Geek About Town: April 2012 To-Do List

Hey folks! Shubz here with your April installment of Geek About Town, the go-to guide for the geek on the go!

April 5-8 (Friday – Sunday): Norwescon (Thursday 1 p.m. – Sunday 6 p.m., times vary by day; Seatac; All Ages; $30-$70)
Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention. From the event website: “Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.”

April 6 (Friday): Super Ultra Mega Virgins Comedy Tour 2012 (8 p.m.; Seattle: Belltown; Ages 21+; $10)
Comedy show with Travis Vogt, Mike Drucker, and Derek Sheen. From the event website: “Do you like the movie “Rudy”? What if the role of ‘Rudy’ was played by three affectionate, doughy shut-ins? What if it was a comedy and, instead of being called “Rudy”, it was called “The Super Ultra Mega Virgins”? Oh, and it had Nothing to do with football, but instead the ‘inner sport’ of chasing acceptance, validation and the approval of an emotionally distant Father?”

April 6 (Friday): Sakura-Con (Friday 8 a.m. – Sunday 5 p.m., times vary by day); Seattle: Downtown; All Ages; $60, discount for children/youth with parents)
Anime and Manga Convention. From the event website: “Sakura-Con is the northwest’s oldest and largest anime, manga (comics), gaming, and Asian culture convention. Hosted by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association…our main goal is for everyone to have fun and to foster learning more about the cultures that bring us our favorite media. We started Sakura-Con because we missed the fun, multi-level anime conventions where something was always happening and you were afraid to eat lunch for fear of missing something you really wanted to see.”

April 9 (Monday): Pub Craft: Glass Etching (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Seattle: Lucid Jazz Lounge; 21+; $5)
Narwhal Events is hosting a pub class on glass etching. Due to limited space, they expect to sell out and recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of time to secure your spot.

April 11 (Wednesday):GeekWire Spring Meetup (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Seattle: Zillow Offices; All Ages; $5)
Join John Cook, Rebecca Lovell, and Todd Bishop of GeekWire, and a couple hundred of your geeky friends, at the world HQ of Zillow.

April 16 (Monday): Nerd Nite April: Sponge Bob & Entreprenerds (7:30 p.m. Talks (Doors Open at 6:30); Seattle: Lucid Jazz Lounge; 21+; $5)
Nerd Nite is a monthly pub lecture series where nerds of all types geek out over various awesome talks. Enjoy an evening of booze, new friends and nerdy music.

April 18 (Wednesday): Comic Books in the Digital Age(6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Seattle: Fremont; All Ages; $15)
GeekGirlCon and the Association for Women in Computing join forces to host another fantastic event. Darren G. Davis, publisher of Bluewater Productions, will discuss the release of his Bill Gates comic book and give you greater insight into how the Nook and the Kindle are changing the comic book industry.

April 21 (Saturday): BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest (2 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Redmond; Ages 21+; $25+ advanced, $30+ after 4/13)
From the event website: “…independent Horror/Comedy entertainment, boasting 3 feature films, including the Seattle premieres of Deadheads, Monster Brawl, and The Moleman of Belmont Avenue, 21 cinematic shorts from around the world, and live music from Kirkland nerdcore rap kingpins Death*Star and Duvall cutting-edge metal act Burning of I! All this plus prizes, refreshments and more, hosted by Gord and Steve of The BoneBat Show Podcast!”

April 22 (Sunday):Geeks Who Drink: Masters of the Whedonverse: A Quiz on All Things Joss Whedon (7 p.m.; Seattle: Fremont; $5 admission)
The next Whedon masterpiece, “The Avengers,” doesn’t hit theaters until May, but in April true cult fans will be rewarded for their knowledge of “Buffy” and “Angel,” “Firefly” and “Serenity.” Our crack team of writers are drawing from all the works of Whedon to craft a quiz suitable for the masters of his universe.

April 28 (Saturday): BarCamp Seattle (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with after party starting at 5 p.m.; Seattle: Fremont; All Ages, after party is 21+; Free, with $5 refundable deposit)
BarCamp is an unconference-style technology conference. From the event website: “We have had presentations and workshops on topics as diverse as the mathematics of crochet, building a do-it-yourself drone, making start-up equity fair, and how to be a superhero (really!)…It is a conference that centers on what most conferences push to the sidelines; the hallway conversations of the attendees. BarCamp Seattle is organized specifically to foster these conversations in an organic and positive way.”

Got any geeky events you’d like to post about here in Seattle or elsewhere? Post them below! Also, if you have gone to an event we have listed or another geeky event, let us know about them!

Shubz K. Blalack
PR Content Producer

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