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See NASA scientist and geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, 2018 the Inamori Ethics Prize.


NASA scientist and geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz will receive the 2018 the Inamori Ethics Prize at the Maltz Preforming Arts center located at the edge of the Case Western Reserve University campus. The event is free, but registration is requested.

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Each year the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence gathers the community to honor an international exemplar of ethical leadership with the Inamori Ethics Prize. Case Western Reserve will present the 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize to NASA scientist and geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, during Inamori Center events on the Case Western Reserve campus, September 13-14, 2018.

Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony and Recipient Lecture by Dr. Farouk El-Baz
Thursday, September 13 – 6:00 p.m.

Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel at Case Western Reserve University, 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Free and open to the public. Online registration requested.

Worldcon Party tonight at Bottlehouse


4pm – Close
Bottlehouse Brewing Company
2050 Lee Road
Admission is free!

Celestial attic is throwing that Worldcon Party you are missing. The World Science Fiction Convention is being held this weekend in San Jose, California. We are all stuck here in Cleveland; we do not have to be quiet about it. Come out and join us at the Bottlehouse Brewing Company at 2050 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights from 4pm until close tonight, Sunday August 19, 2018.

We will have a two-hour panel discussion, first about the Hugos, and then about science fiction in general. What are we reading and seeing that is good? What is awful? Audience participation will be encouraged.

After that, we will party the evening away, play games, talk, network, make friends, and share our love for our favorite genre. Mac’s Back’s will be on hand with some of the Hugo winners and nominees for sale.

Admission is simply drinks at the bar. Bottlehouse has been fantastic to give us the space for free. Outside food is welcome and we are laying out some party munchies, but more are welcome. Bring party food if you can.

See you there!

“Frankenstein: 200 Years”

Frankenstein Festival logo

Baldwin Wallace University is presenting “Frankenstein: 200 Years.” Beginning September 6 and running through October 30, this festival celebrates what many call the first work of Science Fiction.

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Frankenstein Festival logoRitter Library presents “Frankenstein: 200 Years.” Two centuries have passed since the world read of Dr. Frankenstein and his unethical exploits. Mary Shelley’s story, its origins and its influence will be featured in Ritter Library from September through Halloween.

The Festival includes an exhibit, screenings of the Boris Karloff films and public lectures by faculty on the topics of bioethics, philosophy, chemistry, outside influences on Shelley and the book’s impact on literature and film.


Exhibit Opening
Thursday, September 6, 4-7 p.m.
View the first illustrated edition of “Frankenstein,” a copy of Shelley’s original handwritten manuscript, a life-size model of the monster created by Berea-Midpark High School students and original artwork inspired by the story.
Ritter Library

From Boris Karloff to Johnny Depp, Victor Frankenstein’s Monster Lives On
Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m.
Lecture presented by broadcasting professor Joe Tarantowski.
Ritter Library

Screening of “Frankenstein”
Thursday, September 13, 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Boris Karloff’s “Frankenstein” (1931) with tiki torches and dry ice effects.
Student Activities Center (SAC)

The score of “Bride of Frankenstein”
Thursday, September 20, 3:10 p.m.
Lecture presented by music theory professor Dr. Gene Willet.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Screening of “Bride of Frankenstein”
Thursday, September 27, 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Boris Karloff’s “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) with tiki torches and dry ice effects.
Student Activities Center (SAC)

The Molecules in the Monster
Wednesday, October 3, 3 p.m.
Lecture presented by chemistry professor Dr. Lisa Ponton.
Ritter Library

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Its Ethical Legacy
Thursday, October 11, 3:30 p.m.
Lecture presented by philosophy professor Dr. Kelly Coble.
Ritter Library

Born from Fire: How a Volcanic Eruption Led to the Creation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
Wednesday, October 17, 3:30 p.m.
Lecture presented by geology professor Dr. Carrie Davis Todd.
Ritter Library

Book Discussion
Monday, October 22, 7 p.m.
A frightfully good discussion of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
Cuyahoga County Public Library – Berea Branch, 7 Berea Commons, Berea

Rebels, Clones, and Androids: The Legacy of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
Thursday, October 25, 2 p.m.
Lecture presented by English professor Dr. Ana Boe with Q&A to follow.
Ritter Library

Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age
Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.
Largely Literary Theater Company will give a presentation with lighthearted sketches, props and costume pieces. Q&A to follow. A book signing featuring Mark Dawidziak’s horror-centric titles included.
Cuyahoga County Public Library – Berea Branch, 7 Berea Commons, Berea

“Frankenstein” Read-a-thon
Tuesday, October 30, 12-8 p.m.
Join the attempt to read Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in its entirety over the course of eight hours. Each attendee is encouraged to read for 5 to 10 minutes. Prize drawings every hour. Sponsored by the BW Department of English.
Grindstone Room, Strosacker Hall, 12-1:30 p.m.
Ritter Library, 2-8 p.m.


Read, Listen and Like to Win!


Howdy Cleveland!

Join our first ever reader and listener drive to promote Celestial Attic, your source for Cleveland’s geekiest events. To promote the site and give back to the community, we are throwing two super-geeky events, the Cleveland Worldcon Party hosted at Bottlehouse Brewing Company in August, and the Picnic at the End of the Universe in September. Additionally, local businesses have donated prizes to help us share the love for the greater, geeky, Cleveland area.

Each week, we will promote two trivia questions to be asked on the blog, on facebook, or in the podcast on Tuesday and Friday. Email your answer to to enter the drawing to be drawn each Wednesday and Saturday, with in-person drawings at the Worldcon Party and Picnic at the End of the Universe.

Immediate family members of Celestial Attic’s owners and employees are ineligible to win. You must be 18 and older to win. No purchase is required to win.

Be sure to check out our sponsors, Cleveland Cinemas, Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables, Library of America, Mac’s Backs Books of Coventry, The Malted Meeple, The Mummy and the Monkey’s Thrift Crypt, and Carol and John’s Comic Shop. Read, listen and like for your chance to win during the months of August and September.

How can you support us? Share our posts, like us on Facebook, subscribe to the podcast, add us to your flash brief, and recommend us to your friends and suggest items for our calendar. Additionally, take part in discussions on facebook and volunteer to help out with events.

Let’s work together to keep Cleveland Geeky.



Save the Date! Picnic at the End of the Universe


September 29, 2018 from 11 am until 7 pm, Celestial Attic will be hosting its first ever Picnic at the End of the Universe. This event will be a giant, geeky, potluck / picnic celebrating all the geeky arts. Best of all, it is all FREE!

There will be giveaways, prizes, music, games and demos to enjoy. There will be a costume contest as well. Cosplayers, bring your best!

We will also host a Really, Really Free Market that day. It is a sort of swap meet where you leave the geeky stuff you don’t want, and take what you like. You can either take the remains back home at the end of the day or let us donate them to charity. This is a great way to let your books, stickers, buttons, DVDs, T-shirts, games, toys and tapes find a new home.

Bring a dish, drink or dessert to share. Bring a game to play. Meet people. Enjoy the day.

We could use sponsors to buy burgers, dogs, buns, condiments, plates, cutlery and cups. If you are interested in getting your shop or product in front of Cleveland’s geekiest people, then this is an opportunity you will not want to miss. Email: