Category: RI

NecronomiCon 2013

NecronomiCon is a convention for fans of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, being held in his home of Providence, RI the weekend of August 22nd–25th.

NecronomiCon Providence is a many-faceted convention exploring the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and fellow writers of Weird Tales, past and present.

Our theme is The Rational and the Supernatural – an exploration of the intersection of science and art that lays at the foundation of the “Cthulhu Mythos” genre.

We seek to pay proper homage to The Old Gentleman of Providence and his literary offspring, including numerous activities to highlight the town HPL loved and called home – PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island.

Join this mysterious cult via http://necronomicon-providence.com/.

Geeky Kink Event: New England 2013

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 16th-18th. The “Perv of Honor” will be writer and publisher Cecilia Tan. See http://geekykinknewengland.com/ to learn more.

RKOCon 2013

RKOCon is a celebration of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the “shadowcasting” phenomenon. The event will be held August 22-25 in Providence, RI. There will be shadowcast performances of other popular shows such as “Repo: The Genetic Opera” and “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” as well as panels, parties, music, and more. To learn more visit http://www.rkocon.com/.

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Saturday, May 4th is Free Comic Book Day! (Also Star Wars Day — May the Fourth be with you!) Check with your local comic book store to see if any special events are planned, and be sure to stop by early to get the best choice of free comic books. To learn more about this project visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.

TempleCon 2013

TempleCon is a “retrofuture”-themed gaming convention that will be held in Warwick, RI the weekend of February 1-3, 2013. The convention is in its eighth year, and this year’s theme will be “Biopunk.”

Founded in 2006, TempleCon is a celebration all things with a Retro-Futurist theme, right next door to one of the coolest cities in the world, Providence, Rhode Island. While we suppose you could call TempleCon a convention, as many are quick to do, it’s a bit more than that. It’s really a three day festival of modern hobby gaming and Retro-Futurist fandom, including events, performances and activities from all the genres out there that you can think of, and probably some that you can’t. It’s also a social event, which means that while we’re all about the entertainment, we’re even more about the people who love it. We started TempleCon for a lot of reasons, but one of them is because we think that things gaming and fandom need to finally be dragged out of the basement and into the ballroom. TempleCon breaks a lot of the long-standing rules of “geek” conventions, and offers up a diverse event full of wild parties, great games, live music, crazy performances, guests, workshops, vendors, and a ton more stuff that we think you’ll like.

Learn more at http://templecon.org/13/.

Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival 2012

The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival returns to the Providence area October 25th-28th.

This October 25-28th, 2012, 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. This year, our program director is Shawn Quirk assisted by Carolyn Colton and Sara Fishman.

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.

See complete details at http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php.

Rhode Island Comic Con 2012

The Rhode Island Comic Con is coming to Providence, RI the weekend of November 3rd-4th. They’ve got quite a guest list announced:

Guests joining Billy West [Fry from Futurama] include the first New England Battlestar Galactica Reunion with Dirk Benedict (Sarbuck), Richard Hatch (Apollo), Noah Hathaway (Boxey), Herb Jefferson Jr. (Boomer), Anne Lockhart (Sheba), Felix Silla (Lucifer) and Laurette Spang (Cassiopea). From the Star Trek franchise, John DeLancie (Q) and Gary Graham (Soval) will be appearing as well. Other fan favorites scheduled to appear include Nicholas Brendon (Xander from Buffy), Peter Mayhew (the legendary Chewbacca), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), Mark Goddard (Maj. Don West from Lost in Space), Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers) and the “No Soup for You” Larry Thomas from Seinfeld. Over a dozen others are slated to appear. Over 100 comic book artists are lined up to attend as well.

There will also be gaming tournaments, a costume contest, parties and more. See the details at http://www.ricomiccon.com/.

What’s Coming Up in July

Hello folks! Here’s what’s currently on the calendar for the month of July.

July 23 at theaters in MA, CT, NH, and RI: Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event

Connecticut:
July 7-8: Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
July 13-15: ConnectiCon 2012

Massachusetts:
July 3: Author Appearance: Erin Morgenstern
July 12-15: Readercon 23
July 21: Author Appearance: Anne E. Johnson
July 21: 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!
July 21-22: Abbadia Mare Festival 2012

Rhode Island:
July 11: 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!

2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!

The theater troupe Unreliable Narrator is on tour with the cyberpunk musical comedy “2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!”

Itʼs the way far distant future, AD 2010, and itʼs a bad time to be human. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Foursquare. But judging by the apathy of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and of her fellow humans, it may be too late.

2010 is a synthpop-infused, queer-friendly musical comedy homage to the great dystopian classics of the 1980s and ’90s. Playwright Carl Danielson brilliantly riffs on classics like Blade Runner, Max Headroom, The Matrix, and Snow Crash. Meanwhile, local songwriter/audio producer Andy Hicks (of The Pluto Tapes) provides delightfully twisted tunes like “Near Futuristic Dystopia!” and “Bangor Boogie.”

There are two shows coming up in New England:
July 11 at 8:00pm at 95 Empire in Providence, RI
July 21 at 8:00pm at Griffen Theatre in Salem, MA

See http://ourhideousfuture.tumblr.com/post/24824496666/2010-tour-itinerary for details.

Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event

Good grief, Star Trek: The Next Generation is 25 years old! Fathom Events is hosting a celebration that will be broadcast to theaters nationwide, including locations in New England, on July 23rd at 7:00pm.

This summer “boldly go where no one has gone before” and don’t miss the only opportunity to see two of the most popular Next Generation episodes, Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” on the big screen.

This special event will include exclusive looks at the massive restoration of season one, never-before-seen interviews with the original cast members and behind-the-scenes looks at the artists who created the original FX elements and photography during the making of the show. Audiences will also be privy to an unseen sneak-peak of “Measure of a Man.”

Find the nearest participating theater and buy your tickets at http://www.fathomevents.com/classics/event/startrektng.aspx.

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