AS220, a community arts space in Providence, RI, will host performances by three popular bands on Wednesday, June 10th at 9:00pm:
Anamanaguchi combine punk rock and vintage Nintendo game sounds
Previously On Lost write songs reflecting the twists and turns of “Lost” episodes
Harry and the Potters are leaders of the Wizard Rock genre
For more information, including details about the bands, visit http://as220.org/calendar.html and scroll down to June 10th.
[Thanks to James of RISFC for the tip]
Tomorrow night, May 30th, at 8:00pm, Joss Whedon will deliver the keynote lecture for the Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns being held at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT this weekend. While the entire seminar required pre-registration, which is now closed, I have word from the seminar coordinator at the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations that “the keynote on Saturday with Joss Whedon is free and open to the public. Those attending the whole weekend do have tickets to the event, but for all others it’s on a first come basis.”
For more information see http://www.wesleyan.edu/alumni/shasha/2009/. Note that this site doesn’t say that the keynote address is free, but the campus calendar at http://events.wesleyan.edu/?cat_or_date=20090530 does (which is why I contacted the University for confirmation).
[Tip from Jane W.]
On June 13th, Big Apple Conventions is holding a one-day comic/art and toy/sci-fi convention in New York City, and admission will be completely free. You must register at the website in order to get free admission. For more details, and to see the list of guests, visit http://www.bigapplecon.com/shows/big-apple-con-summer-sizzler-13th-june-2009/
The Falmouth Public Library in Falmouth, MA will hold a panel discussion with several local science fiction authors on Wednesday, June 17th, from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.
Our first ever — Science Fiction author panel!
Meet 4 Boston area Science Fiction authors who will discuss their recent works.
Michael Burstein (I REMEMBER THE FUTURE) and Jennifer Pelland (UNWELCOME BODIES) will talk about their new short story collections.
Jeffrey A. Carver (SUNBORN) and Walter H. Hunt (A SONG IN STONE) both have new novels to discuss.
To save a seat, call 508-457-2555, ext. 6 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is offered to the public FREE of charge through the generous support of the Falmouth Public Library Trustees.
Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room
For details see http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=FALMOUTH&curApp=events&curMonth=6&curYear=2009#6/17/2009 and http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org/.
It’s my birthday! Oh, you want to give me something? How sweet! May I suggest:
- Tell a friend about this blog! More readers would be very welcome.
- Tell me about a good source of event information! I tend to get my information by watching other blogs, signing up for the mailing lists of various bookstores and theatres, etc. I especially need to make sure I’m finding out about events outside of Massachusetts — I don’t want to miss anything. What do you suggest?
Thanks, loyal readers! We will now return to this blog’s irregularly scheduled programming.
I’ve previously listed some spring and early summer Renaissance faires; let’s look at what’s coming up later in the summer.
The Midsummer Magick Faire will take place in Oxford, CT on July 18th-19th and 25th-26th, as well as August 1st-2nd. For details see http://www.midsummermagickfaire.com/.
UPDATE: The Maine Renaissance Faire seems to have been cancelled for 2009. The website now only lists dates for 2010. To learn more see http://www.mainerenfaire.com/.
King Richard’s Faire in Carver, MA will be running on weekends beginning September 5th and running through October 25th, including the long Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. For details visit http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net/.
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire will run in Hebron, CT on weekends from September 26th to October 18th, including Columbus Day. For information visit http://www.ctfaire.com/.
By the way, during my research I discovered http://www.nerennies.net/, a forum for renfair fans in New England. I will be honest, the calendar on the website should be taken with several grains of salt — there are faires listed that don’t have any 2009 dates planned. (It looks like a lot of the smaller faires have gone under or suspended operations for this year.) Instead look at the forums for the most up-to-date information.
[Thanks also to http://www.faires.com/ and http://www.renfaire.com/ for information.]
It’s time for the monthly listing of upcoming events!
June 12th-14th: Monster-Mania horror convention
June 18th-21st: PortConMaine anime and gaming convention
June 3rd: Author China Miéville appears
June 4th: Before Twilight – How Vampires Got to be So Hot
June 6th: Jiffycon gaming convention
June 6th-7th and 13th-14th: Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival
June 15th: Finding Oz author appearance and “Wizard of Oz” viewing
June 19th-21st: ConCertino filk music convention
June 19th: Authors Christopher Golden, Amber Benson and Thomas Sniegoski
June 19th and 20th: Can’t Stop the Serenity charity fundraiser (Boston event)
June 20th-21st: New England Pirate Faire
June 27th-28th: Winslowshire Renaissance Faire
June 30th: Deadline to apply to the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop
June 5th-7th: Fangoria horror convention
June 28th: Can’t Stop the Serenity charity fundraiser (NYC event)
June 7th: Montreal Comic-Con
The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA will host a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” plus a presentation by author Evan I. Schwartz from his new book “Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story.” The event takes place on Monday, June 15th at 7:00pm. For details visit http://www.coolidge.org/node/2329.
Come to The Rabbit Hole book/music store in Fitchburg, MA for the discussion “Before Twilight – How Vampires Got to be So Hot” on Thursday, June 4th, at 5:00pm. Here’s the description:
Think you know vampires? You’re in for some surprises! Come hear how it all got started, from eighteenth century folklore to torrid vampire romance. From fangs and coffins to stakes and sparkles, you’ll learn where everything you associate with vampires originates. You can ask questions, hear an excerpt from the vampire novel Mortal Touch, and have an opportunity to get a complimentary Tarot reading! Inanna Arthen has been studying and writing about vampire folklore and fiction for several decades. She is the author of Real Vampires and May the Earth Not Receive Thee and the fictional Vampires of New England Series. She runs By Light Unseen Media, a small press dedicated entirely to books about vampires.
For details visit http://www.therabbitholeusa.com/events.html.
Readers in the northern part of New England can cross over into Canada and visit the Montreal Comic-Con on Sunday, June 7th. If that doesn’t work out, there’s another event planned for the weekend of Saturday, September 19th and Sunday the 20th. For details see http://www.montrealcomicon.com/.
[Tip from http://www.conventionscene.com]