Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #101


For February’s Book Club we will be reading Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the

TECHSPO Chicago 2018


TECHSPO Chicago 2018 is a two day technology expo taking place June 20th to 21st, 2018 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. TECHSPO Chicago brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Exhibitors showcase the next generation



It’s been about a year since we’ve seen a madman take over the corridors of power… …and it makes Chicago Doctor Who Meetup nostalgic for the days of Harold Saxon, PM of Britain. We will learn all about his reign in a very special showing of the three-part Series Three Finale at Omega Station one

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup: GHOST LIGHT


The Seventh Doctor and Ace find themselves in a strange house in Victorian times… …so why are there alien husks strewn about? What’s with the constable in the drawer? And what about the being who wants to be “proper ladylike”? There are many opinions about this particular story from the final season of classic Doctor



With the new year, the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is getting a little timey wimey in the TARDIS…. First, we’re heading back to the Eleventh Doctor era with Neil Gaiman’s The Doctor’s Wife… …then, it’s back to 1964 for the First Doctor two-parter Edge of Destruction… LaCatrina Cafe is located at (approximately) 18th &Carpenter, just

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #100


For January’s Book Club we will be reading Sourdough by Robin Sloan. Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner

Doctor Who Meetup: Christmas With Donna Noble

Christmas With Donna Noble

First, let’s be clear: Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is not claiming that Catherine Tate will be making an appearance at this Meetup …but given that Donna Noble made her debut in a Christmas special, it only seems fitting to highlight her debut. So at Third Coast Comics on December 20th, we will be showing the

Doctor Who Meetup: Sarah Jane Saturday at Omega Station

Saturday With Sarah Jane

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is working with Omega Station…and we’re kicking off the relationship with a very special event. We’re celebrating one of the greatest (if not the greatest) companion of the classic era…Sarah Jane Smith. Potential screening choices include The Brain of Morbius School Reunion Death of the Doctor Parts 1 & 2 (From

Pop Up Screening: THE NEXT DOCTOR

Next Doctor

Remember that time when David Tennant was leaving, and Russell T. Davies decided to do a “fake out” in the Christmas special…. Chicago Doctor Who Meetup does…which is why we’re holding a very special screening of The Next Doctor at LaCatrina Cafe on Thursday, December 7th. Please join us!

VHS Holiday Edition — MST3k-style Comedy Show w/ Vintage Videotapes!


Come to VHS Comedy’s special holiday edition and learn about the less-true meanings of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, as told of in ancient videotapes. VHS is a live comedy show where we put together Chicago’s best standups and the strangest vintage videotapes we can find. Comics tell jokes and make fun of awkward infomercials, weird