Home for hackers: THOTCON
How to get in: Register online
Maybe leave your smartphone at home if you’re heading to this computer hacker conference. Information security professionals get together at a location kept secret from the media and the public to discuss computer security and even share some homebrew.
How to get in: Join the Facebook group
Killer Queen is an indie arcade game with a cult following that pits teams of five players against one another to gather berries, slay the enemy queen, and ride a giant snail into a goal (?!). The only publicly accessible cabinet in the city can be found at Logan Arcade in Logan Square, and since you need a team to play, this group brings gamers together for pickup games and tournaments.