Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #59

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For August’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing Blindsight by Peter Watts. Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who

Coming July 19th: Doctor Who 101

August is going to be a busy month for Chicago area Doctor Who fans – not only will the new series debut (with Peter Capaldi in the lead role), but former Doctor Matt Smith with companion Karen Gillan) will be appearing at Wizard World Chicago that day. In an effort to kick off the celebration,

Doctor Who 101 – Live At Sulzer Library

THE ELEVEN DOCTORS

With a new actor in the lead role, Doctor Who will premiere its newest season in August…and Chicago Nerd Social Club wants to get the celebrations started early. In July, they’ll be gathering a panel of podcasters, fans, and enthusiasts who will discuss their favorite episodes, help newer fans transition to the classic series, and….well,

Star Wars Trivia Night

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Star Wars Trivia Night at The Atlantic Date: Wednesday, July 9th Time: 7:30P Location: The Atlantic, 5062 N. Lincoln Tickets: $5 at the door to play Web: www.project891theatre.com Chicago¬—Think you know everything there is to know about the empire and the rebellion? Own a light saber? Like to debate the dubious merits of ewoks? Join

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #58

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For July’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis. Boldly described as “a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas’s vision of Heaven. It’s a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme

CNSC at Adler After Dark’s Planetary Prom 6/19

CNSC once again has a discounted ticket block to the popular Adler After Dark 21+ event. $12 gets you admission to the June 19th event, Planetary Prom…

DVD Review: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE & TIME

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD/Blu-Ray set for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebration was the premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time, a docudrama penned by Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) focusing on the early years of the program. Thankfully, it has

Sherlock Trivia Night

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Sherlock Trivia Night At the Atlantic Date: Wednesday, June 11th Time: 7:30P Location: The Atlantic, 5062 N. Lincoln Tickets: $5 at the door to play Web: www.project891theatre.com Are you a Cumber-bitch? Obsessed with Martin Freeman? Think Stephan Moffet is the greatest TV writer around? Even the Moriarty wouldn’t stay away from this trivia night. Come

“Love Me, Tinder”

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“Love Me, Tinder” is both a farcical and honest look at the future of dating and mating, pitting Cupid against Tinder in a battle over the world of dating, catfishing, hookups, hangups, and bailouts- written and directed by Byron Hatfield (Creator of “Bye Bye Liver,” ((now in it’s 7th year running in Chicago and five

“The Lord of the Wrigley: The Fellowship of the Cubs”

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When the balance between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox mysteriously shifted, resulting in the Cubs winning game after game in an unparalleled streak of victories, Wrigleyville began to spread its influence throughout the city. As beer prices skyrocketed and fair weather fans jumped on the bandwagon in every neighborhood, a group of unlikely