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 bring their decks for Yu-Gi-Oh! and Star Trek CCG tournaments. Lovers of the classics can enjoy Risk, Settlers of Catan, and more. You can also sit down for a finely-crafted Doctor Who RPG adventure or WoW starter deck demo. The coolest part just might be the Board Game Library.  Of course, there will also be standard convention fare- vendors, viewing rooms, and a costume contest. Game on. (Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Turner Conference Center. $5/day, $10/weekend)

2. Team GEEK Hambingo – Who is Team GEEK, you ask?  They are a local Relay for Life team with proton packs, a Doctor Who scarf or two, and a traveling knit duckie.  What is Hambingo, you ask?  It’s a weekly charity game of bingo with a few twists: burgers, margaritas, and a sassy drag queen!  Why does Superman blatantly display powers that seem to disappear in the next issue, you ask?  Guys, I don’t know.  Just play bingo.  It benefits the American Cancer Society.   (Monday the 23rd, 7-9PM,  Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N. Clark)

3. Superboobs: A Superhero Burlesque Adventure – Gorilla Tango Theater and MsPixy are back with yet another nerdy burlesque- Superboobs!  This time, the geek girls are shimmy-shaking through the comic book world.  Audiences will be taken hostage by a very sexy Joker and Harley Quinn.  You know what happens next. …I hope.  If not, er, Google it.   (Saturdays, April 21st – May 26th, 10:30 PM, Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee, $20)

Superboobs!  HA HA HA!!

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