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DOCTOR WHO – THE WOMAN WHO LIVED (Live View – Red Lion Pub)

Please join Chicago Nerd Social Club and the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup for part two of the story featuring Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones. Here’s the official synopsis for The Woman Who Lived: England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Nightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot

Doctor Who Premiere Viewing…In An English Pub In High Def

(Few notes: this is not the Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Square; it’s a totally different Red Lion Pub. And we are encouraging people to make a suggested donation to cover our organizing/hosting costs, and you’re responsible for your own food, tax and gratuity. Since we’re asking members to RSVP/pay their fee via Eventbrite page.

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,

Doctor Who: Series 7 DVD Review

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs of Doctor Who Season 7 for review) Season 7 of new Doctor Who has been – much like Season 7 of “classic Doctor Who – a significant game-changer in terms of approach and content,providing a new context for the science-fiction television series. Thankfully, with Doctor

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #45

For June’s Book Club meeting we will be reading Dead Witch Walking, the first of The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. This urban fantasy novel starts from the premise that both superpowers invested in genetic engineering during the Cold War instead of engaging in the Space Race, leading to a virus spread by tomatoes that

Nerdy Networking In Chicago

Most of us are inclined to seek opportunities to connect   with other like-minded people…after all, that’s why we’re part of the Chicago Nerd Social Club. However, there are other opportunities to meet people and connect in a casual atmosphere. If you have a nerdy interest – whether it’s in a television show, or a specific

Comic Book Academia w/ Len Strazewski

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You’re basking in the afterglow of C2E2, and want to have a nice, leisurely stroll through the more intellectual side of comics and graphic literature. In that spirit, we invite you to the next exciting installment of Comics 301! Our guest will be Len Strazewski, professor of Journalism at Columbia College Chicago Strazewski has been

Nerd Show & Tell

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What was the last thing you purchased that excited the nerd inside you? Don’t just take a picture of your latest favorite thing for your Facebook page, bring it to our Nerd Show & Tell event! This Show & Tell occurs right after the events of the last day of the C2E2 Expo and it

The Nerds Join the Meetup Mashup Take 2

We had such a fun time when we did this in January, we had to do it again. The Chicago Nerd Social Club is joining a mashup of Meetup.com groups at Mystic Celt.   All the groups merge together and take over the backroom of Mystic Celt playing boardgames or Magic, while meeting and hanging out

Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub #8

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The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. From Publishers Weekly Review: Following the success of his bestselling Pride and Prejudice