Coming July 19th: Doctor Who 101

THE ELEVEN DOCTORS 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, Chicago Nerd Social Club (with help from the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is holding a special Doctor Who 101 event on Saturday, July 19th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Sulzer Memorial Library, located at 4455 N. Lincoln. Admission is free, but we’re asking that people RSVP via Evenbrite if they wish to attend.

After last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Who fans of all ages want to deep dive into the series’ mythology – ask questions, seek out great “entry points”, and meet other devoted fans. (Cosplay is not only welcome at Doctor Who 101 – it’s encouraged) We’ll be talking about everything Who-related: from the new and classic series to Big Finish audios, and we’ll even throw in some fun conversation topics as well. We’ll be sponsoring a lively, interactive panel of Doctor Who podcasters and fans, including:

* JB, who hosts the Who 37 podcast
* Nicole, Joanna, and John, who hosts the 2 Girls 1 Guy And A TARDIS podcast; and
* Phil, Who cosplayer and fan

Chicago has played a role in long-term Who fandom, and this is our way of jumpstarting the excitement around Peter Capaldi’s start as the Doctor. If you’re looking for an opportunity to socialize with other Who fans, or even engag e in some great conversation. (Questions like What about what happened in Day of the Doctor? What actor/actress would be a great Doctor? – nothing’s off limits). We’re here to help you get geared up for August!DW-Revisited-3-2D

We’re holding the event in the auditorium at Sulzer Library, which is a short walk from the Western Brown Line station and right off the #78 Montrose bus stop – for transit information and directions, please visit http://www.transitchicago.com. Street parking is available on Leavitt between Sunnyside and Montrose, as well as around the library. Doors will open at approximately 1:30, and please feel free to visit one of the many shops and eateries around Lincoln Square.

So please join the Chicago Nerd Social Club on July 19th – simply head to http://drwho101cnsc.eventbrite.com and let us know you’re coming. And friends – let’s make this a timey-wimey celebration!

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