This GEEKend: Badfic Love and Dr. Horrible Sing-Along

Everything I had planned for this week got canceled. I'm not exaggerating. A job interview, a meeting, and a sales transaction all fell through, each the day-of. It has been pretty frustrating, what with the extensive planning that goes into these things. I guess it's just that kind of week.

Thankfully, we're almost through it. Let the GEEKend begin! This weekend's events begin tomorrow- Friday. So, I'll be quick. That way, you can read this ASAP, gentle reader, and I can get back to Terraria. Here are the up-and-comingest geeky events in Chicagoland:



Dr. Horrible Sing-Along - Even though my shadowcast got cease and desisted (grr, argh,) I still fully support Dr. Horrible events. The 3-part musical is my favorite work by Joss Whedon. The only show more fun to sing along to is The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

...I wouldn't recommend bringing your family to Rocky, though. Instead, bring them to the kid-friendly Elmhurst Public Library for a Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing Along. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to "the best Sing-Along sing-alonger." If you can't find the library's Meeting Room A, just ask for Cher. (Friday, April 10th, 2015. 7-8:30PM. Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. FREE. Official calendar.)




Badfic Love - OK, I admit it- I was a teen fanfic writer. One of my Gundam Wing fics even got Internet famous! ...No, I'm not sharing it.

Badfic Love is a new play by Strange Bedfellows Theatre. It follows a bad fanfic-hating Staples employee as he falls in love with a Harry Potter fic writer. Meanwhile, in the fic itself, Harry and Draco struggle to understand their tale's narrative. OK, I admit it- I was a Harry Potter roleplayer, too. This show isn't about me, is it?? :(

Anyway, Badfic Love has some awesome, surrounding collaboration- a comic version, custom beers, and Wizard Rock bands playing before every performance. I guess I'm not the only one who loves a good (bad) piece of fanfiction. (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays thru May 2nd. 7:30 PM. The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee. $20, buy tickets HERE.)

Promo image for Badfic Love


Now, if only this nasty weather would clear up! At least we can count on nothing else getting canceled this week. ...Hopefully. No, seriously. Spare me.


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