Posts tagged "Chicago"

The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum: not about Star Wars, not for Chicago

The Chicago geek scene has been blowing up about The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.  People keep getting my attention on social media, gushing about how much “we” want it.  The city of San Francisco supposedly just made an offer for the attraction.  In response, many readers have been asking Geek Girl Chicago to join the... Read more »

Photo Recap: Cosplay in the 2014 Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Spider-Man spending some quality time with Black Cat.
Top o’ the evenin’ to ya, geeks!  I hope you all had a fine St. Patrick’s Day.  The holiday really spans a whole weekend in Chicago, but my favorite event is the Saturday parade.  Last year, cosplayers participated for the first time.  These costumed citizens were back in 2014, in larger numbers than before! This... Read more »

Weird Star Wars Decor in Chicago: A Wizard Wookiee Mystery

I recently visited Pick Me Up Cafe in Lakeview.  This vegan-friendly restaurant is kitschy and retro, but not geek-themed.  Imagine my surprise when my entire table was covered in Star Wars stickers!  One sticker took me by surprise, and bugs me to this moment; I’ll get to that in a bit. First, here are a... Read more »
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Photo Recap: C2E2 Cosplay in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

The C2E2/ReedPop group from the front.  How many amazing characters can you count?
Remember how last year’s Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on a sunny, 80-degree day?  Remember how this year’s was just a degree or two above freezing?  I do.  I always will.  For a second, I actually thought I had to go to the hospital for my stinging, purple’d fingers… but it was worth it.... Read more »

The Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny, Little Free Library Movement

Nothing chills me out after a stressful day like a book.  Happily, I’ve been making time to read.  I finished Lavondyss, and am following it up with Ghosts in the Yew.  …Call it a fantasy kick.  I’d love to share these titles with other geeks, and pick up some new-to-me books.  Sadly, the Science Fiction... Read more »