Since I add items to this blog more or less in the order that I find out about them, which might be months in advance or just a day before, sometimes even I forget what I’ve added to the calendar. Now, I’m going to try something new and post a brief summary of what’s coming up in March:
March 29: Portland Comic Book Show
March 2 and 5-7: A stage production of Paranormal
March 2-3: A couple of appearances by author David Weber
March 5: An appearance by author Julie Berry
[Update] March 7: Author appearance and concert by Catherynne M. Valente and S.J. Tucker
March 6-8: Intercon
March 8: The Boston Comic Book Show
March 20-22: New England Webcomics Weekend
March 21 and 28: Repo: The Genetic Opera
March 27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
March 27-29: Conbust
March 1, 6 and 7: A stage production of Little Shop of Horrors
March 6-8: The Digital Overload LAN Party
March 20-22: LunaCon
Of course, last-minute events get added all the time, so there’s probably more to come.
I do try to keep an eye out for events in all the New England states; it doesn’t surprise me to find that the Boston area has the greatest concentration of activity, but I’d like to know for sure that I’m not missing anything. If you know of independent theaters, sci-fi bookstores, event blogs, or any other resource that I should watch for news of events elsewhere in New England, please let me know! You can comment here or email email@example.com.
Unreliable Narrator Theater Group and The Factory Theatre are presenting Paranormal, a “Sci-Fi Comic Fantasy” on stage at The Factory Theatre in Boston’s South End. The description is as follows:
“I am K’Tharr, a Grulark Warrior-Bunny from the planet Trepmal-thok, and I would give my life to defend you!”
With those words from a six-foot tall bunny-shaped alien burgeoning psychic Krista Maclay is thrown on a journey beyond the normal human world in which she meets Elvis-impersonating aliens, a moody yet endearing psychic boy, and a long-dead former best friend who forces her into an epic psychic battle for free will. Paranormal is a sci-fi comic fantasy for everyone who doesn’t see why someone couldn’t be a zombie, a pirate, and a telepath at the same time.
The show is running now through March 7th. For details visit http://www.unreliable-narrator.com/.
[Tip via Bostonist]
The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA has quite a few fun films for geeks in its lineup:
Science On Screen: http://www.coolidge.org/science
Night of the Living Dead – Monday, April 13th at 7:00pm. See the legendary zombie movie and enjoy commentary by psychiatrist Steven C. Schlozman.
The Singularity is Near: A True Story About the Future – Monday, May 11th at 7:00pm. Discuss the future of humankind and technology with inventor and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil.
Midnight Movies: http://www.coolidge.org/midnites
The Rocky Horror Picture Show — Midnight on March 27th and April 24th, complete with a stage cast and audience participation.
Repo: The Genetic Opera — The cult musical returns at midnight on March 21st and 28th, and April 4th and 18th.
The Lost Boys: Interactive – Midnight on Saturday, April 4; this is an audience participation event, and the ticket includes a goodie bag.
J. Cannibal’s Feast of Flesh VIII — Midnight on Saturday, Apr 11th; includes a zombie costume contest and other horrible fun.
The folks who brought you the New England Fan Experience have announced a new one-day anime convention, the Anime Kaiju Experience. It will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2009 at the Courtyard Marriott in Boston, MA. Activities will include an art show, a cosplay contest, film screenings, a dance, and of course shopping. For more details visit http://animekaijuexperience.com/.
The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s anime film “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” with several screenings this weekend, Friday February 27th through Monday March 1st. Visit http://www.brattlefilm.org/brattlefilm/calendar.html#090227 for film times and tickets.
Local author Julie Berry will read from and sign copies of her new fantasy novel, “The Amaranth Enchantment,” at Wellesley Booksmith on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm. For details visit http://www.wellesleybooksmith.com/events.htm
[Tip from the Boston Globe]
In addition to his appearance in Burlington on March 2nd, author David Weber will be reading from and signing copies of his new novel, “Storm From The Shadows,” at the Harvard Coop Bookstore in Cambridge, MA on March 3rd at 7:00pm. For details visit http://harvardcoopbooks.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBcalendarEventListView?storeId=52084&catalogId=10001&eventMonth=2&eventYear=2009.
[Tip from the Boston Globe]
Monkeyhouse Entertainment is organizing two upcoming comic book and collectibles shows:
- Sunday, March 8th at the Boston Radisson Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts (admission $8)
- Sunday, March 29th at Verrillo’s Convention Center in Portland, Maine (this event is free)
For details visit http://www.monkeyhouseentertainment.com/_sgt/f10000.htm
[Tip via Jetpack Comics]
ConCertino, the Northeast Filk Convention, will be serenading sci-fi music fans in Worcester, MA June 19-21, 2009. For more information visit http://www.concertino.net/.
According to this local news article from The Bulletin Newspapers, Seek Books, a store specializing in used and out-of-print science fiction, fantasy and horror books, is scheduled to open on April 30th in West Roxbury, MA.
[Tip via Universal Hub]