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Dr. Who 101 Event

Dr. Who

Nerds everywhere will be eagerly anticipating the season premiere of Doctor Who on April 23rd….but many of us don’t know about the series history. Or we are Doctor Who nerds who are proud and want to learn more. On April 18th, the Chicago Nerds Social Club will allow you to get your Who on with “Doctor

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #20

Game of Thrones

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. The first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series and soon to have a TV adaptation on HBO, this novel won the Locus Award in 1997. Following three storylines and eight major points-of-view, the intrigue of royalty is

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #19

cover of The Wind-Up Girl

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. A “biopunk” novel, this science fiction novel won the Hugo in 2010, tied with our last selection, The City & the City. The Windup Girl also won the 2009 Nebula Award, the 2010 Compton Crook Award and the 2010 Locus Award for best first

Almost Pi(e) Day

Almost_Pie

Math makes me hungry, so in an event to celebrate everyone’s favorite transcendental number we couldn’t leave out pie the dessert, WE aren’t irrational!  We are putting out the call for our nerds to show off their math and/or pie baking skills as we celebrate Almost Pi(e) Day. This years event is on the day

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #18

city_and_the_city_cover

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading The City & the City by China Miéville, in honor of his visit to C2E2 in March. Miéville has won the Arthur C. Clarke, Hugo, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards. The City & the City takes place in overlapping cities, where one often bleeds into

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #17

Wild Cards 1

For our next bookclub meeting (on a new day: February 21, to not conflict with Valentine’s Day) we’ll be reading Wild Cards I. This recently re-released collection of short stories edited by George R. R. Martin explores a shared world: one in which the Wild Card virus hits during WWII, killing many, and in those it didn’t

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #16

cover of Machine of Death

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Machine of Death. Machine of Death has been released as a free PDF. This collection of short stories has a simple premise, inspired by this episode of Dinosaur Comics: “a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. It

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #14

The Master and Margarita cover

For our thirteenth bookclub meeting we’ll be reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (we suggest the 2001 Penguin Classics printing). In it, the Devil visits Soviet Russia: the result is a wicked satire about good and evil and how they play within the social order. Some consider this to be one of the greatest books of

Nerd-O-Ween 2.0

Nerd-O-Ween2

With fall starting to show in the air on on the trees it is time to announce that we are doing Nerd-O-Ween 2.0. The 2.0 version of Nerd-O-Ween will have many of the same features as last year, with a few minor upgrades. We are going to have another crazy costume contest with the nerdiest

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fight Club!

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Fight Club

Hey Nerds! Do you want to get your hands on Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds?  Of course you do!  MvC2 was one of the greatest 2D fighting games of all time and the latest entry in the series looks to be sweet.  You are in luck, fellow nerds, because Capcom is bringing