Tag Archives: Fantasy Nerd

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

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #42

For March’s book club meeting we will be reading The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. Mix a touch of Bourne Identity with a smidge of X-Men and you get the story of Myfanwy Thomas, who can’t remember her past. She’s quickly thrust into the world of a secret spy organization employing people with extraordinary abilities—yet still tries

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #41

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For February’s book club meeting we will be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles,

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

Chicago Nerds Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub

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The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our seventh bookclub meeting we are reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.  Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. The Graveyard Book’s Amazon Review: In The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

The Nerds Join the Monthly Meetup Mashup

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The Chicago Nerd Social Club is joining a mashup of Meetup.com groups at Mystic Celt.   As the newbies joining this event we are summoning our nerds to show up in force to show off their nerd knowledge.  Answer the call and enjoy $5 burgers as well as a short sci-fi trivia contest. We are excited

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

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The official symphony concert tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY commemorating the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy is coming to the Rosemont Theater in December.  The music will be performed by the Chicagoland Pops and Festival Choir and as a special treat Nobuo Uematsu will be performing live onstate with the orchestra. When: December 12,

The Chicago Fandom Meetup Mashup

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The Chicago Fandom Meetup Mashup is meeting for a night of fun with a cross-section of Chicago fandom including door prize give-aways.   Last month’s event had 81 attendees from many local meetup groups and groups represented this year will include: The Chicago Horror Meetup – They may just turn you into a zombie! The horror

Chicago Nerds Sci-fi / Fantasy Bookclub Information

Find info on current and past bookclub meetings here! We’ve moved! Due to Noble Tree’s closing, we’re now meeting at Filter – 1373 North Milwaukee Ave. The Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub is open to new science fiction and/or fantasy readers as well as die hard fans. The CNSC Bookclub meets from 6:30pm-8:00pm on