This coming Saturday, September 6th is Bit Bash, an indie games festival showcasing nearly 40 games (including some GB favorites) and is being held in Chicago. There will also be alcohol and live music. Seems like it's going to be a real good time and I'm almost certainly going to be there. Really, it's just nice to see Chicago start getting events like this. I hope it's a success that will eventually lead to bigger and better things.
Entry to the fest is entirely free (though you can donate money should you choose to do so) and the whole thing runs from 2 pm to midnight. More details can found at bitbashchicago.com. Hoping to see Giant Bomb Chicago represent out there that day!