Do you like robots? How about art? The Space 242 gallery in Boston, MA is opening an exhibition of robot-inspired artwork:
SPACE 242, Boston’s Low Brow Destination, proudly announces its January exhibition, I…YOU…WE…ROBOT!, A Visual Homage To Our Inner Geek, featuring artwork inspired by robots in various mediums, by over 70 artists. The exhibition, on view January 29 through February 19 includes paintings, illustrations, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, and comics. The opening reception, Friday, January 29 runs from 6-8pm, is free and open to the public with RSVP at http://www.space242.com/. An artist talk will be held Friday, February 19 from 7-8pm. Gallery hours are Friday evenings 6:30-8pm and Saturdays 11:30am-1pm.
[Tip via http://www.conventionscene.com/2010/01/25/ma-a-visual-homage-to-our-inner-geek/]
“The New Dead” is an upcoming anthology of zombie stories by a variety of authors. The book will be released on February 16th, and on that day a number of the authors will be doing signings around the country. The one signing in New England will take place at the Barnes and Noble in Framingham, MA at 7:00pm, and it will feature authors John Connolly, Christopher Golden, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Hautala, and Holly Newstein.
Also note that Joe Hill, whose own book tour I mentioned previously, also has a story in “The New Dead” if you want to catch him at one of his events.
To see the complete list of signings visit http://www.conventionscene.com/2010/01/26/the-new-dead-nationwide-signings/.
A message on the website for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East says:
FACT. We will sell out of badges for PAX East Coast 2010.
If you want to go to the show, now is the time to register. Much like PAX Prime, based on what we’re seeing on pre-registration numbers there will be NO BADGES AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. I don’t like to use all caps, but I felt me being rude for a minute there was worth trying to avoid some very angry people at the door in March.
This event (previously noted at http://nescifievents.org/?p=878) is coming up in Boston the weekend of March 26th-28th, 2010. See http://www.paxsite.com/paxeast/ for details.
[Tip via Con-News]
A comment left on the original Otaku-Fest entry has alerted me to the fact that this convention, originally scheduled for March, has been cancelled. According to the comment, left by convention president Felicia Zhao, the convention will be rescheduled for some time in October. The website at http://otakufestboston.com/ simply says it’s been postponed. Keep an eye on their website for further news.
MIT’s Lecture Series Committee will hold its annual science fiction movie marathon on campus from Saturday, January 23rd overnight to Sunday the 24th. The marathon will feature six full length films and several shorts. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit http://lsc.mit.edu/schedule/2010.1q/desc-marathon.shtml.
[Tip from Johnny's List of Weird Boston Events]
Author Joe Hill will be making a series of appearances to promote his new dark fantasy novel, Horns. A complete list of dates is available at http://joehillfiction.com/?p=1224; the New England dates are as follows:
February 16th (Tues) – PORTSMOUTH, NH • River Run Books. 7:00 PM.
February 17th (Wed) – MANCHESTER, NH • Barnes & Noble. 7:00 PM
February 18th (Thurs) – CONCORD, NH • Gibson’s Bookstore. 7:00 PM.
February 19th (Fri) – MILFORD, NH • Toadstool Bookshop. 6:30 PM.
February 21st (Sun) – SALEM, MA • Cornerstone Books. 3:00 PM.
February 22nd (Mon) – CAMBRIDGE, MA • Porter Square Books. 7:00 PM.
February 23rd (Tues) – SOUTH HADLEY, MA • Odyssey Bookshop. 7:00 PM.
February 24th (Wed) – NEW CANAAN, CT • New Canaan Library. 7:30 PM.
March 8 (Mon) – EXETER, NH • Water Street Books. 7:00 PM.
March 9 (Tues) – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME • Borders. 7:00 PM.
March 10 (Wed) – BANGOR, ME • Borders. 6:00 PM.
[Tip via Convention Scene]
The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA will be showing a live performance of Nation, a play produced by the UK’s National Theatre based on the novel by fantasy author Terry Pratchett.
A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers are thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from her aristocratic home in Victorian England. Neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive. Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round, and questions the reality of his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.
Live music, thrilling dance and dazzling puppetry combine to bring to life the surprising and spectacular world of Terry Pratchett’s Nation.
The live broadcast will take place on Saturday, January 30th at 2:00pm; a pre-recorded encore presentation will be shown Monday, February 15th at 2:00pm. To learn more visit http://www.coolidge.org/ntlive.
[Tip from Cheryl at the Coolidge]
SnowCon is a gaming convention being held this weekend, January 15-17, in Orono, Maine. On Friday there will be kickoff party in a local tavern; the main convention events occur Saturday and Sunday at the convention center. In addition to games, there will be cosplay opportunities, an appearance by “fanboy comedian” Sax Carr, and films. To learn more visit http://www.bangpopmaine.com/SnowCon10/.
[Tip from con-news.com]
Viable Paradise, the annual science fiction writing workshop held on Martha’s Vineyard, is scheduled for October 3rd-8th, 2010. You must apply to attend the workshop; the submission period for is now open, and will close June 30th. Here’s more information:
Viable Paradise is a unique one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. The workshop is intimate, intense, and features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field. VP concentrates on the art of writing fiction people want to read, and this concentration is reflected in post-workshop professional sales by our alumni.
For full details visit http://www.sff.net/Paradise/.
The next Granite State Comicon will take place in Nashua, NH on March 14th. The convention’s guest will be Walter Flanagan, artist for Kevin Smith’s Batman Cacophony and The Widening Gyre. To learn more visit http://granitecon.com/.