Posts in category "Contests"

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 »

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 »

Could YOU Live in a Museum?

A Ben Stiller movie permanently changed how people view my career.  I work at the Museum of Science and Industry, and no, the exhibits do not come to life at night. I love MSI.  It’s the best museum in Chicago- perfect work for a geek.  There’s always something new to learn and people to inspire…... Read more »
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