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Conbust 2014

ConBust, a science fiction convention with a focus on female fans, will return to Smith college in Northampton, MA the weekend of March 28th-30th.

onBust is a sci-fi/fantasy/anime/gaming convention put on each spring by students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. This three-day event provides fans of various geekdoms the opportunity to gather and enjoy their interests as a whole. Panels and workshops, as well as movie and anime showings, and tabletop/LARP games, can be found in great abundance throughout the weekend. And of course, we have a fabulous array of guests who will be attending and presenting panels.

What sets ConBust apart from most other sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and/or gaming conventions is its focus on the female members of the participating community. While the various realms of geekdom remain stereotypically male-dominated, ConBust is held to celebrate the work and participation of women amongst these genres.

Learn more at http://sophia.smith.edu/ssffs/conbust/.

2013 Etheria Film Festival

The Etheria Film Festival will present “the best in emerging female science fiction and fantasy film makers” at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA on October 5th. Learn more at http://www.allthingshorroronline.net/2013/09/we-present-etheria-film-festival.html.

Conbust 2013

ConBust, a science fiction convention with a focus on female fans, will return to Northampton, MA the weekend of March 29th-31st.

ConBust is a sci-fi/fantasy/anime/gaming convention put on each spring by students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. This three-day event provides fans of various geekdoms the opportunity to gather and enjoy their interests as a whole. Panels and workshops, as well as movie and anime showings, can be found in great abundance throughout the weekend. And of course, we have a fabulous array of guests who will be showing.

What sets ConBust apart from most other sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and/or gaming conventions is its focus on the female members of the participating community. While the various realms of geekdom remain stereotypically male-dominated, ConBust is held to celebrate the work of women amongst these genres.

Information about guests and events is to come. To learn more about this event visit http://sophia.smith.edu/ssffs/conbust/

Etheria Film Festival

The Etheria Film Festival will celebrate the best new short fantasy and science fiction films made by women. The party and screening will be held September 15th at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. Here’s the schedule:

4:00 PM – “We Are All Cylons” *Free
5:00 PM – Free Reception
7:00 PM – Fantasy Lineup
– Intermission –
9:00 PM – Science Fiction Lineup
11:00 PM – Free Afterparty!

Get your tickets and learn more about what’s being screened at http://www.etheriafilmfestival.com/.

[Tip via The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group]

Broad Universe Reading

On June 22nd, from 6:00-8:00pm, Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA will host a signing by several science fiction authors, all of them part of the writers’ group Broad Universe:

Members of Broad Universe–a nonprofit international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror–will be reading from their works at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester on Friday, June 22, from 6-8pm.

The eight members of the New England chapter of Broad Universe participating in this event are Justine Graykin, Elaine Isaak, Rachel Kenley, Jennifer Pelland, Jennifer Allis Provost, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Morven Westfield, and Phoebe Wray.

Authors will read from their works, then answer questions from the audience.

See http://anniesbookstopworcester.wordpress.com/tag/broad-universe/ and http://www.anniesbookstopworcester.com/ for details.

“Womanthology” Signing

Hub Comics in Somerville, MA is hosting a signing by “Womanthology” project contributors Renae de Liz, Ellen Crenshaw, Ming Doyle, Cathy Leamy, and Stacie Ponder on March 31st from noon to 4:00pm.

Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for Charity. The purpose of the book is to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels.

The Graphic Novel will majorly consist of many short stories interpreting our theme for this volume; “Heroic”. We’ll also have interviews and how-to’s with some of the industry’s top female pros, as well as talks with young girls who someday want a career in comics.

Visit http://womanthology.blogspot.com/ and http://hubcomics.com/ for details.

[Tip via Convention Scene]

Viscera Film Festival

All Things Horror will present the “Viscera Film Festival: A Celebration of Women in Horror” September 23rd and 25th at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA:

The Viscera Film Festival is an internationally touring festival conceived to celebrate women in horror. It was designed to provide a positive forum for women to express themselves creatively through the power of film. It’s the only festival aimed at expanding opportunities for women behind the camera.

There will be two completely different programs of Viscera shorts. In addition, there will be special screenings Maude Michaud’s “Bloody Breasts”, a documentary about women and the horror film experience, Karen Lam’s feature film “Stained”, and a program of provocative shorts from Montreal’s Izabel Grondin.

The film schedule is different each day; visit http://www.allthingshorroronline.net/p/72-night-of-horroritca-at-somerville.html to see a complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

ConBust 2011

The ConBust science fiction convention will return to Smith College in Northampton, MA the weekend of March 25-27, 2011. From the convention’s webpage:

ConBust is a sci-fi/fantasy/anime/gaming convention put on each spring by students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. This three-day event provides fans of various geekdoms the opportunity to gather and enjoy their interests as a whole. Panels and workshops, as well as movie and anime showings, can be found in great abundance throughout the weekend. And of course, we have a fabulous array of guests who will be showing.

What sets ConBust apart from most other sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and/or gaming conventions is its focus on the female members of the participating community. While the various realms of geekdom remain stereotypically male-dominated, ConBust is held to celebrate the work of women amongst these genres.

Learn more at http://sophia.smith.edu/conbust/.

[Tip from P Q]

Artist Appearance: Craig Rousseau

Craig Rousseau, artist for Marvel’s teen female superhero comic “Marvel Her-Oes,” will appear on June 26th at Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA. It’s not clear exactly what time the signing will take place; watch http://www.friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ for details.

[Tip via Convention Scene]

Women’s History Month Readings

The women of Broad Universe are back with a series of readings celebrating Women’s History Month:

Broad Universe, an international organization supporting women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror will be celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events throughout New England. Authors Elaine Isaak, Jennifer Pelland, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Trisha Wooldridge, and Phoebe Wray, will be giving presentations on the female sf/f authors who’ve inspired their own writing — namely, Octavia Butler, Connie Willis, Marge Piercy, Madeleine L’Engle, and James Tiptree, Jr. Come learn about these remarkable women and hear selections from their work, as well as from the Broads’.

The schedule of events includes:

March 6th, 1:00pm: Borders Books, 476 Boston Turnpike (Route 9), Shrewsbury, MA
March 13th, 7:00pm: Toadstool Books, Lorden Plaza, 586 Nashua Street, Milford, NH
March 18th, 6:30pm: Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main Street, Southbridge, MA

[Tip from Jennifer Pelland]

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