Category Archives: Events

C2E2 2017 Photos


C2E2 2017 may be over, but you can still enjoy our pics from the show floor. Visit our Facebook page to check out all three galleries (one from each day). Make sure to tag (with permission) and share your favorites. BIG thanks to photographer Jennifer Jones for working with us!

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #83


At August’s Book Club we will be reading The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar. The Winged Histories was published after A Stranger in Olondria, though Samatar considers it a “companion volume” rather than a sequel. In it, four women — a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite — are caught up on opposing

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #82

Barsk Novel

At July’s Book Club we will be reading Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen. An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds. “Weird, wise, and worldly, Barsk:

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #81


For June’s Book Club we’ll be reading Central Station by Lavie Tidhar. A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. But at Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt,

#CinemaScience: Field Trips at Music Box Theatre


Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special series of film screenings dedicated to diving into the science behind some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters. For each of these screenings The Field Museum will bring science professionals and lecturers to the Music Box Theatre to introduce the films and provide a forum

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.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #74

Cloud atlas book

For November’s Book Club we will be reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #73


For October’s Book Club we will be reading Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. A massive object crashes off the coast of Lagos, and three strangers wandering the beach nearby wind up as crucial in this first-contact story. With multiple points of view exploring both city life and marine life, the novel explores Lagos in all its

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

In Love and Warcraft — CNSC Night!

It’s CNSC theatre night! On Friday, September 18, we’re going see Madhuri Shekar‘s play In Love and Warcraft at the Halcyon Theatre. For guaranteed admission at CNSC’s $10 group rate, use the code NERD on Halcyon’s ticket site here. RSVP to our Facebook event if you’ll be there, so we can arrange a Chicago Nerds