Letters of Recommendation

ChiFi 2014, 2015

Dear Convention Planner,

I am the Vice Chair and Director of Programming for Chi­Fi, a science fiction & fantasy convention located in downtown Chicago. For our first convention, held in March 2014, we partnered with Orion Couling at the EDGE Theatre to offer a Light Sabre Combat workshop for our attendees. Despite having a less than ideal time slot for this workshop (it was very late at night), Orion’s workshop had a fantastic turnout and we had a ton of positive feedback from our attendees. In our post­convention survey, multiple attendees indicated that they hoped to see his Light Sabre workshop return next year.

In 2015, Chi­Fi is very excited to have Orion and his group back for even more programming and workshops! This year, they will be running multiple workshops on various forms of stage combat, including Star Wars and Star Trek-­themed stage combat workshops and children’s programming. The group will also be running a performance of their Star Wars­-themed version of MacBeth, called “MacSith”, at Chi­Fi 2015. I have been very impressed with the quality of Orion’s work and the degree of professionalism shown by him and his staff. I would highly recommend him to any group looking for quality geeky programming. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at vicechair@chi­fi.org.

Kind Regards,

Anne Elliot

Chi­Fi Vice Chair & Director of Programming


“These Lightsaber Classes Are Everything You Expect & More” – Geeks A GoGo (Read the full article here to find out more about our exciting Lightsaber classes!)



Future Jedi Train To Wield Lightsabers (Read all about our exciting classes taught at the La Grange Public Library)