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Doctor Who 101: Third Time’s the Charm

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Many of you are currently watching Doctor Who and curious about the show’s long history. You want to learn more about the show’s history and meet some of your fellow Chicago-area fans, but more importantly, just hang out and get your Who on! Once again, the Chicago Nerd Social Club is bringing you “Doctor Who

Nerd-o-Ween 3: Revenge of the Geek

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Chicago Nerd Social Club is proud to announce Nerd-o-Ween 3 – Chicago’s nerdiest Halloween bash!  We’ll be back at Flounders Bar and Grill, the hosts of Nerd-o-Weens past. We are once again having our awesome pumpkin carving and costume contests. Prizes will be given for the: Best Overall Costume Nerdiest Costume Most Original Costume Nerdiest

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #26

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For November’s meeting we’ll be reading The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. A classic science fiction serial originally appearing in Galaxy magazine in 1956, the novel has many characteristics of cyberpunk well before the term was coined. With influences from The Count of Monte Cristo, the action starts when the main character becomes marooned, even to

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #25

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For October’s meeting we’ll be reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. A giant MMORPG allows people to escape the mess than is the year 2044. Deep inside this utopia are puzzles—including rewards to be sought by all. These puzzles are based on the fascinations of their author, a multimillionaire donating his fortune to the winner after

Doctor Who 101 Part B

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Back by popular demand! Many of you are currently watching Doctor Who and curious about the show’s long history. You want to learn more about the show’s history and meet some of your fellow Chicago-area fans, but more importantly, just hang out and get your Who on!vOnce again, the Chicago Nerds social club is bringing

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #24

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For September’s meeting we’ll be reading Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson. Wilson holds a doctorate in robotics and uses that to his advantage while describing the worst case robot scenario: war between humans and robots. With a basis firmly rooted in Terminator, while avoiding the implausible actions of those units, plus a dash of World War Z

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #23

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For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. A young adult novel, it features historical photographs—the protagonist uses them in attempting to puzzle out if phenomenon he encounters are myth or reality. Selected by Amazon’s editors as one of the Best Books of the Year So Far, Miss Peregrine’s

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #22

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For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading The Adventures of Guy by Norm Cowie. Reviewers have compared it to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A casual romp involving a Quest for a group of slackers, The Adventures of Guy made Pop Syndicate’s list of Top Ten Novels. Join us for discussion of our current book as

Comic Book Donation Drive

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If you’re a comic book fan then chances are you have a basement full of long boxes stuffed with comic books. Comics are fond memories, but they take up a lot of space. They’re great pieces of artwork that you would prefer to share rather than simply discard in the trash. The Chicago Nerd Social

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #21

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For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Things We Think About Games by Will Hindmarch and Jeff Tidball (more ordering information farther down on that page if you’d like other options). A shorter selection for this month and less SF/Fantasy than generally nerd-related, Things We Think About Games contains bite-sized snippets of gaming wisdom from the