Category: MA

Author Appearance: Caitlin Kittredge

Caitlin Kittredge will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on October 28th at 7:00pm to present her new novel from the “Hellhound Chronicles”, Black Dog. For details see http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/author-signing-caitlin-kittredge.

Rock and Shock 2014

Rock and Shock, a horror convention and music festival, will once again raise hell in Worcester, MA the weekend of October 17-19. The convention has a long list of actors, writers and artists scheduled to attend, including Brad Dourif of “Chucky” and many other genre roles, Tara Reid of “Sharknado,” and bands like GWAR. Visit http://rockandshock.com/ to view the complete guest list.

Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project Events

Edgar Allan Poe spent part of his life in Boston, and a bust of the author has been created to commemorate his time here. The unveiling is slated for the evening of October 30th at 6:00pm at the Boston Public Library. See http://www.bpl.org/news/calendar.htm?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d110800379 for more details.

On October 31st at 8:00pm, the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA will host a performance of “NEVERMORE: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe.”

This very special Halloween treat is one night only! Written by Dennis Paoli, Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe stars horror and sci-fi heavyweight Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, From Beyond, The Frighteners) in an astonishing turn as Boston-born king of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Combs doesn’t play Poe—he inhabits his spirit in this 90-minute, one-act play that ranges from the comedic to the tragic. Don’t miss out—this is the first time Nevermore has come to Boston—and could very well be the last.

Get tickets at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=d5e933b2365aa6976a95ade5f9ff1c7f.

You can learn more about the project at https://www.facebook.com/EdgarAllanPoeBronzeBustProject.

Geek Central 2014

The Geek Central festival will take over Central Square in Cambridge, MA on October 25th and 26th.

Geek Central

To celebrate Pandemonium’s 25 Anniversary, we will be holding a two-day festival of geeky goodness in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge taking place on October 25 & 26, 2014.

What is Geek Central?

Geek Central is a number of geeky organizations and businesses getting together to run events all through Central Square, in Cambridge! Any one of these events would be cool on its own. Put them all together… and we have an awesome new convention!

Most events at Geek Central will be free! Only a few of our very special events will have a cover charge, and there is plenty of fun programming for those who choose not to attend them. (We think they’re totally worth it, but we like letting our attendees decide!) We also have an exciting incentive for those who want to see and do all the day’s events in the Geek Central Passport.

Find the latest developments at http://www.geekcentral.org.

The Singularity

The Science Fiction Theatre Company will present the sci-fi comedy “The Singularity” at The Factory Theatre in Boston, MA.

Science Fiction Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our fall show: the world premiere of The Singularity by Crystal Jackson! The show will be directed by Cait Robinson and will open this September 19th at the Factory Theatre in Boston!

Astrid is on her last egg- if she does not get pregnant now, she’ll never have a child. The Singularity is a black comedy set in a dystopian future about a woman who will try anything to have a baby. When sperm banks and hookups fail her, Astrid’s desperation hits an all time low. She tries one last thing: dark matter. All Astrid wanted was to be a mother, but now she must ask “a mother to what?”

Friday Sept 19th 8pm
Saturday Sept 20th 8pm
Sunday Sept 21st 3pm

Thursday Sept 25th 8pm
Friday Sept 26th 8pm
Saturday Sept 27th 8pm
Sunday Sept 28th 3pm

Thursday Oct 2nd 8pm
Friday Oct 3rd 8pm
Saturday Oct 4th 8pm
Sunday Oct 5th 3pm

For information on tickets see http://sciencefictiontheatrecompany.com/2014/09/tickets-now-available-for-the-singularity/.

Author Appearance: Matt Herring

Matt Herring of the Secret Identity Podcast will appear at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA to present The Unofficial Doctor Who Companion, a guidebook to the popular TV show. Be there on September 20th from 3:00-5:00pm (unless your TARDIS delivers you somewhen else). See http://anniesbookstopworcester.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/monday-events-buzz-more-and-more/ for details.

Author Appearance: William Gibson

Noted science fiction author William Gibson, known for cyberpunk novels such as Neuromancer, will be appearing at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, to present his new novel The Peripheral on November 13th at 7:00pm. This event is sponsored by Porter Square Books and tickets are required. For ticket details visit http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/william-gibson-peripheral.

Banned Books Week: When Comics Almost Died

The Public Library of Brookline, MA is hosting a lecture called “Banned Books Week: When Comics Almost Died” by expert Carol Tilley on September 22nd at 7:00pm:

Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s anti-comics polemic Seduction of the Innocent, US Senate hearings on the relationship between comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the development of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that restricted content. CAROL TILLEY, whose research into Wertham’s revealed the doctor fabricated some of his findings, takes listeners behind the scenes, to reveal this fateful year in comics history. Learn untold stories of Wertham, Senator Estes Kefauver and the kids who tried to fight the tide of anti-comics momentum.

See http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/programs/special-events/140922-banned-books-week-when-comics-almost-died for more information.

Cary Elwes – As You Wish

Cary Elwes, the actor who played the Dread Pirate Roberts/Westley in The Princess Bride, has written a book about that experience called As You Wish. On October 17th he will appear in person at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, in an event sponsored by Porter Square Books. Tickets are required for this event, which starts at 6:00pm. Visit http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/cary-elwes-you-wish for details on the event, which includes a screening of the film.

Boston Festival of Indie Games 2014

The Boston Festival of Indie Games will be held on September 13th at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

The Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development in New England and neighboring regions. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment for everybody who enjoys and appreciates games in whatever shape or form. The festival seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers, as well as youth programs focused on game development and related fields. We encourage attendees of our annual festival to participate and play games in different formats: video games, location-based games, tabletop games and more. The games featured at the annual festival are innovative and refreshing, demonstrating both the budding and the established talent of game makers in the American northeast. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is a registered non-profit with the State of Massachusetts, dedicated to fostering the next generation of game developers. Through youth and small-business outreach initiatives culminating in the yearly festival, the Boston Festival of Indie Games strives to strengthen the game development industry of New England.

Learn more at http://bostonfig.com/.

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