Fans of classic video arcade games are invited to the Boston Bit Fest on December 11th:
Are you a bad enough dude or dudette to rescue the President? Find out at Bit Fest – a festival celebrating the halcyon days of the corner arcade and home video game consoles!
The festival features original arcade cabinets (you bring the cash, we supply the quarters!) as well as classic bit filled video game consoles to play your old favorites and overlooked oddities.
You want more? We have more! Bit Fest has featured vendor booths with Boston’s best local retailers that cater to collectors and neophytes alike; you can test your knowledge against an opponent on the Video Game Trivia Show, challenge a friend to spin the Wheel of Worst Fighting Games Ever, and much more.
Crazy-good prizes a’plenty, open to all, and no ticket required. There’s literally no reason why you can’t be there on December 11th, 7 PM at Aeronaut Brewing Co!
For details see https://bostonbitfest.wordpress.com/.
Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, MA is having a celebration of all things Doctor Who on December 13th, including trivia and costume contests. See https://anniesbookstopworcester.wordpress.com/ for details.
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem, MA is featuring artist Andrew Houle’s comics art in its “Good Guys & Bad Guys” gallery show for the month of February. An artist’s reception is being held on February 13th at 7:00pm. Learn more at http://www.gulugulucafe.com/the-artists/.
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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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