Category: Movies

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 »

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 »

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 »
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This GEEKend: Zombies, Werewolves, and a Sci-Fi Spectacular

This article is being published much later than I’d like.  Long story short, I took an accidental nap that was… very long.  Now, it’s midnight, and I’m going to encourage you to check out some events that are happening tomorrow.  Er, today.  Better late than never!   TODAY, Saturday, March 9th: Sci-Fi Spectacular – The Portage... Read more »

5 Geeky Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

Halloween 2012 is mid-week.  This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well.  It’s about time you finalized your plans!  Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween.  Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out?  Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »

You Sunk My Film Industry: Battleship, Spider-Man, and Ghostbusters 3

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance comes out this weekend.  I can think of one person excited: my dad.  He’s never read the comics.  He loved the first Ghost Rider film.  It had everything he looks for in a positive movie experience: motorcycles and fire.   SoV will have ample motorcycles and fire, so my father... Read more »
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