Posts in category "Contests"

The Hammer Trinity by The House Theatre TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!

I had the best day at The Chicago Video Game Law Summit! Speaking alongside so many giants of gaming was a true privilege. Everyone was respectful and interested in my work, even though I was a rather small fish. I had to duck out early, though, due to the many events I wrote about yesterday. Some... Read more »

The Doubleclicks are returning to Chicago. Win their latest album!

Twice a year or so, I get super-sick.  As soon as the weather got cool, my immune system crashed.  I am now on Day 7 of an upper-respiratory bug that just won’t quit.  Even my husband caught it, and he NEVER does! Being pretty much bound to the couch has its benefits.  The geek guy... Read more »

Nerdcore, Continued: an Interview with MC Frontalot + TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Thanks to MC Frontalot, August 2014 has become the Month of Nerdcore for Geek Girl Chicago.  I previously brought you an advanced review of Front’s upcoming album, Question Bedtime. Now, I’ve got a full interview AND ticket giveaway. ***If you’re just here for the tickets, please scroll to the bottom. I can’t stop you, but I... Read more »
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Join Chicago's First Arcade Tournament League... at a Discount!

Beercades (that’s “beer arcades,” gentle reader) are popping up all over Chicago.  Emporium and Headquarters are opening second locations.  I just visited Replay for the first time.  They’re all a blast, but I’m admittedly easy to please.  Beer + video games = My Happy Place. If there’s any downside to beercades, it’s their overwhelming popularity.  On a busy... Read more »

Shatner's World: Win FREE Tickets to the Chicago Cinema Screening!

I’m back from my wedding!  After opening so many Crate & Barrel and Bed Bath and Beyond boxes, I am ready to share a gift with all of you. Some time ago, William Shatner came to Chicago with his one-man show.  Shatner’s World was an account of the actor’s career, filled with jokes, anecdotes, and Star Trek... Read more »

Win Tickets to the SOLD OUT Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Party!

I officially have too many things on my plate.  I missed this weekend’s Nerd Comedy Festival.  Augh! I really wanted to go, but I was committed to The Planetary Defense Force one night, The Nerdologues’ Talking Games another. (See how I’m plugging my appearances even through my shame?  Ha!) Most importantly, I’ve been planning a wedding.  No,... Read more »
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Science CAN Be a Girl Thing: 2 STEM Competitions for Young Women

Before I even get started, have you seen this video?  It’s old news now, but this stinking pile of awful was released a few years ago by the European Commission.  The goal was to draw more women into science careers.  Apparently, my gender’s interest in STEM fields boils down to high heels and using chemistry to… make... Read more »

Star Trek: TNG on the Big Screen - FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Everything’s coming up Star Trek!  I just did a fun appearance with Improvised Star Trek- they were a riot.  Into Darkness comes out in a little over a month.  Most importantly to this blog, the next Fathom Events TNG screening is on April 25th.  This time, The Best of Both Worlds will hit movie theaters.... Read more »

This Week in Geek: C2E2 Cosplay at Graham Crackers and Arcade Brewery Label Contest

Many geeks (self included!) love the indoors.  There are video games, computers, snacks, sewing machines, climate control… what’s not to like?  Winter in Chicago is the perfect time to enjoy the great indoors, and all the hobbies and art therein.  This week in geek offers two (indoor!) opportunities to show off your geeky art. 1.... Read more »
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IRON WIG 2013: A Cosplay Hair Competition from Chicago's Arda Wigs

Calling all cosplay hair gurus!  Give me your pigtails, your spikes, your huddled masses of wefts yearning to be styled!  Local (and super-popular) company Arda Wigs is hosting a nationwide competition called IRON WIG.  Get your scissors and glue ready, geek girls and guys.  I shop from Arda just about monthly; their stuff is quality.... Read more »