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/.
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Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day! 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/.
Oops… how did it get to be August already? Sorry I’m late getting the monthly list compiled! At least there wasn’t anything on the calendar yesterday and today. Here’s what’s coming up the rest of this month:
August 18-21: KatahdiCon (as far as I can tell, it’s really happening)
August 3: Author Appearance: Jim Butcher
August 4: Author Appearance: William Gibson This event has been cancelled.
August 5-7: Creation Supernatural Convention
August 5-7: Mysterium
August 5-7: Paranormal Research Society Field Trip to Salem
August 11: Author Appearance: Lev Grossman
August 19-21: Creation Twilight Convention
August 20-21: Medieval German Festival 2011
August 19-21: Open Gaming Convention
August 27: Fall-loha Game Day
August 12-14: Otakuthon
March 25th is the annual “Tolkien Reading Day”; this date was selected because in the Lord of the Rings books it’s the day on which Sauron’s downfall finally arrives. Learn more at http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html.
First of all, I have some news for you Facebook junkies: now you can have the posts from this blog show up on your Facebook news feed! Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-Events/139619329383173 or search for “New England Science Fiction and Fantasy Events”. If you Like the page, new posts will show up in the news feed shortly after I post them. The posts will appear to be written by “RSS Graffiti”; that’s the application I’m using to catch the feed. Note that if I post more than one entry in an evening, which I often do, you may see one post and then a message saying “See 1 more post from RSS Graffiti” which you’ll need to click on to see everything.
Note that the official calendar will still reside on http://nescifievents.org/. I don’t intend to create Facebook events for anything, as I believe that should be up to the actual event organizers.
You can also continue to subscribe by email, RSS feed, and LiveJournal — that’s not changing.
Anyway, on to the list of what I currently have in the calendar for August:
July 31-August 1: Paranormal/Psychic Faire
August 19: Author Appearance: Tom Sniegoski and Christopher Golden (Note that Nate Kenyon was originally listed for this event as well, but the bookstore website isn’t listing his name any more, so I’m not sure what’s going on there.)
August 25: Author Appearance: Kate Kaynak
Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
August 13–15: Otakuthon 2010
Anticipation, the World Science Fiction Convention being held in Montreal August 6th-10th, has announced that a trial or “Taster” membership will be available. The short summary is that if you are curious about the convention but not sure it’s worth it, you can buy a single-day membership, and if you decide you don’t like the convention, return to the registration desk within 3 hours and you’ll get a refund of most of the ticket’s cost. For a complete description of how the offer works visit http://anticipationsf.ca/Press/PressRelease25.