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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #56


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

These Were the Droids You Were Looking For: CNSC Contributes to CHIditarod’s Biggest Year Ever

If you’ve never heard of CHIditarod before, think urban races, pub crawls, costume contests, talent shows and creative chaos, all in the name of fighting hunger in Chicago. Teams of five racers trick out shopping carts with themes including Doctor Who, Back to the Future, Pac-Man, even a Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #55


For April’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a teenager from Brooklyn, New York, who discovers that the magical world he’s read about in books is real. “Most people will like this book. But there’s a certain type of reader who will

C2E2 is Almost Here!

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Who’s excited for @C2E2?! Chicago’s favorite con comes back to McCormick Place April 25-27, featuring comics, movies, toys, video games & more! Get excited for the best weekend of the year and check out for the latest on who’s hanging out at the Show this year and to buy your ticket! Also don’t

Almost Pi(e) Day 2014!


Almost Pi(e) Day It’s that time of year! The Chicago Nerd Social Club is putting together our love of Pie with our love of Pi. Our annual Pi(e) Day event is here! Math makes me hungry, so in an event to celebrate everyone’s favorite transcendental number we couldn’t leave out pie the dessert, WE aren’t

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #54


For February’s Book Club meeting we’ll be discussing The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. In the tenements of New York City in 1899, the masses of immigrants on the Lower East Side have two extraordinary beings among them: Chava and Ahmad, a golem and a jinni, both as bewildered by their circumstances as

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #53


For February’s Book Club meeting we’ll be discussing Scud: The Disposable Assassin – The Whole Shebang! by Rob Schrab, Mondy Carter, Dan Harmon. In the world of Scud, bullets are cheaper than human life. Corner vending machines provide any weapon you might need. The most popular weapons are Scud disposable assassins: Robot hit men that

Five Reasons to Attend Chicago TARDIS

With excitement around the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, many fans are looking for an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with other fans (especially with this latest guest news). Thankfully, Thanksgiving weekend brings Chicago TARDIS, a yearly local convention that features guests and a variety of people celebrating our favorite Time Lord. Thinking about attending?

Watch the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special With Us!

You’re probably wondering: how am I going to spend the afternoon of November 23rd? (Besides watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special…) How about watching the special with a group of other Who fans? Please join the Chicago Nerd Social Club and the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup group for a once-in-a-lifetime event. We’ll be meeting

Review – Art Matter: The Sci-Fi Effect

The Sci-Fi Effect

Review by Karlyn Meyer On May 23, Chicago Nerd Social Club was invited to Art Matter: The Sci-Fi Effect, offered by Design Cloud in conjunction with Chicago Ideas Week. Described as “a panel discussion about science fiction’s impact on science, design, art, and culture,” the program centered around the book Make It So: Interaction Design