Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #71

Dark Orbit

For August’s Book Club we will be reading Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman. When a new planet is discovered, 58 light years away from the Twenty Planets, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is one of the scientists sent to explore it. She’s also secretly assigned to protect Thora Lassiter, a mystic who was involved in unrest

Under the Table: A multimedia exploration of Chicago’s tabletop gaming community


Living Room Playmakers is an independent theatre collective in Chicago that creates site-inspired plays and parties. Our next show, Under the Table, presents an evening of world premiere short plays and micro-documentary films that investigate and celebrate the table top community in Chicago. The performances are Sunday July 12 + Monday July 13 at 8pm

CNSC Screens: The Terminator and T2: Judgment Day (I’ll be back… to back)


CNSC is hosting a movie night to screen the first two films in James Cameron’s classic Terminator series. We’re giving away swag from the upcoming film Terminator: Genysis, including several VIP tickets to an advanced screening on June 29. Come in costume or ready to take on geek trivia for a chance to win! We’ll

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #70


For July’s Book Club we will be reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Winner of the 1990 Hugo Award, folks pitching this novel call it “the Canterbury Tales in space.” With multiple characters, timelines and styles, this book opens the Hyperion Cantos and follows a priest, a soldier, a poet, a scholar, a detective, and a

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #69

The Goblin Emperor

For June’s Book Club we will be reading The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Maia the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place

General Assembly + Chicago Nerds Social Club Happy Hour


Chicago Nerds Social Club and General Assembly have teamed up to invite you to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation at Geek Bar Beta in Wicker Park. Get two drinks on us, and come along to geek out with your fellow nerds, technologists, creatives, gamers, innovators, and hardcore fans. This is an all-inclusive,

Chicago Nerd Social Club on C2E2 Panels


CNSC is proud to note that several of its board members will be participating as panelists at C2E2 2015 this weekend, April 24-26. Here is a list of the five panels featuring CNSC board members over the weekend: Friday, April 24 Presents Creating Diverse Characters 2:45-3:45pm, Room S403 “ presents a diverse array of

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #68


For May’s Book Club we will be discussing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. In it, Harry keeps dying. And being born again. And remembering. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need

Badfic Love

2B – Michelle the Hero (Barbatelli, Konz, Hunter, Shum and Szczepaniak)

Strange Bedfellows Theatre, known for its integrated, experiential approach to producing theatre, proudly announces the Professional World Premiere of Badfic Love by Adam Pasen and directed by Aaron Henrickson. Badfic Love will be presented at The Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, for 15 performances, April 3 – May 2, 2015. Tickets, priced

Leverage 101


Ever wonder what all the fuss over Leverage is about? Then join us at Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Leverage 101 event, with a panel of CSNC Leverage fans (and a special guest), and hosted by the fine folks at Geek Bar Beta.