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Marvel Universe Live

Tickets are going on sale for “Marvel Universe Live,” a live-action show based on the Marvel characters.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.

The show will come to the following New England locations in 2015 — yes, that’s 2015, a year and a half away.

Hartford, CT — October 23 to October 25, 2015
Manchester, NH — October 29 to November 1, 2015

The website also lists “Worchester, MA” as a “coming soon” entry, no date given but presumably also in 2015. There are also shows in New York and New Jersey if those work better for you. See the complete tour list and buy tickets at

(Hail Hydra.)

Author Appearance: Neil Gaiman

Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will be signing his novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane at R. J. Julia Independent Booksellers in Madison, CT on June 3 at 4:00pm. You can pre-purchase your ticket at; you can also order a signed copy of the book if you will be unable to attend the event in person.

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Free Comic Book Day 2014

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd this year! Be sure to check in with your local comic book shop to learn about any special events they may have! You can learn more about this event at

ConnectiCon 2014

ConnectiCon is a multi-genre convention held in Hartford, CT the weekend of July 10-13. There will be guests, gaming, cosplay, vendors, artists, and more. Get the details at

ConnCon 2014

ConnCon, a gaming convention, will take place March 14th-16th in Stamford, CT. The event includes board games, card games, roleplaying games, and miniatures. See for more details.

Hartford Comic Con 2014

The Hartford Comic Con will take place in Hartford, CT the weekend of May 31st-June 1st. Celebrity guests will include Chandler Riggs of “The Walking Dead,” Giancarlo Esposito of “Revolution,” and Katrina Law of “Arrow”; many artists will also be attending. Visit for details.

Pi-Con 2014

Pi-Con returns! The organizers took 2013 off, but they’ll be back in Enfield, CT the weekend of June 27th-29th.

Guest of Honor: 3-Time Hugo Award Winner Allen Steele
Guest of Awesome: Justine Graykin
Artist of Awesome: Sarah Morrison
Featured Filker: Dave Weingart

Pi-Con is a diverse collection of geeks. Our members are fans of books, movies, gaming, webcomics and print comics, tech and gadgetry, costuming, anime, and music. You’ll find people who are into steampunk, space opera, vampires, ren faires, superheroes, and dozens of other genres in various combinations. We’ll still be including all the best parts of previous Pi-Cons; you can discuss your favorite topics in panels and meetups, play tabletop games from our extensive library, see a show or two, and party until you can’t stay awake anymore.

Visit for details.

Author Appearance: T. J. Wooldridge

T. J. Wooldridge (also known as Trisha J. Wooldridge) will present her new middle grade novel, The Kelpie, at Books and Boos in Colchester, CT on December 21st from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Get details at

Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret

The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, CT is hosting the “Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret,” a steampunk festival to raise funds for the museum, on January 4th, 2014. There will be panel discussions, performances, and vendors:

On Jan. 4, 2014, some of the best-known authors, performers and presenters in the rapidly growing Steampunk genre will gather at the Carousel Museum for an all-ages day of classes, a High Tea and an evening of performances for ages 18 and up. The regular museum exhibits will also be open, plus a variety of vendors to delight and tempt you with their creations. In addition to offering education and fun, the day will raise funds help repair the Museum’s roof.

Steampunk is a new trend with old roots. What if modern technology had been invented in the Victorian age and was powered by steam? What if the works of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne were fact instead of fiction? Like Steampunk itself, this event combines Victoriana, fantasy, brass gadgetry, and fun.

Presenters include author Mark P. Donnelly, recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his teaching of bartitsu, the martial art mentioned in Sherlock Holmes stories. Also appearing will be author Thomas Willeford, creator of the brass and leather gadgetry seen in TV shows like Castle and Oddities, “The Victorian Lady” Kandie Carle, magician Daniel Greenwolf, and many others. Classes include everything from flower language, etiquette and dance to bartitsu, DIY gadgetry, and spiritualism. The High Tea at 4 p.m. will feature delicacies from around the Victorian world, teas and other beverages and period parlor games. The evening show features: White Elephant Burlesque Society; Daniel Greenwolf; Desert Moon Dancers; bands Frenchy and the Punk and Them Damn Hamiltons; and a special surprise group.

Period dress or costumes are not required but are highly encouraged.

Learn more at

Author Appearance: Max Gladstone

Author Max Gladstone will be signing his new novel Two Serpents Rise at three upcoming events in New England:

October 29th, 7:00pm: Launch party at Pandemonium Books and Games, Cambridge MA

November 19th, 7:00pm: Signing at Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

December 6-8: Anonycon in Stamford, CT

Learn more at

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