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Nerd Xbox Live Game Night: CoD MW2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am addicted to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I am not very good, but I enjoy playing the online multiplayer games. I go online and search around for a group that isn’t a bunch of 8 year olds that fire off swear words (or worse!) as they

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #13

Cover of Ringworld by Larry Niven

For our thirteenth bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Ringworld by Larry Niven. In it a team, both human and alien, ventures out to investigate an artificial strip of a world orbiting a star in order to determine its threat to the species of alien trying to escape a collapsing galaxy. Ringworld won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards,

Nerd Trivia Night

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After a brief hiatus we are back with another nerdy social function. We invite all nerds/geeks and or dorks to join us for an evening of teamwork and trivia questions. Teams of five will compete for prizes and table discounts. We will be happy to bring our nerds together to form teams, you do not

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #12

The cover of Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

For our twelfth bookclub meeting we are reading Daemon by Daniel Suarez. Daemon opens as a detective novel investigating the deaths of two employees of an international gaming company and develops into “thrills, chills, and cyber suspense” according to Publishers Weekly. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as the opportunity to voice

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #11

cover image of Fables: Legends in Exile

For our eleventh bookclub meeting we are reading Fables: Legends in Exile, our first graphic novel for the group, and the first graphic novel released for the comic, collecting issues #1-5. Fables follows the real lives of various characters from fairy tales and fables who have been forced by the conqueror of their Homelands into a

D&D 201: How to Run an Interesting Encounter

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Being a Dungeon Master is hard, right?  It takes work, in-depth knowledge of the rules minutiae and a ton of time to make a game worthwhile.  How can anyone find the time to run a game?  It’s too much work! Wrong. We’ll show you how easy and fun sitting behind the DM’s screen can be. 

Nerdologues Night

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Nerdologues are a “collection of stories and scenes written by nerds for nerds.”  We are offering 1/2 price tickets for our nerds to join us in supporting the Nerdologues performances and party.  There will be games, music, performance skits, and drinks. Retro Video Game Challenge: the Nerdologues have challenged our Nerds! Bring any Sega Genesis,

Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub #10

canticleforleibowitz

For our tenth bookclub meeting we are reading A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Canticle is set in a future where World War 3 bombed civilization back to the dark ages and follows a group of monks as they uncover knowledge and the hazardous path of the intellectual in a society where knowledge is

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #9

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For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading the Aldous Huxley classic Brave New World. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. This is what you missed at our last bookclub meeting: In March the Clubbers read “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith.  The

Comic Book Academia w/ Len Strazewski

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You’re basking in the afterglow of C2E2, and want to have a nice, leisurely stroll through the more intellectual side of comics and graphic literature. In that spirit, we invite you to the next exciting installment of Comics 301! Our guest will be Len Strazewski, professor of Journalism at Columbia College Chicago Strazewski has been