Archive for 2012
The world isn’t going to end tomorrow. Everyone already knows it. However, I’m sure Facebook will be filled with repetitive status updates about surviving, The Doctor saving us, Majora’s Mask, etc. Yyyyyup, I’ll be avoiding the Internet. If you’ll be doing the same, may I suggest some of the following events this GEEKend? FRIDAY... Read more »
Whenever the daunting task of holiday shopping gets me down, I try to think outside the box. I’ve purchased a helicopter ride for my dad, a cooking class for my sister, skydiving for a friend. …It hardly ever works. Only one of these has actually used their gift. Perhaps it’s time to think a little... Read more »
What comes to mind when you hear the words “Doctor Who“? For most, the iconic aliens top the list. Daleks. Cybermen. Their threats of “EXTERMINATE,” “UPGRADE,” and “OBEY” have resonated with fans for decades. The talented Nicholas Briggs has voiced the Daleks and Cybermen since Doctor Who’s 2005 return. Briggs is also the Executive Producer of... Read more »
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 »
Just when you thought Halloween was over, a sci-fi convention pops up with a Zombie theme. WindyCon is Chicagoland’s oldest sci-fi con, celebrating 39 years this weekend. It’s already underway at the Westin Lombard. For being such an old event, it doesn’t seem like it will be packed; the crafting panels limit themselves to only 8... Read more »
Halo 4 comes out at midnight. The reviews are stellar, but I’ve been a little shocked by the amount of people claiming it will be “more fun” than waiting in line at the polls. People. Seriously. Vote. Vote. VOTE VOTE VOTE!! …*ahem.* Now that that’s out of the way, here are a few things to... Read more »
The Internet has been ablaze with this news: Disney purchased Lucasfilm for just over 4 billion dollars. Episode VII is go for 2015. Crazy! The fan outcry has been amazing to watch. GGC reader Jenn W saw images of Leia as a Disney princess, and found it “so wrong. She’s above that!” Jim M immediately... Read more »
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