Despite your cries of anguish, Avengers Infinity War will not be the geekiest ticket in Cleveland this weekend. Let’s face it, the Avengers are mainstream now. The “Marvel Cinematic Universe” movies are consistent blockbusters. You don’t need Celestial Attic telling you to go see them. They already HAVE your money, so let me suggest some stuff you might have missed.
This weekend’s geek ticket in Cleveland is the Northern Ohio Wargaming Society’s (NOWS) second gaming minicon of the year. Join them for a day of gaming on Saturday, 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:
Follow that up with some awesome 80’s cinema on Sunday evening.
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!
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.