Category: VT

Winter Weirdness Game Day 2014

The Green Mountain Gamers will be hosting their Winter Weirdness Game Day on January 11th, 2014 in Barre, VT:

Get out of the house — or take a break from the ski slopes — and get to the winter Green Mountain Game Day for some tabletop action! Bring any tabletop game you wish to play – board games, RPG’s, Magic – it’s all good. We provide the tables, you provide the games.

See for more details.

Dark Mountain State Reading

Geek Mountain State and Quarterstaff Games are hosting Dark Mountain State, an event which “will look to the darker side of fantasy and horror fiction from local authors as the daylight hours grow short in New England.” Authors include Travis R. Barrett, Brandon Barrows, Kristin Dearborn, Daniel Mills, Erika Nichols, and Brian Stavely. The event takes place November 16th from 4:30pm-7:00pm in Burlington, VT. See for details.

CarnageCon 2013

CarnageCon, known this year as “Carnage on the Mountain,” is a tabletop gaming convention being held in Killington, VT, the weekend of November 8th-10th. There will be board games, card games, miniatures, and role-playing games. For details visit

Bakuretsu Con 2013

The twelfth annual Bakuretsu Con will be held in Colchester, VT the weekend of November 1-3.

Founded in 2001 by area fans, Bakuretsu Con is Vermont’s premiere anime convention! Our family-friendly event draws approximately 600 attendees, and is sponsored by The Anime Society of Vermont, a public, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to promote cultural awareness and diversity through the celebration of anime and manga.

Bakuretsu Con has everything an anime fan could want, including:

Guests, Vendors, Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Contest & Cosplay Chess, Artists Alley, LARPing, Domestic & Import Video Game Room, Game Shows, Board Gaming Room, a Japanese-inspired Cafe, Manga Library, and so much more!

Learn more at

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

Popular Culture Conference: Weird Lovecraft

The College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT, is hosting its Second Annual Popular Culture Conference, “Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the American Horror Canon.” On April 12th there will be a meet-and-greet, a presentation about Lovecraft, and a performance of “The Whisperer in Darkness”; on the 13th there will be three panel sessions discussing Lovecraft’s work and influence. For complete conference information visit

[Tip via Geek Mountain State]

Author Appearance: James Patrick Kelly

Norwich University in Northfield, VT is hosting a public reading by Hugo award winning author James Patrick Kelly as part of its 2013 Writers Series. The event, being held on campus on March 27th at 4:30pm, is free and open to the public. For details see

[Tip via Geek Mountain State]

Open Fields Medieval Festival 2013

The Open Fields Medieval Festival will be held in Thetford, VT on May 25th:

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Open Fields will hold its Medieval Festival on the Thetford Green from 11 am to 3 pm. During this family-friendly festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A King & Queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Costumes are encouraged.

Visit for more information.

[Tip from Mindy at Open Fields]

“75 Years of Science Fiction” Academic Conference

The University of Vermont is hosting an interdisciplinary academic conference on “75 Years of Science Fiction” on April 27th. The event itself is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The event is looking for submissions; download the Call for Papers if you want to participate (submissions are due March 7th). Proposals and requests for tickets should be sent to See for more information.

[Tip from Dr. Steven Hrotic]

MEGA Spring Meltdown 2013

The Green Mountain Gamers of Fairlee, VT will be hosting their “MEGA Spring Meltdown” game day on April 27th. Board games and roleplaying games will be available; feel free to bring your own games as well. See for more information.

[Tip via Geek Mountain State]

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