The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is presenting “Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility” on November 7th and 8th at 7:00pm.
For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group, and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes. This production serves as a fundraiser for RISE as we approach our eighth season. We’ll be raffling off Superhero Swag, having loads of refreshments and other family fun in store!
The play will be hosted at Theatre Works in Woonsocket, RI. Buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/852160, and learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1505373226346413/.
The Geeky Kink Event, originally founded in New Jersey, has spun off a New England incarnation. This convention for adult geeks will be held in Warwick, RI the weekend of August 15th-17th. The Guest of Honor will be writer and publisher Cecilia Tan. See http://geekykinknewengland.com/ to learn more.
[Tip from James of The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club]
Rhode Island Comic Con will take place in Providence, RI the weekend of November 1-2. It features many comics artists and pop culture guests, including Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner of Star Trek, John Rhys-Davies of Lord of the Rings, Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead, and Mark Sheppard of just about everything. There are many more guests coming; find the complete list of guests and activities at http://www.ricomiccon.com/.
Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd this year! Be sure to check in with your local comic book shop to learn about any special events they may have! You can learn more about this event at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.
The Providence Community Library in Providence, RI is hosting six local authors from Broad Universe for a panel on April 26th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm:
Join us for a panel and reception of six New England-based female authors of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The authors – Elizabeth Black, Terri Bruce, Helen Collins, Jennifer Pelland, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Phoebe Wray and Ellen Larson – will read from their works and participate in a general Q&A, followed by mingling with the audience and book signings. Light refreshments will be served. This will be a chance to get up close and personal with the authors, so bring your questions and be ready to talk about your favorite books. This will be a fun and casual event and is free and open to the public. If you like discovering new books to read, love the science fiction, fantasy, or horror genres, or like meeting and hanging out with authors, then this event is for you!
The event is sponsored by Broad Universe, a non-profit association dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and promoting women writers of speculative fiction. Find out more at www.broaduniverse.org.
Learn more at http://www.provcomlib.org/news-events/calendar/2014/broad-universe-afternoon-authors and https://www.facebook.com/events/1427426417495329/.
Terror Con is a horror convention being held in Providence, RI the weekend of June 7th-8th. There are many guests scheduled to appear, including David Giuntoli of “Grimm.” Find the frightening details at http://www.terrorcon.net/.
The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival returns to the Providence area October 17th-20th.
PROVIDENCE, RI. This October 17-20th, 2013, the FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival will screen some of the world’s greatest independent fright films. Films presented will be from across the globe and represent a broad range of cinematic styles and approaches to the genre. Our program director is Shawn Quirk.
The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to an often overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe. We guarantee that you will not see anything like them anywhere else. Plus, many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so you’ll have a chance to network, ask questions and maybe even audition for their next film.
To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch’s brew, will consist of various ingredients such as an H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour, special free screenings, a Saturday night double bill with a special presentation, awards for Best Feature and Best Short and much more.
Follow http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php to get all the developing details.
TempleCon is a “retrofuturist” gaming and performance convention being held in Warwick, RI the weekend of February 6-9. There will be live music performances, classic arcade games, tabletop miniatures and board games, costumes, vendors, and more.
That’s right, the rumors are true, TempleCon for the first time will be offering you four full days of insanity this year, as three days at this point is simply unable to contain the awesome we have in store for you in our ninth season! With a larger army than ever helping make what will most likely be our most ultimate of shows a reality, we can’t wait to unveil what we have cooking for 2014 over the coming days, weeks, and months!
And the theme? Well, this year we are focusing on all things Cyberpunk! Expect all of the cutting-edge, high-tech, dystopian futuristic vision seen in films like Blade Runner and games like Shadowrun. All of this comes with an extra helping of 1980s inspired neon-lit camp, which goes hand-in-hand with our Cyberpunk fun. We hope that in both your gaming and costuming you’ll have a massive amount of fun exploring this classic retro-futurist genre making a long-awaited return to the spotlight.
Get the details at http://www.templecon.org/14/.
Pop culture hip hop artist Adam WarRock will be making several appearances in New England as part of his fall tour.
Call it nerdcore. Geek music. Whatever. Adam WarRock raps about the comics, TV, movies, video games, and culture that he loves and makes it personal. His story is one of do-it-yourself, independent determination, having gone from a humble website to a full-time music career. Having tapped into the current culture, he’s caught attention from the biggest figures and sites on the web. Whether being personally cited by Nathan Fillion for his Firely-inspired Browncoats Mixtape, praised by TV critics and cast members for his Parks & Rec EP, or made fans out of artists and writers for his comic book-influenced music, he’s gained the respect of the most fickle audiences and harshest critics around.
August 14 – Somerville, MA – Comicazi (Tix)
August 15 – Northampton, MA – Modern Myths Comics ($5 at door)
August 16 – Providence, RI – Spark City w/ Math the Band
August 17 – Manchester, NH – Double Midnight Comics FREE
Learn more at http://www.adamwarrock.com/?page_id=2820.
[Tip via Convention Scene]
Rhode Island Comic Con will take place in Providence, RI the weekend of November 2-3. It features many comics artists and pop culture guests, including Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek, Billy Dee Williams from The Empire Strikes Back, Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters, and a reunion of Batman actors Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, and Yvonne Craig. There are many more guests coming; find the complete list of guests and activities at http://www.ricomiccon.com/.