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We're getting the beer-gaming pairing back together!

Get Tickets!

The Details:
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm 
LocationEmporium Wicker Park (1366 N Milwaukee)
Age: 21+
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

We're hosting an arcade game and beer pairing at Emporium Wicker Park with beers from Revolution Brewing. We're taking four great beers and pairing them with four Emporium arcade games, with notes demonstrating how the flavors of the beer interact with the experience of playing the games. Or just have some good beer and play games.

Proceeds will be used to purchase books, toys, and games for kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, in partnership with Child's Play. Attendees will receive a flight of 4 Revolution beers, a pairing list, and tokens to play the paired games with.  This is a 21+ event.

Hurry up and get your ticket, and make sure to tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Drawing Dreams 2017

Drawing Dreams 2017 at C2E2 was a great time! We got to meet a lot of Loot Droppers, make new friends, and raffle off awesome art. For those who missed it or want to relive it, here's the full roster of artwork from Drawing Dreams 2017!


Inspired by Ashton, Age 5
Drawn by Rich Kunz

Cheetah Woman

Inspired by Abby, Age 9
Drawn by Tony Moy

Isa The Cancer Dancer

Inspired by Isabel, Age 16
Drawn by Andrea Bell

Miss Awesome

Inspired by Gabriella, Age 16
Drawn by Ali Cantarella


Inspired by Oliver, Age 10
Drawn by Tim Seeley

Pink Girl

Inspired by Skye, Age 5
Drawn by Kevin Budnik

Super Brooks

Inspired by Marcus, Age 6
Drawn by Jeff Couturier

Super Sam

Inspired by Samantha, Age 16
Drawn by Ashley Witter

Chicago Loot Drop at C2E2 2017

If you're coming to C2E2 this weekend, we hope to see you for the 5th Drawing Dreams. We'll be at booth 728 all weekend long raising money for the kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. We have seven new superheroes created by kids from Comer and realized by local comic artists. Come by to enter for a chance to win one of the original drawings as well as some awesome Chicago Loot Drop merch! The prize drawing will be Sunday at 3pm. Need not be present to win.

Here's a sneak peek at what will be up for grab:

Aren't they amazing?! Come see the full drawings at booth 728. If you don't have your ticket yet, there's still time to get them here: http://www.c2e2.com/?appname=100610&moduleid=0&campaignid=61937163

C2E2 & Drawing Dreams 2017

For those of you that didn't win in our C2E2 ticket giveaway, there's still plenty of time to get your tickets. We'll be in booth 728 and we definitely want to see you there because for the 5th year in a row, Chicago Loot Drop has something very special planned for C2E2.

Once again, we’ve partnered with talented local artists to bring to life the creative visions of eight very special patients from Comer Children’s Hospital for our fifth edition of Drawing Dreams. We’ve asked eight children to describe themselves as a superhero: What sort of power(s) would they have? What would they do with those powers? What would their superhero name be?

We took their responses to these eight artists, who are creating original artwork depicting the children’s ideas.

Tim Seeley (Artist Alley table G10)

Tim Seeley is one of those “slash” people: a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comicbook series, including G.I Joe, Halloween, The Dark Elf Trilogy, Exiles, and WildC.A.T.S. His writing work includes Lovebunny & Mr. Hell, Loaded Bible and Ant-Man/Wasp. He is most known for Revival & Hack/Slash, which he considers a blessing/curse. There’s that slash again. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Gina, and a closet full of Masters Of The Universe figures. This is his fourth year working with Drawing Dreams. Check out his blog at timseeleyart.blogspot.com.

Rich Kunz (Artist Alley table D11)

This is Rich’s fourth year as a Drawing Dreams artist. He is a high school art teacher and freelance artist from the Chicagoland area, working in traditional and digital mediums, as well as photography and design work. He has always been interested in the comic-book medium and has been actively attending conventions for several years. Rich has worked on a wide range of private commissions and commercial sketchcard art for DC Comics, Marvel, Cryptozoic, HBO, CBS, MGM/New Line Cinema, and Rittenhouse Archives. You can view much of Rich's portfolio on his company website, www.diligentvisual.com.

Ali Cantarella (Artist Alley Table D6)

Ali Cantarella is a comic artist and watercolor children's-book illustrator working and playing out of Chicago, IL. She works with watercolor, pen & ink, technical pens, and multimedia, creating all-ages graphic novel, The Hasty Pastry, as well as coloring books, comic books, and children's books. This is her third year as an artist for Drawing Dreams. You can check out her work at www.thewetstain.com.

Jeff Couturier

Jeff is a comic artist, illustrator, designer, programmer, and possibly a cyborg monkey hacker from the future. This is his third year supporting Drawing Dreams. Follow him on Twitter @jeffcouturier.

Tony Moy (Artist Alley Table K4)

Tony is a mixed media artist (pencils, inks, digital, watercolors, etc.) in Chicago, IL, specializing in watercolors and traditional comic-book art, focusing on fantasy scapes and superheroes. He has been published in comics such as X-Files, Dungeons & Dragons, and Memory Collectors, among others. This is his second year supporting Drawing Dreams. Check him out on the Interwebs at Facebook.com/tonymoy88 and instagram.com/tony_moy.

