Tag: Valentine's Day

5 Geeky Date Ideas for Valentine's Day in Chicago

I take geek romance very seriously.  It’s one of my favorite blogging topics, from themed gift ideas to advice for singles.  Today, I’m addressing the most common question I get: “What’s the best place in Chicago for a geeky date?” …OK, busted.  I totally did this last year.  However, I have even MORE to share in 2013!... Read more »

Valentine's Day is Magic: Romantic My Little Pony Gifts

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to find the perfect gift for your very special somepony.  …Yep, I said “somepony.”  If your bf or gf is a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you have a huge pool of gifts to choose from.  Figurines and playsets are the most prevalent, but the... Read more »

Geek Dates for V-Day and Beyond

So.  You’ve made the decision with your geeky beloved to have a “low key” Valentine’s Day, because it’s “a Hallmark holiday” and “not a big deal,” right?  Wrong.  I say that every year… and then get jealous of some chick with a dozen roses or Godiva chocolates or a Harry Potter LEGO set or pink... Read more »
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February 11th: Geekiest Day of the Year??

So, Capricon was nice.  Their art show was particularly refreshing; I hadn’t seen a setup like that since Dragon*Con.  That said, the con gave me a few more leads on geeky things to do TONIGHT!  I know these are last minute, and that I already dedicated a full post to this GEEKend… but I’m a girl... 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 »

Love is a Crash Test Dummy and William Shatner

I hate missed opportunities.  I heard about An Intimate Evening  with Nobuo Uematsu. I hesitated.  It sold out.  My dream of sitting with 149 other people + the composer of the Final Fantasy soundtracks is shattered.  …Granted, I only discovered this dream 5 days ago, but it’s still totally important and soul-crushing. I don’t want you... Read more »
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Geeky Valentine's Swag... from the Comfort of Your Computer Chair!

Sometimes, I consider myself an expert on geek relationships. Other times, I freak out because I really haven’t had that many boyfriends, and I have a lot of male friends, and I see a lot of them only at conventions, and I sometimes dress up with people I’m not dating, and does that make me... Read more »