One of my favorite spots to hang out and have a good, geeky time is at The Squared Circle. First opened by former WWE Diva/TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon (AKA “Victoria” and “Tara”), the wrestling-themed specialty pizza joint (think “Hard Rock Cafe” meets “Wrestlemania”) is the place to be when you want to hang out with fellow fans of “sports entertainment.”
The Squared Circle is also known for hosting pay-per-view event viewings and even having stars of the sport pop in from time to time! Now, if you’re looking to hang with some of the stars of ladies arm wrestling, this is the week for you! The Squared Circle will be hosting some of the gals from CLLAW (The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers) and they want YOU to come in, hang out and have fun!
Info after the jump!
“Only a fully trained Jedi Knight with the Force as his ally will conquer Vader and his Emperor.” – Yoda, the Empire Strikes Back
“I want you to remember the one man who beat you.” – Bruce Wayne, The Dark Knight Returns
Fan-films sure have come a long way! Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I clicked on this video from the Machinima Prime YouTube Channel’s “Super Power Beat Down” series, where they pit The Dark Knight versus the Dark Lord of the Sith.
“Darth Vader taking on Batman!?” you say? “Oh you know this has gotta be good!” And I agree:
(Check out some bonus videos after the jump!)
Chicago has one of the most vibrant geek/nerd communities in the U.S. and you don’t have to look far to find fun events where you can “get your geek on.”
With that in mind, and knowing that Halloween is one of those holidays that really bring out the kid in all of us, here are some fun events and parties that Chicago’s geeks, nerds and their “norm” friends can enjoy! (With one thrown in for my geeky peeps in the suburbs!):
CHICAGO LOOT DROP SHAMBLERS’ BALL: I’ve written about this super-cool event before. It’s less than a week away and tickets are STILL AVAILABLE but don’t wait until the last minute! All proceeds go to the Child’s Play Charity which benefits the Comer Children’s Hospital.
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!
(More events after the jump!)
Today was the premiere of “The Comlink”, a nerdy talk show devoted to all things Star Wars. The show is hosted by David Collins and can be found on Kevin Smith’s S.I.T. (Smodcast Internet Television) Youtube Channel.
The first episode features an interview with voice actor – and friend of Geek To Me – James Arnold Taylor. He talks about the new episodes of “The Clone Wars” that debuted on StarWars.com, as well as what it was like to interview Mark Hamill: