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You Joke Like a Girl!

Ever wonder what an all-female line up of comedians would even look like? Then “You Joke like a Girl”, an open mic and all-female showcase, might be the place you’ve been waiting for. “You Joke Like a Girl” is an event to support women in comedy and a place for them to talk about their…

The Welcoming Committee

**** This post is specifically geared towards the LGBTQ friendly, however allies are definitely welcome to read this post! The Welcoming Committee is an organization run by volunteers that sponsors LGBTQ friendly events. For their bigger events, they generally invite all the LGBTQ people they know and “take over” a bar. It’s nothing political, they…

Werewolf

Werewolf Strategy Part 1: Villagers

Fellow Villagers, You may wonder why I go by “Just a Good Villager”. It’s a reference to the game called Werewolf. For those of you familiar with Werewolf, I am talking about basic werewolf: one seer, villagers, and werewolves. I will talk about Ultimate Werewolf and variations in future posts. Werewolf, if you’re not familiar…

Nightvale

Welcome to Night vale

**Originally posted April 2016 before they visited Chicago. This is an awesome podcast and was an awesome live show. I recommend it for anyone who listens to welcome to Night vale if they get the chance. Ever since I read Watchers Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft, I have been fascinated by other worlds and…

Nerd Enough!

This fear keeps creeping up on me that somehow I don’t have the “cred” to write a blog about nerd culture. It has been ingrained in me since I was younger when people would ask me if I had watched a particular movie/game/etc. When I would claim ignorance, they would generally react like this: “WHAT!?…

International Tabletop Day!

***Originally Posted April 2016 International Tabletop Day approaches this Saturday. Are you ready? International Tabletop day is the day where everyone plays board games all day!   New to board Games? Want to try a different kind of board game? Want to know where to start or what to suggest to a friend? There’s only…

Killer Queen

Killer Queen, created by Josh DeBonis and Nik Mikros, may be the most unique arcade game of its time. The game is set in a lush plaform-y world with bug men hopping or flying around, trying to dodge or kill everyone else. Gameplay can take a couple of rounds to get used to, and at…

C2E2!

**Originally posted March 2016 I am really excited that I started up my blog in time to start talking about C2E2. This is my fourth year going to C2E2, and hands down, this is my favorite convention. It has just about everything: comic artists, cosplay events, publishers, podcasts, and everything that would fall into “etc”….

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Nerdmunity

When I first came to Chicago, I believed I knew the END ALL and BE ALL of being a nerd. Unaware of the vast reaches and spectrums of nerddom, I began a journey down a rabbit hole of awesomeness. I began by playing board games which introduced me to an infinite amount of new friends…