Summer, I think it is safe to say, is finally here. I know nothing is official until June, but the blue skies, blazing sun and my totally coincidental bright red sunburn (you win this time, Daystar!) lead me to accept certain things as fact. Lucky for me or any other nerd seeking relief from solar radiation, there are plenty of geeky events in the next while that will keep us safely indoors.
As a lead up to the local Can’t Stop the Serenity event, Sheelagh Semper and the Alberta Browncoats have teamed up with Happy Harbor Comics to present weekly viewings of The Guild. This Wednesday features Season 4, starting at 7pm.; Season 5 will run at the same time next Wednesday, June 6. Admission is free, and you can pick up your tickets to the CSTS screening while you’re there!
Join the local Steampunk crew for rollicking good times at a brand new venue, the Rose & Crown Pub. These are great social events for people new to steampunk, or would perhaps like to see what it’s all about in a friendly setting. And what could be friendlier than a pub? As always, costumes are not required for Brass n Brew events, but are of course encouraged. The important thing is to come out, relax, and have a great time. Bully!
Want to have a say in how Edmonton’s Pure Speculation Festival runs? Then join them for their monthly organizer’s meetings. There is no better way to get involved with one of Edmonton’s top nerd events, plus you’ll get to meet some really great people. If you’ve ever wondered what goes in to organizing a weekend-long nerdstravaganza, you need to attend at least one of these.
While not a nerd event per se, it definitely features a bunch of nerds I know and like. Apocalypse Kow is a tremendously popular a cappella group here in Edmonton, and you will love them whether you are nerd or nerd-adjacent. How do I know? Because how could you not love five guys performing the Super Mario theme? Or their cover of Fat Bottomed Girls? Trust me: go to the concert and awesomeness will ensue. Also, partial proceeds go to support The Food Bank and that is always a good thing.
Okay, that should be enough nerdery to hold you for a while. Next week we’ll touch on a few other things coming up, like Can’t Stop the Serenity and Free RPG Day. And as always, if you think I missed a crucial geek-oriented event, drop me a note in the comments.
And hey, let’s geek safely out there.