Gail Simone at Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

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Comics fans, Third Coast Comics is kicking off it’s C2E2 weekend with a bang! Courtesy of C2E2, Writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja, Tomb Raider, Secret Six, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Leaving Megalopolis, Welcome to Tranquility), is coming to Third Coast Comics! We’re all familiar with her stellar resume, now come meet the Guest

May the 4th Star Wars Celebration

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Join the various Nerd groups of Chicago as we get together to watch the original trilogy and eat some delicious food. Stop on by The Public House Theatre to join the festivities! It’s a potluck so please RSVP using the Eventbrite link below and let us know what food you are bringing. We’ve capped it

“Where Are You, Carmen Sanbliego?” A Musical Parody

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International thief Carmen Sanbliego has decided 1995 is a good year to retire and relax on the beach. Just one problem—gumshoe detective Jack Plimper is hell-bent on making her face justice once and for all. This musical parody serves up an energetic blend of comedy, adventure and nostalgia (live music and singing henchmen included.) The

Women’s Chess Workshop

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Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. This two-hour workshop is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: U.S. Chess Federation Expert Darrian Robinson.

Women’s Chess Workshop

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Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. This two-hour workshop is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: U.S. Chess Federation Expert Darrian Robinson.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #56

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For May’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty. Zoe takes a job writing a travel book series—and then has to choose how to be paid: in regular dollars, hell notes, blood tokens, or occult favors. “If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a

CNSC Pre-C2E2 Meet ‘n Greet

C2E2 is almost here, so Chicago Nerd Social Club is hosting a meet ‘n greet. Whether you’ve been a part of the CNSC community for awhile or are curious and want to find out what we’re about, all are welcome!

Joss Whedon: A Celebration

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Join us at DePaul University for a day to celebration the work of Joss Whedon! Through smart discussion with guest speakers, screenings of key works, and fan creativity, experience the amazing Whedonverse in all its glory. This celebration is free of charge and will definitely be Shiny…

Burlesque Afterparty by Glitter Guild Nerdlesque

Burlesque Afterparty by Glitter Guild Nerdlesque

Join Chicagoland’s favorite nerdlesque performers for a night of burlesque and fun at Castle Chicago’s Dome Room! The evening features performances by the Glitter Guild cast, nerd themed drink specials, and music from DJ Aaron Ackerson of Geekeasy. Doors open at 8pm with performances happening throughout the evening, including appearances by: Red Rum! Paris Green!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Strangeloop Theatre)

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Strangeloop Theatre closes out its fifth season with William Shakespeare’s perennial favorite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented promenade-style, Strangeloop brings an intimate twist to Shakespeare’s classic tale of girl loves boy who loves other girl who loves other boy. Join the lovers in the Athenian forest as they (and the audience) struggle with the pitfalls