Tag: 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 »

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 »
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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 »

This GEEKend: Can't Stop the Serenity

Are you a fan of any of the following:  Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods, the recent Avengers movie, Toy Story, episode one of Written by a Kid…?  If you see the pattern, you’re a Joss Whedon fan… and you officially have plans for Saturday.  It’s Can’t Stop the Serenity 7, presented... Read more »

This GEEKend: SoyCon, Steampunk at Bristol, and Star Trek on the Big Screen

Yaaaaawn!  You know adulthood rocks when you’ve sleep until 1:30 PM after the Dark Knight Rises midnight premiere. The movie was a tense 3 hours.  I loved it all, minus a few cheesy one-liners.  I’ve never seen an action sequence quite like the opener.  Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman was surprisingly sultry.  I’m going to marry Jonathan Crane.... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Avengers, Star Trek Improv, DeLorean Motors, and ROBOTS

Avengers, assemble!  This year’s most-anticipated movie is about to touch down.  Critics already love The Avengers, which means 2 consecutive hits for Joss Whedon.*  I’ll be seeing it at midnight.  How about you? If The Avengers aren’t your speed, here are more geek-friendly events in town this weekend: 1.  Improvised Star Trek – Back in 2009,... 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 »

This GEEKend: Capricon, Karaoke, and Episode I

I’m interrupting my chain of Valentine’s articles to bring you a list of things to do this GEEKend!  …That is, if the snow lets up.  I already put a new crack in my bumper just trying to go to Target. 1.  Capricon!  This sci-fi, fantasy, and alt history convention is in its 32nd incarnation.  Their... Read more »
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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 »