Posts tagged "Chicago"

Good riddance, George Lucas Museum.

Unpopular geek opinion time! I’m glad Chicago won’t be getting The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. I’ve heard so many arguments in its favor from people I normally agree with. For many reasons, though, this concept never clicked for me. First, I don’t think the Lucas Museum would’ve brought a job creation boon. The construction jobs would... Read more »

The heartbreaking happiness of downsizing

I just watched my Alice in Wonderland tea set walk out the door. Er, more accurately, its new owner took it. It’s going to a fantastic home where it will be loved. Let me tell you though, gentle reader, parting with my geeky collectibles is hard. A lot of life change is hitting me at... Read more »

The best places to celebrate Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Chicago

It’s officially December, so my Star Wars fever is burning out of control. The entire world (minus my day job co-workers) is going crazy for The Force Awakens. I have my opening night tickets. Of course, I’m thinking about cosplay. I’m also hiding from spoilers as actively as I can, but it has been TOUGH.... Read more »
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Geek Girl Chicago meets Geek Girl Brunch

Most of the adorable swag inside the goodie bags. I was so hungry I ate my Pocky before food even arrived. Not pictured: Neptune sticker.
I spent this morning at a lovely gathering of geek girls. Geek Girl Brunch launched a Chicago branch earlier this year. Today, they held their second meeting in the area. It was Sailor Moon-themed, so duh- I HAD TO GO. A few people I already knew were there: my friend and fellow cosplayer, Jennie, Monica from... Read more »

This GEEKend: Bit Bash and Paragon Theatre Festival

I’m gonna write this one quickly, gentle reader, because I’ve got a Cubs game to get to. My workplace hooked me up with tickets, and I’m really grateful. The weather is PERFECT, and this will be my only trip to Wrigley Field this summer. I AM SO READY FOR A THOUSAND HOT DOGS!!! …Oh, also... Read more »

This GEEKend: Chi Nerd Comedy Fest, Sailor Moon Day, I Fight Dragons, and more!

This week, my geek guy had some friends in town from Boston. We took them to Fountainhead and Scooter’s (great life choices.) As we parted ways, the pair asked where else in Chicago they should go. We happened to be parked next to a storefront that had MULTIPLE geeky posters displayed: Chi Nerd Comedy Fest,... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Badfic Love and Dr. Horrible Sing-Along

Everything I had planned for this week got canceled. I’m not exaggerating. A job interview, a meeting, and a sales transaction all fell through, each the day-of. It has been pretty frustrating, what with the extensive planning that goes into these things. I guess it’s just that kind of week. Thankfully, we’re almost through it.... Read more »

This GEEKend: NWI Comic-Con, Adler After Dark, and Fermilab's Tevatron

I have been trying SO HARD to get my cosplay ready for this GEEKend. Dana Scully needs to be updated, and Daenerys needs a significant portion rebuilt. I’m also putting together some kid-friendly gear- Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls and Cruella from 101 Dalmatians. As usual, everything that could go wrong is doing so. The... Read more »

5 Chicago Organizations Empowering Young Women

With Chicago TARDIS behind me, I’m already thinking about next weekend. I will be taking a Ruby on Rails course for women with RailsBridge. I’m SO excited to learn a new skill. Not even one year ago, President Obama encouraged the entire nation to gain computer literacy through coding. I’m ready to heed the call!... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Windycon, Blue Box Cafe, The Aurora Project, and Berlin

This evening, I am writing from The Westin Lombard/Yorktown Center. I’m all settled in the Chicago ‘burbs for Windycon 41: Grimm Tales. I do hope you can join me here! I’ll be hosting panels on geek culture, cosplay wigs, convention management, and more. I’ll be taking pictures, doing interviews, and meeting people all GEEKend! Registration... Read more »