Nauticon is a general-nerd-interest convention for adults over 21 years old scheduled for September 13-15 in Provincetown, MA.
It is an intimate gathering of no more than 900 fans and friends who want to talk about their favorite nerdy things. And want to learn more about their favorite nerdy things, and maybe find something else that’s interesting too. There are entertainments specifically designed to get people gathered together over something that they can talk about, from Boat Trips around Cape Cod Harbor, to attending a Luau on the hotel grounds and beach, from cupcake wars to bacon vs. spam panels, to costume shows and drag queen make-up tips. Behind our panels fun names are diverse, educational and timely subject matters presented by panelists who are educated or experts in their fandom. Nauticon aims to bring panels to our attendees that they cannot find anywhere else. We have food pairings or whiskey, rum and other tastings that tantalize the taste buds and educate the palette. This year, who knows? But we bring in both fans and pros who can provide that kind of information and vibe that make this a weekend long event.
Learn more at http://nauticons.com/.
Larry Tye has written Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero. I previously listed his appearance at Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA on June 20th at 7:00pm; since then I have found two more local stops on his tour:
Fantasy author Terry Brooks is presenting the next book in his “The Dark Legacy of Shannara” series, Witch Wraith, at several upcoming locations:
Ammi-Joan Paquette will present her young readers book Paradox at Porter Square books in Cambridge, MA on July 2nd at 7:00pm.
Ana only knows her name because of the tag she finds pinned to her jumpsuit. Waking in the featureless compartment of a rocket ship, she opens the hatch to discover that she has landed on a barren alien world. Instructions in her pocket tell her to observe and to survive, no doubt with help from the wicked-looking knives she carries on her belt. But to what purpose?
Learn more at http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/ammi-joan-paquette-paradox.
The Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival will be held in Montague, MA June 22nd and 23rd. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to get a discount on your ticket price. To learn more see http://www.muttonandmead.com/.
The Abbadia Mare Festival is a Renaissance festival being held at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA the weekend of July 27th and 28th. How many renaissance fairs can claim to have their own castle? Learn more at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com/.
Hear ye, hear ye! The King Richard’s Faire Renaissance festival shall once again take place in Carver, MA on weekends from August 31st to October 20th, plus Labor Day Monday, September 2nd and Columbus Day Monday, October 14th. Visit http://kingrichardsfaire.net/ for further enlightenment.
Readercon 24 is a convention for science fiction and fantasy literature fans being held July 11th-14th in Burlington, MA.
Readercon is an annual conference or convention devoted to “imaginative literature” — literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the unclassifiable works often called “slipstream.”
A typical Readercon features over 150 writers, editors, publishers, and critics, attracting prominent figures from across the U.S., and from Canada, the U.K., and occasionally even Australia and Japan. They are joined by some 600 of their most passionate and articulate readers for a long weekend of intense conversation.
The guests of honor this year are Maureen F. McHugh and Patricia A. McKillip. Learn more at http://www.readercon.org/.
The 2013 Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival will be held at the Ye Olde Commons campground in Charlton, MA June 15th-16th. See http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com/ to learn more.
Larry Tye will present his book Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero at Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA on June 20th at 7:00pm. Come discuss the history of this superhero before the new movie comes out! See http://www.backpagesbooks.com/event/superman-high-flying-history-americas-most-enduring-hero for details.