Andrea Bell (Artist Alley Table D5A)

Andrea is an illustrator, comic artist, and all-around good person living in Chicago throughout the best and worse seasons. Her work reflects adventure, honesty, and strong relate-able characters combined with an intriguing palette. For more artwork by Andrea, visit her website: http://andreabelldraws.com/

Kevin Budnik

Kevin Budnik is a cartoonist and illustrator from Chicago. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Illustration. Kevin was nominated for a 2016 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. He lives in a modest apartment surrounded by VHS tapes and comics. Go to his site to view more of his art: http://kevinbudnik.com/

Ashley Witter (Artist Alley Table H6)

Ashley Witter is the interior artist for Squarriors, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's Wolf Gift, and Bloodthirsty. She has also done variant covers for Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad, Darth Maul, Doctor Aphra, Street Fighter, Assassin's Creed, Red Sonja, and many others. View Ashley’s art at http://www.ashleywitter.com/

Last call to win C2E2 2017 passes

We have a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2 2017 we're giving away, but time is running out! You have until 12:00pm on April 7th (that's tomorrow!) to enter for your chance to win. All you have to do is simply answer correctly the trivia questions on this form. The winner will be announced later that day.

Don't worry if you don't win, however! Tickets are still available here.

C2E2 2017 Ticket Giveaway!

Once again, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2 2017, courtesy of ReedPop and C2E2! Be a part of Chicago’s largest pop-culture convention, for free!

To enter for your chance to win, simply answer correctly the trivia questions on this form.

Comfort Kit Day For Comer Kids

The Details:
Date: Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Time: 2:00pm 
LocationRevolution Tap Room (3340 N Kedzie Ave)

Register or Donate

Join us at the Revolution Tap Room on Sunday, March 19th to help support children while drinking some great beer. We’ll be assembling comfort kits filled with games, comic books, puzzles, coloring books, LEGOs, and more, to be gifted to kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

We’d like to make 120 kits; each kit is $20. We need 24 people to raise funds to cover then assemble 5 kits each.

Helping us is super simple:

  1. Register to make 5 kits for $100

  2. Share your fundraising page with family, friends, and even your arch nemesis.  After you've registered, see this Participant Guide for help setting up and sharing your fundraising page.

  3. Join us on March 19th to put your kits together

We’ll take care of the supplies, and Revolution will have plenty of beer for sale. When we’re all done, we’ll celebrate by drinking and playing board games.

Press START To Drink - TRON VS. The Last Starfighter

The Details:
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm (Games @ noon)
LocationThe Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613)
Cost: $15

Get Tickets! | RSVP

After a marathon gaming session, the line between reality and game can become blurry.  Come to The Public House Theatre at noon on Sat., Nov. 5th to watch two classic films that don't just blur the line between life and game, but carry you right past it.  Press START To Drink returns with two '80s favorites: TRON and The Last Starfighter.   Come to this double feature brew and view to watch some movies and drink some beer, all while supporting University Of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.  Proceeds from the event will go to Comer for the purchase of books, toys, and games


Tickets are available at the door but if you pre-order tickets, you can get some Dimo's Pizza for yourself to snack on during the movies.


The movies start at 2pm, but get there early because we’ll be playing board games with Bonus Round Game Cafe starting at noon.  The game room will be open during all movies.

12p - Games
2p - The Last Starfighter
4p - TRON


Comfort Kit Day For Comer

The Details:
Date: Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Time: 1:00pm 
Location: Revolution Tap Room (3340 N Kedzie Ave)

Donate A Kit | RSVP

Join us at the Revolution Tap Room on Sunday, August 28th where we will be helping kids and sipping drinks. We’ll be assembling comfort kits for kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Each kit will be gifted to a patient at Comer and contain lots of fun items like games, comic books, puzzles, coloring books, LEGOs, and more.

We’ll have an assembly-line setup at Revolution’s Tap Room on Kedzie at 1pm. Grab a tasty Revolution beer and help put the kits together. When we’re all done, we’ll keep hanging out and play some games.

You can also donate to cover the cost of one or more kits. Each kit costs $20. We're trying to assemble 60 kits which will provide for an entire month of deliveries to kids at Comer.

Chicago Cares' Serve-a-thon 2016


The Details:
Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Time: 8:00am (but we'll be there a little early)
Location: Daley Plaza

Chicago Loot Drop exists to unite local nerds to do good, so we're excited to announce that we are planning to do even more good! We will be leading two teams for Chicago Cares’ annual Serve-A-Thon on June 25th. We’d like you to join us. We'll gather downtown in the morning and be given assignment. If possible, our teams will be paired on the same project.

To participate in the Serve-a-thon with us, you’ll need to register to join one of our teams:
Team 1-1
Team 1-2


Registration is $10. There are fundraising goals that you have to set when you register. These are required fields during the signup. You’re welcome to fundraise for Chicago Cares, but it’s not mandatory, so you can just set your goal to the minimum ($50).

For more detailed info about how the day will work, check the Event Details page.

We are working on planning an after party at Monk's Pub (205 W Lake St), but stay tuned for confirmation!


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