Posts tagged "Lakeview"

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 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 »

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: Nerdgasm Burlesque, Ruby on Rails, CG2, and MORE

Would you all judge me if I said I wanted to blog earlier today, but was watching the Star Wars trailer? …and then watching it more? …and then desperately searching for tidbits about the new characters? …and then talking to my friends about it?! You get the idea. I did do one, non-Star Wars thing... 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: Uchi-Con, Berlin, and Super Bowl Alternatives

I swear, you give Chicago a 10-degree temperature increase, and EVERYBODY wants to go outside! I am no exception. I’m thrilled to have enough events in my Inbox, again, to warrant a “This GEEKend” post. I’m even publishing it on a Wednesday, due to popular demand. <3 Sunday, of course, is Super Bowl XLIX. The... Read more »

This GEEKend: Windycon, Blue Box Cafe, The Aurora Project, and Berlin

This evening, I am writing from The Westin Lombard/Yorktown Center. I’m all settled in the Chicago ‘burbs for Windycon 41: Grimm Tales. I do hope you can join me here! I’ll be hosting panels on geek culture, cosplay wigs, convention management, and more. I’ll be taking pictures, doing interviews, and meeting people all GEEKend! Registration... Read more »

The Doubleclicks are returning to Chicago. Win their latest album!

Twice a year or so, I get super-sick.  As soon as the weather got cool, my immune system crashed.  I am now on Day 7 of an upper-respiratory bug that just won’t quit.  Even my husband caught it, and he NEVER does! Being pretty much bound to the couch has its benefits.  The geek guy... Read more »

5 Geeky Theatre Shows in Chicago this Month, September 2014

Three days ago, I promised a GEEKend events post.  I realized, though, that all relevant goings-on are long-running shows.  So, I’m tweaking the usual format. Here’s a special list of geeky theatre productions you can enjoy all month:   1. Hack/Slash – The comic book series Hack/Slash is a Chicago favorite.  Its writer, Tim Seeley, is... Read more »

This GEEKend: Mini Comic Con, Bit Bash, The Geek Show, and more

I’m feeling kind of down, geeks.  My husband and I failed to get a Hyatt room for Dragon Con 2015 this morning.  Yes, the same Dragon Con that ended less than a week ago is already selling out roomspace for 2015.  We’ll just have to hope something opens up.  Weeks and weeks of unwarranted stress,... Read more »