Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #60


For September’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir, in which a NASA astronaut gets stranded on Mars. From Chapter 1 of the book: “I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with… Earth. Everyone thinks I’m dead. I’m in a Hab designed to last 31 days. If the

8/25 Doctor Who Screening & Social

Doctor Who fans everywhere are eagerly anticipating the Series 8 debut of Peter Capaldi in the title role later this month….and with an increased focus on both a television and theatrical debut, Chicago Nerd Social Club is organizing a gathering for an upcoming theatrical season. On August 25th, we will be gathering to attend the

Respect The Mic 13 feat Cyhi The Prynce


Respect Chicago x The Shrine Present. . . Respect The Mic 13 – Royalty Edition Starring Good Music Recording Artist : Cyhi The Prynce Notrydo Sincere, Hanibl Phee, Kenny Kash, Goldie & Hook J, Miss Chi Dee, PreDolla, Prafese, ATM, Dope Fantasy, Tony Ray, Ka’Ron Burgandy, Super Fresh Bros Hosted by Biig Miic Dj Mike

Loopshop 2014

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Strangeloop Theatre kicks off its 6th Season with Loopshop 2014, the company’s annual workshop series, featuring six new works from up-and-coming playwrights, each performed both nights of this two-night-only run. Enjoy a great mix of performances blended from short plays and scenes from full scripts in development. Loopshop highlights new works ranging from the ridiculous

Shortest Circuit Presents: Cochise Soulstar and Zombie Apocalypse NOW! at Emporium Arcade Bar


Two of Chicago’s most notorious underground musical groups play a free show at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 n Milwaukee) on Wednesday July 30th! opening the show is the ever amazing hip hop stylings of COCHISE SOULSTAR, a figurehead of the army for nerds in Chicago–a mild mannered comic shop owner by day and a comic-obsessed

To Catch a Redditor

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For Immediate Release Contact: Sasha Hatfield 773.633.4647 Begin Press Release: July 17, 2014- Chicago, IL- THE FRONT PAGE OF THE INTERNET HITS THE STAGE AT THE PUBLIC HOUSE THEATRE If you haven’t been there, you undoubtedly know someone who goes every day. Who seems to always have breaking news first; who sometimes speaks in

Avengers Movie Trivia Night


Date: Wednesday, August 13th Time: 7:30P Location: The Atlantic, 5062 N. Lincoln Tickets: $5 at the door to play Web: Think you know everything there is to know about all the Avengers movies? Do you own Hulk hands? Occasionally pretend to be Iron Man? Are you in love with Chris Hemsworth? Join us for

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #59


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


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,