Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will appear at the Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival sponsored by Jetpack Comics. There will be other guests, activities, and contests during the festival. See http://www.jetpackcomics.com/fcbd.html for details.
The Duxbury Free Library in Duxbury, MA, is hosting “Teen Con South,” a convention just for teens, on March 30th from 1:00-4:00pm:
All afternoon teens from various libraries will meet to discuss and play in a multitude of genres: anime, steampunk, gaming, fantasy, cardboard battling, and much.
Visit http://www.duxburyfreelibrary.org/teens/teen.htm and the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teen-Con-South-Massachusetts/385546854866484 for more information.
ConnectiCon is a multi-genre convention held in Hartford, CT the weekend of July 12-14. The featured guests are actor Aaron Douglas, author Brandon Sanderson, movie critic Doug Walker, voice actor Jim Cummings, actress Marina Sirtis, comics artist Michael Golden, author Michael J. Sullivan, actor Michael Trucco, actor Neil Grayston, actor Tahmoh Penikett, and Tim Buckley of CtrlAltDel. Learn more at http://connecticon.org/.
Brandeis University’s annual live action roleplaying festival, Triskaidekafestival (Festival of the LARPs), will be held the weekend of April 12-14. The event is free and open to the general public. See http://2013.festivalofthelarps.com/ for details.
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 Magickal Marketplace and Psychic Faire will be held on April 13th in Nashua, NH.
Get a reading from one of our skilled psychics- Beyond the usual tarot cards, we’ve brought in experts in runes, tea leaves, spirit guides, and many more techniques!
Browse a selection of wonderous wares from some of New England’s finest craftspeople and merchants, featuring everything from clothing and jewelery to crystals and gemstones, handmade soaps, artwork, magickal tools, and more.
Enjoy live music, get a massage, reiki healing, or a beautiful henna tattoo, or take in a lecture by one of our expert speakers.
For details see http://www.themagickalmarketplace.com/.
The College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT, is hosting its Second Annual Popular Culture Conference, “Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the American Horror Canon.” On April 12th there will be a meet-and-greet, a presentation about Lovecraft, and a performance of “The Whisperer in Darkness”; on the 13th there will be three panel sessions discussing Lovecraft’s work and influence. For complete conference information visit https://www.csj.edu/pop-culture/.
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