Category Archives: Other Events

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

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?

Dweebutante Ball

Dweebutante Ball Date: Sunday, May 12th 2013 Doors Open at Noon Location: Public House Theater 3914 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613 Cost: $25 Hello all! The folks over at the Chicago Game Lovers Meetup group are putting together a fantastic event and CNSC has agreed to help out! The Dweebutante Ball is going to

DVDs For Those New to (Doctor) Who

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment, who graciously provided complimentary review copies of several stories listed below). It’s a classic question that many Doctor Who fans have, especially with the new season starting on March 30th: where do I start with the classic series? With so many great stories on DVD, I usually encourage anyone (as

Tales of Noble Improv Yore

One of the great things about Chicago is that we have a long history of improv comedy via Second City. Thankfully, a new improv show at Donnie’s Skybox Theater provides not just a great introduction to improv comedy, but is also a pretty enjoyable time in its own rite. Ye Olde Sketch Show is a

Clobberin’ Cancer

If you are looking for something fun to do this Saturday be sure to check out Core/Demo Ver.1: Let’s Clobber Cancer. The event is being put together by many people behind the scenes, but Matt Peters is the person who really got the ball rolling on this event. He is no stranger to the nerd

Nerdy Networking In Chicago

Most of us are inclined to seek opportunities to connect   with other like-minded people…after all, that’s why we’re part of the Chicago Nerd Social Club. However, there are other opportunities to meet people and connect in a casual atmosphere. If you have a nerdy interest – whether it’s in a television show, or a specific

Review: “A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque”

Josephine Baker Banana Dance

Dr. Burlesquelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boobs Many nerd-friendly Chicago organizations contact CNSC Headquarters about their events. Gorilla Tango Theater (GTT) reached out to us for a review of one of their many nerd-themed burlesque shows. I accepted the offer, though I had never seen burlesque. It promised to

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fight Club!

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fight Club

Hey Nerds! Do you want to get your hands on Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds?  Of course you do!  MvC2 was one of the greatest 2D fighting games of all time and the latest entry in the series looks to be sweet.  You are in luck, fellow nerds, because Capcom is bringing

Social DevCamp 2009

SocialDevCamp Chicago is the unconference for social application and platform developers, evangelists, and enthusiasts.  SocialDevCamp Chicago is for anyone passionate about the development and implementation of social applications, platforms, APIs, mobile, identity management, and new media. This year’s event includes two days of developer-centric sessions surrounding trends in social applications, platforms, APIs, apps, business cases, and