Category Archives: Events

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

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

Event: CNSC Goes to the SYMPHONY……to see JOHN WILLIAMS!

This event can be represented in a pretty simple equation. John Williams + Chicago Symphony Orchestra + The most awesome film scores of all time = Chicago Nerd Social Club having an awesome time. The show we’ve elected to see is on Sunday, November 10th at 3:00pm. After the event, for those that are interested,

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

Almost Pi(e) Day 2013!

Almost Pi(e) Day Date: March 17th at 4:00pm CST Where: Open Books – 213 W Institute Place, Chicago IL Cost: $6 in advance, $10 at the door. FREE if you submit a pie! Register at It’s that time of year! The Chicago Nerd Social Club is putting together our love of Pie with our

She Kills Monsters!

She Kills Monsters Date: Saturday March 9th 8:00pm Location: Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N Halsted Street, Chicago IL Cost: $15 per person. (registration required: The crew over at BUZZ22 Chicago have created an awesomely nerdy production entitled She Kills Monsters. The play pays homage to the Dungeons and Dragons tabletop game. Just check out

CNSC New Members Mixer

CNSC New Members Mixer Date: February 2nd 2013 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Fat Cat Bar & Grill 4840 N Broadway, Chicago IL Cost: Free! You asked for it, so here it is! The Chicago Nerd Social Club is having a new members mixer! The event was suggested by one of our awesome members (that would

The Chatroom

The Chatroom Date: February 8th at 7:00pm Location: Next Door 659 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago Cost: Free We’ve decided to host a different kind of event in 2013. It occurred to us that nerds also love to talk about ideas. Big ideas that sometimes have trouble finding the right audience and atmosphere for discussion. We

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #40


For January’s book club meeting we will be reading Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, which won the Hugo award for best novel in 2006. In its opening, a 12-year-old boy and his two friends watch all the stars wink out one night in October. The effect is worldwide, with stunning ramifications. What we discussed at

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