We have a follow-up to yesterday’s post: The Repo Road Tour site at http://www.reporoadtour.com/ has been updated to show that “Repo: The Genetic Opera” will be shown at 9pm on Thursday, January 15th at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, MA. The website has a link to purchase tickets.
The “Repo Road Tour” will be bringing the cult movie “Repo: The Genetic Opera” to The Orpheum in Foxboro, MA on Thursday, January 15th. The time has not been announced yet; keep an eye on http://www.reporoadtour.com/ for more details. To learn more about the movie, visit http://www.repo-opera.com/. The Orpheum’s website is at http://www.baycolonyproductions.com/, though at this time the event isn’t listed on their website.
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The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA will be screening nine short films that were shown at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday December 25th; one of them, “I Love Sarah Jane,” is described as “an apocalyptic teenage romance, combining the crush of first love and the crunch of zombies.” Could be fun! For details and a list of the other short films, visit http://www.coolidge.org/node/2226.
Pre-registration is open for Genericon, a convention to be held in Troy, NY January 23-25, 2009. Here’s the website’s description of the convention:
Genericon is a modestly sized anime/science fiction/gaming convention held Troy, New York on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) campus for over 20 years. It hosts theater-style auditoriums and has a constant buzz of activity it in its 24-hour anime viewing rooms, karaoke, cosplay events, a 24-hour video game room/competitions, role-playing games, board games, or talks by guest speakers.
For more information visit http://genericon.union.rpi.edu/.
Anticipation is the name of the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), and it will be held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada (just north of New England) from August 6th to 10th, 2009. According to http://anticipationsf.ca/:
Worldcon is thousands of people from all over the world who gather for a large variety of activities and events. In addition to our featured guests, it is more than 500 authors, editors, artists and creators of all kind who spend five days interacting with the other members. It’s panels, workshops, exhibits, events and activities of all kinds for those who love science fiction and fantasy. In short, it is the place to be in August 2009 if you are a fan of science fiction.
The guest list is as follows:
Neil Gaiman – Guest of Honour
Élisabeth Vonarburg – Invitée d’honneur
Ralph Bakshi – Artist Guest of Honour
Taral Wayne – Fan Guest of Honour
Tom Doherty – Publisher Guest of Honour
David Hartwell – Editor Guest of Honour
Julie Czerneda – Master of Ceremonies
Registration is now open; rates will go up on January 1st.
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I-Con, a large science fiction and fantasy convention held on Long Island, has announced that the convention will be held in a new location in 2009. It’s moving from its longtime home at Stony Brook University to the Suffolk County Community College Brentwood Campus. (According to Google Maps, that’s a bit over 11 miles.)
Posts to the convention’s discussion forum indicate that this move is happening due to construction activities scheduled for the Stony Brook campus in the spring, and it is possible that the con will return to Stony Brook in the future.
The dates for the 2009 convention are April 3rd-5th. Pre-registration is open. For more information visit http://www.iconsf.org/.
The New York Comic Con will be held February 6th-8th 2009 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. According to their website:
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.
For more information visit http://www.nycomiccon.com/.
Anime Boston 2009, a convention dedicated to all things anime-related, will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 22nd-24th, at the Hynes Convention Center. Pre-registration for the convention is now open, and the membership rate is $35 until December 31st, after which it will rise to $40 (there will be further price increases as the convention gets closer). To learn more, visit http://www.animeboston.com/.
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Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and other retellings of classic stories, will appear at The Concord Bookshop in Concord, MA on Sunday, December 7th at 3:00pm to read from and sign his newest book, A Lion Among Men. For details visit http://www.concordbookshop.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=379214.
Temple B’nai Brith in Somerville, MA, will host a lecture titled “Jews in the Final Frontier” on Thursday, December 11th, from 7:30 to 9:00pm. Here’s the description:
From Vulcans to Batman, from robots to wizards, Jewish writers and actors have shaped every level of American fantasy and science fiction. Born into immigrant families, many Jews often had to hide their ‘secret identity’ behind bland public masks — a social reality that led to the birth of such famous superheroes as Superman, Spiderman and scores of others.
And that’s only the beginning of the story… Join us as we delve into the strange new worlds of F&SF texts and films as we explore their Jewish roots and continued influences in the present day!
Guest lecturer Joshua Breindel, a fifth year rabbinical student at Hebrew College, holds an MA in Jewish folklore. He is a talented storyteller and has been teaching Judaism and spirituality all around New England. This year he is acting as the spiritual leader of the Greater Jewish Community of Stowe, VT.
To register for the talk, visit http://templebnaibrith.org/adulted.html. There is a recommended donation of $8.
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