Category Archives: Past Events

Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub #10

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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

Nerd Speed Dating

Did your last date have no idea what a deflector shield was? Are you tired of guys who think Buffy The Vampire Slayer is “just for chicks”?. Maybe you are just looking for someone to join you on your couch for the next season of Doctor Who. Nerds need love too, but if you love

Nerd Show & Tell

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What was the last thing you purchased that excited the nerd inside you? Don’t just take a picture of your latest favorite thing for your Facebook page, bring it to our Nerd Show & Tell event! This Show & Tell occurs right after the events of the last day of the C2E2 Expo and it

The Nerds Join the Meetup Mashup Take 2

We had such a fun time when we did this in January, we had to do it again. The Chicago Nerd Social Club is joining a mashup of Meetup.com groups at Mystic Celt.   All the groups merge together and take over the backroom of Mystic Celt playing boardgames or Magic, while meeting and hanging out

Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub #8

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The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. From Publishers Weekly Review: Following the success of his bestselling Pride and Prejudice

Video Game Lan Party 2

Get your trigger finger ready, we will be playing the first-person shooter Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on the gaming PCs. Both l33t and n00b players are encouraged, we manually try to keep teams balanced so everyone has a nerdily fun time. We do encourage you to arrive on time so we can get

Comic Book Academia

So you’ve enjoyed getting to know comics through our Comics 101 and 201 events…but now comes the focal point – comics as academic material, providing literary insight and perspective on times, current and past. Yes, you read that correctly – comics are increasingly becoming part of our academic landscape, and providing an important perspective. So

Pi(e) Day

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We couldn’t have a party to celebrate everyone’s favorite transcendental number without including 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 Pi(e) Day. Contests include: Pi Off – Nerds recalling pi to most decimal digits –