Archive for March, 2014

Preparing for Winter…Soldier Re-CAP!

Monday, March 31st, 2014

We speculated on the Walking Dead finale.

We enjoyed pizza, popcorn and homemade sliders.

We watched trailers for Amazing Spider-Man 2, Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Godzilla.

We watched the Agent Carter and Trevor Slattery Marvel One-Shots

And oh yeah, we watched Captain America: The First Avenger

If was great, thanks again to our hosts April and Josh!

Time to Start the Movie

Time to Start the Movie

C2E2 – A Month To Go

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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If you are attending C2E2, make sure to stop by our Fan Table in the Fan Village S100A to enter our Life-Sized Yoda Contest.  Yes, you could take home some fabulous prizes, including this:

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You want this, don’t you?

All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Look for more details soon on this and more exciting announcements.  And don’t forget, we will be discussing Kenobi on Saturday and Dark Empire on Sunday.

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Exciting Announcement

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The excitement continues here at CF Central!  We are proud to announce that Chicago Force will now be raising money for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. More info on this organization can be found on their website.

Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2014!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Chicago Force is proud to announce that we will have a Fan Table at this year’s C2E2!  You will find us at our table all three days, Friday April 25th through Sunday April 27 at McCormick Place.

We are also really excited to announce that we will be having our book club at C2E2 in April.  We are so excited that we are having it twice.  So not only will you find us at our table, but we will be conducting our book club on Saturday and Sunday at the con.

Book: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
DATE: Saturday, April 26
TIME: 4:45 – 5:45 PM
LOCATION: C2E2 – S100A
 
Book: Dark Empire from Dark Horse
DATE: Sunday, April 27
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: C2E2 – S100A
 

We have a lot of fun stuff planned, so check back here for more information closer to the con.

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Remembering Aaron Allston

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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Once, Chicago Force took Aaron Allston to dinner.

It was the end of March in 2009.  Aaron was on a book tour for Outcast and was appearing at the Borders in Oak Brook.  Chicago Force attended the Q&A, got our books signed, and then took him to a local sports eatery.  It’s been five years and I can’t remember all we talked about that night.  But I do remember that talking to Aaron was like talking to another fan.  A fan that loved Star Wars.  Good-bye Aaron Allston, we will miss you and your writing.

Phyllis Schulte of the Rebel Legion put up a report of the book signing from the Rebel side, which can be found here.