The 2013 Robin Hood Springtime Festival will be held in Guilford, CT on the weekends of May 18-19 and 25-26, and June 1-2.
It is our hope that our guests will share the same passion we discovered as children and be equally interested to learn about history, the performing arts, costuming, music, dance, and more. Learning aside, there are more stage-and-street shows than you can see in a day, shopping, food, games and plenty of other things to keep you busy on your mythical journey back in time.
Visit http://robinhoodsfaire.com/ for more details.
The 2013 New Hampshire Renaissance Faire will be held May 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th in Kingston, NH.
The NH Renaissance Faire is a family friendly, educational, visual, theatrical and fantastical event held in gorgeous, (and central), Kingston, NH. From historical knights to fantastical fairies, NHRF brings together education and fun for the whole family. Our merchants are mainly local artisans with an emphasis on hand made items including costumes, jewelry, pottery, herbals, weaponry, and more. Some will even demonstrate their craft live for your enjoyment.
Learn more at http://www.nhrenfaire.com/.
Steampunks, mad scientists and time travelers will arrive in Waltham, MA the weekend of May 11th-12th (with a kickoff party the evening of Friday the 10th) for the 2013 Watch City Festival, a steampunk street festival that takes over locations throughout downtown Waltham. The Watch City Festival is a fundraiser for the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. There will be vendors, craft demonstrations, movie screenings, an art show, street performers, musical performances, and more! Keep an eye on http://watchcityfestival.com to keep up with the latest developments.
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 http://www.vtmedfest.com/ for more information.
[Tip from Mindy at Open Fields]
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA is hosting its 35th Annual Science Fiction Marathon from 7:00pm on January 26th overnight to morning of January 27th.
The 2013 Marathon features four full-length films, one surprise hour-long feature, many short subjects, and a special selection of refreshments! Pizza pre-orders will be taken between WALL-E and Looper for pickup at midnight, and breakfast foods will be available after The Andromeda Strain.
Learn more at http://lsc.mit.edu/schedule/2013.1q/desc-marathon.shtml.
Tickets are on sale now for the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon, which will be held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. The festival will run from February 8th to the 18th; the marathon starts at noon on Sunday February 17th and runs for 24 consecutive hours. The 2013 film schedule has not been posted yet; keep an eye on http://www.bostonsci-fi.com/ for updates.
The Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox, MA will host a Medieval Faire on October 7th from 10am to 5pm:
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will host the 4th annual Medieval Faire on the grounds of the historic mansion in Lenox. The day’s events will include exciting displays of armored combat, equestrian demonstrations, medieval arts, crafts and clothing; strolling troubadours and musicians, as well as exhibits, food and other demonstrations. Re-enactors in armor and period costumes will take part in the action. Heading the day’s programs is Jeffrey Mann. Mann’s specialty is the study of the evolution of armor through the Middle Ages including, how it is made, and tournament combat. Mann has attained the rank of a knight and master armorer within an reenactment organization. For over 20 years, Mann, his squire and retainers have taken their interest and knowledge of medieval life to schools, nursing homes and scouting organizations, bringing the Middle Ages alive.
Visit their website to learn more: http://gildedage.org/ai1ec_event/ventfort-medieval-faire/?instance_id=38564
The Paint and Pixel Festival celebrates Western New England’s finest comic artists, book illustrators and cartoonists. The event will take place October 20th in Northampton, MA’s Northampton Center for the Arts.
Meet and get to know talented creators and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning children’s books, prominent webcomics and comic strips–it’s a great opportunity to meet friendly, professional illustrators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.
Visit http://paintandpixelfestival.com/ for more information.
The Etheria Film Festival will celebrate the best new short fantasy and science fiction films made by women. The party and screening will be held September 15th at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. Here’s the schedule:
4:00 PM – “We Are All Cylons” *Free
5:00 PM – Free Reception
7:00 PM – Fantasy Lineup
- Intermission -
9:00 PM – Science Fiction Lineup
11:00 PM – Free Afterparty!
Get your tickets and learn more about what’s being screened at http://www.etheriafilmfestival.com/.
[Tip via The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group]
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.