Pandemonium Books and Games is hosting another “Game of Thrones” themed dinner party at Tavern in the Square in Cambridge, MA on November 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm:
Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark?
Wonder no longer! Come along with Pandemonium Books as we venture on a culinary tour of Westeros. From the Lord Commander’s own table comes the salad at Castle Black. Sample Sweet Pumpkin Soup (served in bowls, not flasks, we’re afraid). Sample Westfell’s rich aurochs and buttery beets. Share chickpea puree, and of course, indulge in lemoncakes.
Remember, winter is coming so don’t be afraid to put on a few pounds!
Order your tickets at http://geekcentral.org/schedule_iceandfire.php.
The Inter-Dimensional Vaudevillians’ Cosmic Sideshow, a “Victorian Inspired Musical Circus Extravaganza,” will be held in Worcester, MA at the Worcester Palladium on November 2nd from 7:00pm to 2:00am. There will be several bands playing, plus fire spinners, artists, and magicians. For more information see http://www.antiquinox.com/events.html.
Geek king and actor Wil Wheaton and comedy music duo Paul and Storm will appear at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on October 6th at 7:00pm. Get tickets at http://www.rockonconcerts.com/event/260725-wil-wheaton-vs-paul-storm-boston/.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA is hosting “80 Days: A Steampunk Celebration,” a party to be held September 26th from 6:30-9:30PM.
Get ready for some pseudo-time-traveling as we celebrate PEM’s round-the-world art collection with steampunk revelry. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that offers a Victorian take of what the future might look like inspired by authors such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Learn more at http://www.pem.org/calendar/event/844-80_days_a_steampunk_celebration.
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Actor Sam Huntington of SyFy Channel’s “Being Human” will appear at Harrision’s Comics and Pop Culture in Nashua, NH on May 4th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. The event is presented by IAMTHINK.COM. To learn more see https://www.facebook.com/events/286529408148323/ and http://www.harrisonscomics.net/.
On the evening of April 5th, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, gear up and have an adventure aboard Captain Nemo’s famed Nautilus! Interactive game creator 5-Wits is sponsoring a Steampunk Gala at its “20,000 Leagues” exhibit at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA. Enjoy the art of Bruce Rosenbaum and a musical performance by Eli August. Learn more at http://www.5-wits.com/steampunkgala.aspx.
That’s Entertainment, a comic book store in Worcester, MA, has successfully petitioned the city to have a private road running alongside the store renamed to “Lois Lane.” To celebrate, the store will be hosting a Lois Lane Day party on December 30th from 3:00-6:00pm! Comics artist Paul Ryan will create a special commemorative print of Lois for this event, plus there will be a “Lois Lane Look-Alike” contest and a raffle of a hand-signed photo of the first Lois Lane actress, Noel Neill. Learn more at http://thatse.com/.
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On December 21st, author Neil Gaiman and musician Amanda Palmer will be the guests at a fundraising party for Torrent Engine 18, a project that will transform a 19th-century Boston firehouse into a flexible theater/art gallery space. People who contribute at least $125 to the project will be able to attend the party; the number of spaces available is limited. Please read the donation instructions at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/182095077/old-boston-firehouse-to-become-art-space-torrent-e.
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Tales From the House Band, Volume 2 is a collection of fantastical short stories, all with a musical theme. The authors of two of these stories, Clea Simon and Brett Milano, will be hosting a launch party at the Flora restaurant in Arlington, MA on December 11th starting at 6:00pm.
Welcome to the Plus One House Band’s second set. A village girl on the Isle of Man disregards the rules of her people’s bargain with their otherworldly neighbours, and pays the price. A young musician goes on a wild tour of America’s parking lots as he follows his favourite band. A paralyzed soul singer reflects back on how he met his great love. A singer in a strange little underground club carries the world in her song. A damned soul makes a classic crossroads guitar swap deal between the devil and a musician, not knowing that the musician has an agenda of his own. A father and son, both flamenco guitarists, spiral down into madness and addiction. Here are fifteen stories that run from quiet vignettes to apocalyptic science fiction to chilling irony to raucous good fun, all linked together by the music each author offers. So grab a seat, order up something cold to drink, and settle in for a great gig.
For details, see http://www.florarestaurant.com/index.php?page=about&family=events or https://www.facebook.com/events/352695368159541/.
The Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA will be celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit on September 29th with “Middle-Earth Day”:
Higgins Armory Museum welcomes the world of J.R.R. Tolkien into its halls.
- Come dressed as your favorite charactore from Tolkien’s stories of fantasies and adventures
- Hear stories of Bilbo from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
- Make a Gondorian shield or design your own
- Watch Arwen teach Aragorn the proper way to slay an orc
- Play games from the Shire
- See if you can outgrin a dwarf
So dust off your traveling cloaks and study up on your runes, or just comb your feet and join us for a day of fun and fellowship!
See http://www.higgins.org/calendar/2012-09-29 for details.
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