Saturday, February 8, 2020

The Unstoppables - mini size



My bride and I went out for some good energy this night, and met up with these three great people who enjoy playing music to us. Not being a musician myself, I can only surmise that being a musician chills you out from the stress of the day. Blocking out any bad vibe of the day or week, and re-energizing with the positive new vibe from not only through play of music, but also the positive reaction from the crowd.

For some of us like me, I go to see musicians play for that same reason, to renew my positive vibration so that I can do the same for you through my blogs.

Tonight felt like I was sitting with my high-school friends (1971-1975) listening to records, discussing what we wanted out of life, using the influence of word and rhythm of the song to motivate us to a higher plain. Sometimes only a low key simple song was needed. Sometimes a powerful grab you by the balls was needed. Either way, the trio gave it to me (us) the way I remembered it to be. Thanks Guys!

Dan Soto – Acoustic Guitar / Vocals

Bruce Chronister – Acoustic Guitar / Vocals

Jim Sasaki – Base Guitar / Vocals





























Thank you Region Ale for supporting local music! (Thanks for the great tasting meal too!!!)

Region Ale
1080 US Highway 41
Schererville, IN
219.322.2337


You can catch these guys playing as The Unstoppables . . .

The Unstoppables
Website


For more on what is upcoming in the NWI music scene check out NWI Jam.


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NWI Comic-Con 2020



Once upon a time there was a man with a vision. “An affordable, fun, family friends, comic book convention.” – Brian Grabinski (2/24/2015)

Staying true to form, Brian has kept his promise for these six years of an affordable comic book convention that promotes comics, pop-culture and all related art forms. Writers, illustrators, artists, cos-play, and whatever form it can come in, is represented at this convention. The cost? $10, free parking (and plenty of it), and free to children 11 years and younger (with paid adult). 

I enjoy the cos-play and the people enjoying themselves. That is what I like to photograph, as you will find out reviewing this blog. My bride Christi's photographic eye is different than mine. I will share the link to her blog once it is completed.

This convention draws the best of people. I cannot get over the family environment, super friendly people, and the safe zone for cosplayers to do their thing. Over 100 exhibitors! Also, many of these exhibitors, and sponsors, donate to the Charity table for the public to bid on. Proceeds being split equally between The Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation, and the Humane Indiana.

For six years strong now this convention is making itself the pillar of NW Indiana for fandoms of all kind. Though the core is around comic books, you will see themes of Star Wars, Ghost Busters, and Wonder Women, and cosplay from the popular to the obscure. All strongly present.

You cannot go wrong attending this NW Indiana event. So plan to go next year if you never have been here. Go to their Facebook page and Like.

P.S. If you are a vendor or a fan and you see a photograph that you want to be identified in, send me an E-mail at WesBushby[at]gmail.com. Right click on the photograph and open in a new tab, then give me the photograph number.













Above is a photo of the Girl Scouts USA, Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Girl Scout troop 15460. This is the first stop I make each year, to buy cookies! (You have to keep your energy up you know . . .)






Our artist friend Chris Guzman (photo below).










My bride Christi (photo below).



































My favorite Sci-Fi is Doctor Who. You can spot The Doctor in one of the 13 re-generations a mile away. The photograph below is Doctor #4, the first Doctor from the series that I saw and grew with outside the movies with Peter Cushing.











































The next four photographs are of Dan Dougherty creating a character from suggestions of the audience. The changing colors of the first three is because of the difference in frequency of the projector that is shooting the picture on the screen, and my camera shutter speed / sensor's ability to record light. The fourth photograph you can see the laptop that is generating the image, sitting on the table to the lower right. This particular stage has always been a challenge to photograph because the same effect can be seen in almost every photograph I take of it. I need to use flash.





















NWI Comic-Con
Halls Of St. George
905 E. Joliet St.
Schererville, IN


Links to past NWI Comic-Con events: (some links are broken . . . they will be fixed)

2018 (Wes)
2018 (Christi)
2017 (Christi)
2015 (Wes)
2015 (Christi)


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