The Boston Comic Book & Toy Collector’s Spectacular, a show featuring comics, toys, and pop culture collectibles, will be held in Boston on Sunday, September 20th from 10am to 4pm. Visit http://monkeyhouseentertainment.com/_sgg/m3_1.htm for information.
It’s time for the monthly roundup! Here are the events I know about for July:
July 4th-5th: Paranormal & Psychic Faire
July 9th-12th: Readercon
July 24th–26th: Open Gaming Convention
July 16th–19th: Northeastern Writers’ Conference
All month long: The Savoy Theater is showing sci-fi movies
July 31st–August 2nd: Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Show
The 2009 Paranormal & Psychic Faire will be held July 4th and 5th at Fort Knox in Prospect, ME. There will be discussions of ghost hunting, UFOs, cryptozoology, and more. For details see http://strangemaine.blogspot.com/2009/06/2009-paranormal-psychic-faire.html and http://fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html.
CinemaSalem in Salem, MA is holding a “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Concert” to benefit Equality Now on Friday, June 19th at 10:00pm. This event is an affiliate of the “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity screenings. I believe that “concert” means that there will be a cast acting in front of the screen, Rocky Horror style. See http://cinemasalem.com/ for details.
The Hole in the Wall Company in New Britain, CT is staging a new musical called “Night of the Musical Dead.”
In the little town of Wicksford, Connecticut, the dead have risen. Based on George A. Romero’s cult classic, “Night of the Living Dead”, this world premiere musical answers the age-old question; What do you do when the undead come knocking at your door? Answer? Sing ‘em a song!
July 24, 25, 31
August 1, 2*, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16*, 21, 22
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM
*Sunday Matinees 2:00 PM
[Tip via nightwingwhitehead]
Apparently, in Maine, the zombies play kickball… very, very slowly. Who knew? Zombie Kickball IV will take place on June 28th, 2009, at 2:00pm at Carter Field in Portland, ME. It’s free, but they’ll be collecting non-perishable goods for the local food bank (real food, not brains). See videos from previous years at http://strangemaine.blogspot.com/2009/06/zombie-kickball-is-on.html and keep up with further developments at http://www.myspace.com/zombiekickball.
I’ve just learned that there’s also going to be a “Can’t Stop The Serenity” screening in Hartford, CT at the La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse on Tuesday, June 16th at 8:00pm. For more information visit http://www.capitolcinemacollective.org/; you can also see details at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Capitol-Cinema-Collective/76616159404?ref=ts.
Warning: The URL for the La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse seems to have been taken over by someone hawking MP3 audiobooks. Here’s a Google Maps link for the location: http://tinyurl.com/kldnxf