Matt O'Connell | Apr 27, 2012
Happy Friday, Hounds. The event world is ripe with opportunities to embrace your inner nerd this weekend, or if you prefer, drink a bunch of beer and run a marathon.
Don’t worry, Beerfest is finally here. The Edmonton International Beerfest, that is. This Canadian beer celebration boasts more than 200 brews and 40,000 square feet of boozy goodness. Don’t be shy!
Oregon-ers like to mash up their local delectables into one tasty event, which they’ve dubbed the Astoria-Warrent Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. If you’re a fan of any of those things or just local cuisine, this will be the place to be in the great Northwest today.
Speaking of mashing things together; Nashville is holding their Country Music Marathon & Marathon Health & Fitness Expo tomorrow. I wonder if the running and strumming happen simultaneously?
Tabtimes are upon us. New York City hosts today’s TabTimes Tablet Strategy event, which helps organizations determine the best way to implement and use tablets to help their business grow.
Admirers of open source software with a lean towards the science fiction genre will convene in Michigan today, and also presumably discuss their affinity for penguins. They call this creative, fan-driven event Penguicon, presumably because the name hadn’t been taken by someone else.
The cult comes alive nearby in Calgary, with the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo running through the weekend. Attendees will be treated to all the latest and all-time greatest of Sci Fi, Anime, cartoons, gaming and (I presume) lots of Bruce Campbell cardboard standees. Don’t be afraid to express yourself in this extravaganza of “full-frontal nerdity.”
Portland joins the geeky fun by celebrating comic books for the ninth year in a row with the Stumptown Comics Fest, because, well, why not?
If comics are your bag but you’re an East Coaster, you’ve still got a chance to show your support this weekend. MoCCA Fest is a fundraising event in New York City for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and a great place to meet rich nerds. Nerdy is still sexy, right?
In honor of all these great Comic & Cult events, Cracked has assembled a list of weird-ass old comics that read like something out of a bad trip.
I couldn’t have said it better myself: Holy Crap, MacGyver’s Floating House is For Sale!
So there are these jerks out there creating computer programs that can write the news for us. Such technology could eventually eliminate the need for guys like me. Now, I’m all for major advancements in technology (have you seen those robots that can throw you a beer from across the room?) but let’s make sure we don’t trample all over the world’s oldest and most awesome profession: blogging. Besides, a computer program will never tell you, our wonderful readers, how beautiful and smart you all are.
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.