The Geek Central festival will take over Central Square in Cambridge, MA on October 25th and 26th.
To celebrate Pandemonium’s 25 Anniversary, we will be holding a two-day festival of geeky goodness in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge taking place on October 25 & 26, 2014.
What is Geek Central?
Geek Central is a number of geeky organizations and businesses getting together to run events all through Central Square, in Cambridge! Any one of these events would be cool on its own. Put them all together… and we have an awesome new convention!
Most events at Geek Central will be free! Only a few of our very special events will have a cover charge, and there is plenty of fun programming for those who choose not to attend them. (We think they’re totally worth it, but we like letting our attendees decide!) We also have an exciting incentive for those who want to see and do all the day’s events in the Geek Central Passport.
Find the latest developments at http://www.geekcentral.org.
The Science Fiction Theatre Company will present the sci-fi comedy “The Singularity” at The Factory Theatre in Boston, MA.
Science Fiction Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our fall show: the world premiere of The Singularity by Crystal Jackson! The show will be directed by Cait Robinson and will open this September 19th at the Factory Theatre in Boston!
Astrid is on her last egg- if she does not get pregnant now, she’ll never have a child. The Singularity is a black comedy set in a dystopian future about a woman who will try anything to have a baby. When sperm banks and hookups fail her, Astrid’s desperation hits an all time low. She tries one last thing: dark matter. All Astrid wanted was to be a mother, but now she must ask “a mother to what?”
Friday Sept 19th 8pm
Saturday Sept 20th 8pm
Sunday Sept 21st 3pm
Thursday Sept 25th 8pm
Friday Sept 26th 8pm
Saturday Sept 27th 8pm
Sunday Sept 28th 3pm
Thursday Oct 2nd 8pm
Friday Oct 3rd 8pm
Saturday Oct 4th 8pm
Sunday Oct 5th 3pm
For information on tickets see http://sciencefictiontheatrecompany.com/2014/09/tickets-now-available-for-the-singularity/.
Matt Herring of the Secret Identity Podcast will appear at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA to present The Unofficial Doctor Who Companion, a guidebook to the popular TV show. Be there on September 20th from 3:00-5:00pm (unless your TARDIS delivers you somewhen else). See http://anniesbookstopworcester.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/monday-events-buzz-more-and-more/ for details.
New York Comic Con will be held October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. They have a huge guest list, including people from comics, television, movies, art, and more; see the website at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/! (Tip: details are hidden under the triple-bar icon in the top right corner of their website.)
Noted science fiction author William Gibson, known for cyberpunk novels such as Neuromancer, will be appearing at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, to present his new novel The Peripheral on November 13th at 7:00pm. This event is sponsored by Porter Square Books and tickets are required. For ticket details visit http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/william-gibson-peripheral.
The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT annually stages a themed outdoor display of tiny “fairy houses” on its grounds, and this year’s theme is “Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk’d Wonderland.”
Artists and designers creating the over two dozen faerie-scaled installations must recount Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in a steampunk setting. Imagine a miniature Victorian world viewed through a steam-powered futuristic lens.
Visitors will travel the Museum’s 11 acres to discover a faerie version of Lewis Carroll’s topsy-turvy dreamlike world. With guide in hand they will follow Alice’s adventures – keeping up with the tardy White Rabbit…surviving the Mad Tea Party…drinking and eating to change size…talking with flowers…and playing croquet with the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts.
As part of its Wee Faerie Village exhibition, adults and families with children can enjoy a month of fun faerie and Wonderland-themed activities. Events include a visit from Alice, baking and faerie house-making contests, croquet lessons, a magic show, parties, book discussions, and craft activities.
The exhibit runs from October 3rd to November 2nd. For ticket information and a full schedule of events, visit http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/programs-events/wee-faerie-village/.
The Public Library of Brookline, MA is hosting a lecture called “Banned Books Week: When Comics Almost Died” by expert Carol Tilley on September 22nd at 7:00pm:
Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s anti-comics polemic Seduction of the Innocent, US Senate hearings on the relationship between comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the development of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that restricted content. CAROL TILLEY, whose research into Wertham’s revealed the doctor fabricated some of his findings, takes listeners behind the scenes, to reveal this fateful year in comics history. Learn untold stories of Wertham, Senator Estes Kefauver and the kids who tried to fight the tide of anti-comics momentum.
See http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/programs/special-events/140922-banned-books-week-when-comics-almost-died for more information.
Vermont Comic Con will take place in Burlington, VT the weekend of October 25th-26th. Guests include Gil Gerard of “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.” Learn more at http://www.vtcomiccon.com/.
[Tip via Geek Mountain State]
There will be yet another Another Anime Convention this year! It will be held October 17-19 in Manchester, NH, and features voice actors, musicians, panels, artists, vendors, and of course cosplay events galore. For more information visit http://www.anotheranimecon.com/
Cary Elwes, the actor who played the Dread Pirate Roberts/Westley in The Princess Bride, has written a book about that experience called As You Wish. On October 17th he will appear in person at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, in an event sponsored by Porter Square Books. Tickets are required for this event, which starts at 6:00pm. Visit http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/cary-elwes-you-wish for details on the event, which includes a screening of the film.