Category Archives: Past Events

Frank Fosco Comic Book Signing


Monster Island Toys will be hosting a meet and greet for Teenage Ninja Turtles Comicbook Artist/Savage Dragon Comics Artist Frank Fosco.  Frank will be taking pictures, signing comic books, and shaking hands amongst his original artwork. When: Saturday, November 28, 2009 – 11:00am-4:00pm Where: Monster Island Toys – 3335 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60608

Nerd O’ Lanterns Needed for Nerd-O-Ween


In order to ensure that nerd levels are met we need a call to arms for all nerds in Chicago. Our Nerd-O-ween event is almost upon us and we need help in the forms of…pumpkins. But not just any pumpkins, we need pumpkins with a bit of geeky flare. All you need to do is carve

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy


The official symphony concert tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY commemorating the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy is coming to the Rosemont Theater in December.  The music will be performed by the Chicagoland Pops and Festival Choir and as a special treat Nobuo Uematsu will be performing live onstate with the orchestra. When: December 12,

Chicago Nerds Nerd-O-Ween


We are inviting ALL nerds to join the Chicago Nerd Social Club for Nerd-o-ween at Flounders Bar and Grill.  There will be fun, good company, and costume contests.   All draft micro-brews will be on special for $4.00 a pint and the bar is nerds ONLY. Prizes will be awarded to nerds in costume for:

The Chicago Fandom Meetup Mashup


The Chicago Fandom Meetup Mashup is meeting for a night of fun with a cross-section of Chicago fandom including door prize give-aways.   Last month’s event had 81 attendees from many local meetup groups and groups represented this year will include: The Chicago Horror Meetup – They may just turn you into a zombie! The horror

Comic Book 101

Did you miss the first Comic Book 101 event and wish you could have made it? Did you want to go through it again to further refine your comic knowledge? Or maybe you just want to come out and hang with a few comic book nerds. Well the Chicago Nerd Social Club and Third Coast

ThinkGeek Meetup


ThinkGeek  is in Chicago for a few days and they would like to hang out with some local nerds.  Join Thinkgeek and some of the Chicago Nerd Social Club organizers tonight to hang out with Timmy the monkey and wet  your whistle with a drink or two.  Hope to see you there! Where: The Clark Street

Hackathon at Pumping Station: One


photo credit: Anne Petersen Pumping Station: One is hosting a Hackathon for computer nerds to come and bring your latest project and power through it amongst others that can provide assistance and/or inspiration.  The event is free and open to the public. When: Saturday, September 26, 2009 – 8:00pm-12:00am Where: Pumping Station: One, 3354 N.

What Every Nerd Needs to Start a Company


A good friend of the Chicago Nerd Social Club, Adria Richards, is hosting a webinar for any nerd or geek thinking of starting their own company.  With lots of nerds out of work, this is a great time to become your own boss and follow your entrepreneurial dream. Adria is being joined by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome

Reactor 2009 Convention


The Reactor Convention is back, after a one year hiatus, to celebrate music, movies, animation, and comics.  There is a full line-up of guests and programming to keep you busy over the three days of the convention. When: September 18-20, 2009 Where: Wyndham O’Hare Hotel  - 6810 N.Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, Illinois 60018 Tickets: Available at