Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, will present his latest novel, Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years, at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on November 1st at 6:00pm. (Note that this event, which was originally scheduled to take place at the nearby Coolidge Corner Theatre, has moved to the bookstore, and tickets are NOT required.) Learn more at http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/gregory-maguire-out-oz-coolidge-corner-theatre-tickets-required.
Head to Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA on October 28th at 7:00pm for the launch party for “Hellbound II,” a locally published anthology of horror comics.
The Boston Comics Roundtable will be horrifying readers again this Halloween with the second installment of its “Hellbound” anthology of independent horror comics written and drawn by local creators. All comics creators, fans, and friends are invited to celebrate the premiere of the new book at a comics-themed Halloween Party on Friday, October 28, at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square.
“Hellbound 2’s” initial release will be in a limited Art Edition, printed on hand-crafted paper and packaged in a screen-printed presentation box. This limited edition will go on sale at the party.
The Hellbound Party will include a costume contest, “sketch fights” (competitive speed-cartooning done for an audience), zombie caricatures, and stand-up comedy by Tim Varguilish and Maria Ciampa.
[Tip via Convention Scene]
The Coast City Comicon is a comics and gaming convention that will be held in Portland, ME November 12th and 13th. There will be artists and other guests, games, panels, and vendors. Visit http://www.wehatetshirts.com/Coast_City_Comicon/Home.html to learn more.
The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA will present its third annual “Killer Film Fest” the weekend of November 4th-6th:
Killer Film Fest extends the Halloween spirit every November with a lineup of some of the world’s best in indie horror. This year we are proud to announce that Killer Film Fest will be held in Somerville, MA. We will also be hosting our own annual Zombie Pub Crawl and Killer Film Fest Online, an online streaming portion of the films of Killer Film Fest.
Over 60 horror films will be screened; you can buy tickets to selected film blocks or to the entire festival. Furthermore, on November 5th there will be a Zombie Pub Crawl; the crawl is free but requires preregistration (please read the rules on the website). BRAAAAAIIIIINS available at http://killerfilmfest.com/.
Stephen Cass, editor of MIT’s Technology Review Magazine, will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA, to present a special publication, Technology Review — Science Fiction. This issue will contain all-new stories from such authors as Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, and Elizabeth Bear. The event takes place October 12 from 7:00-8:00pm. Find more information at http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/index.php?cont=special_events&id=250.
Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian will present his ghost story novel The Night Strangers at several upcoming events in New England:
Learn more at http://www.chrisbohjalian.com/events.
[Tip via Geek Mountain State]
Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA is hosting a Medieval Faire on October 9th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Medieval chivalry and armored tournaments are not dead, but alive and thriving. Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will host the third annual Medieval Faire at the historic Jacobean-Revival mansion in Lenox on Sunday, October 9 from 10am to 5pm.
The series of events will include exciting displays of armored combat every hour, equestrian demonstrations, medieval arts, crafts and clothing, strolling troubadours and musicians, and lectures on feudalism and medieval society. Men in armor and women in period costumes will take part in the action.
See http://www.gildedage.org/events-detail.php?record=166 for details.
[Tip via Boston Events Insider]