Challengers Comics + Conversation

1845 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Past Events

Jan. 14, 2019: Women's Comics Night: New Year / New Me

Got a holiday hangover? Feeling emotionally drained and 2019 only just started? Then it's time to pack those sheet masks and chill with your local comic book gang.

New Year / New Me is something you are gonna hear a lot, but everyone has their own interpretations. Maybe the new you is a little nicer to yourself, or maybe the new you deserves that Wonder Woman Pop figure? It's up for you to decide, but make sure the new you is taking a break once in a while. So why not spend that break with us?

Bring your sheet masks, wear your pjs, do whatever helps you relax and just hang out!

Per usual, this event is BYOB and BYO-SNACKS. However, some snacks and beverages will also be provided. And you're more than welcome to bring any crafts you're currently working on!

Don’t forget you can always join our Facebook Group and hang in the downtime between meetups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/880309332129833

What is Women’s Comics Night?

The Mission: Once a month casual hangout after hours at Challengers Comics + Conversation meant to build community and foster friendship thru comics! Intended for all women and is unequivocally Queer, Non-Binary, & Trans friendly!

Time: Every Second Monday of the Month starting at 7pm!

Dec. 22, 2018: Present Wrapping, Cocoa and Cookies

What’s better than cookies and milk? How about Christmas Cookies and Hot Cocoa!?! Challengers is offering FREE GIFT WRAPPING for anything you buy in-store on Saturday, December 22 between 11am and 3pm. And while your gifts are being wrapped, enjoy some homemade holiday COOKIES and HOT COCOA on us!

Gift wrapping is only for items you buy at Challengers. If you bought it earlier, you must bring your receipt in to be eligible for free wrapping. And we repeat, only items bought at Challengers.

Dec. 15, 2018: Power Punch Boot Camp Signing

Artist Alex Rosado appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from noon till 3 PM.

With the goal of WORLD DOMINATION, the terrible wannabe villain Bonester is forced to team-up with the heroic Skylark, the timid Fish Boy Frank and the hopeless romantic Rock King to beat the evil Professor Pain. With a traitor on board, the Bonester is forced to make a decision which leaves his world domination in the balance. How far will a villain go to save his unlikely friends? Power Punch Boot Camp is an 80 page, full-color all-ages graphic novel. Power Punch Boot Camp will make for a great Christmas present for the little superheroes in your life. Guaranteed to promote reading and imagination!

Dec. 10, 2018: Women's Comics Night: Holiday Special

Winter in Chicago can be brutal, and while technically it won't be quite winter yet, we all know its gonna be cold!

First, we are doing an in-kind donation drive for Sarah's Circle! Sarah's Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago's Uptown Community, Sarah's Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979. You can read more about them on their website: https://www.sarahs-circle.org/about.html

Check here for a complete list of item that are looking for this winter: https://tinyurl.com/sarahs-circles

Typically, these items are always in high demand:

- travel-sized toiletries
- new underwear
- over the counter medications

Also, this night, we are going to play White Elephant this night! Here's how that works:

1. Each player brings one wrapped gift* to contribute to a common pool.
2. Players draw numbers to determine in what order they will pick gifts.
3. Players sit in a circle or line where they can see the gift pile.
4. The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it.
5. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool, or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.
6. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift they are holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.

*No need to buy a gift; grab something fun from home you don't mind giving away. If you do buy a gift, lets keep the purchasing limit at $10 or less.

Per usual, this event is BYOB and BYO-SNACKS. However, some (holiday-themed) snacks and beverages will also be provided. And you're more than welcome to bring crafts you are currently working on!

What is Women’s Comics Night?

The Mission: Once a month casual hangout after hours at Challengers Comics + Conversation meant to build community and foster friendship thru comics! Intended for all women and is unequivocally Queer, Non-Binary, & Trans friendly!

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.