Chicago Doctor Who Meetup – Cyberversary Coffee Social

Fifty years ago, the Cybermen – the second most popular enemy of the Doctor – made their debut in The Tenth Planet. (Don’t worry…we’ll be showing that story. Soon.) We’re kicking off our Cyberversary celebration with our new monthly social – this time, we’ll be hanging out at Overflow Coffee Bar in the South Loop.

Chicago DOCTOR WHO Meetup Screening: THE WEB OF FEAR

Fifty years ago, Patrick Troughton took over from William Hartnell as the Doctor in the show’s first ever “regeneration”. Three years ago, the BBC announced the return of two “lost” – presumed wiped – episodes. In September, the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Group and Third Coast Comics will celebrate both with an exclusive screening of

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Pop-Up Screening: CITY OF DEATH


It’s considered the greatest Tom Baker story – as well as possibly the greatest Doctor Who story – ever produced. Yet, many fans wonder if City of Death really is that good. In our opinion – yes, it is. Written by David Agnew (or, more accurately, Douglas Adams & Graham Williams in a coffee-and-whisky-fueled weekend

Auditions – “Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner”

Auditions for “Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner” By Darcy Parker Bruce Part of the Paragon Sci-Fi and Fantasy Play Festival Info: Auditions will primarily be held Monday, August 15th, and Tuesday, August 16th To set up an appointment, email Russ at: Or call Russ at (847) 794-8068 If you

Wizard World Panel: Where are the Asian-American Movie Stars? Whitewashing in Geek Culture

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In the last few months, Hollywood’s longstanding practice of whitewashing Asian characters has made headlines with casting decisions in Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and Ghost in the Shell, where characters who were originally Asian in comics and anime were replaced with white actors for movie adaptations. Soon after, performers like Margaret Cho set Twitter aflame with

Podcast Panel


An hour-long discussion about podcasting, moderated by Aaron Amendola. Featuring James D’Amato, Tanya DePass, and Cody Melcher as panelists.

Book Launch Party for Mary Robinette Kowal’s Ghost Talkers


Volumes Bookcafe is honored and excited to host the new book release for Mary Robinette Kowal’s newest book, Ghost Talkers. Come join us in the celebration. There will be WWI era costumes, party favors, and shenanigans.

Chicago Nerd Social Club Says Thank You and Farewell to Gordon Dymowski, Welcomes Tanya DePass

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After many years of serving on Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Board of Organizers, Gordon Dymowski has decided it’s time for him to step down from his position. We’d like to ask you to join us in thanking Gordon for the time, dedication, and expertise that he has so generously shared in creating our wonderful, vibrant,

Building Communities Panel at Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival


An hour-long discussion about building nerdy communities, moderated by Jackson Bird. Featuring Tamara Lynn Chambers, Matthew Peters, and Michi Trota as panelists.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #84

The Atrocity Achives

For September’s Book Club we will be reading The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for The Laundry, a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob’s under a desk restoring lost data. None of them receive any thanks for the jobs they do, but