Even though people are busy with the holidays, there are still plenty of nerd events on tap. Here are the ones I know about:
Come and join your fellow gamers at Happy Harbor Comics (10729 104 Ave) for an afternoon of gaming on Sunday, December 11th. The games will run from 12 until 5pm at the latest. It’s your chance to meet some new people, try some new games, and have an awesome time. The featured game will be Call of Cthulhu: the Mansion of Madness. If people would like to bring their own games, such as card games, board games, or other RPG’s for people to try out, please feel free to do so!
This month, Graphic Content has decided to counter-program against the torrent of feel-good holiday flicks and Oscar bait that are about to inundate the theatres of our fair city. Instead, we will be digging deep into nerd history and showing 1988′s Akira, the hyper-violent realization of Katsushiro Otomo’s epic manga of the same name, and the film that basically put anime on the map in North America. Tuesday, December 20th at 9:15 PM at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. The movie is rated 18A and runs for 124 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Metro Passes will be accepted. Box Office opens at 8:15, come early to check out the comics chosen to go along with the movie.
Underworld Kalidor will be hosting a New Years Party like no other. We have rented the beautiful Wilton Park community hall outside of Calmar, AB. There will be feasting and dancing. We will also be presenting the Underworld Kalidor LARP awards. This is a great opportunity to show your family and friends what Underworld is all about. Although this event is out of game, please come dressed for a Kalidor Masquerade (medieval/ fantasy attire suitable for a ball). We will have some loaner costumes available. Doors open at 5pm, and tickets are $30 and cover the Feast, the Venue and the Entertainment. We will have a cash bar with $2 drinks. Please do not bring outside food or alcohol. We will also have a DJ and plan to party all night. There is sleeping space available if you bring an air matress, pillow and blanket.
Cue the music…It’s the New Year’s Day Indiana Jones Triple Feature at The Garneau! Come for your favourite film, stay for a double feature or hang out for all three! Start 2012 with one of the best action/adventure film series ever made (Winner of six Oscars between them all). Admission: Adult: 1 film: $8, 2 films: $14, 3 films: $18; Student/Senior/Friends of Metro: 1 film: $6, 2 films: $12, 3 films: $16. Metro passes accepted
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Have anything geeky going on between now and the New Year? Drop me a line and I’ll spread the word!
Monday will mark my 100th post here on Renaissance Dork, and I’m celebrating with something special. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I can say that there are prizes involved for the clever among you. And because I’m a nice guy, prizes for the not-so-clever as well.
Have a great weekend everyone!