Archive for 2012

This GEEKend: Salute to Supernatural (swoon!)

If there’s one TV show that’s great to watch around Halloween, it’s… The CW’s Supernatural follows two brothers as they hunt vampires, werewolves, demons, and all things wicked.  Geek girls have swooned over the Winchesters for 8 seasons.  There’s Dean, who loves women, pie, and classic rock almost as much as he loves his Impala.  There’s also... Read more »

5 Geeky Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

Halloween 2012 is mid-week.  This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well.  It’s about time you finalized your plans!  Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween.  Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out?  Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »

Dos and Don'ts for Geeky Halloween Costumes

As a year-round seamstress, I adore Halloween.  I get really excited about who’s going to wear what.  Thus, I’ve been discussing costume plans with my readers.  Kory F is going to dress up as Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Christine W is going to be a wildling from Game of Thrones.  BADASS, am I right?... Read more »

This GEEKEND: One Convention, Two Concerts, and MANY Wolves.

First and foremost, if you haven’t yet, please enter my latest ticket giveaway.  It’s for an amazing evening of geeky singer-songwriters and comedians that I’m SURE you’ve heard of.  Enter now!! Right-o.  Before that concert even happens, you have this GEEKend to get through.  Here are a few recommendations for fun in Chicago, starting tonight:... Read more »

The Doubleclicks + Molly Lewis = FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Hear ye, hear ye!  It’s time for a super-sweet ticket giveaway from Geek Girl Chicago!  Two lucky readers will be going to the Ladies of Ragnarok Tour, October 3rd at 8PM at Evanston SPACE.  It’s going to be a paradise for fans of Internet music and geek-flavored comedy.  Check out these acts… 1. Molly Lewis –... Read more »

Midwestria 2012 Recap: A New Celebration for Everypony

Princess Cadance got her own cart, escorted by guards!  Wow, had I known girls at this convention got THIS kind of treatment, I would have tried harder to attend!!
While I did not get to attend Midwestria 2012, GGC’s illustrious photographer did.  Geek Girl Jess returned from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic convention with stories and pics galore! Midwestria was definitely fan-focused.  Everyone was friendly, from Con Ops to the enthusiastic attendees.  The small Dealers’ Hall was filled with local artists.  All of the... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock IV: Time Crash

Doctor Who might be my top fandom of all time.  However, I have a BIG pet peeve:  The Eleventh Doctor’s Theme song, I am The Doctor.  This redundant tune has accompanied Matt Smith for three seasons- every action sequence, every revelation, every emotional moment.  I am tired of it. The soundtrack could be so much more!... Read more »

Chicago's Shiniest Firefly Cosplayers

Clayton F as Captain Malcolm Reynolds
On Saturday, September 8th, I had the honor of co-emceeing Can’t Stop the Serenity 7.  Information on the event can be found in a previous article.  Needless to say, the donations of money, items, time, and talent were incredible.  Photographer Frankie Rodriguez was in the house to capture portraits of costumers.  Check out these stunning images... Read more »

This GEEKend: Midwestria, a My Little Pony Convention

It’s no secret that I adore My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  At all times, some portion of my brain is thinking about the show, its Flash-based art, and characters*.  I’m not alone, either.  MLP:FiM has a large adult audience.  Bronies, pegasisters… read on. This weekend, Chicago is premiering an all-new, all-pony convention: Midwestria. Midwestria... Read more »

This GEEKend: Can't Stop the Serenity

Are you a fan of any of the following:  Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods, the recent Avengers movie, Toy Story, episode one of Written by a Kid…?  If you see the pattern, you’re a Joss Whedon fan… and you officially have plans for Saturday.  It’s Can’t Stop the Serenity 7, presented... Read more »