Category Archives: Announcements

Designers and artists: send us your portfolios!

We’re proud of how CNSC and our awesome nerdy community has grown over the years, in large part thanks to all of you! With a full decade under our belts, the CNSC Board of Organizers is looking to refresh and update a few items, including our beloved logo, and we’d like your help! It’s important

Chicago Nerd Social Club Says Thank You and Farewell to Gordon Dymowski, Welcomes Tanya DePass

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After many years of serving on Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Board of Organizers, Gordon Dymowski has decided it’s time for him to step down from his position. We’d like to ask you to join us in thanking Gordon for the time, dedication, and expertise that he has so generously shared in creating our wonderful, vibrant,

Chicago Nerd Social Club FREE tickets: Chicago Sinfonietta


Music lovers and DIY nerds! Our friends at Chicago Sinfonietta are providing CNSC with free tickets to BYOB: Bring Your Own Beat in Naperville & Chicago on March 12 & 14. Enter here to win! Get ready to make some noise. Chicago Sinfonietta’s BYOB: Bring Your Own Beat thwarts the “well-behaved” symphony experience with incredible

Almost Pi(e) Day has moved!

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UPDATE: We’ve moved our Almost Pi(e) Day event to the new Open Books location in the West Loop. Support their literacy initiatives and kick off your spring cleaning by bringing books to donate! We’re also adding prizes for our top pies, including a gift from Brainstorm Comics! Sunday, March 13, 3 – 6pm Open Books

CNSC Membership is Now $10

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Greetings, Chicago Nerds! As you might recall, last year we created a new, paid membership option for CNSCers who were interested in financially supporting our community. We were thrilled with the initial wave of membership sign ups, and asked for your feedback about how we could move CNSC forward to better meet members’ needs. We’ve

The Last Defender: CNSC Weekend Discount

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Our friends at The House Theatre have invited CNSC members to participate in The Last Defender – part performance, part puzzle hunt, and part live-action game – in which everyone works together to investigate clues, reveal secrets, and solve puzzles in real time. Set in 1960s Chicago, The Last Defender draws on the era’s political

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

Arda Wigs & CNSC Partner to make Halloween extra spooky!

We’re down to just NINE tickets for Nerd-O-Ween this Friday, and we’ve got some exciting news! We’ve partnered with local business Arda Wigs, who are throwing another amazing Halloween party with the White City Historical Society to benefit the charity Reading in Motion the week after Nerd-O-Ween! Not only that…but CNSCers can get 15% off

Help The Chicago TARDIS Charity Auction

Every year, Doctor Who fans from around the country gather in Lombard on Thanksgiving weekend to attend Chicago TARDIS, the largest Doctor Who-themed convention in the midwest (and second largest in the United States. One of the highlights – now in its third year – is Chicago TARDIS’ charity auction which benefits Northern Illinois Food

Chicago Pi Day Round Up


If your anything like the Chicago Nerds than you love Pi in any form, from the mathematical constant to delicious bakery desserts. Here are a few different events and restaurant/bakery specials to celebrate Pi Day around Chicago. On Friday March 13th, Local Option will be tapping a series of rare and highly sought after beers