No forcibly cheesing for giddy parents’ point-and-shoot’s or tulle-drowned fashion disasters over here—this is a prom you won’t be begging to forget. Metro is partnering up with 826CHI, a local organization dedicated to encouraging children’s creative and expository writing skills, to throw Promic-Con. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27th for a sweetly nostalgic and geeky night held in the stunning School of the Art Institute Ballroom. The night will be packed with caricature-drawing, silent auctioning, (free) drinking, and, of course, plenty of time to tear up the dance floor. Oh, it gets better—all Promic-Con proceeds will go toward 826CHI’s free writing programs serving thousands of Chicago students. Get the low-down on all the merriments and buy your ticket here.