Free Comic Book Day is almost upon us! Visit your local comic book store on Saturday, May 5th for free comics, and possibly some parties, author/artist signings, and more.
Also, remember where your towel is on May 25th, Towel Day.
Here are the other events on the calendar so far for May:
May 12-13, 18-20, 26-27: Robin Hood Springtime Festival 2012
May 13: “Weird Al” Yankovic On Tour
May 4-6: HuzzahCon 2012
May 20: Maine Comics Arts Festival 2012
May 2: Author Appearance: Michael Olson
May 4: The Nerdist Podcast Live
May 4-5: ROFLCon III
May 4-6: BAMCon 2012
May 6: Southcoast Toy and Comic Show
May 6: University of Massachusetts Renaissance Faire
May 10: “Weird Al” Yankovic On Tour
May 11-12: Post-Meridian Radio Players Spring Sci-Fi Spectacular
May 11-13: Watch City Festival 2012
May 18-20: Nauticon 2012
May 12-13, 19-20: New Hampshire Renaissance Faire 2012
May 19: Good Shepherd Jericho Medieval Country Fair
Michael Olson will present his kinky cyberpunk thriller Strange Flesh at the Harvard Coop Bookstore in Cambridge, MA on May 2nd at 7:00pm. Get the details at http://harvardcoopbooks.bncollege.com/.
Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day! Check with your local comic book store to see if any special events are planned, and be sure to stop by early to get the best choice of free comic books. To learn more about this project visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.
The Post-Meridian Radio Players are presenting their live “Spring Sci-Fi Spectacular” show May 11th and 12th at the Urban Promise Church of Somerville in Somerville, MA. Two stories will be performed:
RED SHIFT: INTERPLANETARY DO-GOODER
Writer/director Rob Noyes’ vision of the World of Tomorrow. Not the bleak, post-nuclear wasteland or industrial urban dystopia of 1980s science-fiction, but the clean, modernist utopia imagined by the 1939 World’s Fair: a future which, through industry and hard work, promised to be streamlined, prosperous and bright; and beyond it lay the Cosmos, just waiting for exploration and colonization. Red Shift and Lumpy lived in just this kind of Universe, and Dr. Alberts and Penny Parker were keen to travel there. It turned out, however, to be just slightly off-center from what they were expecting.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
From the long-running Lux Radio Theater comes this adaptation of the classic 1951 science-fiction film. Originally airing on January 4th, 1954, this production featured Michael Rennie reprising his performance of Klaatu. Lux Radio Theater was famous for producing radio adaptations of major motion pictures, often with the original lead actors.
This adaptation of Edmund H. North’s original film script was written by Milton Geiger. The film script itself was based on the Harry Bates short story “Farewell to the Master”.
The performance dates are:
Friday, May 11th, at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12th, at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 12th, at 8:00pm
Go to http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions.com/events_sss12.html to buy tickets.
Anne E. Johnson will appear at Modern Myths in Northampton, MA to present her first adult-audience science fiction novel, Green Light Delivery, on July 21st from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Visit http://modern-myths.com/ and http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13176504-green-light-delivery for more information.
[Tip from Kate at Candlemark & Gleam]
Festival of the LARPs is a live-action roleplaying convention at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA the weekend of April 20-22. Registration is free and open to the general public. http://2012.festivalofthelarps.com/
Good Shepherd Jericho church in Jericho, VT, will host its 22nd annual Medieval Country Fair on May 19th from 10:00am-4:00pm. There will be food, vendors, entertainment, and activities. Visit http://www.goodshepherdjericho.org/events.htm to get the details.
The UMass Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies is hosting a free public renaissance faire in Amherst, MA on May 6th from 11:00am-4:00pm. See http://www.umass.edu/renaissance/calendar.htm to learn more.
Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA will be hosting authors Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear on April 21st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Scott Lynch is the author of the “Gentleman Bastard” series; Elizabeth Bear will be presenting her new novel Range of Ghosts. Learn more at http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/event/scott-lynch-elizabeth-bear.
The Robin Hood Springtime Festival is a renaissance faire arriving in Guilford, CT the weekends of May 12-13, May 18-20, May 26-27, and June 2-3. Get the details at http://www.robinhoodsfaire.com/.