Lessons You Can’t Unlearn

Summer Boys Poster

CIC Theater presents the premiere of “Lessons You Can’t Unlearn,” an evening of two sketch comedy shows, “Summer Boys” and “Oklahoma!: The Life and Times of West Reems.” Written and performed by Paul Chimko and Mike Malarkey, “Summer Boys” brings comedic light to first jobs, falling in and out of love and deciding how much

Wings of Fantasy Costume Ball

Wings of Fantasy poster

Wings of Fantasy is a networking event hosted by UIC’s Japanese Audio Visual Cultural Association to allow individuals to connect to other Chicagoans interested in Japanese culture. It is an opportunity for participants to freely wear their desired costumes/cosplays in a fun and engaging setting outside of conventions. It is a dance with bountiful food,

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

Geek Bar Chicago Preview Event!


Join us on Monday, March 24th at Mad River Bar & Grill in Chicago because we’re taking over! Our menu, our drinks, our bar! Chef Tom has put together a tasting menu featuring Littlefingers, Dragon Ribs, Goomba-bella, and Dagobah Fondue. Laura G will have cocktails being mixed all night as well! This is a Geek

The Princess Peach Conspiracy


New Millennium Theatre Company “1ups” itself in “The Princess Peach Conspiracy”, written by Megan Mackie and directed by NMTC Company Member, Joseph White*. Join Mario, Luigi, Peach and the rest of the gang down the Warp Pipes and into post-wartime economies; resulting in double-dealings, desperate measures, and dubious romances. When the game is almost over,

Level Up For Literacy Celebrity Video Game Tournament


To celebrate C2E2, we’ll be throwing our first ever Level Up For Literacy Celebrity Video Game Tournament! Join Mark Waid (Insufferable), Elliott Serrano (RedEye Chicago), Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn) Daniel Pesina (Mortal Kombat), and the crew from Metropolitan Brewing on April 25, 2014 at Headquarters Beercade and prove that YOU

These Were the Droids You Were Looking For: CNSC Contributes to CHIditarod’s Biggest Year Ever

If you’ve never heard of CHIditarod before, think urban races, pub crawls, costume contests, talent shows and creative chaos, all in the name of fighting hunger in Chicago. Teams of five racers trick out shopping carts with themes including Doctor Who, Back to the Future, Pac-Man, even a Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #55


For April’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a teenager from Brooklyn, New York, who discovers that the magical world he’s read about in books is real. “Most people will like this book. But there’s a certain type of reader who will

C2E2 is Almost Here!

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Who’s excited for @C2E2?! Chicago’s favorite con comes back to McCormick Place April 25-27, featuring comics, movies, toys, video games & more! Get excited for the best weekend of the year and check out C2E2.com for the latest on who’s hanging out at the Show this year and to buy your ticket! http://bit.ly/1fkI4UV. Also don’t

Super Hero/Villain Bar Crawl


Chicago’s ONLY superhero bar crawl celebrates its 2ND YEAR! Following up on a huge first year turnout, we’re bringing you more drunken superhero action! Throw on your capes and tights and head to the South Loop to celebrate C2E2′s annual arrival at McCormick Place! Our growing Legion of Super Crawlers is meeting at Reggie’s Music