Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #65

A Natural History of Dragons

For February’s Book Club we will discussing A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. A bookish young woman’s passion for learning leads to revolutionary new understandings about dragons and defies the stifling conventions of her world. Brennan s elegant voice captures the flavor of Victorian-era scientific adventure. The self-deprecating first-person memoir-style narration keeps the

Arcade Tournament League

arcade league updated

Do you and your friends dominate in Donkey Kong? Serve it up in Super Mario? Pwn in pinball? Well now is your chance to show the world…or at the very least the Chicagoland area. BUCKit List Events and Headquarters Beercade are bringing back Chicago’s first Arcade Tournament League. An 8 week season that will pit

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #64


For January’s Book Club we will discussing The Peripheral by William Gibson. A noir-type murder mystery with Gibson’s signature cyberpunk take, this novel takes place in not one, but two futures: one in which a megastore chain and the meth trade has taken over America’s industry, and one version of London just after a nigh-disastrous event.

Riddle Me That! presents: Star Wars Trivia!


The newest hit live trivia game show every Friday night! Tired of trivia nights populated by brilliant murderous gorillas, possible robots, and that annoying guy who refers to himself as “Quiz Master Zero?” Don’t you wish there could be a trivia game show for everybody? The reason everybody loves Mario Kart is because everybody has

It’s A Wonderful Trivia Night!


What was the elf’s name in Elf? Who played Santa in the Santa Clause movies? Miracle on what street? If you can answer any of those, congrats you have seen holiday films! Join host, Brett Mannes, as he takes you on a trip through all of your favorite (and maybe not so favorite) holiday films.

Chicago Book Club Roundup – December


Mon. 12/8- “City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett Chicago Nerd Social Club: 6:30pm @ Filter Cafe, 1373 N. Milwaukee Ave Mon. 12/8- “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon 6:30pm @ Clearing Public Library, 6423 W. 63rd Place Part of One Book One Chicago Thurs. 12/11- “Gateway” by Frederik Pohl Classic

Christmas Clue-seau


On a dark and snowy night in Chicago, a group of strangers, who all received a mysterious invitation to a holiday party at an old speakeasy on the Northside, arrive expecting to have their questions answered. Instead, they find themselves in the middle of a crime scene with a dead celebrity in this mash-up holiday

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #63


For December’s Book Club we will discussing **City of Stairs** by Robert Jackson Bennett. In this richly textured cityscape with its layers of conquered and conquering people, long-outlawed gods, and squalor and magic alike, a master spy arrives to investigate a murder. While considered epic fantasy, this isn’t your usual European high kingdom, instead inspired by czarist Russia and Mughal India, as conquered and conquerors, respectively.

Live at the Blue Box – Superhero Night


Southgate Media Groups is performing three live podcasts all about superheroes! From 6 to 7 is Nuff Said (a Marvel podcast). From 7 to 8 is a special mystery guest interview. From 8 to 9 is Channel 52 (a DC podcast). Free admission. Family friendly. The Blue Box Cafe is a block from the train

Chicago Geek Breakfast

Maybe it’s “hip” to be a geek, but what does it mean? It means we have a passion for a particular subject. We may tend to lead a non-traditional lifestyle, work a non-traditional job, and most importantly, find the traditional networking event a bit…well, bland. For us, networking is about building and cultivating relationships, sharing