Applications now open for the 4th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

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The ultimate comedy festival hub of the city, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, is thrilled to announce that applications are now open to participate in the 4th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, taking place August 11-14.

Freelancers Union Chicago – 6/1 Happy Hour

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Many “nerds” don’t work a traditional nine-to-five job: many of us are freelancers, remote workers, and “solopreneurs” building our own businesses. Trying to find resources and contacts can often be challenging. Freelancers Union – a nonprofit focused on providing resources for freelancers and independent workers – is holding a networking “Happy Hour” on Wednesday, June

Chicago Geek Breakfast – June 9 @ Wow Bao on Michigan/Lake

“Geeks” or “nerds” are community-focused, driven by passion around particular subjects of interest. They’re focused on nontraditional ways to connect professionally and personally. For us, networking isn’t about exchanging business cards and two drink minimums – it’s about building relationships. Welcome to the Chicago Geek Breakfast – every month, people from a variety of fields

Our Fair City Season 7 Launch Party


Oh, Christmas~ HartLife NFP is kicking off the seventh season of the award-winning, sci-fi audio drama Our Fair City with a launch party!


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Bandits have taken up refuge in Hollow Hill, raiding any caravan that passes. The local townsfolk are desperate for a savior to come and chase the ruffians away…and you may be exactly what they’re looking for. Choose your Champion – Barbarian, Ranger, Monk, or Rogue – and play beside them as you must make decisions

Out to Get You: Choose Your Own Dystopia

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If you love Dystopia fiction, films and plays, then take a break from our less-than-perfect world to visit one that is much, much worse. Only entertainingly so. In this interactive show, the ensemble will bring to life the dystopia that you choose. It will feature all the mind rattling qualities of the beloved genre. You,

Jody Lynn Nye Book Signing

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Open Books West Loop will have author Jody Lynn Nye on Saturday, June 25th at noon for a Q&A and Signing for MYTH-Fits, the latest in Robert Asprin’s Myth series. Jody will be accompanied by Silver Phoenix Entertainment, who are publishing the MYTH-Told Tales Comic Book.



Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax turned watching terrible movies into comedy gold. Now Cinema Sacrifice Theater is carrying on that tradition for a new generation with a series of fun film screenings at The Public House Theater in Chicago. And just like MST3K, the show’s conceit is as loopy as the films themselves: To

Creature Design with Mark A. Nelson – International School of Comics


The International School of Comics is proud to welcome Mark A. Nelson of Grazing Dinosaur Press for an amazing one-weekend drawing seminar on Creature Design! This is a drawing workshop in which you will learn the theory and techniques to bring a fantastical creature to life on the page. Over two days, you will progress

(En)Lightning Talks Chicago: 5 Experts For 5 Minutes


What happens when a paleontologist, writer, astrophysicist, art historian and mathematician get just five minutes each to capture your imagination? Sparks fly! Enjoy five-minute talks by some of Chicago’s most interesting experts in the arts and sciences when The Phi Beta Kappa Society and PBKACA present (En)Lightning Talks Chicago, Tues., May 10, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at