This weekend is chock full of interesting and unusual events for geeks of all shapes and sizes!

Chicago Zombie Prom

From their website:zombie prom

Zombie Army Productions will once again be hosting its annual Chicago Zombie Prom. As Chicago’s #1 Zombie Event, Zombie Prom is a ghastly, affectionate, cheesy blend of nostalgic high school Americana and the living dead. Zombie attire and makeup are required, but if you do not have your own makeup, zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation. For more information:

The Cubby Bear, 1059 West Addison, Chicago, Il  – Saturday May 21st, 8:00 pm – 2 am

The Midwest Anime and Manga Connection (ACEN)

ANIME CentralAnime Central’s annual Chicago’s convention rolls into town this weekend. There will be a wide variety of entertainment options over the weekend including an interesting array of panel discussions, table top and video gaming, dances and costume competitions.

Hyatt Regency O’Hare/Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

A Nude Hope: Star Wars Burlesque

Show_NHnov2014_1A motley group of geek girls takes the audience on a burlesque parody journey of the original Stars Wars IV: A New Hope released in 1977. The whole gang is there (except they are all wearing decidedly skimpier outfits).  According to Gamerfront the show is, “Utterly amazing… If you are a Star Wars lover in the Chicagoland area, this is a must-see.”

Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago (Bucktown), 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago