Category: NH

Open Gaming Convention 2014

The next Open Gaming Convention will be held in Nashua, NH the weekend of July 25th-27th.

OGC is an annual gaming convention whose goal is to have fun, play exciting and imaginative games for all. Every year we bring over 100 role playing, miniature, and board games to the Courtyard Marriott in Nashua, NH. We are just over the border from Massachusetts, about 30 minutes from Boston.

Visit http://www.ogc-con.com/ogc/ to learn more.

Author Appearance: Brian Staveley, James Cambias and Ramona Wheeler

Authors Brian Staveley (The Emperor’s Blades), James Cambias (A Darkling Sea) and Ramona Wheeler (Three Princes) are on a joint author tour making multiple appearances in the area. Their complete tour listing is available at http://us.macmillan.com/Tour.aspx?id=1604&publisher=torforge. My apologies for missing the first few tour dates. These are the remaining appearances:


[Tip via Geek Mountain State and the Harvard Coop]

UPDATE: Date Change for Queen City Kamikaze

The Queen City Kamikaze anime convention in NH has changed dates to February 16th, 2014. The entry at http://nescifievents.org/?p=4835 has been updated.

Econocon XVII/2014

The Plymouth State University Gaming Club will be hosting EconoCon XVII, a gaming convention, in Plymouth, NH the weekend of April 5th and 6th. The theme for this year is “8-Bit/Classic Video Gaming”. See http://psugaming.wordpress.com/econocon-2014/econocon-2/ to learn more.

BrickFair 2014

BrickFair is a gathering for fans of LEGOs! The event will take place May 10th and 11th in Manchester, NH. There will be displays of LEGO creations and of course vendors to sell you the perfect bricks and accessories. Learn more at http://www.brickfair.com/NH.

Odyssey Writing Workshop 2014

The Odyssey Writing Workshop is a six-week workshop for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, offering developing writers intensive, professional critiques and lectures on the major elements of genre writing. This year’s workshop will be held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH from June 9th to July 18th. The early admission deadline is January 31st, and the regular admission deadline is April 8th. The workshop’s writers-in-residence will be authors Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem; other lecturers will include authors Elizabeth Hand, Catherynne M. Valente, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, and Alexander Jablokov; and editor Gordon Van Gelder. Visit http://www.odysseyworkshop.org to learn more about the workshop requirements.

[Tip from Zoe at Odyssey]

Air City Expedition 2014

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. See the letter posted at http://www.aircityexpedition.com/.

Air City Expedition is a “full immersion” steampunk convention being held the weekend of April 11-13 in Nashua NH. Attendees are asked to play along with the alternate world being created. Steer your airship to http://www.aircityexpedition.com/ for more information.

Queen City Kamikaze 2014

The next Queen City Kamikaze anime convention will be held in Manchester, NH on February 16th. (NOTE: Date has changed!)

The Queen City Kamikaze is an annual Nerd meetup in Manchester, NH. Every year, on a Saturday in February, a one day event brings anime, video game, comic book, cosplay, sci fi, and fantasy fans together. Held at Manchester Memorial High School and open to all geeks, the QCKamikaze is an easily accessible and affordable alternative to many of the larger conventions available in the year. Kicking off the New England convention year, this is a great warmup to Anime Boston and a place to find what will be coming from the other regional conventions later in the year. Cosplay events, video game tournaments, and a dance hall run alongside tons of artists, vendors, and retro gaming systems available to play.

Visit http://www.queencitykamikaze.com/ to learn more.

The Fright Before Christmas

If you like a little horror mixed in with your winter celebrations, visit “The Fright Before Christmas”, a haunted house filled with twisted holiday cheer:

One night only! December 14th Fright Kingdom reopens its doors and brings to you the Fright Before Christmas! Evil Krampus has twisted the Christmas of Bloodmere Manor and infested it with Cannibal Elves, Rabid Reindeer, Crazed Carolers and Merry Mayhem!

This happy holiday party will take place December 14th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in Nashua, NH. See http://www.frightb4xmas.com/ to learn more.

Author Appearance: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

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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