Category Archives: Other Events

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 Nerd Social Club on Panels at Wizard World Chicago 2015

CNSC is proud to note that several of its board members and group members will be participating as panelists at Wizard World Chicago in Rosemont, IL, this weekend, August 20-23. Here is a list of the six panels featuring CNSC representatives over the weekend: Friday, August 21, 2015 Geek Wars, 1:30-2:15pm, Room 14 As nerds,

Chicago Pi Day Round Up

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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

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