Tag: Wicker Park

This GEEKend: Our Fair City, Renegade Craft Fair, and Eisenhower Mini-Comic Con

I thought I’d be less stressed out after Dragon Con, but I was totally wrong.  Turns out, throwing wedding planning on top of an already-full life means being busy all year round.  I guess I can be content, given that I get to do so many cool things with my free time, but… do I... Read more »

This Week in Geek: Geek Bar, Steamstock, and Nerd's Night Out

Geek Girl Chicago, Geek Bar Chicago, Nerds at Heart, Chicago Nerd Social Club… things aimed at this subculture often put “Geek” or “Nerd” right in the title, don’t they?  Guilty as charged.  I still haven’t decided if this tendency is inclusive or exclusive, though.  On one hand, there isn’t a “Trendy Jock Sports Bar.”  On... Read more »

This GEEKend: Journey to the End of the Night, Our Fair City, and the Dweebutante Ball

My gym membership expired this week.  I’ve been wrestling with the idea of renewing it, or getting an embroidery machine instead for cosplay.  The embroidery machine just might win.  This weekend, at least, Chicago has several events that will get you on your feet- running, jumping, and dancing.  Who needs a gym membership?!  The folks... Read more »

2 Geeky Plays to See in April: Into the Uncanny Valley and She Kills Monsters

Wow, it’s already Easter and the end of another month!  With the weather finally warming up, I’ve begun exploring the city again.  During a recent trip to Robot City Workshop, I found a flyer for a play.  It got me curious.  Aside from the usual burlesque shows and concerts, what other geeky theatre might be... 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 »

Emporium Arcade Bar Will Be More Hipster Than Geek

Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park has been pushing back its Grand Opening since at least March.  The staff has been hired.  Building inspections have been passed.  Countless tweets and status updates from Emporium have promised “SOON”, but the doors remain closed.  At this point, it’s almost a joke.  Emporium has told its fans to... Read more »