“Metropolis” Live Musical Performances

The musical group Enuma Elish have composed a soundtrack to Fritz Lang’s classic film “Metropolis” and will be performing their music live (along with the film) at several venues:


  • November 15 at 8:00pm at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island
  • November 20 at 8:00pm at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • November 21 at 12:00 midnight at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts (Edit: Coolidge link updated.)

To learn more about Enuma Elish and hear a sample of the group’s music, visit http://www.myspace.com/enumaelishmusic.

“Twilight” Tour Update

Regarding the previously mentioned “Twilight” event being held at the Square One Mall, Bostonist reports that there will be some fairly strict security to avoid a repeat of the fiasco in San Francisco. You may have to line up overnight if you want to be one of the lucky 500 people who score an autograph; there will be a brief public Q&A session later in the evening for everyone else. See http://bostonist.com/2008/11/12/omg_its_edward_cullen_boston_area_p.php for details.

“Twilight” Tour

Fans of the “Twilight” series can see actors from the upcoming movie version live at various Hot Topic stores across the country. For a complete list of appearances and instructions on how to purchase autograph access, visit http://community.hottopic.com/hottopic/Events/110508_Twilight.asp. The nearest local appearance will be November 14 at 6:00pm at the Square One Mall, featuring Robert Pattinson who plays “Edward.”

Things could get interesting: Pattinson’s appearance in San Francisco had to be called off when 3000 crazed fans showed up and everything went horribly wrong.

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Author Appearance: Allegra Goodman

Author Allegra Goodman will appear at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm to promote her book The Other Side of the Island, her first book for younger readers.

From “New York Times” bestselling author Allegra Goodman comes a post apocalyptic novel about love, loss, and the power of human choice.

Honor and her parents have been reassigned to live on Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life is peaceful there–the color of the sky is regulated by Earth Mother, a corporation that controls New Weather, and it almost never rains. Everyone fits into their rightful and predictable place. . . .

Except Honor. She doesn’t fit in, but then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart and a keen sense for the world around them. Slowly, Honor and Helix begin to uncover a terrible truth about life on the Island: Sooner or later, those who are unpredictable disappear . . . and they don’t ever come back.

For details visit http://www.portersquarebooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=388420.

Coolidge Corner Theatre “Science On Screen”

The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, has an ongoing film series called “Science On Screen” in which a movie that is (to some degree) based on science is paired with an introduction from a scientist in a related field. The next couple of events have science fiction ties:

  • Monday, December 1 at 7:00pm: “Contact,” starring Jodi Foster and based on a book by Carl Sagan, with an introduction by astrophysicist Paul Horowitz who will discuss the SETI project (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).
  • Monday, January 19 2009 at 7:00pm: “Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey” is a documentary about the man who invented the theremin, the otherworldly musical instrument that became a staple of sci-fi movies. The movie is introduced by composer and MIT Professor of Music and Media Tod Machover.

For information on tickets and future showings in this series, visit http://www.coolidge.org/science.

“X Minus One” Science Fiction Radio Plays on Stage

Counter-Productions Theatre Company is adapting episodes of the old radio show “X Minus One” to be performed live on stage. According to the website:

“X Minus One” was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with a few original scripts. Episodes of the show that Counter-Productions Theatre Company will adapt to the stage include George Lefferts’ “The Parade”, Murray Leinster’s “A Logic Named Joe”, and J.T. MacIntosh’s “Hallucination Orbit”.

Performances start today, November 7th, and run through November 23rd; this takes place at The Piano Factory Theatre in Boston, MA. For detailed times and ticket information, visit http://www.counterproductionstheatre.com/?page_id=121.

Extra Bruce Campbell Appearances

Yes, we’re talking about Bruce Campbell again. If you can’t make it to tonight’s live Q&A sessions at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, it’s been announced that Bruce will also appear live for tomorrow night’s 7:00, 7:30, and 9:45 shows (that’s Saturday November 8th). For tickets visit https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Landmark.aspx?TheatreID=231 and select November 8th.

Additional “My Name is Bruce” Showing

Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA has added a 7:30pm showing of “My Name is Bruce” with a live appearance by Bruce Campbell himself on November 7th. The 7:00pm showing is sold out; there is also a 9:45pm showing which Bruce may attend, but call the theater to be sure. See http://nescifievents.org/?p=159 for the previously announced information. To buy tickets visit https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Landmark.aspx?TheatreID=231 and select November 7th.

Intercon I

Intercon, a convention focusing on live-action roleplaying games, takes place in Chelmsford, MA on March 6-8, 2009. A complete list of games is now available, and registration for games will begin soon. Note that you do need to sign up for games in advance of the convention.

Intercon I is brought to you by NEIL, New England Interactive Literature, as one of the semi-annual Live Action Role-Playing conventions of the Live Action RolePlayers Association. It’s a convention dedicated to LARPs, LARPers and LARPing. It’s also more than just games, though! There will be vendors, parties, social get-togethers, and other LARP-related events.

Our goal is to bring together the best LARPs we can find, of all styles and genres, in one weekend, so that you can’t help but find a game or three (or five!) that you just have to play. We are always looking for new and different styles of games, for short games, long games, small games and bigger games. We always have a great crowd of wonderful LARPers waiting to get into character and costume. It doesn’t matter if this is your first experience with a LARP convention or if you’re an old hand; there’s something for everyone, and we try to help newcomers fit right in.

For details, visit http://www.interactiveliterature.org/I/.

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon 34

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon is a 24-hour movie marathon that starts at noon on February 15th, 2009 and ends one day later at noon on February 16th. The marathon will be held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. The list of films has not been released yet, but according to the forum, the theme for the marathon will be “Invasion.” Tickets are now being sold; the main site at http://www.bostonsci-fi.com/ currently mentions mail order information, but there’s also an online purchase button at http://scifi.vintagelinux.com/node/31.

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