Pop-Up Screening: SNAKEDANCE (aka “Snakes in a TARDIS”)


Remember a few months ago, when we watched Kinda at Third Coast Comics – you know, the episode with the giant snake? As promised, we’re showing the sequel, Snakedance. Yes, it features the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough. Yes, it also features snakes. No, there’s no Samuel L. Jackson. Hope to see you then!

TARDIS Tuesdays at Tiny Tavern: ENLIGHTENMENT


In 1983, Barbara Clegg became the first female writer for Doctor Who with her tale Enlightenment. Taking place during the show’s 20th anniversary, it featured the end of the “Black Guardian” Trilogy and featured exceptional direction by Fiona Cumming. It’s a sparkling, insightful story that received “Special Edition” treatment upon DVD release…. ….and which we’re



For many Doctor Who fans, the Third Doctor era is….a fascinating thing to behold. And on September 5th, we’ll be revisiting that era at LaCatrina Cafe. Newly freed from his exile, the Third Doctor takes Jo Grant on a trip that involves a classic ship, giant Drashigs, and psychedelic aliens. Please join us for Carnival

TARDIS Tuesdays at Tiny Tavern: PYRAMIDS OF MARS


So you’re curious about classic Doctor Who, and you want a good entry-level story to check out…. Chicago Doctor Who Meetup has you covered. Please join us for our TARDIS Tuesday happy hour screenings at Tiny Tavern in Navy Pier as we kick off our classic series screenings with the ever popular Pyramids of Mars.

826CHI’s Birthday Party on Ace Hotel’s Rooftop


You’re invited to celebrate 826CHI’s (unofficial) birthday on the scenic rooftop of the brand-new Ace Hotel Chicago! This event is all-ages and open to the public, so tell your friends! We’ll be celebrating the students, families, teachers, volunteers, donors, and community partners that make 826CHI a caring, compassionate, and creative space for young people to

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #96

The Three-Body Problem

For September’s Book Club we will be discussing The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Author), Ken Liu (Translator). Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade

Till Death Do Us Part


The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Chicago and surrounding areas throughout Illinois. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, Immersive Role Play, Killer Drinks, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Trade clues with your guests and help the hapless couple figure

Nerdette Recaps Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal: Season Wrap Party


Hear ye! Hear ye! Nerdette Recaps Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal will be hosting a live event: Season Wrap Party. This event will encompass the show’s spirit, transporting attendees into the fantastical world of Westeros. Guests are encouraged to dress in character and will be served theme-related light bites and beverages. What better way

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #95


For August’s book club will we be reading Embassytown by China Miéville. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador

ENGAGE! A Choose-Your-Own Science Fiction Fight Show

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There is a lone little spaceship. The only crew is a Smuggler, an Android, an Alien, and a Space Monk. They are on a secret deep space salvage mission. What’s next? That’s up to one lucky Player! A fun, fight-filled spoof on your favorite sci-fi tropes, ENGAGE! is a choose-your-own adventure book, role-playing game, and