Posts tagged "Star Trek"

This GEEKend: Star Trek Con, Picnicon, and Kankakee Fantasy Con

Thank you so much for all of the feedback from my last post. I received a nice collection of notes across Twitter, Facebook, and the blog. GEEKend event coverage is going to be better than ever! I’m starting by publishing early this week. Eventually, there will be a year-round calendar to bookmark. Won’t that be shiny and chrome?... Read more »

This GEEKend: Karoshi-Con, Danger Room, and Trek Trivia

I just got some lovely news: The Chicago Video Game Law Summit, where I am speaking tomorrow, has sold out! I’m thrilled that the event has gathered such support. In the wake of GamerGate, a reasonable, educational discussion is VITAL. That said, I feel pretty intimidated. Most of the sample questions I received were well... 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: DucKon, Star Trek Con, Japan Fest, and Ghostbusters Anniversary

It has been a cool week for Internet activism.  John Oliver turned the public’s attention to net neutrality (finally!)  Geek girls got vocal about Star Wars, so Princess Leia toys will be introduced by Disney (finally!)  Before this week, Solar Roadways got funded.  Reading Rainbow got funded. Never before has it been so easy for individuals... Read more »

Shatner's World: Win FREE Tickets to the Chicago Cinema Screening!

I’m back from my wedding!  After opening so many Crate & Barrel and Bed Bath and Beyond boxes, I am ready to share a gift with all of you. Some time ago, William Shatner came to Chicago with his one-man show.  Shatner’s World was an account of the actor’s career, filled with jokes, anecdotes, and Star Trek... 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 »

Star Trek: TNG on the Big Screen - FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Everything’s coming up Star Trek!  I just did a fun appearance with Improvised Star Trek- they were a riot.  Into Darkness comes out in a little over a month.  Most importantly to this blog, the next Fathom Events TNG screening is on April 25th.  This time, The Best of Both Worlds will hit movie theaters.... 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 »

Geeky Wedding Dresses in Science Fiction and Fantasy

First up are two lovely dresses from Doctor Who.  These are particularly special because they weren't designed by a costume department.  Donna Noble (left) wore a Jasper Conran piece, and Amy Pond (right) rocked Ben de Lisi.  These were, at one point, available in UK stores.  Now, they'll occasionally pop up on eBay or eBay UK.  Just beware; Whovians are VICIOUS when it comes to online auctions!
At the beginning of March, I had the honor of standing up in my best friend’s wedding.  Since then, I’ve had weddings on the brain (watch out, geek guys)!  I’ve been thinking about my own, possible, maybe-someday wedding, and just how geeky I’d like it to be.  Would I go subtle, or full-on “Mal and... 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 »