Category Archives: Local Blog Posts

Chicago Nerd Social Club on C2E2 Panels

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CNSC is proud to note that several of its board members will be participating as panelists at C2E2 2015 this weekend, April 24-26. Here is a list of the five panels featuring CNSC board members over the weekend: Friday, April 24 Racebending.com Presents Creating Diverse Characters 2:45-3:45pm, Room S403 “Racebending.com presents a diverse array of

Coming July 19th: Doctor Who 101

August is going to be a busy month for Chicago area Doctor Who fans – not only will the new series debut (with Peter Capaldi in the lead role), but former Doctor Matt Smith with companion Karen Gillan) will be appearing at Wizard World Chicago that day. In an effort to kick off the celebration,

DVD Review: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE & TIME

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD/Blu-Ray set for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebration was the premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time, a docudrama penned by Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) focusing on the early years of the program. Thankfully, it has

DVD Review: DOCTOR WHO – THE WEB OF FEAR

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebrations was the discovery of nine episodes previously “lost” from the BBC Archive. One of these stories – The Web of Fear – is being released today on DVD. For years, legend

Gateways to Geekery: RED DWARF

(This post originally appeared in longer form at Comic Related) Sometimes, geeks and nerds are looking to get their laugh on, and want to search far and wide for a comedy that tickles their nerdly funny bone. For many fans of British science fiction, Red Dwarf, the BBC comedy that began in 1989, ran intermittently

Regeneration Then & Now – DOCTOR WHO: TIME OF THE DOCTOR/TENTH PLANET

(Special Thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review) One of the more creative concepts within the Doctor Who universe is the concept of regeneration: the Doctor’s ability to change his appearance and personality when his body “wears a bit thin”. Thankfully, two recent DVD releases from BBC Home Entertainment provide some

Revisiting DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS NINE THROUGH ELEVEN

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary copy for review) With the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who coming to a close, it seems fitting that BBC America’s Doctor Who Revisited series would focus on the new series Doctors. Like their previous sets, the latest installment of The Doctors Revisited focuses on

Five Reasons to Attend Chicago TARDIS

With excitement around the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, many fans are looking for an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with other fans (especially with this latest guest news). Thankfully, Thanksgiving weekend brings Chicago TARDIS, a yearly local convention that features guests and a variety of people celebrating our favorite Time Lord. Thinking about attending?

Review: DOCTOR WHO: THE GREEN DEATH SPECIAL EDITION

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review; parts of this post originally appeared in slightly modified form on Blog This, Pal!) There’s nothing quite like early 1970′s Doctor Who – unlike the whimsy and timey-wimey of the current series, many stories during Jon Pertwee’s tenure as the Doctor of the

A Closer Look At The Man of Steel

*(Originally presented in a much longer form on Comic Related. Reprinted with permission). There’s been a lot of talk about Superman since Man of Steel opened…. maybe too much talk. (Sorry about that, I seem to be channeling a rock video from my youth) Although most comics fans understand Superman’s importance in comics history, they