The Savoy Theater in Montpelier, VT will be hosting a science fiction movie marathon July 30th and 31st featuring the following films:
Saturday, July 30th:
Noon ~ Frankenstein (1931)
2pm ~ The Invisible Man (1933)
4pm ~ Soylent Green (1973)
6pm ~ Sleeper (1973)
8pm ~ Escape From New York (1981)
Sunday, July 31st:
Noon ~ Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
2pm ~ Quatermass & the Pit (1967)
4pm ~ Things to Come (1936)
6pm ~ Renaissance (2006)
8pm ~ The Road Warrior (1981)
You can learn more at http://www.savoytheater.com/ (follow the link to their Facebook page for the most information).
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A free advance screening of the premiere episode of “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (which will normally air on Starz) will be held at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA July 6th from 6:00-8:00pm. Note that the website says “Please note that seating is limited by capacity. No RSVP or ticket is required as seating is first come, first served. This screening is rated TV-14 and contains mature content. Must be 14 or older to attend.” There will be screenings in other cities as well, but this is the only one in New England. See the complete list of screenings at http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2011/06/dwn300611011316-miracle-day-advance.html.
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A Medieval Tournament sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronism will be held at Fort Knox in Prospect, ME on September 10th. There will be armored combat, archery, music, arts, and more. See http://fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html to get the details.
The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in Boston, MA will offer a Zombie Survival Training session on July 2nd at 7:00pm. Here’s what the survivalists will receive:
Get your own survival kit, get personal with our completely safe trained zombies in the kissing booth, see a sneak-peak of our apocalyptic Zombie Double Feature Project, and help make it possible. If you manage to survive training you can join us for the after-party at a top secret zombie-proof location close by!
While we can’t say that if you attend Zombie Survival Training you will survive an apocalyptic event in 2012, we will say that your chances of falling victim to a massive horde of zombies will be greatly reduced.
Information on this refuge from the hordes of undead can be found at http://www.newexhibitionroom.org/.
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You should have foreseen that the Fort Knox Paranormal/Psychic Faire would return again to Prospect, ME, this time for the weekend of July 23-24. The event features (as you know) “psychics, ghost hunters, exorcists, UFOlogists and renowned crytozoologist and author, Loren Coleman.” Commune with the spirits at http://fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html to receive messages with more details.
Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA will be hosting several of the authors who contributed short stories to the anthology Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy, including Jeffrey Ford, Kit Reed, Matthew Kressel, John Crowley, Ellen Kushner, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and editor Ellen Datlow. The event will be held July 14th at 7:00pm. See http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/contributors-naked-city-tales-urban-fantasy-ellen-datlow to learn more.
Author Jim Butcher will present the latest book in his “Dresden Files” series, Ghost Story, at the Harvard Coop Barnes and Noble in Cambridge, MA on August 3rd from 7:00-8:00pm. See http://harvardcoopbooks.bncollege.com/ to learn more.
Update: This event has been cancelled.
Bestselling author William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and other cyberpunk stories, will visit the Harvard Coop Barnes and Noble in Cambridge, MA to sign his novel Zero History on August 4th from 7:00-8:00pm. Visit http://harvardcoopbooks.bncollege.com/ to get more details.
Further proof that there’s a convention for everything: Hasbro is having an official “My Little Pony Fair and Convention” July 8th and 9th at Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, RI. There will be two days of contests, discussions, shopping, and general fun. The website at http://mylittleponycon.com/ has more information.
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