DVD Review: DOCTOR WHO – THE WEB OF FEAR

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebrations was the discovery of nine episodes previously “lost” from the BBC Archive. One of these stories – The Web of Fear – is being released today on DVD. For years, legend

Chicago Nerds Talk Diversity, Discrimination and Community Building at C2E2

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Chicago Nerd Social Club is proud to once again sponsor panels at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) April 25-27, tackling issues of diversity and representation in nerd/geek culture. Opening the Clubhouse Doors: Creating More Inclusive Geek Communities Friday, April 25, 6:30-7:30pm, room S401CD As visibility of fans, creators and organizers from marginalized communities

Gail Simone at Third Coast Comics in Edgewater

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Comics fans, Third Coast Comics is kicking off it’s C2E2 weekend with a bang! Courtesy of C2E2, Writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja, Tomb Raider, Secret Six, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Leaving Megalopolis, Welcome to Tranquility), is coming to Third Coast Comics! We’re all familiar with her stellar resume, now come meet the Guest

May the 4th Star Wars Celebration

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Join the various Nerd groups of Chicago as we get together to watch the original trilogy and eat some delicious food. Stop on by The Public House Theatre to join the festivities! It’s a potluck so please RSVP using the Eventbrite link below and let us know what food you are bringing. We’ve capped it

“Where Are You, Carmen Sanbliego?” A Musical Parody

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International thief Carmen Sanbliego has decided 1995 is a good year to retire and relax on the beach. Just one problem—gumshoe detective Jack Plimper is hell-bent on making her face justice once and for all. This musical parody serves up an energetic blend of comedy, adventure and nostalgia (live music and singing henchmen included.) The

Women’s Chess Workshop

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Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. This two-hour workshop is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: U.S. Chess Federation Expert Darrian Robinson.

Women’s Chess Workshop

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Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. This two-hour workshop is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: U.S. Chess Federation Expert Darrian Robinson.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #56

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For May’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty. Zoe takes a job writing a travel book series—and then has to choose how to be paid: in regular dollars, hell notes, blood tokens, or occult favors. “If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a

CNSC Pre-C2E2 Meet ‘n Greet

C2E2 is almost here, so Chicago Nerd Social Club is hosting a meet ‘n greet. Whether you’ve been a part of the CNSC community for awhile or are curious and want to find out what we’re about, all are welcome!

Joss Whedon: A Celebration

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Join us at DePaul University for a day to celebration the work of Joss Whedon! Through smart discussion with guest speakers, screenings of key works, and fan creativity, experience the amazing Whedonverse in all its glory. This celebration is free of charge and will definitely be Shiny…