My Favorite Photo Bomb

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life43 Comments

Last week, we went to Chicago for a getaway. Specifically, we went so the kids could attend LeakyCon, a four-day conference dedicated to all things Harry Potter, StarKids, Nerdfighters and Teen Lit. There were over 4,000-plus attendees. It was like a CKU on steroids. Times ten. On Meth. And while I plan to share more images from our trip, I had to share one shot in particular.

Glee fans know Darren Criss who plays Blaine on the series, but you may not know that he got his start with StarKids and by writing and starring in A Very Potter Musical (which I totally plan to watch some day). He was in town to make an appearance with StarKids, and Cole managed to snag a shot of him as he was moving through the lobby.


And who is that in just the right open space between Darren and fellow StarKid Joe Moses?


Yeah. That'd be my old man. 

Never let it be said he doesn't know where the action is.

However, not everyone is going to be impressed.


Cathy ZielskeMy Favorite Photo Bomb

43 Comments on “My Favorite Photo Bomb”

  1. #2
    Stephanie Vetne

    That is awesome!!!! Emily and I are obsessed with all things Darren Criss and would have been at Leaky Con had it not conflicted with our family reunion. Tell Cole he did a great job!!!! And Dan, too. πŸ˜‰

  2. #9

    The picture of Darren Criss would have been enough to make my day…but that last photo had me rolling on the floor!! You are awesome!

  3. #24
    Kris D.

    I’m at work and that last pic just made me bust out laughing….so then the cubie-mates want to know what’s funny…oh boy!! Too funny.
    And btw, someone need to have a sit down with Miss Makayla about attitude and acting like a brat!!!! If my kid behaved like that during the National Anthem…well let’s just say it would not be pretty!!!
    Thanks for busting me out at work.

  4. #26
    Leslie B

    Sooo incredibly jealous!!! Did you guys catch any quidditch matches? My daughter is starting up a quidditch club at their high school and has been practicing with Arizona State’s team πŸ™‚

  5. #27
    Pam M.

    We love Glee and the addition of Darren has been especially wonderful given that he is a Wolverine. Go Blue! Lucky you to get to see him in person.

  6. #30

    No, we didnt. That was extra. : ) The kids paid extra to see the StarKids perform A Very Potter Musical: Senior Year and they said it was awesome!

  7. #31

    You really do have to watch the Very Potter Musical…it’s hilarious (it’s humor is right up your alley). My daughter & I watched it before Darren Cris was on Glee…he makes a great Harry Potter!

  8. #35
    Sara S

    Anyone who loves Harry Potter and Darren Criss is way cool in my book! Love the photo! The Puppet Pals is a hit at our house.

  9. #36
    Jan Wozniak

    Just another reason to hang with y’all!! Sounds like an awesome time to boot!!
    We’ve got to make plans to go next year…
    I survived my fair share of CKU’s in the past – hope that will help!

  10. #37
    Barb in AK

    Okay, so I don’t watch Glee (I should) and I’ve never seen a Harry Potter movie, but the Makayla shot had me ROFLOL!! Dh and I went up to Bemidji. I think I need to get Makayla in one of my shots πŸ™‚ Do you think she’d be impressed that I walked across the Mississippi River??? πŸ˜‰
    I thought sure you all had gone to the Windy City for Lollapalooza πŸ˜‰

  11. #42

    I just showed this post to my daughters and I swear they just turned GREEN! They are HUGE Star Kids fans or more importantly, A Very Potter Musical fans! It is played over and over at home, and quoted non stop. If you haven’t seen it yet Cathy, I totally recommend it (even for us 40 somethings). I think any HP fan would really enjoy it. And I love the photo of Dan .. that is so cool!

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