Game Night, This Thursday.

This and every Thursday is Game Night at Workshop88.

Last week we welcomed three awesome TVs, we got to lounge and enjoy some fight games on a massive 36 in TV. And we got to witness the first Munchkin draw on record.

Stop by and show us your games. The event is open to the public, but that might change soon.

6:30 at Workshop88 HQ in Downtown Glen Ellyn.

Questions? Email us at

Game Night this and every Thursday.

Last week D&D dominated the space with the medialab being used for the recording of the Film Yarn Podcast. And our awesome comfy leather couches were used for a vicious game of Munchkin.

This week will see the generous donation from College of DuPage of three big TVs to incorporate to the vintage video game corner (which will see a replay of the  PlayStation classic Simpsons Wrestling) and perhaps to see a movie or TV show.

Come visit us and bring your games! this event is open to the public.

6:30 at Workshop88 HQ in Downtown Glen Ellyn.

Questions? Email us at

Veggie Fest this weekend.

Nothing screams summer like a good ol’ neighborhood festival, and nothing says “end of Summer” to me more than Naperville’s annual Veggie Fest.

Hosted at the Science of Spirituality Temple in Naperville Road, the organizers claim is the biggest free vegetarian food festival in the United States. They offer cooking workshops, live music, and vendors from all over the country.

You should definitely give it a look, I’ll be going both days, so if you want to hang out there or afterwards, email me at

Veggie Fest: August 7 & 8 11AM – 8 and 7 PM

Build Day, This Saturday.

Making our space usable is now the main priority of Workshop88, This Saturday, July 31st we’ll have the opportunity to ready the place to start moving our projects and tools. And we need your help and expertise. This Saturday’s agenda will be:

Front Room:
– Scraping walls
– Priming walls
– Tightening outlets
– Increasing lighting
– Organizing a storage solution
– Making the front room more friendly (via painting, wall hangings, an updated front door logo, etc)

– Baseboard prep and installation
– Drywall for the exposed bathroom wall
– Tightening outlets
– Painting/mounting our new storage cabinet (thanks Eric!)
– Framing and installing the wall dividing the workshop and electronics area.

A special thanks to Bill for our new dehumidifier! The smell from last Friday’s rain has already moved from ‘musty’ to ‘damp’! If you have tools useful for the aforementioned projects that are not already on site… bring em. If anybody has an extra shop-vac, that would be nice too, so Adam can stop carting his back and forth 🙂

Hope to see you all on Saturday!

Game Night Part 3: The Return of Puerto Rico.

This Thursday, and every Thursday is Game Night at Workshop88.

Doors open at 6:30PM. and goes until the last of our members decides to go home.

After last week’s predictably polemic and borderline violent game of RISK, and a morally objectionable game of island exploitation for the good of the Spanish crown in the 17th century called Puerto Rico our traditional D&D game comes back with a fury.

In the vintage video game corner you can expect Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game, so if you were looking forward to control Raul Julia to defeat Kylee Minogue in this frustratingly obtuse game, this is your chance.

Some guests promised to bring a zombie board game; and we’d love to see the obscure,  strange, home made, or otherwise awesome games you’d like to share with us.

If you have any questions, we’ll respond to comments on this post, or email us at

See you there!

Game Night! This Thursday!

This Thursday, and every Thursday is Game Night at Workshop88.

Doors open at 6:30PM. and goes until the last of our members decides to go home.

Our president, Russ Lankenau will be officiating his weekly D&D game sporting a spiffy wizard hat.

Bring your portable console, or make your console portable, and then bring it to the space (bring a TV to connect to it too). Bring some comfortable seating, and share your most frustratingly obscure game.

Laptops, cabinets, board games, checkers and chess are welcome. If you can play with it, we want you to share it!

There will be an original XBOX, a PS2, a projector and a couple of televisions available.

Because the new space doesn’t yet have internet service, all games must be self contained and not have an online component. Sorry WoWers and Second Lifers, we’re working on it.

The event is for the most part BYOS (bring your own stuff.) There’s a Starbucks in the same block should you require some caffeine. And I’ll bring a cooler with ice to hold your beverages. If you want to share some tasty snacks with us it will be most appreciated. The idea is to share and game together. Without much of an agenda.

If you have any questions, comment on this entry or email us at

Hope to see you there.

Build-Out Saturday!

Workshop 88 needs your help this Saturday getting up and running in our new location in Glen Ellyn! We’ve prepped the floor of the workshop area for priming and painting, but we need help sanding, spackling, cleaning, and with any other gerund you can think of. We’ll be there at noon, we have some basic things over there for our work, but not to much as of yet.

So if you have tools you’d like to bring, especially things that would help in
the buildout (putty knives, paint rollers, all painting equipment for that matter, saws, drills, oh and I have no idea how nobody has brought over a hammer yet) please bring them with.

We will respond to any questions via this post. Or email

See you all there!

More about the new space.

We finally have a space to stretch our legs and spread out. The massive public space will be outfitted with comfortable seating and a wireless connection so our members can read, chat, work on crafts, have meetings and bring the projector to watch a movie, or play vintage video games. The space will also be easily converted to a classroom for presentations and guest speakers.

The workshop space will be divided in a carpentry and heavy duty space for projects that require power tools, and an electronics and art workshop, for projects that require light soldering and paint.

The back room will be the W88 medialab. It will feature padded walls for sound isolation. Podcasts and video projects will be produced in this space, and will feature space for editing, monitoring and mixing audio and video projects. The space may also be used as a photography studio.

Come to our public meetings to check out our space, or email to schedule a visit. Let us know what kind of projects you’re interested in making, and consider joining our community.

Pardon our Dust.

It took no time to plan out the future of the new space. and rip out the carpet in the future workspace.

We can look forward to a nice hang out area with couches, craft tables, and computers; carpentry, and electronics work stations, and a media lab for podcasting and video projects.

We’re pretty proud of our new location, it’s smack in the middle of Downtown Glen Ellyn, in the same block we have a bakery, a Starbucks, a pizza shop, the Glen Arts movie theater, yet out of the way and secluded enough to ensure privacy.

Visit us soon, come to the meetings, or email to schedule a visit.