There is nerdery afoot and aflight in the city of Edmonton! And you need to get out there and take part, lest your nerd cred atrophy over these long winter months. To forestall any nerd-cred shrinkage, why not take in some of these fine events:
Join the Graphic Content folks, along with Comics! The Blog as they host a special Valentine’s Day screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, tonight at the Metro Cinema. Starting at 9:00pm, there will be drinks provided by Metro’s official supplier Alley Kat Brewing Company. And, you can have your drink – in a fancy red party cup, just like in the movie! – inside the theatre itself! Screening starts at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students/senoirs, and Metro Passes will be accepted. The film is 112 minutes long, rated PG, and we’ll be showing it in glorious 35mm.
Saturday, February 18 at 11am, join Edmonton literary and comic celebs Andrew Foley (Done to Death, Cowboys & Aliens), Dave Gross (Pathfinder, Forgotten Realms), and Robert Burke Richardson (Old School, The Matriarch) for readings, signings and a Q&A. Where else are you going to talk to these three together in one place, outside of a fancy-schmancy convention? Well, at the 170st Chapters, in this case. But besides that, nowhere! You would be the most foolish of fools to miss out on this opportunity, so make your way there this Saturday!
Friday February 24th at 11pm at the Metro Cinema! At Last! Another film completely different from some of the other films which aren’t quite the same as this one is. King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his knights Sir Galahad the Pure (Michael Palin) , Sir Lancelot the Brave (John Cleese), the quiet Sir Bedevere (Terry Jones), and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot (Eric Idle) embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. Classic 35mm film comedy on the big screen…costumes & coconuts encouraged! Join the Knights Who Say Ni!, Tim the Enchanter, Roger the Shrubber, the Black Knight, the oppressed Dennis, Prince Herbert & his father the King of Swamp Castle & many more!
Happy Harbor is having a movie night, Saturday, February 25th, and you get to pick the movie! Choose between TUCKER & DALE vs EVIL or VAMPIRE GIRL vs FRANKENSTEIN GIRL; you can cast your vote on the Facebook event page (follow the heading link) Whichever gets the most votes is what you will watch. HH now has a snack bar (chips & chocolate bars) with coffee to go along with our pop so all you need is a donation to the Edmonton Food Bank and it’s extra crazy, geeky movie action time. And if you haven’t seen the new HH theater in action, it’s pretty awesome! Movie starts at 7pm, so cast your vote and don’t be late!
Okay nerds! There are four events to get your nerd juices (ew!) flowing! As always, if you know of any nerdly events going on in Edmonton drop a link in the comments below and I’ll post them on the blog. Now get out there and have fun!