Category Archives: CNSC Events

Chicago Nerds Talk Diversity, Discrimination and Community Building at C2E2


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

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

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

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

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

Zombie Survival Workout

Zombie Survival Workout When: May 11th 4:00pm – 5:30pm Where: Vie Personal Fitness Center, 1750 N Kingsbury, Chicago Cost: $20 per person Registration: Eventbrite Registration Required When the Zombie Apocalypse comes, you want to ensure you’re in shape. But not just in shape, you need to be able to move about the city quickly, without

Writers’ Panel and Networking Event

Writers’ Panel and Networking Event When: May 19th at 3pm – 6pm Location: Open Books 213 W. Institute Pl, Chicago Cost: FREE! Registration: Eventbrite Registration We’ve got a really cool event lined up for all of our aspiring writers and avid science fiction writers! We’ve teamed up with the staff at Open Books to bring

C2E2 Weekend Thanks!

The C2E2 weekend is finally at a close! We had an incredible time both during and after the convention. The C2E2 After Party was a tremendous success with a fantastic turnout. The Nerdologues put together an awesome lineup including: The Shock T’s Plan 9 Burlesque Raks Geek The Improvised Star Trek All of the performances

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #43

For April’s Book Club meeting we will be reading Accelerando by Charles Stross. Accelerando is a generation-spanning, longitudinal narrative that follows a beginning much like our world of the 21st century into the deep strange technology of the future where humanity transcends their bodies and finds the Singularity. Accelerando won the Locus Award in 2006,and

Pre-C2E2 Comic Book Swap Event!

Pre-C2E2 Comic Book Swap Event! Date: April 20th at 7:00pm Location: Third Coast Comics 6324 N Broadway St, Chicago IL Cost: FREE! In preparation for C2E2 this year, we’re having our Comic Book Swap event. We’ll be back at Third Coast Comics on Saturday, April 20th. Join other comic book fans and bring in some