The Eastport Pirate Festival will be held in Eastport, ME the weekend of September 6th-8th. Be sure to check out the bed race! You’ll be all warmed up and ready to go for “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on September 19th. Go to http://www.eastportpiratefestival.com/ for details.
Joe Hill will appear at Books-A-Million in South Portland, ME to present his new book NOS4A2 on May 11th at 2:00pm.
Vic is strangely gifted: she can find anything missing (be it a bracelet or the answer to a question), and when she rides her bike through the Shorter Way bridge, she will end up at her desired destination. And she’s the only one who’s escaped from serial killer Charlie Manx’s Rolls Royce ride to a park called Christmasland. After Manx dies in prison, his body mysteriously disappears after the autopsy. Master of horror Joe Hill joins us once more for a tale of paranormal suspense and revenge.
See http://joehillfiction.com/2013/04/ride-on/ for details.
[Tip via Convention Scene]
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/.
PortConMaine, “Maine’s Largest Geek Culture Celebration,” will take place June 20-23 in South Portland, ME. There will be bands, performers, vendors, contests, panel discussions, and a visit from author Keith R. A. DeCandido.
Join us for a celebration of geek culture interests including anime, gaming, science fiction, costuming, fantasy, video gaming, boffer combat, comics, pop culture, steampunk, and more! Come to enjoy your current favorite fandom and learn something new about another! PortConMaine is Maine’s first, longest running, and largest convention celebrating the hobbies that enrich our lives. Meet old and new friends and join the community– let’s celebrate the interests we enjoy together!
As a special incentive and thank you for those of you who pre-register to PortCon, PortCon offers a FREE fourth day to attendees who pre-register! Thursday is a day full of events for only those people who register ahead of time. So to get the most of your PortConMaine experience- don’t forget to register in time!
To learn more visit http://portconmaine.com/.
The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held on May 19th in Portland, ME. The first featured guest to be announced is Jeff Smith, the award winning creator of “Bone” and “Rasl”. Many more guest writers, artists and publishers are expected. You can find out more at http://mainecomicsfestival.com/.
SnowConMaine is a gaming convention that will be held in Orono, ME the weekend of January 18-20.
Our focus is on tabletop games of all types: board games, card games, roleplaying games, LARPs, miniatures, demo games, strategy games; as well as a packed game library, vendors, exhibitors, costume contests and more for gamers of all ages and experience levels.
Visit http://snowconmaine.com/main/ to learn more.