Category Archives: Past Events

Chicago Nerds Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub

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The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our seventh bookclub meeting we are reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.  Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. The Graveyard Book’s Amazon Review: In The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Dungeons and Dragons 101

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As seen in A.V. Club Chicago Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is the quintessential game for nerds.  Because of it, people have slain dragons, rescued villages, saved the cosmos countless times and adventured in innumerable worlds without ever having to leave the house.  Dozens of video games, novels and movies have been inspired by Dungeons &

Beer Expedition

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Take part in a journey to explore eight beers rarely seen in North American bars.  Learn the history of each brew and the characteristics of the styles from expert guides leading the progression. Bring your sense of adventure and a strong thirst – we promise both will be filled by the end of this extraordinary

Robot City Workshop

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Throughout time nerds have been loved and tormented by robots. From the beginnings with Rosie Jetson, all the way to our favorite governor, The Terminator. Which robot will you build? The Chicago Nerd Social Club is putting together our very first Robot Workshop. We’ll be working with the folks from Robot City Workshop to help

Techie Nerds Karaoke

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The Chicago Nerd Social Club is joining Tech Karaoke Chicago for an evening of  tone-deaf signing, crowd pleasing anthems, and of course Rick-Rolling. When: Thursday, February 11, 2010 – 7:30pm-11:00pm Where: Trader Todd’s – 3216 N. Sheffield Chicago, IL 60657 RSVP:

The Nerds Join the Monthly Meetup Mashup

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The Chicago Nerd Social Club is joining a mashup of Meetup.com groups at Mystic Celt.   As the newbies joining this event we are summoning our nerds to show up in force to show off their nerd knowledge.  Answer the call and enjoy $5 burgers as well as a short sci-fi trivia contest. We are excited

Comic Book 201 is Here!

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Well we’ve spent a few months prepping for this next event. We laid the ground work down with our Comics 101 event a few months ago. What good is a 101 event without a follow up 201 event? The Chicago Nerd Social Club and Third Coast Comics are teaming up again to bring you Comic

Lecture Series: Effective Interviewing from Both Sides of the Desk

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Andy Lester the author of “Land the Tech Job You Love“ will be giving his talk “Effective Interviewing from Both Sides of the Desk.”  After the presentation Andy will be giving away a copy of his book and we will join TechThursdays@OfficePort, a weekly get-together where entrepreneurs, developers, new media types—and just plain people—can connect

Video Game LAN Party

The Video Game Committee of the Chicago Nerd Social Club is proud to announce our inaugural event, a video game LAN party.  We will be playing Left 4 Dead 2 on the gaming PCs so choose your side, Survivors or Infected!  If that doesn’t interest you we will also have the Rock Band Studio available

Movieoke with the Nerds

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Photo by Carey Primeau The Chicago Nerd Social Club will be joining Chicago Movieoke for a night of movie scene karaoke. There are movie clips of all types in the 200 scene movie library, ready to be performed by our nerds on-stage. Costumes are provided. Come out and join us and have some fun with