Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers comes to the Cedar Lee Theatre, May 2nd at 7 pm.

Cleveland Cinemas says:

Paul Verhoeven has fashioned a visually spectacular, morbidly funny comic book adventure that seems to merge the fresh-faced youths of the Archie Comics with the save-the-planet mandate of “Buck Rogers.’

Part of the Reel Science Series. Hosted by Invertebrate Zoology Collections Manager, Dr. Nicole Gunter, from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Free Sci Fi Novels? Yes please!

One of the great benefits of the Internet is the growing access to copyright-free content. Science fiction classics lurk out there waiting to be discovered. Try one of these from Project Gutenberg and explore the site for more great, FREE, works.

Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain.

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick


Celestial Attic Podcast – April 30, 2018

FCBDImaginary Worlds

512celestialatticIt’s a light day for the geek calendar, so we have time to check in with Josh Harlan, the co-owner of Imaginary Worlds along with Eric Begin. This weekend is Free Comic Book Day, and that is a very special day for Imaginary Worlds. They will be celebrating their third anniversary. You can find them at 13446 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio across from Melt and Critical Hit Games.

220px-Changes_in_Astounding_SF_and_Analog_SF_title_layour_in_1960We also have time for a quick look at Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, more commonly just called Analog. It is a venerable flagship of the print science fiction world. We look at its deep history and birth as Astounding in 1930.  This month’s issue features a short story by Cleveland’s own Marie Vibbert, so I thought I’d talk it up. You can read her story, “The Willing Body, the Reluctant Heart” in the May/June 2018 issue of Analog, on newsstands now.


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Are you ready? The Rocky Horror Picture Show – May 5

Are you ready for Saturday, May 5 at 11:59 pm? Join the circus at the regular (monthly) showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Cedar Lee Theatre! Featuring the live floor show by Simply His Servants. You can hear an interview with show Director Kev Boycik on our inaugural podcast here. 

Come a half hour early for fun and pre-show hijinks. Worried about what to do or what to bring? Click here for rules and etiquette. 

This is Hermes…


S11.1HermesThis is Hermes.

Yes, I know someone stole his wiener and left the beans. Quit looking at ’em.

He is the god of herds, trade, heralds, athletes and thieves. He gets around. He is also the god of roads.

What I want to know, Cleveland, is WHAT DID WE DO TO PISS THIS GUY OFF, and how do we remedy it?

Because to judge from the state of our roads, I think one of you stole his wiener.

Today! NOWS Wargaming minicon.

Grab your dice, boardgames and victorious spirit and hit the road for Berea this morning. The Northern Ohio Wargaming Society (NOWS) hosts their second gaming minicon of the year. Join them for a day of gaming on today, April 28, at 9 am until Midnight, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 50 East Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio.

According to their meetup page:


NOWS is one of Ohio’s oldest Wargaming clubs, having been a group for over 30 years. Our group’s purpose is to promote gaming of all types. Our primary focus is on miniature war games, however, we actively promote board games and role-playing games. Membership is therefore open to those 16 years and up who enjoy playing and running games of all types. NOWS membership gives you the opportunity to attend our three Minicons which are scheduled through out the year at no additional cost. You also will receive our bi-monthly newsletter. Membership also allows gamers the opportunity to meet (and game with) other war gamers in the greater Cleveland Area. Many of our members regularly attend conventions across the country. Our efforts in the promotion of our hobby include staging NOWSCON one of Ohio’s oldest continuing gaming conventions generally held the last weekend in September. We also regularly sponsor games at local game stores, other conventions and various members’ homes.

You will find details of their meetup here:

Northern Ohio Wargaming Society (NOWS)

Cleveland, OH
92 Gamers

NOWS is one of Ohio’s oldest Wargaming clubs, having been a group for over 30 years. Our group’s purpose is to promote gaming of all types. Our primary focus is on miniature w…

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Second NOWS Minicon of 2018

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018, 9:30 PM
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Celestial Attic Podcast – April 27, 2018


512celestialatticHey Group! It’s a weekend calendar and a short look at the science fiction magazine,  Locus. If you don’t know about Locus and love print science fiction and fantasy, then you should check it out. Also, Lost Boys at CWRU slipped the calendar. I’ve linked to it below, but there will be free showings at 7 pm, 9 pm, and 11 pm at Strosacker Auditorium, 2125 Adelbert Rd, on Case Western Reserve University campus. Details on free parking are at the link below.

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A few of this weekend’s geeky happenings:

Seeing Infinity War? Get your tickets on Fandango now!

NOWS Minicon

Labyrinth at Fathom Events

The Magician, 1958 – Ingmar Bergman

Lost Boys and Totoro FREE at CWRU


You Remind me of the Babe!

4f8e47bfe3f5b45d1b0009d6b0446bb6Looking for a scary-cute puppetfest? Nostalgic for Jim Henson? Want to see David Bowie with a mammoth, hurm, well… Let’s just say those tights are TIGHT. Maybe this coming week’s showing of the 1986 film Labyrinth is your best bet in Cleveland. Showing at Richmond Town Square Stadium 20, Cinemark 24 Cleveland, and Southpark Mall in Strongsville at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29 and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2.

Fathom says:

Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager with an active imagination, summons the Goblins to take her baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby, Sarah befriends the Goblins, in hopes that their loyalty isn’t just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems!

Looking to extend the experience? May we suggest the McFarlane Toys Labyrinth: Jareth Collectible Action Figure or Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Firey Plush Figure by Toy Vault? The Jareth figure is seven inches of Bowie awesomeness to adorn a suitable nook or cranny in your home or office. Though not as well, ahem, endowed as the real thing, it is detailed and charming. The Firey plush from Toy Vault is designed to be disassembled and rearranged like a dancin’ fool. It is just one of several adorable Labyrinth offerings from Toy Vault including the adorable worm. Come in and meet the missus.