Tag: circus

This GEEKend: Cosplay wig class, My Little Pony fair, and more!

Years ago, I got my first case of food poisoning. I ate a bad burger at Chili’s, went to a cute boy’s house, and proceeded to throw up 8 times in his apartment. That was our “first date.” The gent is my husband now, so I guess things work out. …Mostly. My stomach was never... Read more »

This GEEKend: Acrobatica Infiniti, Chicago Science Fest, and Konami Tsunami

Up until recently, I thought “Thirsty Thursday” was an in-joke at my university. Don’t laugh. I recognize my own ignorance. The idea of starting the weekend early is at every university. …and club. …and bar. …and many households. In fact, tomorrow is a Thirsty Thursday of sorts for GGC. Geeky events in Chicago are kicking... Read more »

Chicago's nerd circus: An interview with Tana Karo of Acrobatica Infiniti

Do you know the origin of the word “geek,” gentle reader? Predictably, it isn’t very flattering! The term dates back to the early 20th century. “Geeks” were circus folk- and not funny clowns or brave lion tamers. “Geek shows” featured gruesome acts, such as the biting/eating of live animals or insects. Audiences were meant to... Read more »
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