Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #64

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Klingon Cultural Symposium

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As a part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the Federation-Klingon Empire alliance, Geek Bar Beta will host Wicker Park’s first Klingon Cultural Symposium. Featuring special guest stars such as jenbom tai-toQqul, famed Klingon pop music icon, and the cast of A Klingon Christmas Carol, this event aims to teach human attendees a little bit of

Science of a Cocktail Party – THE celebration of Chicago’s science-loving community

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Illinois Science Council hosts its fourth annual celebration of science on November 15th with a special Guest of Honor. Dr. Marius Stan is known for his role on the Emmy award-winning show “Breaking Bad” as ‘Bogdan Wolynetz,’ owner of the carwash and notorious eyebrows. In real life, he holds a PhD in chemistry and is