Nauticon is a general-nerd-interest convention for adults over 21 years old scheduled for September 13-15 in Provincetown, MA.
It is an intimate gathering of no more than 900 fans and friends who want to talk about their favorite nerdy things. And want to learn more about their favorite nerdy things, and maybe find something else that’s interesting too. There are entertainments specifically designed to get people gathered together over something that they can talk about, from Boat Trips around Cape Cod Harbor, to attending a Luau on the hotel grounds and beach, from cupcake wars to bacon vs. spam panels, to costume shows and drag queen make-up tips. Behind our panels fun names are diverse, educational and timely subject matters presented by panelists who are educated or experts in their fandom. Nauticon aims to bring panels to our attendees that they cannot find anywhere else. We have food pairings or whiskey, rum and other tastings that tantalize the taste buds and educate the palette. This year, who knows? But we bring in both fans and pros who can provide that kind of information and vibe that make this a weekend long event.
Learn more at http://nauticons.com/.
Go enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with fellow anime fans! CampAnime will entertain you with indoor and outdoor events the weekend of September 20-22 at the Camp Woodstock Conference and Retreat facility in Woodstock Valley, CT. Like a regular convention there will be guests, panels, contests, dances, etc., plus outdoor activities; you can attend just during the day or you can also pay for lodging and food at the campsite. Visit http://campanime.com/ to learn more, and be sure to pack your sunscreen.
The Eastport Pirate Festival will be held in Eastport, ME the weekend of September 6th-8th. Be sure to check out the bed race! You’ll be all warmed up and ready to go for “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on September 19th. Go to http://www.eastportpiratefestival.com/ for details.
AniMaine is an anime convention taking place November 8th-10th in South Portland, ME. Guests will include voice actors Tiffany Grant and Greg Ayres, and there will be vendors, panels, and other events. Keep an eye on http://animaine.com/ for more information.
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The Enfield Pirate Festival invites all ye scurvy landlubbers to join them August 31st and September 1st in Enfield, CT for “a day of merriment, mirth and laughter with us as we reenact the days of yore all around you.” Find out more at http://ctfaire.com/enfield/.
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire will offer you entertainment, food, and shopping in Norwich, CT on weekends from September 21st to October 20, plus Monday October 14th (Columbus Day). There will be some special themed weekends, including Pet Weekend and Time Travelers Weekend. Inquire at http://www.ctfaire.com/ to learn more.
Jennifer Eifrig will appear at Books and Boos in Colchester, CT on June 25th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Jen Eifrig is an old-school English major with a love for speculative fiction, including thrillers, romance, urban fantasy, steampunk, and novels with strong cinematographic sense. Her current series is a dark urban fantasy retelling of an ancient Egyptian myth. In addition, she writes a free romantic comedy/urban fantasy novel via Twitter.
See http://www.booksandboos.com/events-calendar.html for more information.
Larry Tye has written Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero. I previously listed his appearance at Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA on June 20th at 7:00pm; since then I have found two more local stops on his tour:
Fantasy author Terry Brooks is presenting the next book in his “The Dark Legacy of Shannara” series, Witch Wraith, at several upcoming locations:
Ammi-Joan Paquette will present her young readers book Paradox at Porter Square books in Cambridge, MA on July 2nd at 7:00pm.
Ana only knows her name because of the tag she finds pinned to her jumpsuit. Waking in the featureless compartment of a rocket ship, she opens the hatch to discover that she has landed on a barren alien world. Instructions in her pocket tell her to observe and to survive, no doubt with help from the wicked-looking knives she carries on her belt. But to what purpose?
Learn more at http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/ammi-joan-paquette-paradox.