Fight hate, support diversity in gaming, and join firespinning ninjas, bellydancing Wookiees, and vengeful, sword-wielding warriors for an unforgettable night of nerdiness and dancing! We’ll even have specially-crafted geek cocktails (because who doesn’t want to drink Romulan Ale?)! Raks Geek presents a brand-new show inspired by video games like Bioshock, Super Mario Bros, and Mortal Kombat that will knock your socks off and do good at the same time.
“Sci-fi seduction.” – The Daily Mail
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A portion of proceeds from this show will go to I Need Diverse Games, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity in the gaming industry.
** The first 70 attendees will receive goody bags from Cards Against Humanity with limited edition decks, buttons, and games! **
** Door Prize: We’ll be giving away full weekend passes to C2E2! **
A Time Out Chicago Critics’ Pick, Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire company by geeks for geeks – they broke the internet’s collective brain with a viral video of a Wookiee bellydancing to a four-piece Klingon band playing an original song in Shyriiwook. Raks Geek is based in Chicago, but they’ve made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, The Daily Mail, and UK Channel 4 TV through their commitment to blend a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and themes from nerd culture. The dancers and firespinners of Raks Geek have performed everywhere from Spain to Argentina and dance for hundreds of people every week, but they’re also lifelong geeks who bring a love and expertise in science fiction, video games, technology, research science, and comics.
RaksGeek.com: Geek + Bellydance + Fire
“The performers blend artistic and technical mastery with their favorite themes from nerd culture, resulting in performances that are mesmerizing to watch and a joy to behold.” – Uncanny Magazine