Count-I-Con,held in Lake County, IL fairgrounds had artists, vendors, vintage games and attendees calibered up and out for fun.
Celebs, guests and artists included Marie Bourbonnais, Philo Barnhart, Ashley Witter, Jeffrey and Philip Moy, Dirk Manning, Ash Maczko, Allen Panakal and Archie Cunningham. Rapper and artist MC SchoollyD was also there looking and sounding great with some of his art
The Chicago based cosplay culture and costume group We Are Cosplay worked the costumed entertainment with a cosplay HollyWood Squares, children, adult and pet costume contests, and friday included a 80’s themed Prom. We Are Cosplay also provided on-site costume photographer, Ronald Ladao, to snap gratis pics for convention attendees both days.
This family friendly, cosplay, art, gaming con scored 4 out of 5 thumbs up based on location, a cosplay friendly atmosphere, courtesy photographs, reasonable entry prices and a wide variety and availability of all things comic, toy and game.
If you’re in the Lake County area next year, add it to the list ’cause it’ll be bigger and better than ever!