It was that time once again to head south on 94 and make my way to Chicago, for C2E2 2019, which took place March 22, 2019 – March 24, 2019. It was a two-day event for me, going on Saturday and Sunday. Each year I go seems to be a new experience and this was no different. This year we seemed to focus more on the panels, spending more time in the main room rather than walking around, and when we did hit the convention floor, it was around Artist Alley, getting stuff signed and trying our best not to buy numerous prints/artwork we have no room for. So that meant less pictures of cosplayers this year, but I was able to get a few at the last minute once the show closed on Sunday, and people were lingering outside the entrance. But on the plus side, I got to cover a few panels, with pictures, and hey, even a video for you to enjoy.
See below for our rundown of C2E2 2019, along with our photo gallery from the convention and panel coverage and videos.
Thirty years ago today, National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Chevy Chase was released in theaters and the world got to go on a cross-country road trip with the Griswold family as they drove their hideous metallic pea Wagon Queen Family Truckster (you think you hate it now, wait til you drive it) from their home in Chicago to the Walley World theme park in Los Angeles. As we know, things didn’t exactly go smoothly, but the Griswolds had love and they had each other.
In honor of National Lampoon’s Vacation 30th anniversary, a real-life Griswold family – Steve and Lisa Griswold and their two daughters, Lisa and Brook – took a journey in their own custom-made Wagon Queen Family Truckster, driving from their home in Canton, Georgia, to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Their Truckster matches the one seen in the film, complete with the blue and brown luggage on the roof rack!
Check out the photos of the car as well as video with the family here below.
As part of their Cyber Monday Deals Week, Amazon is offering up the digital rental of the classic Christmas comedy sequel National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, starring Chevy Chase, for only $.99.
This deal is valid all this weekend through for Sunday, December 4, 2011, until 11:59 PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 48 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $9.99.
Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the Blu-ray is $12.99 and the DVD is $13.99. The Blu-ray Edition is part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program “” you get the film as a FREE digital rental you can watch immediately when you purchase the physical copy.
TMZ is reporting that legendary writer and director John Hughes has died. The report is that Hughes was out for a morning walk in New York while visiting family when he suffered a fatal heart attack. The news has since been confirmed by multiple other top news sources.
John Hughes was not only a staple in popular ’80s cinema, the man was an ’80s cultural icon. His brain was responsible for some of the best comedies and teen angst movies ever created.
While most of his credits came as a writer and a producer, he’s best known for his work behind the camera. His directing resume only contains eight films, but those eight films have made more of an impact in cinematic history than most directors could pull off in 100 movies. Below are the eight films he directed.