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Do You Care About Healthcare Reform? Here’s a List of Town Hall Meetings

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Here’s a link to Town Hall Meetings Nationwide:

For those of you in Illinois, here is a list of the local Town Hall Meetings:

Rep. Danny Davis

* 08/15 10:00 AM: Back-to-School Event – Kickoff Central and Bloomingdale, N. Central Avenue and Bloomingdale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
* 08/15 01:00 PM: Back-to-School Event – Columbus Park, S. Central Avenue and W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60644
* 08/22 09:00 AM: State of the District Town Hall – Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60612
* 08/29 09:30 AM: Town Hall – 2nd Baptist Church of Maywood, 36 South 13th Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153

Rep. Jesse Jackson

* 08/18 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Town Hall – Sheldon Heights Church of Christ, 11249 S. Halstead Street, Chicago, IL 60628

Rep. Timothy Johnson

* 08/05 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM: Town Hall – Normal Liliary Community Room, 206 W. College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
* 08/10 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM: Town Hall – Pontiac City Hall, 115 W. Howard Street, Pontiac, IL 61764

Rep. Janice Schakowsky

* 08/31 06:30 PM: Town Hall – Niles West High School Auditorium, 5701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077

The Steam Punk Movement Is Only Growing

In Entertainment, Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media on August 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Been to lately? Type in Steam Punk – I spent Saturday afternoon perusing the first 120 of 1200 pages of product. (And whomever gets the Airship lamp and the Absinthe necklace, I’m SO jealous).

The Steampunk Meetup at San Diego Comic-Con was so enormous, we couldn’t get in. Dave Dorman, who was looking for inspiration for his Steampunk graphic novel The Wasted Lands had to go after the fact and take photos as people were exiting the meetup. The costumes at San Diego Comic-Con this year were exquisite, and the best they’ve ever been. So were the vendors. One of the best costumers for Steam Punk was Pendragon Costumes ( If you’re checking out gorgeous, well-made Steam Punk gear, check them out. If you’re looking for goggles and felt hats, be sure to check out (where lowest prices always come up FIRST) and look for the entries from – Comic-Con was weak in these products – goggles were $90 and not the quality of those on

If you’re into Steam Punk aesthetic goodness, follow me on Twitter – I’m @writebrainmedia – I’m often posting mine and my The Devil’s Candy Store biz partner Charlie Athanas’ various discoveries from the Steam Punk world.

Thanks for reading!