Events

Geek Show - HP Edition

Geek Show - HP Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1255 W Belmont Ave)

There's Magic in the air once again as Chicago's favorite variety show RETURNS! VStheUNIVERSE is bringing the Triwizard Tournament to you with this very special Harry Potter themed Geek Show!

SPECIAL GUESTS:

ALSO:

  • The return of "Love Songs of Harry Potter?"...
  • Special Triwizard Tournament games!


We'll be dividing the audience up by houses once again, so grab your tickets NOW and show your Hogwarts pride by dressing up in your respective colors at the show!

We Need You To Be In Our Kickstarter Video

Earworm
Date/Time
Location
Chicago High School for the Arts (2714 W Augusta Blvd)

VStheUNIVERSE is gearing up to launch our Kickstarter for our first game: Earworm!

We'll be shooting our Kickstarter video for the game on February the 25th from 3-6:30 AND WE NEED YOU! 

We need you to be at the Chicago High School for the Arts (2714 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622) at 3:00pm. We'll be shooting part of the video there, and then moving the shoot to Aaron & Liz's apartment (1513 N Milwaukee Ave, APT 3) around 5:30. 

VStheUNIVERSE will provide food and drinks for all who attend, and you'll get a special thanks in the final version of the game when we (hopefully) get funded and launch this thing!

Geek Show - Star Wars Edition

Geek Show - Star Wars Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont)

Long ago, in a theatre space far, far away...

The Geek Show returns to Stage 773 on December 19th at 8PM to close out the year with a very special tribute to our favorite space opera: STAR WARS!

We've got a fantastic line-up of guests such as:
--- Pranks Paul of the ultra-fun Star Wars podcast Never Tell Me the Podswill be on hand to tell us about the biggest Star Wars theory out there: BIGGER LUKE!
--- The jolly crew from Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment will stop by for fun, foley, and laughter!
--- The unveiling of a brand new game from the VStheUNIVERSE team!
--- A new song better sung better than a chorus of Porgs!

The Geek Show is made possible by the support of our fans on Patreon.

Geek Show - Spooky Edition

Geek Show - Spooky Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave)

It's Halloween time and that means the SPOOKY EDITION of The Geek Show is BACK! Join VStheUNIVERSE as they celebrate their favorite time of the year: HALLOWEEN TIME.

NOTE: We've gotten reports that the super-famous-and-terrible killer The Millennial has been skulking around Stage773! We've also gotten reports that this villain has been trying to get into The Geek Show as well! We will do our best to thwart him at our show, but we'll need YOUR help!

GUESTS:
--- We'll chat about our favorite vampires with Cate & Anna from the podcast Babes Watch Buffy!
--- Matt and Dee from #Resnackulous come by to talk about more tasty Halloween treats!
--- A few more tricks-and-treats we can't talk about just yet...

Hosted by Aaron J. Amendola and VStheUNIVERSE

Geek Show - Puppet Edition

Geek Show - Puppet Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave)

It's time to play the music...
It's time to light the lights...

Listen, we can't hide it. VStheUNIVERSE *LOVES* puppets! They're fun as heck! So we're gonna do a whole show celebrating our favorite Puppet stuff! We'll sing our favorite tunes from Avenue Q, discuss the difference between a puppet and a Muppet, and maybe we'll shoot someone out of a cannon! WHO KNOWS! WE'RE GONNA GET NUTS!

GUESTS:

Special Appearances by:

  • Pranks Paul
  • Liz Anderson
  • Rob Grabowski
  • C.J. Tuor
  • Caroline Nash

Hosted by Aaron J. Amendola

ALSO HEY GUESS WHAT? VStheUNIVERSE has some really spiffy looking shirts now! We'll be selling them at the show for $20, but if you're a Patreon subscribers then we'll knock $5 off the price!

Geek Show - BBC Edition

Geek Show - BBC Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave)

This month the VStheUNIVERSE crew jumps in the TARDIS and travels with time-lords as they celebrate all of their favorite BBC shows! Doctor Who, Sherlock, Broadchurch, and a bunch of our favorites from across the pond are the subject of this very special Geek Show!

We're got a fantastic line-up!

  • Dawn Xiana Moon of Raks Geek will be joining us to talk about Doctor Who!
  • Funnyman Odinaka Ezeokoli will show off his comedic stylings for us!
  • CNSC rep Matt Peters will join us for a very special #Resnackulous surprise!
  • A few other surprises we've yet to announce...

Geek Show is free, rated PG-13, and consists of two 45-50 minute acts with one intermission. VStheUNIVERSE is able to produce The Geek Show and all of their other offerings with the help of Patreon.

Want to know more? Head to www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE to find out more and donate today!

Geek Show - Nintendo Edition

Geek Show - Nintendo Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave)

Grab your fire flower, take up your Hylian shield, and gas up your go-karts because VStheUNIVERSE is putting up a Nintendo-themed Geek Show!

Special guests include:

  • Anna Tarkov of the Unconsoleable Podcast
  • Members of the dev team behind the upcoming Nintendo Switch game "Tumbleseed!"
  • Kevin Fair from Chicago's premier gaming group "I Play Games"
  • The premiere of "Love Songs of Nintendo" from VtU's popular Love Songs series
  • Our new game "Are You Smarter Than A 'Nick Arcade' Contestant?"
  • Other special Nintendo-themed surprises!

Geek Show is free, rated PG-13, and consists of two 45-50 minute acts with one intermission. VStheUNIVERSE is able to produce The Geek Show and all of their other offerings with the help of Patreon.

Want to know more? Head to www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE to find out more and donate today!

Geek Show - Love Edition

Geek Show - Love Edition
Date/Time
Location
Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave)

Love is love. VStheUNIVERSE is bringing The Geek Show back to Stage773 to show off the things we cherish and adore! Join VtU as they gush about their favorite things and laugh along with them during Chicago's best variety show!

This month The Geek Show welcomes two very special guests and a few more surprises!

  • Keidra Chaney, Editor-In-Chief of The Learned Fangirl and all-around rockstar!
  • Pat O'Rourke, DM and creator of The Dungeon Rats!
  • Comedian Mike Hover joins us for a spell!
  • A brand-new game! The Sean Bean Dream Team!
  • A special musical performance from "Love Songs of Nintendo!"
  • FREE VALENTINES Y'ALL!

In 2015, VStheUNIVERSE launched a Kickstarter to fund The Geek Show for another year of shows. Thanks to the fans' support they were able to produce a full year of shows AND THEN SOME. This show will also mark the launch of VStheUNIVERSE's on-going Patreon campaign, so come out, show your support, and have a good time! The Geek Show can only survive if VStheUNIVERSE raises enough money to keep it going!

WHAT IS CHICAGO SAYING ABOUT THE GEEK SHOW?

"In other words, it’s nerdtastic and awesome. It’s very unique and I think it will bring a lot of the geek community closer together. It’s a way to introduce nerds to other cool things that are happening in Chicago that they probably wouldn’t know about." - Geek Bar DLC

"A charming and fun look at all things geek in Chicago, Geek Show is the 'The CW's The Flash' of talk shows." - Mike Chuck Bretzlaff of Chicago Loot Drop

"The Geek Show is a fantastic Chicago-centric live talk show that celebrates nerd culture through skits and introduces local geeky celebrities with its interviews. It's a can't miss event." - Kevin Treski, President of Play On Chicago

"I highly recommend VStheUniverse’s work. It’s fun. It’s celebratory. And it illustrates the true purpose of fandom." - ChicagoNOW