First of all, I have some news for you Facebook junkies: now you can have the posts from this blog show up on your Facebook news feed! Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-Events/139619329383173 or search for “New England Science Fiction and Fantasy Events”. If you Like the page, new posts will show up in the news feed shortly after I post them. The posts will appear to be written by “RSS Graffiti”; that’s the application I’m using to catch the feed. Note that if I post more than one entry in an evening, which I often do, you may see one post and then a message saying “See 1 more post from RSS Graffiti” which you’ll need to click on to see everything.
Note that the official calendar will still reside on http://nescifievents.org/. I don’t intend to create Facebook events for anything, as I believe that should be up to the actual event organizers.
You can also continue to subscribe by email, RSS feed, and LiveJournal — that’s not changing.
Anyway, on to the list of what I currently have in the calendar for August:
July 31-August 1: Midsummer Magick Faire
August 20–22: 5Pi-Con
July 31-August 1: Paranormal/Psychic Faire
August 1: Author Appearance: Tom Sniegoski
August 16: Author Appearance: Larry Doyle
August 19: Author Appearance: Tom Sniegoski and Christopher Golden (Note that Nate Kenyon was originally listed for this event as well, but the bookstore website isn’t listing his name any more, so I’m not sure what’s going on there.)
August 25: Author Appearance: Kate Kaynak
Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
August 13–15: Otakuthon 2010
UPDATE: The bookstore website no longer lists Nate Kenyon; I am not sure what is going on there.
Authors Tom Sniegoski (Where Angels Fear to Tread, Fallen), Nate Kenyon (Sparrow Rock), and Christopher Golden (Of Saints and Shadows, The Chamber of Ten) will appear together at the RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 19th. For details visit http://www.riverrunbookstore.com/events/riverrun-bookstore-and-jetpack-comics-present-christopher-golden-thomas-e-sniegoski.
Kate Kaynak, author of the young-adult paranormal “Ganzfield” series Minder, Adversary, and Legacy (all set in New Hampshire) will be signing books at Borders in Concord, NH on August 25th at 7:30pm. See http://www.borders.com/online/store/StoreDetailView_340 for more information.
She will also be reading at 5Pi-Con on August 21st; see http://www.pi-con.org.
[Tip from Kate Kaynak herself]
Former “Simpsons” writer Larry Doyle, author of I Love You, Beth Cooper, will present his new science fiction comedy novel Go, Mutants! on two upcoming dates:
Oops! Several people have pointed out to me that the webpage for Super Megafest 2010 has a giant list of last year’s guests; this year’s guests haven’t been announced. It’s very easy to miss. I’ve edited my original post. Keep an eye on the Super Megafest site for the real 2010 guest list. Thanks to my tipsters for spotting that!
Albacon will be held in Albany, NY over Columbus Day weekend, October 8-10. The convention is described as “a weekend gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction or Fantasy, including literature, movies, games, and other media. Join us for three days of panel discussions, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs, an art show, special events, a fabulous dealers room, debates, conversation, and socializing with people who share your interests!” The writer guest of honor will be Allen Steele, and the artist guest of honor will be Ron Miller; many other guests will also attend. Learn more at http://www.albacon.org/.
The Super Megafest science fiction and pop culture convention will take place November 20th and 21st in Framingham, MA. Guests are scheduled to include Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Karen Allen, Marina Sirtis, Peter Mayhew, Eric Roberts, and others. For updates details keep an eye on http://www.supermegafest.com/.
(NOTE: This post has been updated since its original publication to include the correct 2010 guest list.)
I had previously noted that Cinematic Titanic, the movie-mocking troupe of former MST3K members, will be appearing live in Boston on October 29th; they also have a show scheduled in Providence, RI on October 16th at 8:00pm.
Cinematic Titanic Live is the theatrical version of movie riffing, the comedic art form we created over twenty years ago in the form of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Performed in a theater, the five cast members take the stage and riff on a feature film in front of a live audience. Lately Cinematic Titanic has taken over some of the most beautiful theaters in the country with some of the cheesiest movies ever made, making for a hilarious evening of entertainment.
Details are available at http://www.cinematictitanic.com/livetour.php.
[Tip from Scott of the New England Browncoats]
Tom Sniegoski, novelist and comic book writer, will appear at New England Comics in Brookline, MA on August 1st from 1:00-5:00pm. He’s presenting his new graphic novel, Bone: Tall Tales. Learn more at http://www.newenglandcomics.com/.
[Tip via Convention Scene]
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire will present “King Arthur’s Harvest Faire” in Hebron, CT on weekends from September 25th to October 24th, including Columbus Day. For information visit http://www.ctfaire.com/fall/.