This Week in Geek Feb. 21-27
This week, you can join ubergeek Cory Doctorow in real-life meatspace, join a live televised debate on Star Wars vs. Star Trek, enjoy two different geek-themed improv performances or join a couple local LARPS.
Austin LARP Meetup
Feb. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Big Daddy’s Burgers & Bar
9070 Research Blvd, Suite 101
If you like boffer swords and role playing, stop by the LARP meetup to find a game and meet plenty of good folk with the same hobby.
An Evening with Cory Doctorow and the Austin EFF
Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Tiniest Bar in Texas
817 W. 5th St
Join EFF-Austin for a celebratory rumpus February 22nd where we'll be mixing, mashing and talking about our shared concerns about the state of cyberspace freedom and privacy. In honor of and featuring science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger (notably of Boing Boing) Cory Doctorow will be on hand to jam immediately following his 7pm <<Homeland>> reading/signing at Book People (which you shouldn't miss). Also on the bill: eclectic tunes by DJ Dr. Strangevibe, and an exclusive sale of vintage Schwa Corporation products, the very last of Bill Barker's stock, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit EFF-Austin.
ATX Hackerspace Flotilla Construct-O-Thon
Feb. 23, Noon
9701 Dessau Rd, Suite 304
You know what every hacker (and by extension, hackerspace) needs? The ability to hack on open water! We have plans to build one and two person boats out of plywood and a few pieces of hardware, and we think it's VITAL that we try them out for purely scientific purposes. Sat., Feb. 23rd will be the Construct-a-thon and then Sun., Feb. 24th we'll take our mighty vessels out on the water!
Austin Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
Feb. 23, 1:00 p.m.
Monkey Nest Coffee Shop
5353 Burnet Road
This month we’re discussing "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. next month, prepare for "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler.
Central Texas Boardgames Meetup
Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.
117 Louis Henna Blvd; Round Rock
Come out to Jason’s Deli for a laid back afternoon of boardgames and relaxation.
Fanservice - Star Wars vs. Star Trek
Feb. 23, 5:45 p.m.
1143 Northwestern Ave
The last Fanservice of the Winter Season is going out with a bang!! It's time to have THE debate of all debates in the world of Geek - Star Trek vs. Star Wars!!! Come see the crew of the Space Station Ark Angel take on the Jedi and Sith of the SSCOT and Austin Fan Force groups in a head to head debate to see who will come out on top! Submit your debate question ideas and be sure to get your free studio audience tickets while you can.
Firefly Improv at The Hideout Theater
Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m.
617 Congress Ave
The Hideout is doing a special Firefly themed fandom improv night. This one was an audience requested improv so the tickets will sell out quickly! Tickets are $13.
Sci-Fi Saturdays at the ColdTowne Theater
Feb. 23, 8:30 p.m.
4803-B Airport Blvd
To celebrate entering into the future year of 2013, ColdTowne Theater is launching the comedy event of the new year with Sci-Fi Saturdays - a double header of improvised comedy with a science fiction twist. Every Saturday in February the cast of Sci-Fi Saturdays will perform not one but two amazing back to back improv sets based on the infinity of your imagination - Robots, Time Travel, Alien Invasion, Parallel Universes, Artificial Intelligence, Atomic Created Monsters, Black Holes, and much much more!!!
Austin Fantastic Fiction Book Club
Feb. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
214 West 4th Street
This month we discuss the zombie goodness of Rise Again by Ben Tripp.
Feb. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Lake Creek Park
800 Deerfoot Dr; Round Rock
Trader’s Crossing is an ongoing LARP in Round Rock. The last time we left our heroes, an unnatural silence had fallen over the city of Trader's Crossing for an entire month. No one can hear each other from further away than arm's length and people are unnerved. What is the cause of this disturbance, and how far to the effects extend? The weather is is still cool and beautiful for an afternoon strolling in Trader's Crossing! Come enjoy the day with good company under the rule of Baroness Gloriosalily.
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