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Hey everyone!

Thanks for joining this meetup group and WELCOME!! 

As an introduction, my name is Julie :) I'm 28 and I just moved to Oak Park from Atlanta, GA about five months ago. I've been having a really difficult time trying to meet people who share my same nerdy interests, so I created this group hoping that other people might find me. 

I personally am into a huge range of things. My deep obsession started with Supernatural. It was my gateway drug into fandom. Viewing parties, fanfiction, conventions....it was amazing. From there it kind of exploded into this whole new world of nerd. I'm very much into fandom and am involved heavily with Teen Wolf, Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack on Titan), The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Pacific Rim, Adventure Time, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Lost Girl, Merlin, Sleepy Hollow and Game of Thrones. 

Conventions are always a good time and I'd love to get involved in cosplaying somehow. Doing makeup for someone, taking pictures for a cosplay photo shoot, whatever. 

I also grew up watching my dad play D&D until all us kids were finally old enough to play as well and they let us join in. It's been a VERY long time since then, but I'd love to get back into it. I also am attempting to not suck at video games as well. 

I'm scheduling this meetup so we can have a chance to come together as a group and decide what kinds of things we want to do and what works most for us. We can discuss when and where works best. Nothing is set in stone. 

If anyone is into any of the shows I listed, or any shows NOT listed, you are absolutely welcome to come to my place so we can watch and enjoy things together as a group! It doesn't have to be formal or anything. I personally want to see this group become a group of close friends rather than one of those meetups where people show up to an event and leave without ever having formed a real connection to anyone. I want us to have a place where we can nerd out and bond over our obsessions. 

So please, make suggestions for things you want to see! I want to hear what you guys want. This is a brand new meetup and it will only be as good and enjoyable as the people participating. 

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  • Julie J.

    I look forward to meeting those of you who can make it tonight! Those of you who can't make it, hopefully you'll be able to make it to a future meetup!

    October 25, 2013

  • Doc J.

    I'd love to come, but I'm flying back from California on Friday and I'm not sure if I'll be back in time. :/

    October 22, 2013

  • Richard G.

    I don't know if I"ll be able to attend, but hopefully yes.

    October 22, 2013

  • David D.

    Buzz is below
    Address: 905 S Lombard Ave Oak Park, IL 60301

    The only other place I could suggest is the Kindernook. But, that is a bar and typically plays really loud music so not the best place to meet people.

    October 21, 2013

  • Christine

    I have no idea where Buzz Cafe is relation to Harlem and Lake. I'm taking public transportation that day.

    October 21, 2013

  • Julie J.

    Also, if Buzz Cafe doesn't work for you, feel free to suggest somewhere else.

    October 21, 2013

  • Julie J.

    Ok guys, I was thinking of us meeting up at Buzz Cafe in the Oak Park Art District. Does that sound ok to you? I believe they have wifi but I'll call and double check to find out.

    October 21, 2013

  • David D.

    Me and my wife are coming as long as it is some place we can bring our 6 year old...

    October 15, 2013

    • Amanda D.

      So, what are we thinking for Friday?

      October 19, 2013

  • Armando

    i am going to say yes for now but I have to see how things look that weekend.

    October 18, 2013

  • greiara

    Unfortunately I am on call that weekend so I probably can't be there. If you do have a wireless connection, I might be able to work something out but I will have to see how quiet things are.

    October 17, 2013

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