The Week in Geek 02.14 - 02.18: [Valentine's Day week if you haven't been outside in like 1500 years]Hark
ye geeks, and discover Laser Orgy's newest feature: The Week In Geek, a
regular listing of geeky-awesome events in Boston. So next time you're
overfull of Cheetos and bored of launching rockets at Nazi zombies, you
can check this blog right here and find out what kind of dorky events
are going on in the Boston area, whether it be sci-fi cons, steampunk
museum exhibits, something to do with video games or lectures on
Art: SHAENON GARRITY
This past weekend, Arisia returned for its 22nd annual year. It's a sci-fi and fantasy convention that happens in Boston every year, and ... yes, this sounds familiar, doesn't it? Sounds a lot like Boskone, the sci-fi and fantasy convention that is slated to take place in the exact same location -- the Westin Boston Waterfront -- on February 18-20.
sleigh bells, gift wrap, and tinsel -- Christmas is really about
Daleks, Sontarans, and Cybermen. (Who were mostly tinsel themselves
back in the old days, but we digress.) That's because since 2005, the
BBC has brought us a Doctor Who special each Christmas, and
this year, we get the king hell bastard of them all: the story of
(spoiler!) the end of David "Number 10" Tennant's tenure as Doctor and
the introduction of Matt Smith as the 11th actor to take the role.
Travis of 100 Scope Notes investigates librarian quirks in this charming list of "Things Librarians Fancy" -- and yes, he admits the idea is kinda-sorta inspired by this. If you know a librarian, or heck, if you've ever been to a library, you'll find yourself repeating "so true!" over and over.
And for the ladies who love literature, Tor.
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