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The Geek Weekend Guide for August 19, 20, & 21

The Geek Weekend…

…is upon us. Chicago Geek Guy has two deliciously geeky events he plans to attend this weekend. It’s all about picking out the right costume.

Bristol Renaissance Faire: Best of the Fest Weekend!

13680007_1025064500922836_1724711646017022201_oBristol is a destination for Trinity and I every summer. The jousting’s gotten a bit cheesy, but the music, food, entertainment, shopping, and fun get better every year. The weather is not supposed to be too good on Saturday, but that’s when we plan to make our annual pilgrimage.

Personally, I’ll be shopping for a new kilt this time out.  I’m hoping to find something at Angus Harvey’s.

Saturdays and Sundays until September 5. Tickets at the gates or at select Walgreen’s. Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Steampunk Graveyard Stroll

eternal-silenceJoin the well attired Steampunks of Chicago, including yours truly, as we wander through  Graceland Cemetery.  The goal is to visit the graves of  Chicago notables like Louis Sullivan, George Pullman, Allan Pinkerton, and Marshall Field.

We’ll meet at the gate at Clark and Irving Park at noon and head out from there. I might even be wearing a new kilt!

 

The Geek Weekend of May 13, 2016

So many geeky things to do in Chicago this weekend!

fee0fng5wqv2iukvzocmA Swarm of Spoilers

From their website:

The complete, unofficial parody recap of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, abridged.

We’ve crammed all of the characters, plots, sex, drama and battles of the first 5 seasons into a single show. We dare to kill the characters that George R.R. Martin lets live.

At The Under The Gun Theater, 956 West Newport, Chicago

Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

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The undead take to the streets in the Ninth Annual Zombie Pub Crawl on Saturday from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  All routes begin at The pH Comedy Theater at 1515 W. Berwyn in Andersonville with groups leaving every 20 minutes.

Go out and pretend that you’re dead!

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From their website:

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!

At the Broadway Playhouse until June 10.

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A convention committed to Science Fiction fanzines. This group has been meeting for 33 years trading often home made magazines devoted to the genre.

Running all weekend at the Club Quarters on Adams.

Steampunk Stroll

12401007_10209604380092800_3638172142549613533_n (1)Join Steampunk Chicago as they promenade down the 606 Bloomingale Trail. Meet at the Damen overpass at noon on Sunday. Stops for refreshment and repasts will be made.

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