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25th May
written by Charlie

Geek Pride Day is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek. It has been celebrated on May 25 since 2006, celebrating the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

It shares the same day as two other science-fiction fan ‘holidays’ – Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25th of May, for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

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19th May
written by Charlie

From their site:
Can’t wait for the next anime con?

Dying to show off your latest cosplay?

Maybe you’re just looking for something fun to do over the weekend?

We have the perfect solution!


A one day con jam packed everything a full weekend con offers panels, screenings, cosplay, vendors, guests & more.

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2nd May
written by Charlie

Heroes and villains turned out to support local comic retailers on Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May each year. Here is Allston, Scooby, Captain Bubbles (invented hero, not from Doctor Horrible), Cat Woman, a couple Harley Quinns, Ramona Flowers and Ming the Merciless greeted comic enthusiasts, welcomed the curious, and entertained passing drivers.

And there were cupcakes.

There might have been some theft of fudge bars from small children. Pictures don’t lie!

Or do they?

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28th April
written by Charlie

It has been surprisingly difficult to attract people to come see Evil Dead the Musical this Friday at MIT. Spring activities seem to trump singing zombies this weekend, but I remain optimistic that this will be a well-attended battle against evil.

I mean seriously! Chainsaws! Talking moose heads! Zombies! Singing!

This is the show’s last week, so hurry and call for tickets!

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19th April
written by Charlie

Unfortunately their version of Hit Girl was not very convincing, but a stop by the Kick-Ass promotional party at Kickass Cupcakes gave us a chance to sample free cupcakes and recall just how uncommonly good the treats at this Somerville shop are!

I don’t know if it was because the free stuff involved cupcakes, or because the guest star was supposed to be Hit Girl, but basically the only guys who came by were me and my friend (seen eating cupcakes). The asian girl in the group picture was sporting a Green Lantern ring, so I’m leaning toward lady comic fans…

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15th April
written by Charlie

I called, and the person on the phone was certain that there would be a party, promotional cupcakes themed for the movie, and “the girl from the movie” but she wasn’t sure if it was the real actor or someone dressed like the character.

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14th April
written by Charlie

*Note: This is an unsubstantiated rumor! I’ve been by their web site and couldn’t find any info on it, so if it’s close to real at all, there’s probably just a fan in a Hit Girl costume. Of course, maybe it’s more than that…

Thursday night @ Kickass Cupcakes

Meet Hit Girl from Kick-Ass…photo opps, swag and free Kickass Cupcakes!

6-8pm Davis Square
Davis Square
378 Highland Avenue

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11th April
written by Charlie

I overslept and missed Comic Con today, but that made time for me to join a meetup in the Boston Commons. While there, we set up for a picnic and nearby was this Medieval musical group. We asked them to come over and play for us and they graciously accepted. (more…)

10th April
written by Charlie


The con is at capacity and those of us in line can only get in as people leave. If you were planning to go this weekend, come early Sunday, like at 9am.

An informal poll conducted in line suggests that very few of the people here went to either Pax East or Anime Boston. At least, few who would admit it…

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6th April
written by Charlie

One of the characteristics that distinguish geeks from other kinds of fans is the way they build and extend on the intellectual content they love. In this way, they’re kind of the intellectual property entrepreneurs of media, as can be seen below.

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