Posts tagged "events"

DISCOUNT CODE: Brooklyn Brewery Launch Party

While Chicago’s hometown comic convention is C2E2, cons are popular across the US. Each has its own set of exclusives- toys, books, beer. New York Comic Con was the only place to try Brooklyn Brewery’s Defender IPA… until now. My friends at Lakeshore Beverage are introducing this superhero-themed “defender of beer” to The Windy City.... Read more »

This GEEKend: Shatner's World, The Last Defender, and Anime Cosplay

I spent too much of this evening looking for the perfect Jessica Jones scarf. If it’s gonna be this cold in Chicago for this long, I can at least look like a Marvel heroine. …I didn’t find one, by the way. I’m super-picky (and trying to be frugal.) If you’re brave (and fashionable) enough for... Read more »

This GEEKend: Flip Con and Brass City Games

I can’t seem to finish Fallout 4. I thought the game was ending at least 5 times now, and it just won’t be over. So, I’m putting it down to tell you about this GEEKend. Yes, with these fabulous events, you can go out, meet new friends, and have fun while I keep trying to... Read more »
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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 »

This GEEKend: Raks Geek, Rock Band, and a Game Design Symposium

I’m gonna keep it brief, geekhearts, because today is FALLOUT DAY. My geek guy and I have TWO copies of Fallout 4 so we can play at the same time. I failed to score any Nuka Cola Quantum (WEEPING,) but hey, I probably shouldn’t be drinking irradiated soda. This GEEKend is starting early, with multiple... Read more »

This Halloween GEEKend: Walkerween and 3 Sheeps Brewing

Just like zombies themselves, the zombie craze refuses to die. The Walking Dead and now Fear the Walking Dead are keeping the zombie party theme, well… alive. So, it’s no surprise that my Halloween 2015 events list includes multiple zombie jamborees. This is obviously only a small fraction of what Chicago has to offer geeks on my... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Chrono Trigger music and Han Solo show

The hardest part about my current day job is being the biggest geek in the room. My previous gig was FILLED with science buffs, Trekkers, X-Philes… as of today, nobody in my office but me even bothered to get opening night Star Wars tickets. Harumph. At least I still have Geek Girl Chicago and all of... Read more »

This GEEKend: Anime World Expos and Lake Count-i-Con

I’m having a hard time typing because my geek guy has a friend over. They are watching Dune- the David Lynch movie- at an unimaginable volume. I dislike the film. The husband, however, loves it deeply and without irony. I… do not understand. Aaaaagh!! Anyway, my Dragon Con costumes are nearing completion. Yuna just needs some... 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 »
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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 »