Nerd-O-Ween 2017 presented by Chicago Nerd Social Club


CNSC is proud to announce Nerd-O-Ween 2017! Saturday, October 21st from 7 – 11pm. Thanks to your feedback about what you’ve loved and what you haven’t, we’re continuing to evolve Nerd-O-Ween as an excellent and inexpensive event that brings the local nerd community together. Click here to buy your CNSC membership and get your invite

The 3rd Annual PARAGON Play Festival – The World’s Largest Sci-Fi & Fantasy Play Festival

Paragon 1

40 Plays in 2 Days! PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld Theatre’s mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new artists and works. In this festival, there is something for everyone. Audiences can enjoy stories of all sorts, from the cerebral to

KOWAI NITE Cosplay Fest


Break out your best cosplay this Halloween season to help us raise money for the Japanese American Service Committee! KOWAI NITE Cosplay Fest, co-hosted by JASC and AnimeChicago, is a celebration of Japanese pop culture featuring a costume contest, video games, and much more. Advanced Tickets $25. At-Door $30. Doors open at 6:30pm. 21+ Your

Button Mash


Chicago Loot Drop is working with Revolution Brewing for a tap-takeover event at Emporium Wicker Park. They’re taking four great beers and pairing them with four Emporium arcade games, with notes demonstrating how the flavors of the beer interact with the experience of playing the games. Or just have some good beer and play games.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #98

Binti 1-2

For November’s Book Club we will be reading both Binti (Binti #1) and Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor. Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer

TARDIS Tuesday Halloween Party – TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN


This Halloween, rock your Doctor Who cosplays at our Chicago Doctor Who Meetup’s Halloween Gathering at Tiny Tavern. That’s right – this TARDIS Tuesday, we’re featuring the Second Doctor classic Tomb of the Cybermen, featuring the late Deborah Watling. The Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria encounter an archaeological team on the planet Telos, a planet with

Doctor Who Meetup: STATE OF DECAY


So you’ve always wanted to check out classic Doctor Who….but don’t know how to get started. Check out Chicago Doctor Who Meetup’s October meetup at Third Coast comics, where we’ll be showing State of Decay. It’s from 1980, and answers the question, “Has the Doctor ever fought vampires in a parallel universe?” Yes, he has….but

TARDIS Tuesdays at Tiny Tavern: BRAIN OF MORBIUS


As part of our TARDIS Tuesday at Tiny Tavern series, Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is presenting a story that makes sense for October…. The Brain of Morbius Aka “The one that’s kind of like Frankenstein” Aka “The one with the many faces in that one sequence” Aka “*The one that serves as a prequel to

Raks Terror 4


This will be a Halloween themed show unlike anything you have seen before! Raks Terror is about pushing boundaries and telling stories through belly dance. This will be a showcase of Chicago (and elsewhere!) belly dance talent and artistry. The show features all styles of belly dance. All pieces are horror, ritual, dark, or campy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #97

Signal-to-Noise book

For October’s Book Club we will be reading Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery, set against the background of Mexico City. “Plenty of books use magic to talk about coming-of-age stories and the secrets that people bury… but few of them are as sad, or as evocative,