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.
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.
It’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.
We also have time for a quick look at Analog Science Fiction and Factmagazine, 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.
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 92Gamers
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…
Hey 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.
Looking 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.
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!