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JemCon 2013

Fans of 80′s cartoon Jem and the Holograms will be gathering to celebrate the show at JemCon, which is being held in Portland, ME this year the weekend of October 4th-6th.

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Sam Huntington of “Being Human”

Actor Sam Huntington of SyFy Channel’s “Being Human” will appear at Harrision’s Comics and Pop Culture in Nashua, NH on May 4th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. The event is presented by IAMTHINK.COM. To learn more see and

MythBusters Live Tour

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are bringing their “MythBusters: Behind the Myths” live tour to Hartford, CT on March 31st at 8:00pm.

The all-new, live stage show “MythBusters Behind the Myths,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters,” promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science.

“MythBusters Behind the Myths” brings you face to face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.

Learn more at

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The Rusty Gear 2012

If you are a fan of the Adult Swim shows Metalocalypse and The Venture Brothers, there’s a convention just for you! The Rusty Gear convention will be held in Natick, MA the weekend of June 28 to July 1. Here’s what the website has to say:

It’s a… convention, if you will, that aspires to be much more than just that. It’s a place where dethheads and superscience nerds alike can come together to explore the many fascinating aspects of these two shows and their characters. A place where artists, writers, crafters, and musicians can let their talents shine…

It’s also a place where a guy can walk around in a rubber butterfly bodysuit or a bright red dreadlock comb-over and finally feel at home.

Please note that all attendees must be at least 18 years old. Visit the convention’s website at to learn more.

Author Appearance: John Lithgow

Actor John Lithgow, who has appeared in a wide range of projects over the years including (among many other things) the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and the TV show 3rd Rock from the Sun, will be reading from his memoir Drama: An Actor’s Education at the First Parish Church in Cambridge, MA on September 30th at 7:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Harvard Book Store and a ticket is required. Information on tickets and other details are available at

Advance Screening of “Torchwood: Miracle Day”

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

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“Falling Skies” Screening

Passing along an announcement from the TNT network:

Moon Bloodgood hosts a special screening of TNT’s new show FALLING SKIES at AMC Boston Common on Monday June 6, 2011 at 8pm! RSVP your full name, age, and number of guests in your party to for more information!

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Hooked on Who

The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA will be hosting a new round of “Hooked on Who” featuring episodes of “Doctor Who” on the big screen. There will be a special focus on episodes featuring two actors who’ve been lost recently, Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen. All shows are at 9:30pm:

Friday, June 10th “Terror of the Zygons” (in tribute to Nicholas Courtney)
Saturday, June 11th, “The Hand of Fear” and “School Reunion” (in tribute to Elisabeth Sladen)
Sunday, June 12th, “The Eleventh Hour” and “The Doctor’s Wife” (starring Matt Smith as The Doctor)

See for details.

Hooked On Who: Triumph Of The Master

The “Hooked on Who” series returns to the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on December 5th featuring two Master-ful episodes of “Doctor Who”: Logopolis, featuring Tom Baker as The Doctor and Anthony Ainley as The Master (7:00pm); and The End Of Time, with David Tennant as The Doctor and John Simm as The Master (9:30pm). Learn more at

JemCon 2010

This just goes to show you that there is a fandom for everything: Fans of 80’s cartoon Jem and the Holograms will be gathering to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary at JemCon, being held in Manchester, NH September 24th-26th. Guests include actress Samantha Newark, the voice of Jem, and script writer Michael Charles Hill. Learn more at

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