some things I think that took the definition of ‘book’ a little to far. I left Jess there for a while to do some networking and I headed up to Graham Crackers and Millenium Park. HAd a great lunch at HI Tea, and then headed over to The Printer’s row bookfair filled with streets of books both used and new. Finally we hopped on the blue line to go to Quimby’s. It was nice to see Lucky Creature Attacks next to other compilations like Greatest Comic Anthologies of 2006. :> Jess had sold all of her stuff and made enough money to pay for her purchases and more!
Quimby’s is really a very unique comic store. If you ever get to go you should. Not a Superhero book in sight, and the store is probably twice the size of most comic shops. check it out when you can.
We drove into wisconsin for the night to get ready for day 2.
At the Midwest Gaming Classic. Pinball machines galore! We probably played our ten dollar entrance fee just in the amount of quarters we would have had to put into those machines. I also got a awesome Ice Climber sound figure from Japan, Strider for the Genesis, and a Hook Pinball flyer for my brother. Saw more systems that I never knew existed and even got some down time with an beautiful Neo Geo. Awww…
We had a great drive back stopping to see the crazy Grotto in Dickeyville, Wi and building browsing in Mt. Vernon.
UPDATE 1. Added pictures.