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P. Fanatics Presents: Fame is Brilliant?

P. Fanatics Reading Series Presents:

Fame is brilliant?

Cole’s Bar
January 8th
7:30 pm

With Daniel Shapiro, Jac Jemc, Kathleen Rooney, Benicia Blue, Vanessa Pegram, Patrick Allen Carberry, and Jason Bredle.

Hosted by Mason Johnson.

Music by house band Hawaiian Death Folk Presents.

See ya there!

P. Fanatics Presents: Duos

P. Fanatics Reading Series Presents: 1st World Problems

October 9th, Cole’s Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee, 7:30 pm.

Confirmed readers: Dan Shapiro, James Tadd Adcox, Shanny Jean, Nate Olison, and Natalie Edwards.

More to come…

<3 Mason

P. Fanatics May Reading Changes

Unfortunately, Chris Terry can’t read on the 23rd. I don’t hold it against him. I advise you do not either.

BUT! Nate Olison can. Both would be nice, but I’ll settle.

UPDATE Chris Bower is also reading. Which you should all be happy about.

May has been a pain to plan, apparently everyone’s busy at the end of May, so hopefully nobody else cancels.

Shit to do… Sunday, January 30th

Sunday Night Sex Show The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton Ave @ 7:30

Tomorrow night comes the super-sexy-fun-time that is known as Sunday Night Sex Show. And by sexy, I mean funny, since sex stories tends to be more awkward and entertaining-in-a-bad-kinda-way than they are sexy. Especially with writers. Hosted by Robyn Pennacchia, it tends to have a good mix of writers telling their tales. This Sunday will include:Patrick Allen Carberry (see previous post for funny name comment), Lauryn Allison, Nikki Patin, Kate Hamlett, Leigh Freskos, and Rachel Collins.

The Burlington is one of the darkest bars I’ve ever been to (good news for all of us fugly writers). I highly suggest you bring a flash light, just in case you need to double check the goods you might go home with. If you wake up with Sasquatch, don’t blame me.

Christ… I really went hyphen crazy in that first paragraph.

Shit to do… Friday, January 28th

Chist! Friday the 28th has too much shit going on. Here’s a quick rundown:

Windy City Story Slam Semi Finals Multi Kulti 1000 N Milwaukee Ave @ 8:00 pm

The Windy City Story Slam is probably one of the toughest readings in Chicago. Honestly, you show up and wonder whether you’ll end up piss drunk with everyone at the end of the night, or in a fist fight before the readings even begin. I meant that in a good way. As it turns out, they’re actually very nice people. (I meant that in a bad way.)

People apparently reading: Brian Murphy, Fred burkhart, Luis Tubens, Nicolette Kittinger, Maggie Ritchie, Noel Hufnagel, Gint Ara, Enid Maldonado, and Franky Migacz. The show’s a good choice.

WRITE CLUB – Chapter 10 The Hideout Chicago 1354 W Wabansia @ 7:00 pm

I’ve never been to this! Hosted by Ian Belknap (who also plays the part of the Fact Checker in the popular Encyclopedia Show), it looks like a fun time. The jist: two writers face off with two different topics. One on one. Mano-a-mano. I couldn’t help but notice that Ian had a goatee at the last Encyclopedia Show, which now seems to be missing. Despite this lack of goatee, you should go.

What will he look like tomorrow?! (pictures ganked from facebook without permission, cough cough)

People who might be reading: Lisa Buscani vs. Ian Belknap, Patrick Carberry (has a funny last name) vs. Joel Chamara (reminds me of Chimera… you know, the mythical beast), Robbie Q. Telfer vs. Dean Evans.

Seeing as how I’ve never been to one a these here Write Clubs, I plan on goin’ tomorrow night.

Knee-Jerk Volume 1 Release Party 2020 North Oakley Avenue @ 9:00 pm

Knee-Jerk is typically an online only journal, but apparently they’ve ventured out into more complicated and typhoid-ridden terrain. I might be getting print confused with Oregon Trail. Sorry. Either way, good job for printing your latest issue of Knee-Jerk, guys! I remember taking a class with Casey and Steve, two of the editors. They seemed inseparable, like a couple, but the kind of couple who fight about whether they want their relationship status declared on facebook or not. It was a bummer, I’d have made a move on either one, but not together. That, uh, that’s just too much dick.

Readers include: Michael Czyzniejewski, Mary Hamilton, Lindsay Hunter, Jacob Knabb, and Kathleen Rooney!

I will probably go to this after Write Club. If I remember correctly, Gallery Cabaret has super cheap Leinenkugel pitchers. If you lack shame, like me, you can buy one for yourself and drink straight from the thing. I won’t be drinking though because, I, uh, never drink. Never have.

Cult Fiction: The Dark Hunt Lucky Number Grill @ 8:00 pm

A genre reading! Wait, aren’t genre readings for dorks and kids and losers and those guys in the stall next to you when you use a public washroom who’s shitting is just way too loud to be healthy? No, it’s for everyone. Genre is great. Especially horror genre. I haven’t been to one of these, but any reading with a burlesque show in the middle sounds good too me. The Burlesque Dancer in question, Mia Morte, used to actually work at a comic shop with me. Does that ruin her allure? Having worked with  me, not the comic shop part.


That’s about it. Go out, have a fun Friday night. If you know of any other readings ever, feel free to email me at geekocracy@gmail.com. I’ll do my best to post ‘em up on this here site.

Apologies go to everyone who gets made fun of in these posts, and whose pictures get used for my entertainment. Feel free to email me to sort things out.