Posts tagged "Doctor Who"

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 »

This GEEKend: Pac-Man's birthday and WHO TOO premiere

I got a surprise day off work today. Best Memorial Day weekend ever! So, I’ve made a To-Do list of productive things to get done between now and the holiday. It includes grown-up stuff like “Pay Car Insurance,” “Wash Car,” and “Freelance Editing Session.” Yaaaaaaawn. I’m keeping it balanced, though. Tonight’s agenda is literally “See... Read more »

This GEEKend: Spider-Gwen signing, The Real World, and Doctor Who-palooza

I’m gonna be up front with you, gentle reader- I’m having a hard time writing tonight. I found out that my former employer has been reading this blog. Now, they are using GGC content to fight my unemployment claim. It isn’t illegal, but the “evidence” they cobbled together is strange and humiliating. I’ll write more about it... Read more »

This GEEKend: Improvised Star Trek, Time Crash, and supporting CHIditarod

Putting together this GEEKend post, I discovered one event on my calendar had been canceled. Whoa! I’ve never experienced that so close to an event date before. Sadly, due to low ticket sales, CHIditarod’s fundraiser “SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains” isn’t happening. What a shame. CHIditarod is such a cool event (no pun intended.) It deserves support. Over... Read more »

The worst Doctor Who Christmas gift of all time

There are many, many holiday gift options for Doctor Who fans. The show is so massive that Whovians can find anything- a fish tank, toothbrush, even this potato peeler. Yeaaa, Time Lord merchandise has gotten weird. As a Doctor Who fan for a decade, I possess MORE than my fair share of these things. Some... Read more »

Chicago TARDIS 2014 RECAP: Fifty Ways to Use a Westin

The most charming thing about this LEGO Eleven is the matching, fabric suit that's sticking out from the box. :)
One week ago, I was getting my badge for Chicago TARDIS 2014. I wasn’t sure I was going to have fun. Even though I’ve loved Doctor Who for almost a decade, I haven’t watched the Capaldi era. Would I still fit in? My friends found me immediately. First, it was JB from WHO 37. Then, a... Read more »

This Thanksgiving GEEKend: Chicago TARDIS 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, geeks! As I write this, I have finished my dinner, surrounded by family and friends. I am thankful, but also just FULL. I really want to sleep it off all weekend. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, though, this is NOT the time to relax and digest. Get ready for Chicago TARDIS 2014.... Read more »

This GEEKend: Nakama Toys, Doctor Who 101, Comic Book Mania, and more!

Isn’t it just the most perfect day outside, Chicago?  My car is in the shop, but it was honestly a joy to walk to the train.  Hopefully, the sun stays out for this GEEKend. Tomorrow might be the busiest Saturday I’ve ever covered.  I am highlighting five events in this article.  However, I’m aware of... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime Central, Doctor Who Cosplay Night, and Space Happens!

Well, geeks- I made it to May 15th before thinking about this year’s Halloween costume.  Agent Scully?  Betty Grof?  Queen Elsa?? …My earliness isn’t entirely my fault.  Halloween is a big deal at my day job, and it was mentioned in a corporate context.  Now, my favorite holiday is in my head.  It shouldn’t be!... Read more »

Blue Box Cafe: Elgin's Hangout for Hungry Whovians

Welcome to the Blue Box Cafe!
Do you love Doctor Who?  So does Christopher Mau, owner of the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin.  This coffee and sandwich shop opened its doors officially on March 1st.  It’s the perfect place for suburban Whovians, or just people who dig sandwiches.  Yum yum~ I visited the Blue Box Cafe at the end of March.  That... Read more »