Posts tagged "gaming"

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY! Game Night with Peter Sagal

I got so wrapped up in preparing for last night’s event with Lakeshore Beverage that I almost forgot- I have tickets to give away. I just have to remember what they’re for. Hmm. Wait wait… don’t tell me… GOT IT. The tickets are for Game Night with Peter Sagal! It’s an NPR geek’s dream come true.... Read more »

Product Review: Gravity Board Games - Guest Blog by Clayton Faits

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 »

This GEEKend: WolfCon and Chicago TARDIS

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 »
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This GEEKend: Underground Retrocade Reopens, Dr. Pete, and Can't Stop the Serenity

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 »

Games for Growth: An Interview with David Rheinstrom of LeftSide-RightSide

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 »

Meetup.com: Discover Your New Dungeon Mates and Drinking Buddies

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 »
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This GEEKend: CODCON, Superhero Burlesque, and Hambingo

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 »

Games Day 2011

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 »