Tag: Doctor Who

Product Review: Geek Chic Cosmetics

Summer is convention season, and that means cosplay!   I stumbled across Geek Chic Cosmetics while working on my latest costume. GCC creates “gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan” goods.  Many fandoms are celebrated in their collections, including Doctor Who,  The Princess Bride, Portal, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Babylon 5, and more.  I couldn’t resist ordering a few.*... Read more »

A Very Special Mother's Day GEEKend

Readers, take heed:  Mother’s Day is this Sunday!! Gosh, I remember my mom letting me go to ACen on Mother’s Day almost 10 years ago.  It was really selfless.  Moms rule.  We are a lucky city this GEEKend, because all of the can’t-miss stuff is on Saturday.  Thus, Sunday is open for time with your mother!  …Or... Read more »

Meetup.com: Discover Your New Dungeon Mates and Drinking Buddies

It might be a sign that I’m getting older, but I’ve been avoiding the trendy social networking/news/imagery sites.  Pinterest, Tumblr, Plurk, Reddit…  I asked my geek guy to explain the differences to me.  It didn’t work. …BUT THEN, in a shocking twist, I discovered Meetup.com.  The site totally gets my stamp of approval.  Meetup users... Read more »

This GEEKend: Video Games Live, Karoshi-con, and local Doctor Who

You don’t need me to post about The Hunger Games.  The movie premiered.  Fans flooded the midnight seats and witnessed a box office smash.  I’m happy to see Katniss; she is a stronger, more independent role model than Twilight‘s Bella Swan.  I’m NOT happy to see young girls fawn over the love triangle, but someone... Read more »

Product Review: False Nostalgia Scents 'n Sundries

Yesterday was my birthday.  In an effort to silence the age-related sadness, I bought myself some gifts.  False Nostalgia is an etsy store specializing in Firefly/Serenity and other fandom-themed fragrances, lotions, soaps, etc.  Shiny!  Shannon, the shop owner, is a sweetheart who loves feedback.  Her scent list is expansive, and even has some options for... Read more »

This Week in Chicago Geek: Stories Spoken and Written

I skipped the Oscars tonight in favor of a Supernatural Season 2 marathon.  Man, there’s a show that should win awards.*  Best Male Cheekbones.  Most Creative PG-Rated Cussing.   Most Inappropriate Use of Bedroom Eyes. …Yea, I spent a lot of time indoors today.  Fight off the stir crazies early this week with one (or... Read more »

Army of Darkness #1 Meets Chicago's Femme Fatales

Katherine shows us her Femme Fifth Doctor from Doctor Who.  Would you like to see a canon, female regeneration in the Whoniverse?
I don’t mean to be sacrilegious, but the geek world is celebrating a different kind of “Ash” Wednesday.  Today marked the beginning of the Kick ASH Tour- a multi-destination shindig celebrating Army of Darkness #1.  This new comic series puts a spin on the much-loved Evil Dead/Army of Darkness franchise.  Ash, famously portrayed by Bruce Campbell in... Read more »

Death Ends TONIGHT

Doctor Who/Torchwood fans- find a way to get out of work early this evening!  The premiere episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day is screening TONIGHT. The event will take place at The Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St.  Ticketing begins at 6:00 PM for a show at 7, but you can bet there will be... Read more »