The 2013 Robin Hood Springtime Festival will be held in Guilford, CT on the weekends of May 18-19 and 25-26, and June 1-2.
It is our hope that our guests will share the same passion we discovered as children and be equally interested to learn about history, the performing arts, costuming, music, dance, and more. Learning aside, there are more stage-and-street shows than you can see in a day, shopping, food, games and plenty of other things to keep you busy on your mythical journey back in time.
Visit http://robinhoodsfaire.com/ for more details.
Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT will present “Science on Screen: Dune with Peter Turchin,” featuring a screening of David Lynch’s Dune, preceded by a talk with scientist Peter Turchin:
Peter Turchin is one of the top cited authors in the field of Ecology/Environment and one of the founders of cliodynamics, the new scientific discipline located at the intersection of historical macrosociology, cliometrics, and mathematical modeling of social processes. Turchin is a professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as in the Department of Mathematics.
The screening starts April 9th at 7:00pm. Visit http://www.realartways.org/cinema.htm to learn more.
[Tip from Taryn at Real Art Ways]
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/.
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/.
Horror writer Erin Thorne will appear at Books & Boos in Colchester, CT to read from her short story collection Behind the Wheel on February 23rd from 1:00–3:00pm. For more information visit http://booksandboos.com/bookstore-events.html.
UPDATE: Due to the snowstorm, this has been rescheduled to March 2nd.
Paranormal investigator David Cassenti will visit the Books and Boos bookstore in Colchester, CT on
February 9th March 2nd from from 2:00pm to 4:00pm to present his novel For the Blood of the Lamb, Part 1: First Blood. See http://www.booksandboos.com/bookstore-events.html for more information.
The Books and Boos bookstore in Colchester, CT will be hosting author Rose Mambert on Janary 27th from from 1:00pm to 3:00pm as she reads from her book The Muses, “a rock-and-roll vampire novel.” Learn more at http://www.booksandboos.com/bookstore-events.html.
The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, CT is hosting “Martians & Martinis: A Sci Fi Film Series.”
What could go better together than a little sci-fi and some drinks that are out of this world? Join us as we present four fabulous sci-fi flicks (in partnership with the CT Film Festival), made all the more freaky, scary, funny and edgy by some cosmic cocktail concoctions.
Sorry, I missed the January screening. The upcoming movies are:
February 9th: TiMER Cancelled due to snowstorm; to be rescheduled
March 9th: Privacy (Q&A following the movie with Producer, Anre Garett)
April 6th: Another Earth
Doors open for cash bar and concessions at 6:00pm; movies screen at 7:00pm. Learn more at http://www.ctsciencecenter.org/things-to-do/martians-and-martinis.aspx.
[Tip via Tom at the CT Film Festival]
Quinni-Con is a free anime convention being held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT the weekend of April 20-21. Although the event is free, pre-registration is requested. Voice actor Chris Cason will be the guest. Learn more at http://quinni-con.com/.
The Connecticut Forum in Hartford, CT is hosting “Vision and Brilliance: Time to Imagine and Think about Technology, Science, Design and the Future,” a live panel discussion with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, author Neil Gaiman, and MIT Media Lab director Neri Oxman.
This live, unscripted panel conversation brings together a diverse group of popular experts, each with their own unique field of study and view of the world. The Forum will be fast paced and surprising, as deGrasse Tyson, Gaiman and Oxman discuss their own work, and so much more… technology, science, design, new ideas, our changing world and possibilities for our future. Bring your sense of wonder to this conversation with big thinkers and visionary minds.
Tickets are on sale now for the event, being held December 1st at 8:00pm. See https://www.ctforum.org/forum/vision-brilliance to learn more and to submit a question for the panel to answer.
[Tip via Convention Scene]