Flashback Weekend is happening in Rosemont from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5. In honor of that, I am featuring some of my greatest memories from my many years of attending this convention.
Flashback Weekend is organized and run by Mike and Mia. Running a convention is a thankl;ess job, but I am here to thank them and to shine a little spotlight on them.
Having been involved in putting together events like this, I know firsthand about all of the challenges involved. You deal with celebrities (or their agents), vendors, attendees, building management and more. The logistic issues alone are mind-numbing.
Flashback Weekend debuted in 2002 and is Chicago's longest-running horror con. It is billed as a horror con by day and horror film festival by night. I simply call it a weekend of fun. I have met so many fantastic celebrities and made many friends at Flashback Weekend.
Mike and Mia work incredibly hard to make the weekend run smoothly. They are wonderful people and I am proud to be friends with them. We don't get much of a chance to catch up during the weekend, because they are so busy, of course, but it is always good to see them. Even if we weren't friends though, I would still attend Flashback Weekend.
Go to FlashbackWeekend.com for info, including scheduling and ticket prices. You can also follow Flashback Weekend on Facebook for more updates.
Mia and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2017.