Book Launch for Coin-Operated Americans


Video gaming: it’s a boy’s world, right? That’s what the industry wants us to think. Why and how we came to comply are what Carly A. Kocurek investigates in this provocative consideration of how an industry’s craving for respectability hooked up with cultural narratives about technology, masculinity, and youth at the video arcade. From the

THE GEEK SHOW: Star Wars Edition

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Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away… THERE WAS THE GEEK SHOW. VStheUNIVERSE brings back The Geek Show for a special star-studded December event! Caitlin Rosberg from the A/V Club will be joining the gang to talk about the latest run of Star Wars comic books, and the boys from Talkin’ Games will be

Krampus! is coming…


He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good…or he’ll beat you with switches and rusty chains, stuff you in a basket and drag you to the fiery depths below… …Oh yes, boys and girls, Krampus is coming. It isn’t enough that

Nerd Night XV

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Nerd Night XV on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Nerd Night is 15 years old!* To celebrate this special milestone, we will be giving away fun raffle prizes (Dead of Winter, Puerto Rico, Forbidden Desert, The Resistance, etc.) throughout the evening. Join us for a pleasant evening of Eurogames, party games, card games, as well as

Members, get your loot!


As a paying member of CNSC, you have access to a world of loot. Just this week? Discounts to gothic vampire thriller Gone Dark, belly dance & light performance at Raks Geek, apocalyptic road movies at Gene Siskel Film Center, and magic and puppetry at The House Theatre. Plus reserved tickets to Adler After Dark

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #75


For November’s Book Club we will be reading Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Released last month, the novel companion to the popular podcast has already received acclaim, including its inclusion on the Washington Post’s top science fiction and fantasy picks of October 2015. “There are things lurking in the shadows.

International Games Day @ Chicago Public Library!

Gamers of Chicago, participate in our second annual International Games Day @ your Library celebration! Join CNCS for this free event! Click here to reserve your spot. Video gamer? We’ll have the game-makers from the International Games Developers Association of Chicago and Bit Bash to tell you about and let you play new games in

OMNIBUS: A Show About Comics


OMNIBUS is a live-lit comedy show that takes a deep dive into some of your favorite (and not so favorite) comics. Hosted by Stephen Winchell and Shawn Bowers and featuring a cavalcade of guest contributors, the show mixes comics history, business, multimedia and memory into an hour-long rollicking retrospective. And best of all, no comics

THE ZYGON INVERSION (aka “Return of Osgood Part Two”) Viewing Party At Red Lion

Please join Chicago Nerd Social Club and the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup for part two of the story featuring the return of Osgood and Unit! Here’s the official BBC Synopsis: Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralised, only the Doctor stands in

Live Rock Band 4 Karaoke


With the release of Rock Band 4, Chicago Loot Drop is dusting off their plastic guitars and bringing back their original fundraiser where they move Rock Band from the living room to the concert hall, giving you the chance to rock out in front of a screaming crowd. They’re dropping the tournament aspect of it,