The gaming convention AnonyCon returns to Stamford, CT the weekend of December 5th-7th. Gamers of all types will gather to enjoy a wide variety of tabletop, live-action, board and card games. Note that some games require advance registration. Get more information at http://anonycon.com/.
The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT annually stages a themed outdoor display of tiny “fairy houses” on its grounds, and this year’s theme is “Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk’d Wonderland.”
Artists and designers creating the over two dozen faerie-scaled installations must recount Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in a steampunk setting. Imagine a miniature Victorian world viewed through a steam-powered futuristic lens.
Visitors will travel the Museum’s 11 acres to discover a faerie version of Lewis Carroll’s topsy-turvy dreamlike world. With guide in hand they will follow Alice’s adventures – keeping up with the tardy White Rabbit…surviving the Mad Tea Party…drinking and eating to change size…talking with flowers…and playing croquet with the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts.
As part of its Wee Faerie Village exhibition, adults and families with children can enjoy a month of fun faerie and Wonderland-themed activities. Events include a visit from Alice, baking and faerie house-making contests, croquet lessons, a magic show, parties, book discussions, and craft activities.
The exhibit runs from October 3rd to November 2nd. For ticket information and a full schedule of events, visit http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/programs-events/wee-faerie-village/.
The Enfield Pirate Festival is a fundraiser to benefit Kids First of Enfield.
Set sail to this seaworthy fundraising event for Kids First of Enfield and discover an island of pirates, pirate performances, cannon demonstrations, parrots, photo ops, food, pirate costume contests, games, shopping, and a day of family fun – not to mention pirates.
Join the crew on August 30th and 31st in Enfield, CT. Find out more at http://kidsfirstenfield.org/pirate-festival-fundraiser/.
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire will offer you entertainment, food, and shopping in Norwich, CT on weekends from September 27th to October 26th, plus Monday October 13th (Columbus Day). There will be some special themed weekends, including Pet Weekend and Time Travelers Weekend. Inquire at http://www.ctfaire.com/ to learn more.
The 2014 Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire will be held in Ansonia, CT on three weekends: June 21-22, June 28-29, and July 5-6.
Explore an interactive fantasy world set in a time long ago where elves, fairies, orcs, goblins, animal-kin, dwarves, and magic are real. Patrons are encouraged (though not required) to dress up as one of our fantasy races to enhance your immersion in the storyline. Spend the day seeing live shows, combat, a thrilling storyline, over 50 handcrafted and unique artisans and delicious food. Fun for the whole family.
Get details at http://www.mfrenfair.com/.
Connecticut ComiCONN is a comic book, sci-fi, and collectible show being held in Bridgeport, CT on August 15th-17th. There will be multiple artist and actor guests, including guests of honor George Perez and David Finch, plus vendors, costume contests, and more. For details visit http://www.comiconn.com/.
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from “MythBusters” are going on tour, and tickets are now on sale for their two shows in New England:
See the complete list of tour dates and learn more about the show at http://www.mythbusterstour.com/.
The New England Steampunk Meetup group has two events coming up this weekend — a gathering in Brattleboro, VT on May 10th and a visit to the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT on May 11th. Future gatherings will be scheduled monthly. Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/280878418607228/ to find out where this wandering group will appear next!
The 2014 Robin Hood Springtime Festival will be held in Guilford, CT on the weekends of May 24-26, May 31-June 1, and June 7-8.
The Robin Hood Springtime Festival is an enchanted recreation of an old world harvest fair as one might have been in the Middle Ages. Costumed performers wander the streets interacting with guests, craft shops line the streets selling unique wares and eight stages run continuous entertainment throughout the day. The Faire is a great place to share the day with your family and friends.
Visit http://robinhoodsfaire.com/ for more details.
Fashion fans will be getting dressed up for RuffleCon the weekend of October 4-5 in New Haven, CT.
RuffleCon is a conference held in New Haven, CT devoted to followers of cute, elegant alternative fashion in the Northeastern USA. RuffleCon is brought to you by a handful of alternative fashion enthusiasts who have been involved in the local community for years (over a decade, for some of us). We have been brought together by our love for lolita, goth, steampunk, or any other fashion from a rather shockingly long list, but one thing that unites us all is our commitment to creating for our communities an open, accepting forum devoted to the elegant, alternative fashion and its followers. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of learning and exploring within fashions new and old, and of course having fun while we’re at it!
For details visit http://www.rufflecon.org/.