Matt O'Connell | Apr 06, 2012
As promised, this weekend in events brings you a fairly good spread of geek fodder. Plus some other things. But mostly not.
Anime Boston hits its 10th year with lots of special guests, contests and fun, neat stuff for fans of Japanese Animation.
Also in Boston, PAX East will unite tabletop, videogame and PC gamers for a three day festival which will include Omegathon – the elimination tournament pitching the best gamers of each category against each other in the ultimate battle to determine who has had more free time with which to master their craft.
Seeing Boston doing its part, Seattle must have felt the need to contribute to the Anime frenzy. The rainy city will be hosting Sakura-Con this weekend, which claims to be the highest attended Anime conference in the Pacific Northwest.
Let’s not forget about LepreCon, down in Arizona. This event focuses on the artsy side of the Sci Fi and Fantasy worlds while simultaneously providing a venue for fans to gather and gush.
Finally, if you’ve got the itch for Fantasy and/or Sci Fi, you can also get your fix in Ohio at Marcon. This respectable event boasts a wide range of guests and attendees to bring about a well rounded weekend for lovers of the genre.
In case the non-geek population feels left out, bear in mind you do have the option of checking out some of the other events on our calendar. The New York Auto Show, for example, starts a 10 day run this weekend. Speaking of which, Wired offered some insight into the technology of some of the showroom vehicles. Perhaps utilizing the latest technology will help our domestic car companies continue to turn disaster into profit. God know the new statue they may erect in Detroit won’t help their image. Seriously, Robocop?
I think I’ve done enough in support of an awesome weekend for all you Hounds. I’ll let you take it from here.
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.