Facebook Group Update - Mod Post

Hello Everyone,

After much discussion between the Moderators, it has been decided that we should do a member cleanup so that we can focus on those folks who live locally and/or are active in the community.

It can be very difficult with over 500 members in this group. People don't always see the FB invites or we can't invite everyone to events because of FB's restrictions. Sometimes folks don't feel comfortable attending events because of how large our member list is!

Like many other large cities, we host a variety of conventions in our area. This brings lolitas from near and far that want to connect. We've got you covered! Join our Chigothloli - Chicago Convention Connection group! This group will be the place for people who are interested in lolita but aren't quite ready to start participating in the community, or who don't live locally, but come to Chicago for conventions. You should join the group as well! We hope that it provides a good meeting space that doesn't compromise the integrity of the close community we've all built over the years.

We will be cleaning the members list based on the responses to the activity counter event that was created a couple months ago (which just ended on January 1st.) We felt that this was a generous amount of time for an active member of the community to respond.

The criteria for staying a member is VERY simple:
- Must live in the Chicago area.
- OR -
- Must attend non-convention events in the Chicago area at least every 6 months.
- AND -
- Must actively wear lolita or a partnering fashion.

The participation metric is obviously subject to change, but we felt it was fair for now. If you or your friend is removed in error, please let one of the mods know. I'm sure it's going to happen in a community of over 500 people!

We hope that 2017 brings our community happiness, health, and plenty of activity! <3

Midsummer Picnic Gathering

This an event I am hosting in Barrington IL for a Midsummer Picnic Gathering! Please feel free to attend and enjoy. <3


                            ~WHEN:  June 7th Sunday @ 12pm - 4p CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
            Date change:  At a later date getting details from the park manager

                                            ~WHERE:  Jewel Tea Pavillion in Barrington Illinois 60010

(It is off of Lake Zurich Road/Northwest Highway)   Click for a detailed map below. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jewel+Tea+Pavilion/@42.1625208,-88.1260907,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x10d6f4d4dd8e9034

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Midwest Lolita Collective Booth at Anime Central May 16-18th

The newly formed Midwest Lolita Collective will have a double wide corner booth (940 + 942) at Anime Central.
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Date: Sunday, May 18th 2014
Time: 10 AM
Location: Hilton Hotel (across the street from the convention center)
5550 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Ticket Price: $46
Purchase tickets through Facebook (link) or directly purchased tickets here (link).

We look forward to seeing you there!
High Voltage

December Gingerbread Crafternoon

          The Christmas lights are up! THAT MEANS COOKIES.

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Alice's Tiny!Apartment - Located in Boystown/Lakeview East, Chicago
If you do not have my address and/or phone number, please PM me or comment with your email address and I will email you.
Cost: Free! :D

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4th Annual Mega Meet & Greet WEATHER ALERT!


See link here for original post; http://chigothloli.livejournal.com/367766.html

Rain: If there is rain the general consensus has been to go to the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Please keep your eye on this event page, I will post if we are moving there because of weather. Please check the CTA website as to how to get there, time of buses, etc.
I went downtown today. The picnic area that we went to last year doesn't even exist anymore. They tore it up and all that is there now is dirt... So, after some searching we will be walking to Butler Field which is on the corner on Columbus and Monroe (If you cannot meet up at the Bean, please proceed there). There's 2 shaded tree areas and a open field. Please be at the Bean by 12:30 since that is when we will walk as a group to the park.

Rain: If there is rain the general consensus has been to go to the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Please keep your eye on this event page, I will post if we are moving there because of weather. Please check the CTA website as to how to get there, time of buses, etc.
If driving, it looks as though the closest parking to the Lincoln Park Conservatory will be 345 W. Fullerton (it's a parking garage). Online it says that the parking rates are $10-$14 for 12 hrs of parking. You could also park at the zoo for about the same price, but you will have a bit more of a walk.

4th Annual Mega Meet & Greet

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Another wonderful meet-up hosted by dinosaurcupcake. If you have any questions or concerns you can message her (aka Lauri) at dinosaurcupcake9@att.net or her facebook page.
DATE: Saturday June 15th
TIME: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (non-official ending time)
LOCATION: Millennium Park Chicago (see below for meeting areas)

It's that wonderful time again! Time to get frilly and meet all the wonderful Lolitas in our community.
Picnic! Games! Raffle!!

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