Ahoy, nerdlings! Winter seems to have passed us by and it is time to shake off our hibernation and get out into the world. Conveniently, your fellow geeks are running events firmly in your wheelhouse. So give yourself a shake, put on your best pop-culture t-shirt, and hit up one of these upcoming events:
50,000 tweets, a fundraiser, and a (fake) birthday celebration
No one can deny Brittney Le Blanc’s status as YEG geek royalty (minor royalty, like a duchess or something. Don’t get cocky, Brit!). Her work with YEG Girl Geek, coupled with her tireless promotion of all things Edmonton have certainly earned that for her. And she is generous to a fault. So generous, she has turned the celebration of her new column and her (fake) birthday into a fundraiser for the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation. Join her and a gajillion of your fellow nerds at Brittany’s Lounge (10225 – 97 Street) on Friday, March 30 for cake, drinks and merry-making! And as an added bonus, for just $2 you can enter the raffle for Brittney’s 50,000th Tweet! That’s right, for one brief 140-character moment, this member of geek royalty could be your mouthpiece. So come on out and celebrate for a great cause! Click on the heading for more details and to register.
Join the Edmonton Steampunk crew for another merry event on Saturday April 7, starting at 5pm. Put on your steampunk finest (or don’t, no one will judge) and enjoy some fine company and libations. This is an all-ages event, though minors do need to leave before 9pm. This event occurs inside City Center Mall in the Elephant and Castle restaurant and pub located on the third floor of the mall, next to the Cineplex movie theatre. So fire up the steam velocipede and head on down!
Robert J. Sawyer TRIGGERS Launch in Edmonton
Join Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Robert J. Sawyer as he launches his 21st novel TRIGGERS. The reading takes place at Audrey’s (10702 Jasper Avenue) on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30pm, and there will be signings afterwards.
“A thriller’s pacing and a chilling near-future world. Sawyer delivers here.” — Booklist
“A turbo-charged techno-thriller. A combination of classic and contemporary science fiction.” — Publishers Weekly
“A tense, race-against-the-clock adventure with a surprise ending.” — Library Journal
With all the upcoming events such as the Calgary Expo (April 27th to April 29th), The Avengers Movie (May 4th) and Free Comic Book Day (May 5th), what better way to kick it off than an Avengers Movie Marathon at Happy Harbor (10729 104 Ave). Spend all day Sunday, April 15th watching all the movies that will lead up to what we all have been waiting for since 2008. Starting at 10am, here is the chronological movie schedule:
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Captain America: The First Avenger
So pack some snacks, bring the family and spend the day reliving the stories of the Avengers and anticipating the movie that will bring them all together! Admission is a donation to the Edmonton Food Bank. That’s all. Please make sure to support the cause while you enjoy your day!
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That’s all for now! Get on out there and get your geek on! And as always, if you have a nerd event and you want to get the word out, drop me a line here.