Category Archives: Events

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

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

C2E2 Live Stream

If you didn’t make it to C2E2, feel free to check out the C2E2 Live Stream! Watch live video from c2e2 on

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

She Kills Monsters (Again!)

UPDATE It turns out that the showing will be at 4:00pm on April 6th, not the usual 8:00pm She Kills Monsters (Again!) Date: Saturday April 6th at 4:00pm Location: Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Street, Chicago IL Cost: $15 per person. (registration required) Register at: We enjoyed the show so much that we’re