Posts tagged "charity"

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 »

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 »

Comic Con Celebrities Give Back at Nerd HQ - Guest Blog by Melanie Bolen

As I continue to get ready for Dragon Con, I’m once again handing Geek Girl Chicago over to blogger Melanie Bolen for a guest post.  This time, she’s here to share a few frustrations about conventions, and how a very special charity program has changed San Diego Comic Con for the better.  Hooray for Nerd HQ!! After Melanie’s insights,... Read more »
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A Motorcycle Ride with the Ladies of Battlestar Galactica - Guest Blog by Melanie Bolen

C2E2 is approaching quickly, so I’ve been VERY busy sewing.  Thankfully, my friend from Fitness at Home volunteered to step in and write in my place.  What a gal!  Melanie Bolen, fellow ChicagoNow blogger, is an opportunist.  She has met geeky celebrities several times in the name of charity.  This guest article is all about... Read more »

Happy Geeksgiving: 3 Ways for Chicago Geeks to Give Back

Geeks in Chicago have a lot to be thankful for.  We’re constantly surrounded by friends, food, sweet comic shops, and not one but two beercades.  Thanksgiving is a fantastic time to share the wealth and spread our good fortune.  Here are a few ways to help others in Chicago this Turkey Day: 1. Donate Food,... Read more »

5 Geeky Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

Halloween 2012 is mid-week.  This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well.  It’s about time you finalized your plans!  Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween.  Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out?  Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Can't Stop the Serenity

Are you a fan of any of the following:  Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods, the recent Avengers movie, Toy Story, episode one of Written by a Kid…?  If you see the pattern, you’re a Joss Whedon fan… and you officially have plans for Saturday.  It’s Can’t Stop the Serenity 7, presented... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime Midwest, Nerdologues, and Cosplay for Charity

Sorry I’ve been away for a bit, readers.  I was taking my own advice, and moving into a fabulously geeky apartment!  I’m still surrounded by boxes, but I’m ready to get out into the world, aren’t you?  Here are my top suggestions for this GEEKend: ALL WEEKEND: Anime Midwest – Smaller than ACen, Anime Midwest... Read more »