A showcase of this week's finest geek and geek related activities for the week. Mark your calendars.
|If you head to Madicon, you'll get to hang out with the 501st.|
(via Kelvin Lok)
- Convention - Madicon - Harrisonburg, VA - March 9th through 11th
- A good example of one of the small cons in the DC region, Madicon will be held for the 21st time this year on the Spring Break solitude of JMU’s campus. A fair handful of panels, games, vendors. and tournaments will be offered. It looks like this year the con is also allowing itself to be fully colonized by outside fan groups, such as the 501st Star Wars group and their permanent location for the weekend. For the price its hard to beat for a weekend’s worth of entertainment. Most of the DCG staff will be there if you want to say hi.
- Hangout - Boxee hosts a DC meetup - Washington, DC - Tonight at 7:00
- Keep in mind this is THIS Boxee not THAT Boxxy. According to them, “We have T-Shirts, Swag, A Slingbox and a Boxee Box all to give away, so invite all your friends and come down for a couple of drinks.” I’ve been interested in Boxee since it seems to pop up as at least a mention on every Lifehacker article about home theater systems. If you’re not doing anything tonight, the hangout sounds worthwhile.
- Literature - Politics and Prose Science Fiction Bookgroup - Washington, DC - 6:30 & 7:30 PM
- Really, if you aren’t familiar with P&P then you owe it to yourself to stop by the next time you’re killing a couple of hours in the District. This week there is a double header with a discussion of Mythago Wood (be still my heart) at 6:30 PM and a discussion of Ender’s Game (love Ender, wouldn’t want him as a kid - and his siblings should have been recycled for parts) at 7:30 PM.
- Camarilla - Changeling and Requiem LARPs - Manassas, VA - 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM
- I don’t usually mention the Cam on here because they have their own system of mailing lists that tend to keep members well informed of upcoming events. However, if you’re new or curious about the Cam, you probably aren’t on those lists, so I thought I’d put it up. Dropping in unannounced might be a bit sketchy for non-members, so you may want to hop on their Out Of Character list and introduce yourself.
Did I miss something? If you have an event you’d like to promote that isn’t on this list, leave a comment or email us.
Other weekly reoccurring events are listed on our website (such as Rocky, CCG tournaments, crazy themed happy hours). For more information, check out the calendars at DC Geeks.