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Golden Age of Gangsters Convention

By Rachelle Bowden in News on Aug 26, 2004 11:24AM

Golden Age of Gangsters ConventionFor the first time ever, the Golden Age of Gangsters Convention is coming to the Chicago area.. well, Itasca, IL. And actually, it's the first convention of this sort. Held September 10 - 12th, it's open to the public and will feature noted authors, collectors of gangster memorabilia, historians, and gangster movies and documentaries.

Al Capone - Photo: facade.comFrom the Sopranoes, Joe Gannascoli (Vito Spatafore) and John Fiore (Gigi Cestone) will make an appearance. Other featured guests are Georgia Durante - mobster driver turned stuntdriver, Dominic Capone - a descendant of Al's, and Antoinette Giancana - the daughter of Sam "Momo" Giancana.

Chicagoist was excited about a tour of Chicago gangster locations that is planned but then we realized that it is 5 hours long (from 7pm - 12am!) and costs $40. That's a little too 'core for us. So we did a quick Google search and found out about Chicago's original gangster tour, The Untouchables Tour. This tour is only 2 hours long and is $24.. and we can go almost any time we want - looks like it's time to play tourist for a day. Or if you don't want to put yourself through it, we found this awesome Al Capone Museum online (check out the timeline).