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Chicago Doctor Who Meetup – Meetup Social (Oak Park)


It’s that time again – Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is kicking off with a member social! Please join us at Connolly’s Public House in Oak Park – it’s conveniently located by the Harlem/Lake Green Line station, and should be easy for both city and suburban Who fans to attend. Please join us for great food,

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #90

A Planet For Rent

For our March book club selection, we’ll be discussing “A Planet for Rent” by Cuban science fiction author Yoss. From Goodreads: “A critique of Cuba in the nineties, after the fall of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, A Planet for Rent marks the debut in English of an astonishingly brave

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Pop-Up Screening: CURSE OF PELADON


This story provides answers to three major questions: When is the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup going to show another Third Doctor story? Has Doctor Who/strong> ever been influenced by Star Trek? and Is there a way that Doctor Who relates to Brexit in a very roundabout manner? Join us in February at Third Coast Comics

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup: SHORT FILM FESTIVAL


For the first time ever, the Chicago Doctor Who meetup will not be showing a classic episode…nor a new series episode. Not even a documentary or a Peter Cushing Dalek film. Please join us for the first-ever short film festival, where we’ll be viewing Steven Moffatt’s Doctor Who debut, The Curse of the Fatal Death.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #88

The Left Hand of Darkness

For January’s book club, we will be discussing Ursula Le Guin’s classic novel “The Left Hand of Darkness”. Set on a planet whose inhabitants have no fixed sex, the novel explores many questions about culture and gender. At December’s club we discussed “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey, the first in the ongoing (and TV-adapted)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #87

leviathan wakes

For December’s Book Club we will be reading Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) by James S. A. Corey. Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship’s captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system

Pop-Up Doctor Who Screening: THE ARK IN SPACE


It’s the Fourth Doctor’s second story and the first of the “classic” Hinchcliffe/Holmes era of Doctor Who. Please join the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup at LaCatrina Cafe for their monthly series of viewings….this month, featuring The Ark in Space. Simply RSVP via Eventbrite and we’ll look forward to seeing you – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-screening-the-ark-in-space-tickets-28626388298

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Screening: THE TENTH PLANET


October, 1966 saw not one, but two key moments of Doctor Who history happen…and both were in the same story. The first was the debut of the Cybermen, second only to the Daleks as the Doctor’s greatest foe. The second – although it wasn’t called that at the time – was the Doctor’s first regeneration.

Chicago DOCTOR WHO Meetup Screening: THE WEB OF FEAR

Fifty years ago, Patrick Troughton took over from William Hartnell as the Doctor in the show’s first ever “regeneration”. Three years ago, the BBC announced the return of two “lost” – presumed wiped – episodes. In September, the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Group and Third Coast Comics will celebrate both with an exclusive screening of

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Pop-Up Screening: CITY OF DEATH


It’s considered the greatest Tom Baker story – as well as possibly the greatest Doctor Who story – ever produced. Yet, many fans wonder if City of Death really is that good. In our opinion – yes, it is. Written by David Agnew (or, more accurately, Douglas Adams & Graham Williams in a coffee-and-whisky-fueled weekend