Category: ME

SnowConMaine 2014

SnowConMaine is a gaming convention that will be held in Orono, ME the weekend of January 17-19.

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.

Learn more at http://snowconmaine.com/main/.

Author Appearance: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are beginning a book tour in support of the seventeenth novel set in their Liaden Universe® series, Trade Secret. They will be at the following venues in New England:

October 31, 7-9 pm at Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA

November 1, 7-9 pm at The Toadstool Bookstore, 586 Nashua Street (Lorden Plaza), Milford, NH

November 2, 2-4 pm at Barnes and Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA

Sunday, November 3, 1-4 pm at Annie’s Bookstop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA

Monday, November 4, 7-9 pm at Barnes and Noble, 7 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, MA

Sunday, November 17, 2-4 pm at Books-a-Million, South Portland, ME

For more information see http://korval.com/2013/10/13/the-2013-lee-and-miller-book-tour-schedule/.

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Coast City Comicon 2013

The Coast City Comicon returns to South Portland, ME the weekend of November 8th-10th. The event will feature feature gaming, comics artists and writers, plus a “Nerd Rave” planned for the 8th. To learn more visit http://coastcitycomicon.com/.

Author/Artist Appearance: Jeff Lemire

DC Comics writer and artist Jeff Lemire will appear at Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME on August 10th from 12:00-3:00pm. For details visit http://www.casablancacomics.com/events/upcoming/.

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Eastport Pirate Festival 2013

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.

AniMaine 2013

AniMaine is an anime convention taking place November 8th-10th in South Portland, ME. Guests will include voice actors Tiffany Grant and Greg Ayres, and there will be vendors, panels, and other events. Keep an eye on http://animaine.com/ for more information.

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JemCon 2013

Fans of 80′s cartoon Jem and the Holograms will be gathering to celebrate the show at JemCon, which is being held in Portland, ME this year the weekend of October 4th-6th. http://www.jemcon.org/

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Author Appearance: Joe Hill

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.

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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/.

PortConMaine 2013

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/.

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