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!

Drawing Dreams 2016

Drawing Dreams 2016 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 2016!

Miss Pain Taker

Inspired by Diamond, Age 16
Drawn by Ashley Erickson


Inspired by Rachel, Age 16
Drawn by Rich Kunz

Sassy WowA

Inspired by Nell, Age 16
Drawn by Ali Cantarella

Super Girl Naomi

Inspired by Naomi, Age 6
Drawn by Tim Seeley

Incredible X

Inspired by Xavier, Age 9
Drawn by Jeff Couturier

Super Chris

Inspired by Chris, Age 6
Drawn by Gabriel Bautista



Chicago Loot Drop at C2E2 2016

If you're coming to C2E2 this weekend, we hope to see you for the 4th Drawing Dreams. We'll be it booth 1292 all weekend long raising money for the kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.  We have six 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 2pm.  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 1292.  If you don't have your ticket yet, there's still time to get them here:

C2E2 & Drawing Dreams 2016

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 1292 and we definitely want to see you there because for the 4th year in a row, Chicago Loot Drop has something very special planned for C2E2. Once again, we’ve partnered with six talented local artists to bring to life the creative visions of six very special patients from Comer Children’s Hospital for our fourth edition of Drawing Dreams. We’ve asked these six 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 our six artists, who are creating a few sketches depicting what a comic book cover based on the children’s ideas could look like.

Gabriel Bautista (Artist Alley table C1)

GABO, also known as Gabriel Bautista, is a Chicago based Illustrator who has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics and Oni Press.

He is the artist for The Life After, written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, published by Oni Press.

He is a recurring artist on Elephantmen (Image Comics), and series artist on Albert The Alien (Thrillbent). 

He is also an Eisner and Harvey award winning colorist for his work in Comic Book Tattoo (Image Comics), his color art can also be found in several issues of The Spirit and All-Star Western (DC Comics).

Ali Cantarella (Artist Alley table C3)

Ali Cantarella is a comic artist and watercolor children's book illustrator working and playing out of Chicago, IL. Current projects include The Hasty – a comic all about a girl named Cat and her dog, Pugsly, working in a bakery together – and DinoBugs! a coloring and activity book where dinosaurs and insects get morphed together for whimsical results.  When not working on artwork, Ali loves creating food as colorful as it is tasty, biking around the beautiful city, and leaving half-drunk cups of tea on various surfaces around her apartment. This is her second year as an artist for Drawing Dreams. You can check out her work at

Rich Kunz (Artist Alley table E18)

This is Rich’s third year as a Drawing Dreams artist. He is a high school art teacher and freelance artist from the Chicagoland area. He has always been interested in the comic book medium and has been actively attending conventions for the past four years. Rich has worked on a wide range of private commissions and has recently completed original sketch card art for Star Wars, The Hobbit, DC Comics, Topps, Marvel Comics, Cryptozoic and HBO through Rittenhouse Archives. You can view much of Rich's portfolio on his company website

Tim Seeley (Artist Alley table G2)

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 third year working with Drawing Dreams. Check out his blog at

Jeff Couturier

Jeff is a comic artist and designer, curator of the Comic Creators Group, and resident indie comic geek for the Universal Geek podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jeffcouturier.

Ashley Erickson (Artist Alley table C2)

Ashley is an illustrator and freelance artist with 8+ years of experience in the games industry.  This is her first year as a Drawing Dreams artist.  You can see her work at Hardshellart.

Last call to win C2E2 2016 passes

We have a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2 2016 we're giving away but time is running out! You have until 11:59pm, Wed., Feb. 17th (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 on Thursday.

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

C2E2 2016 Ticket Giveaway!

Once again, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2 2016, 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.

Live Rock Band 4 Karaoke

The Details:
Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Age: 21+
Cost: Free (Additional donations, drink packages, and raffle tickets available)

Update: Harmonix was gracious enough to contribute a PS4 Rock Band 4 bundle for the event.  We'll be using it throughout the night, but if you'd like to take it home with you after, you can for just $10 per raffle ticket or 3 for $20!


Update: We've added a Song Request option on the tickets page. If you'd like to play a DLC song, instead of a stock Rock Band 4 song, select that option and answer the related question that's part of the checkout process.

The Song Request option is only available till noon on Thursday. We might make it available at the event, but no promises.

Stock Rock Band 4 songs

All DLC songs

With the release of Rock Band 4, we're dusting off our plastic guitars and bringing back our original fundraiser where we move Rock Band from the living room to the concert hall, giving you the chance to rock out in front of a screaming crowd. We're dropping the tournament aspect of it, and replacing it with a night of live-band karaoke. On Thursday, November 12th, come to Emporium (Wicker Park) for our 6th annual holiday fundraiser. 

Grab 3 friends for your band, pick your favorite song, grab the mic or a controller, and rock everyone's faces off with Rock Band 4, the latest in the popular videogame franchise. Costumes encouraged! Or take the stage and let our house band fill in for you on any instrument you might need.  You can also just  come to watch.  The show alone will be a lot of fun to see!

Entry is free but a drinks/tokens package that comes with a Chicago Loot Drop 16oz pint glass is available via Brown Paper Tickets.  If you just have to rock right away and want to ensure you get to take the stage, you can also donate to be on the priority band list and crowdsurf to the front of the line.  Or just make an additional donation.

Beautiful: A ClickHole Show

The Details:
Date: Friday, October 9 2015
Time: 8:00 pm (Doors @ 7:30 pm)
Location: Cards Against Humanity Theater (1917 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642)
Cost: $15
ClickHole, The Onion, and Cards Against Humanity have teamed up to create Beautiful: A ClickHole Show., a sketch, stand-up, and music variety show. Come out and see writers from ClickHole, along with some FUN GUESTS, show off their amazing, heartbreaking, and unbelievable talents off the internet. 

Tickets are $15 and all proceeds in October go to Chicago Loot Drop. The show is at Cards Against Humanity HQ at 1917 N. Elston at 8pm on October 9, with doors opening at 7:30pm.

There are only 60 seats available. IT ALWAYS SELL OUT. Please buy ahead!!!!!!


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