Posts tagged "improv"

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: 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 »

This GEEKend: Improvised X-Files, Bat-Hamlet, Chi-Fi, and Press Start to Drink

You can tell Spring is here.  Birds are chirping, Chicago cyclists are out on their bikes, and the amount of scheduled geeky events has EXPLODED.  *happy sigh* This list of highlights isn’t even comprehensive.  I’m skipping The Bad Wolf Scavenger Hunt, for example.  …I KNOW, skipping something called “Bad Wolf?” What has come over me??... Read more »

This GEEKend: WhoProv, MacSith, and Con Alt Delete

Before I even get into this, gentle reader, you need to know that I am blogging between rounds of Peggle.  Someone downloaded it to my fiance’s Xbox months ago.  We rediscovered it, and I’m completely addicted!  So, forgive me if this whole entry appears a bit disjointed. I have a few warm, cozy, indoor events... Read more »

Matt Smith is Leaving Doctor Who, but 2 Timey-Wimey Shows are Alive in Chicago!

Doctor Who fans around the world were just hit with some BIG news: Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor, will be stepping down.  The Internet is already abuzz with rumors.  Could the Twelfth Doctor be female?  Black?  GINGER AT LAST?!  The amount of speculation is astounding given how little we actually know.  I say we just... Read more »

This GEEKend: Star Trek Convention, Star Wars Day, and the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

With J. J. Abrams now at the helm of BOTH Star Trek and Star Wars, will the feud between the two finally die?  Probably not.  This weekend, though, Chicago is embracing both franchises… and then some!  The three events I’ve chosen to plug will make you proud to be a geek, no matter which fandom... Read more »

This GEEKend: Star Trek Improv, Doctor Who Photo Shoot, and Archer Live!

After spending over a month sick this Winter, I’m pretty disappointed to have caught another cold.  Thankfully for you, gentle reader, my day off work gave me lots of time to hunt for weekend events.  Here’s what’s good in Chicago geek:   TOMORROW, Friday the 5th: Improvised Star Trek’s First Contact Countdown - Fifty years from... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day GEEKend: They Might Be Giants, Fanfiction Live, and More

St. Patrick’s Day is huge in Chicago thanks to beer, parades, and the famous green dye in the Chicago River.  Did you know that the dye is still a “secret formula?”   SOMEONE has to know what’s in there- I can’t believe they’d let that much gunk get dumped, otherwise!   I’ll be marching for... Read more »

This GEEKend: The Planetary Defense Force... and PIE!

This weekend is a BIG one for geek events.  Many troupes and organizations I’ve previously written about are having shows.  I’ll plug them all… but first, two opportunities that are brand new to Geek Girl Chicago!   1. Third Coast Comics Pie Bake-Off - Pie just might be the perfect dessert.  The people at Third Coast... Read more »

This GEEKend: Can't Stop the Serenity

Are you a fan of any of the following:  Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods, the recent Avengers movie, Toy Story, episode one of Written by a Kid…?  If you see the pattern, you’re a Joss Whedon fan… and you officially have plans for Saturday.  It’s Can’t Stop the Serenity 7, presented... Read more »