Tag: Logan Square

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 »

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: Acrobatica Infiniti, Chicago Science Fest, and Konami Tsunami

Up until recently, I thought “Thirsty Thursday” was an in-joke at my university. Don’t laugh. I recognize my own ignorance. The idea of starting the weekend early is at every university. …and club. …and bar. …and many households. In fact, tomorrow is a Thirsty Thursday of sorts for GGC. Geeky events in Chicago are kicking... Read more »
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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 »

A Wedding of Fire and Blood: Pictures from Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Party

I'm putting my own pic first, for once!  Here I am, Daenerys Targaryen.  This is the fastest costume I ever made, it only took about 3 days.  ...Granted, those were 3 days staying up past 1AM.  Worth it.
Last night, I changed my mind about Daenerys Targaryen.  I used to think this character from A Song of Ice and Fire was overrated.  She’s called The Mother of Dragons, Stormborn, Unburnt.  This girl frees slaves, gets tons of male attention, has three dragons- overpowered to the point of ridiculousness, right?  Um, wrong.  After Brewery Ommegang‘s latest... Read more »
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This Week in Geek: Logan Arcade, School of Comics, and C2E2 Villains!

While I normally save events post for the weekend, there’s a LOT going on in Chicago that the sci-fi, fantasy, and gamer communities should know about.  The weather is warming up just in time, it seems!  We can all get out of the house and enjoy some fantastic fun. As I have so much to... Read more »

Headquarters Beercade AND Emporium Arcade Bar are Getting Second Locations

Two of my favorite places to hang out are about to double in scope.  Get ready, gamers!  Chicago’s Headquarters Beercade (currently in Lakeview) AND Emporium Arcade Bar (currently in Wicker Park) are getting second locations. Headquarters Beercade is launching store number two in River North.  Its opening is scheduled for Spring 2014.  I hope the date sticks!  It would... Read more »

This GEEKend: Dan Con and a Second Game of Thrones Beer

Wow, readers- my face was all over the Internet today.  The Official BioShock Facebook page featured my engagement story, and The Onion published an article using my photo.  All of my social networking pages have been flooded with these two things, over and over…!  I’m flattered.  🙂  However, the inundation of links made it slightly harder... Read more »
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