Posts tagged "beer"

DISCOUNT CODE: Brooklyn Brewery Launch Party

While Chicago’s hometown comic convention is C2E2, cons are popular across the US. Each has its own set of exclusives- toys, books, beer. New York Comic Con was the only place to try Brooklyn Brewery’s Defender IPA… until now. My friends at Lakeshore Beverage are introducing this superhero-themed “defender of beer” to The Windy City.... Read more »

Photos from Lakeshore Beverage's Return to the Throne

Daenerys Targaryen amidst the Dorthraki arc. During the costume contest, she chowed down on a bloody heart. HARDCORE.
It happened again! My friends at Lakeshore Beverage invited me to run the costume contest at another OH SO COOL Game of Thrones beer party. Brewery Ommegang celebrated the re-release of the its first two GoT brews. Both are now available in a sweet gift set for the holidays. …You know, in case you were... Read more »

Sober October: Why I'm doing it and how it's going

October is almost over. My favorite holiday, Halloween, will mark the end of a successful experiment: a month without alcohol. I dubbed it “Sober October.” Sigh, I thought I invented the name, but I guess I didn’t. There were several reasons behind me trying a dry month. Topping the list was MONEY. I love whiskey tastings,... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Bar Crawl SOLD OUT TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

The Geek Girl Chicago Twitter reached 1,500 followers today! I’m super proud and thankful. You geeks are great. This happy occasion is perfectly timed with a TICKET GIVEAWAY, in partnership with my friends at Lakeshore Beverage. For over a year now, I’ve been helping Lakeshore and Brewery Ommegang launch Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and... Read more »

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 »

A Wedding of Fire and Blood: Pictures from Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Party

I'm putting my own pic first, for once!  Here I am, Daenerys Targaryen.  This is the fastest costume I ever made, it only took about 3 days.  ...Granted, those were 3 days staying up past 1AM.  Worth it.
Last night, I changed my mind about Daenerys Targaryen.  I used to think this character from A Song of Ice and Fire was overrated.  She’s called The Mother of Dragons, Stormborn, Unburnt.  This girl frees slaves, gets tons of male attention, has three dragons- overpowered to the point of ridiculousness, right?  Um, wrong.  After Brewery Ommegang‘s latest... Read more »
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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 »

Headquarters Beercade AND Emporium Arcade Bar are Getting Second Locations

Two of my favorite places to hang out are about to double in scope.  Get ready, gamers!  Chicago’s Headquarters Beercade (currently in Lakeview) AND Emporium Arcade Bar (currently in Wicker Park) are getting second locations. Headquarters Beercade is launching store number two in River North.  Its opening is scheduled for Spring 2014.  I hope the date sticks!  It would... Read more »

This GEEKend: Tokens, Tankards, and The Multiverse vs. George Lucas

I spent all of yesterday in full face makeup as Scar from The Lion King (see pictures on my Twitter).  Then, my fiance and I threw a Halloween shindig that doubled as our Engagement Party.  People brought beer, Booberry cereal, and Ghoul-Aid!  ADULTHOOD!!  Thinking I’d have today off, I happily drank and stayed up late.... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Dan Con and a Second Game of Thrones Beer

Wow, readers- my face was all over the Internet today.  The Official BioShock Facebook page featured my engagement story, and The Onion published an article using my photo.  All of my social networking pages have been flooded with these two things, over and over…!  I’m flattered.  🙂  However, the inundation of links made it slightly harder... Read more »