A recreation of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” will be staged at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on October 31st. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding a documentary about a local theater called The Orson Welles Complex. Get tickets at http://www.bostonsci-fi.com/node/552; learn about the film project at http://www.owcproject.com/.
JiffyCon is a roleplaying and board game event showcasing games by independent designers. This one-day event will be held in Somerville, MA on November 9th. See http://jiffycon.blogspot.com/2013/10/jiffycon-east-is-saturday-november-9th.html for more details.
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.
Authors Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein, who collectively write under the pseudonym “S. J. Harper”, will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA to sign their new book, Cursed, on November 2nd at 7:30pm. See http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/author-signing-s-j-harper for details.
Naomi Novik, author of the “Temeraire” novels, will visit Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on November 3rd at 1:00pm with the latest entry in the series, Blood of Tyrants. For more information see http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/author-signing-naomi-novik.
Tui T. Sutherland will appear at the Barnes and Noble in Burlington, MA on November 1st at 7:00pm to present Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret. Get the details at http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/81624.
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 http://www.maxgladstone.com/
Authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are beginning a book tour in support of the seventeenth novel set in their Liaden Universe® series, Trade Secret. They will be at the following venues in New England:
October 31, 7-9 pm at Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA
November 1, 7-9 pm at The Toadstool Bookstore, 586 Nashua Street (Lorden Plaza), Milford, NH
November 2, 2-4 pm at Barnes and Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
Sunday, November 3, 1-4 pm at Annie’s Bookstop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA
Monday, November 4, 7-9 pm at Barnes and Noble, 7 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, MA
Sunday, November 17, 2-4 pm at Books-a-Million, South Portland, ME
For more information see http://korval.com/2013/10/13/the-2013-lee-and-miller-book-tour-schedule/.
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Comics artist Jeff Smith, creator of titles such as BONE and RASL, has a number of upcoming appearances in Massachusetts:
October 17, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Northampton, MA – Signing at Modern Myths
October 18, 2013 10:00am-12:00pm
Amherst, MA – A Conversation with Jeff Smith at Hampshire College
“A conversation with Jeff Smith,” a relaxed discussion about comics, storytelling, art, etc. for students interested in careers related to comics, animation, and visual narrative. Hosted by Chris Perry, animator & professor. At Bill Brand Screening Room, Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography, and Video, Hampshire College
October 18, 2013 2:00pm-4:00pm
Amherst, MA – UMass Amherst Lecture on Will Eisner’s “A Contract with God” followed by a signing. Open to the public
October 19, 2013 1:00pm-3:00pm
Maynard, MA – Appearance and signing at Maynard Public Library; Open to the public but tickets required. Tickets can be picked up at the Library. Seating is limited
October 19, 2013 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cambridge, MA – Signing at Million Year Picnic
Details at http://www.boneville.com/about/calendar/.
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