Posts in category "Events"

This GEEKend: Quake Collectibles, MuseCon, and the Mini Maker Faire

OK, that’s it- I NEED MY CAR BACK. My beloved EDI (yes, as in Mass Effect), has been in a body shop for three weeks.  I’ve had it. I can’t help that a tree fell on her during the derecho storms.  I can’t help that the car is too new for spare parts to be... Read more »

This GEEKend: Nakama Toys, Doctor Who 101, Comic Book Mania, and more!

Isn’t it just the most perfect day outside, Chicago?  My car is in the shop, but it was honestly a joy to walk to the train.  Hopefully, the sun stays out for this GEEKend. Tomorrow might be the busiest Saturday I’ve ever covered.  I am highlighting five events in this article.  However, I’m aware of... Read more »

This GEEKend: Dashcon, Pocket Con, and the Video Game Summit

I wasn’t going to blog this GEEKend.  I woke up hung over, got a haircut, and then went back to sleep for 4 more hours.  Now, there’s a SUPER-loud 8th grade graduation going on next door… or, at least I hope they’re 8th graders.  If these are high school kids, I’m older than I thought!... Read more »
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This GEEKend: SoyCon, Mighty Con, and Lake Count.i.Con

Yyyyyup, it’s convention season!  I can tell because my Google calendar is filled top to bottom with small, local cons.  There are so many nearby, in fact, that they are now triple-overlapping one another.  A person can’t possibly attend them all!  Hopefully, a bit of information from GGC can help you choose. Here are three... Read more »

This GEEKend: DucKon, Star Trek Con, Japan Fest, and Ghostbusters Anniversary

It has been a cool week for Internet activism.  John Oliver turned the public’s attention to net neutrality (finally!)  Geek girls got vocal about Star Wars, so Princess Leia toys will be introduced by Disney (finally!)  Before this week, Solar Roadways got funded.  Reading Rainbow got funded. Never before has it been so easy for individuals... Read more »

This GEEKend: Toys, Comics, Statues, and CAKE

It felt like I was doing a ton of GEEKend posts in May.  Alas!  I was!  This is one of those mystical months with five weekends in it, and thus, three paychecks!!  The extra cash is coming at just the right time.  This weekend’s big events both offer a slew of merch to buy. Whether... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Lord of the Wrigley and a Back to the Future Musical

My apologies for not getting a GEEKend post up faster.  I have good reason, though!  On Tuesday, I took my first-ever trip to the ER.  I was in line at Hot Doug’s, and had foolishly skipped breakfast.  After an hour in the direct sunlight, I became severely dehydrated. I saw stars for a moment, and... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime Central, Doctor Who Cosplay Night, and Space Happens!

Well, geeks- I made it to May 15th before thinking about this year’s Halloween costume.  Agent Scully?  Betty Grof?  Queen Elsa?? …My earliness isn’t entirely my fault.  Halloween is a big deal at my day job, and it was mentioned in a corporate context.  Now, my favorite holiday is in my head.  It shouldn’t be!... Read more »

This GEEKend: Joss Whedon Celebration and May the Fourth Star Wars Day

Oh my GOSH!  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of the geeks who brought Geek Girl Chicago‘s Facebook fan page to over 1,000 Likes.  Almost 100 people started following the blog immediately after C2E2.  I hope you all stick around and love what you read.  I am honored. Speaking of C2E2, I don’t... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Improvised X-Files, Bat-Hamlet, Chi-Fi, and Press Start to Drink

You can tell Spring is here.  Birds are chirping, Chicago cyclists are out on their bikes, and the amount of scheduled geeky events has EXPLODED.  *happy sigh* This list of highlights isn’t even comprehensive.  I’m skipping The Bad Wolf Scavenger Hunt, for example.  …I KNOW, skipping something called “Bad Wolf?” What has come over me??... Read more »