Last Friday I posted about nerd events happening around our fair city. Since then, several other events have come to my attention, and now I am bringing them to yours. So much nerdery, people; there really is no excuse to stay cooped up in your house. Get on out and let your geek flag fly!
Sci-Fi Movie Night
Happening Saturday, October 1 at Happy Harbor (12226 Jasper Avenue), Sci-fi Movie Night is going to feature two sci-fi classics…well, one classic and one “classic”. Get your geek-on with a double bill of Disney’s dark sci-fi thriller The Black Hole (1979) and the scaly horror of SSSSSSS (1973). Beverages and snacks will be available, with proceeds split between the Pure Spec Festival and Crystal Kids. There will be door prizes as well, so get there early and support some great causes with some great sci-fi!
Lloyd the Conquerer
Making its Edmonton debut at the Edmonton International Film Festival is a Canadian indie film shot right here in Alberta. How nerdy could it be? I’ll let the site itself describe it:
“Lloyd and his two best friends need to pass their Medieval Literature class in order to keep their financial aid. In desperation, they beg their teacher for extra credit work. He concedes, but only on one condition: they must join his deteriorating LARPing league, to do battle against him in a game of Demons & Dwarves.”
Geeky enough for you? Lloyd the Conquerer screens Saturday, October 1, 5:30pm at The Garneau. Come out and show your nerdiest support for Canadian and Albertan film!
Book Launch – with Pie!
Be at Happy Harbor (12226 Jasper Avenue) Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 for the launch of award-winning author Minister Faust’s new book, The Alchemists of Kush. About the book: “The struggle of two Sudanese “lost boys” for manhood. One lives today in E-Town: He’s Raphael, son of Araweelo. The other lived 7,000 years ago along the Nile. He’s Horus, son of Isis.” Join the Minister Faust and your fellow geeks for a reading, book signing, and delicious desserts for sample and sale. Not to be missed; support local authors!
24 Hour Comics Day
Happy Harbor presents its 8th Annual 24Hr Comics Day, in support of Literacy Alberta. This is a fantastic event in which each local artist participating writes, draws and inks a 24 page comic in 24 hours! You are encouraged to come on down, donate and cheer on the artists. As well as supporting a worthy cause, your donation puts you in the draw for a complete set of DC’s New 52 #1 issues. 24Hr Comics Day will start at 10am on Saturday, October 8, finishing at 10am Sunday, October 9, at the HH1 location (12226 Jasper Ave). Join Happy Harbor in showcasing talented local artists, as well as supporting Literacy Alberta!
Tesseracts 15 Launch
Join Edge Publishing at Greenwood’s Bookshoppe (7925 104 street) on Saturday, October 15 for the Edmonton launch of Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales. This anthology is co-edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor, and features local Edmonton writers Nicole Luiken, Cat McDonald, and Kate Boorman. Readings from the anthology will start at 3pm, and there will be coffee and refreshments served. There is no cost to attend, but you should get there early to grab a copy of the book; they may go fast! Come on out and support great SF literature!
There you are, Edmonton, get out and get your nerd on! And if you know of any other upcoming nerd events, drop me line here so I can post them for my tens of dedicated readers.
PS: I love you, tens of dedicated readers!