Tag: video games

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: The GameMen

Wow.  When I first started the Rising Stars of Geek Rock series, I never imagined it would have so many installations.  Today’s band is my fifth featured, with many more waiting in the wings.  Chicago geeks, you’re too talented!  I am no longer going to number the titles. …Enough about that, on to the music!... Read more »

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 »

This GEEKend: Books, Zombies, Art, and Doing the Timewarp with Siri

I have a very awesome, much-anticipated press event to get to, so I am going to type this GEEKend’s local events AS FAST AS I CAN!! 1.  The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Presented by the World of Weird Monster Show, a live cast is doing the Timewarp in Wilmette.  Costumes and participation are encouraged.... Read more »
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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 »

It's Me or the Horde! Rules for SOs Playing MMOs

When a geek loves another geek very much, sometimes they express that love in a very special way… they join a massively multiplayer online game (MMO).  I know you’ve heard of them: World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars, etc.  They can be fun to play together, but it’s important to be safe.... 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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