Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

Chi-Fi 2015

Mar
17

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Chi-Fi presents its sophomore celebration of geekdom March 19-22 at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chiacago at 17 E Monroe Street.

The inaugural Chi-Fi 0 was a one-day affair on March 29, 2014. It expanded to a full-weekend affair.…

Chicago Incorporated

Mar
03

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Happy birthday to Chicago! Congratulations on being incorporated by the State of Illinois on March 4, 1837.

We could count your years in a few different ways. After all, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable became known as the first permanent, …

Welcome to The Jungle

Feb
24

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Not every novel leads to legislation. Upton Sinclair took an undercover job in the Chicago Stockyards to research his expose of the meatpacking industry, The Jungle. The first installment was published in the newspaper Appeal to Reason on February …

Janet Berres: Mistress of the Tarot

Feb
10

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Professional tarot reader Janet Berres can often be found at the gatherings of the steampunk mystics The Owen Society for Hermetic & Spiritual Enlightenment. She opened her home to their Yule gathering this past December, where she keeps her …

Kickstarting Vourteque’s Iron and Jazz Age

Feb
03

Iron and JazzAfter two years of labor, Chicago-based electro-swing producer Vourteque is poised to release The Iron and Jazz Age. His Kickstarter campaign aims to cover mastering and production costs for a March 2015 release.

Vourteque and Dead 2 Me Records

Burning Brigid Media

Jan
20

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Burning Brigid Media is a production company that aims to bring diversity to storytelling. “We create honestly entertaining diverse stories about people, who are people, instead of caricatures.” Kat O’Connor acts with Terra Mysterium and appeared in the award-winning Hatboxes

More Tea, Dears?

Jan
13

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The Steampunk Tea Time at Geek Bar Beta in December was a success. The next one will be on January 17, 2015, at 3pm, and it will be an ongoing monthly event!

After the steampunks dissipated from December’s tea, staff …

Burning Bluebeard: The Iroquois Theatre Fire

Dec
23

iroquoispostfire (1)Theatergoers did not know that when they went to see the musical Mr. Bluebeard on December 30, 1903, the Iroquois Theatre would become a deadly Inferno. Over 600 perished from the blaze. The Ruffians present Burning Bluebeard, a holiday show …

A Steampunk Tea at Geek Bar

Dec
16

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‘Tis the season to enjoy tea with friends! …Or so the saying goes. Luckily, there is a great option for we geeky steampunks this December.

UPDATE:

The event was a roaring success, with steampunks joining us from the city and …

A Steampunk Christmas Carol Staged Reading

Dec
11

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It’s that special time of year for eggnog, staying in to watch a show, and getting all steamed up for the holidays. What better way to celebrate the turning of the year than with shows and stories we love, with …