Category: Other Locations

Free Comic Book Day 2014

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd this year! Be sure to check in with your local comic book shop to learn about any special events they may have! You can learn more about this event at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.

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/.

Free Comic Book Day is May 5th!

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/.

What’s Coming Up in August

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:

Connecticut:
August 26-28: Pi-Con
August 27: ComiCONN

Maine:
August 18-21: KatahdiCon (as far as I can tell, it’s really happening)

Massachusetts:
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

New Hampshire:
August 19-21: Open Gaming Convention

Vermont:
August 27: Fall-loha Game Day

Canada:
August 12-14: Otakuthon

Otakuthon 2011

The Otakuthon anime convention will return to Montreal, Quebec (within reach of northern New England) the weekend of August 12th-14th. Guests of honor include voice actors, artists, cosplayers, and more. Get the details at http://www.otakuthon.com/.

Tolkien Reading Day

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.

Free Comic Book Day

May 7th will be this year’s Free Comic Book Day at all participating comic book stores. Comics for both children and adults will be given away. See http://www.freecomicbookday.com/ for details, including a list of the comics.

What’s Coming Up in August

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:

Connecticut:
July 31-August 1: Midsummer Magick Faire
August 20–22: 5Pi-Con

Maine:
July 31-August 1: Paranormal/Psychic Faire

Massachusetts:
August 1: Author Appearance: Tom Sniegoski
August 16: Author Appearance: Larry Doyle

New Hampshire:
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

Otakuthon 2010

Otakuthon, an anime convention, will be held in Montreal, Quebec (within reach of northern New England) the weekend of August 13-15, 2010. Find out more at http://www.otakuthon.com/2010/home.

Otakuthon 2009

Otakuthon 2009, an anime convention, will be held in Montreal, Quebec (within reach of northern New England) the weekend of July 31st-August 2nd. For more information visit http://www.otakuthon.com/.

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