LeetUp describes itself as “the world’s first live nerd culture carnival.” The event is on tour with dates around the country, and the carnival will arrive in Boston on October 4th. The host is Kevin Pereira, former co-host of G4′s “Attack of the Show!”
leetUP is hosted by the very handsome Kevin Pereira, who lords over the evening. An evening that includes:
ON-STAGE antics like:
– LIVE PODCASTING – with geeky celebs and interweb stars
– LIVE MUSIC – with resident performer Mike Relm, local DJs and a few special jam sessions with Kevin Pereira
– Audience Participation Competitions
And OFF-STAGE, it’s like Comic-Con, with:
– Tech Demos
– Old-School Videogame Arcade
– Photo Playsets
– Geeky Art Stations
– Free Stuff!
Each leetUP is rather unique to each city. Guest lineups will vary, as we like to keep the conversations fresh. Keep checking back for future announcements, as we’re continuously booking new talent and sponsors.
Go enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with fellow anime fans! CampAnime will entertain you with indoor and outdoor events the weekend of September 7-9 at the Camp Woodstock Conference and Retreat facility in Woodstock Valley, CT. Like a regular convention there will be guests, vendors, contests, dances, etc.; you can attend just during the day or you can also pay for lodging and food at the campsite. Visit http://campanime.com/ to learn more, and be sure to pack your sunscreen.
Oh look! I managed to get the monthly update out before the month started! Amazing!
But before I start, a question for my audience. I’ve got a few events happening in 2013 that I know about already. Should I go ahead and add them to the calendar now? I keep thinking that if I list them now, people will forget by the time the events happen, but maybe I’m wrong and you’d like as much advance notice as possible. It’s best to leave comments on the original post, as I may not see comments on Facebook or Livejournal.
The Boston Area Toy Collectors Club is holding a one-day gathering for toy collectors on September 21st in Randolph, MA.
This now famous, unique-in-the-nation, fun event has at its core the exhibited choices of the top collectible toy companies in the world today. These are the firms setting the standard in their fields such as CORGI (Hornby PLC), TONNER Doll Company, MATCHBOX (MATTEL), DC COLLECTIBLESTM, Maisto, KOTOBUKIYA, CAPTAIN ACTIONTM ENTERPRISES LLC, Round 2 LLC, Dark Horse Comics, and more to be announced. These chosen firms provide scarce pre-production items, sold-out exclusives (set aside for the night), and numerous examples of the best work in the collectible toy world. Attendees, in turn, have ample opportunities to add many of these stunning items into their collections during the night.
This year’s event will also salute the 70th Anniversary of WONDER WOMAN (1942), The 50th Anniversary of SPIDER-MAN (1962), The 50th Anniversary of the Sean Connery-launched James Bond film franchise with “Dr. NO” in 1962, and more.
Not to be outdone, the BATCC is opening its attendance this year to the popular and fast growing cos-play movement where talented men and women transform themselves with great skill. Three categories will be honored with judging and awards to complement the night. Categories will encompass “The Wonder Woman franchise“, “The world of Spider-Man” and “Other”, which will be wide-open and could include DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, Marvel Comics’ Captain America, King Features Syndicate’s The Phantom, Lady Action, The RocketeerTM, and more.
Another Anime Convention is, as you might expect, an anime convention being held in Manchester, NH the weekend of October 19-21. There will be panels, contests, gaming, costuming, dancing, video screenings, vendors, artists, and a variety of special guests. Visit http://www.anotheranimecon.com/ to get all the details.
Noted science fiction authors Cory Doctorow (BoingBoing, Little Brother) and Charles Stross (Singularity Sky, The Jennifer Morgue) have collaborated on a new novel, The Rapture of the Nerds. Both authors will appear at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on September 7th at 7:00pm. You can find out more at http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/doctorow-stross.
Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer are huge fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series, and they created the blog “Inn at the Crossroads” in which they explore the food that Martin describes in his books. Now they will present their cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire, at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA on August 23rd at 7:00pm.
Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin’s bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros’s sights and sounds to vivid life. But one important ingredient has always been missing: the mouthwatering dishes that form the backdrop of this extraordinary world. Now, fresh out of the series that redefined fantasy, comes the cookbook that may just redefine dinner . . . and lunch, and breakfast.
A passion project from superfans and amateur chefs Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer—and endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself—A Feast of Ice and Fire lovingly replicates a stunning range of cuisines from across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. From the sumptuous delicacies enjoyed in the halls of power at King’s Landing, to the warm and smoky comfort foods of the frozen North, to the rich, exotic fare of the mysterious lands east of Westeros, there’s a flavor for every palate, and a treat for every chef.
Bestselling author Terry Brooks, creator of the “Shannara” books, will appear at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA to present the latest entry in the series, Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara. Come by on August 21st at 7:00pm.
When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled—and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.
Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins.
New Hampshire horror hosts Saturday Fright Special and The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH are bringing you their annual horror film festival “Spooktacular VII” on August 11th starting at 7:00pm. This year’s feature film is “Killer Klowns From Outer Space”; there will also be classic monster movie trailers, prizes, and a clown costume contest. Check out the trailer below:
Horror writer Dave Zeltserman will present his new novel Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on August 2nd at 7:00pm.
In nineteenth-century Germany, a young man is framed for the murder of his fiance. Left for dead and transformed into a monster, he must seek vengeance on his tormentors: Victor Frankenstein and the Marquis de Sade.
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