Happy Halloween, everyone! Here’s a roundup of the events posted so far for November.
November 10th: Star Wars in Concert
November 5th: Author Brandon Sanderson presents the latest “Wheel of Time” book
November 6th: Author Elizabeth Bear presents “By the Mountain Bound”
November 7th: Author Rosemary Laurey (Georgia Evans) signs her “Brytewood” books
November 12th: Live visit from “Twilight: New Moon” actors — but only if you already scored a ticket on October 31st
November 13th-15th: New England Fan Experience
November 14th: Star Wars in Concert
November 16th: Cory Doctorow presents his new book “Makers”
November 21st-22nd: Super Megafest
November 24th: Author Kristin Cashore reads from “Fire”
November 7th: Author Brandon Sanderson presents the latest “Wheel of Time” book
November 12th: Star Wars in Concert
November 20th-22nd: Another Anime Convention
November 11th: Star Wars in Concert
November 6th-8th: CarnageCon
Kristin Cashore will present her young adult fantasy novel Fire at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA on November 24th at 7:00pm. See http://www.harvard.com/events/press_release.php?id=2408 for details.
Rosemary Laurey, who writes the paranormal fantasy series Brytewood under the pen name Georgia Evans, will appear at Annie’s Book Stop in Sharon, MA on November 7th from 1:00-3:00pm. For details see http://www.anniesbooks.com/displaylocation.php?id=sharon.
Author Brandon Sanderson has been chosen to finish the late Robert Jordan’s fantasy series The Wheel of Time. The twelfth book in the series, The Gathering Storm, has been released, and Sanderson will be reading from and signing the book at these locations:
November 5th, 7:00pm: Harvard Coop Bookstore, Cambridge, MA
November 7th, 2:00pm: Toadstool Book Shop, Milford, NH
To see other stops on the book tour, visit http://www.brandonsanderson.com/events.
Registration is now open for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East, the first East Coast incarnation of the popular PAX gaming convention (usually held in Seattle) from the creators of Penny Arcade. It will be held in the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA March 26th-28th, 2010. What’s it all about?
PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we’ve got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content the best part of PAX East is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games.
For more information visit http://www.paxsite.com/.
In the Discworld novel Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett describes the “other Morris” dance, the one done at dusk without any music, which needs to be danced “because of the balance of things.” Discworld fans will gather at 5:00pm on October 31st in Somerville, MA to sing pumpkin carols and then witness the AntiMorris Dance at sunset as performed by the Recently Traditional Fictional Morris dancers.
Learn more about the dancers at http://rtfm.arberth.com/. The event will be held at the Somerville Community Growing Center, http://www.thegrowingcenter.org/.
[Tip via Johnny's List of Weird Boston Events]
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CarnageCon is a gaming convention being held in Fairlee, VT the weekend of November 6th-8th. The event features roleplaying games, miniatures, and board and card games. To learn more visit http://carnagecon.com/.
Author Elizabeth Bear will visit Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, MA on Friday, November 6th at 7:00pm to present her new novel, By the Mountain Bound (a prequel to All the Windwracked Stars). For more information see http://community.livejournal.com/pandemonium_bks/227511.html and http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/
Another tip regarding the “Twilight” live appearances on November 12th: apparently these events are sponsored by both Hot Topic and Nordstrom (yeah, that’s an odd combination), so you can also try your luck at the Nordstrom store at the Natick Collection for the big 8am ticket rush on the 31st. See
http://shop.nordstrom.com/newmoon (click on “Sweepstakes and Events” then “Events Calendar”) and be prepared to spend at least $75.