Posts tagged "gaming"
My husband and I love board games. Two years ago, we went on a date to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. There, we met some lovely gentlemen from Gravity Board Games. We tried their products (while eating Toblerone). I decided then and there that I’d be buying some Gravity Games for my geek guy.... Read more »
Happy Thanksgiving, geeks! I woke up early to write so that I could make it out to my parents’ house later. I have the Macy’s parade and subsequent dog show on TV- just two of many annual traditions. The Chicago geek community has two Thanksgiving traditions of its own: WolfCon and Chicago TARDIS. Both are... Read more »
Greetings from Boston! I am currently writing from my fiance’s parents’ house out East. It’s lovely! Even so, I’m keeping you up-to-date on geeky events in Sweet Home Chicago. I’ve gotta write quickly, though- I’m apparently going to a bachelor party for a friend tonight. Down with classic gender roles!! Here’s what’s going on back... Read more »
Growing up, I got some pretty mixed messages about educational gaming. I remember loving computer titles like Word Munchers, Oregon Trail, and Gizmos and Gadgets. I ALSO remember teachers telling me that video games would fry my brain. Finally, I recall classmates scoffing at anything outwardly educational; game creators had to “hide” the education like parents tried... Read more »
It might be a sign that I’m getting older, but I’ve been avoiding the trendy social networking/news/imagery sites. Pinterest, Tumblr, Plurk, Reddit… I asked my geek guy to explain the differences to me. It didn’t work. …BUT THEN, in a shocking twist, I discovered Meetup.com. The site totally gets my stamp of approval. Meetup users... Read more »
Feeling the post-con blues after C2E2? Feeling the pre-con jitters before ACen? Great news! It’s going to be a fun, sexy GEEKend! Here are 3 options to keep your geek fix going: 1. CODCON – Get your D20s ready! Each year, the College of DuPage Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club holds CODCON- a 3-day gaming convention. Collectors can... Read more »
Just a quick one today, geeks. If you’re already headed for Cyphan- or even if you’re not- detour through through the Convention Center. Tomorrow is Games Day 2011. Sponsored by Games Workshop, it’s a tabletop miniature extravaganza. Chicago was chosen as a central location for the entire US, so people are coming from all over!... Read more »
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