Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Science Fiction and Fantasy Events in Toronto, February 2012

These events are from the science fiction & fantasy calendar I run.  If you have an event that's not listed, email me (jessica.strider@gmail.com) and I'll put it on the calendar and add it here.  While I try to get the details correct, always check the links to confirm event information. I'll be updating this post as I learn of more events.

Thursday 2

Dr Who Information Network (DWIN) Pub Night

There is a regular Doctor Who Tavern/Pub gathering in Toronto on the first Thursday of each month
Where: Paupers Pub, 539 Bloor Street West (near Bathurst). We meet up at the back near the dartboards.
When: People usually start to arrive around 8:00pm.

 Wednesday 8

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Featuring Madeline Ashby, Kari Maaren and Mike BryantWhen: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 152A Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada  (map)
Join us to welcome in a host of fantastic guests...

Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer and futurist living in Toronto. Her debut novel, vN, will be available from Angry Robot Books this summer. Her other stories have been published in Nature, Flurb, Tesseracts, and the Shine anthology. She has also blogged for BoingBoing, WorldChanging, io9, and Tor.com. You can follow her on Twitter @madelineashby.

Kari Maaren uses her ukulele and her innocent demeanor to lure love songs into her clutches. Then she kills them, drains their blood, and sets their desiccated corpses on fire with the power of her disdain. She also teaches undergraduates about poetry.

Mike Bryant was once ejected from a Karaoke bar for performing the Weird Al Yankovic classic "Yoda", instead of Taking Things Seriously.nHe has released a spoken word CD entitled “Chicken Noodle Pants” and two novella

Thursday 9

Toronto Library Talk: Reading Boccaccio
When: 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Where: Deer Park Program Room - 2nd Floor
Professor Pietropaolo, Principal of St. Michael's College U fo T will look at Boccaccio as a late-medieval reader, and the reception history of the Decameron in relation to post-medieval editorial and reading practices. Registration required.

Monday 13

Toronto Public Library Talk: Anne Rice (Sold out, some rush spaces available)
When: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto Reference Library The Appel Salon
Cost: Free, BUT you must get a ticket, which are available online at torontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon. Tickets will be available four weeks before the event, unless otherwise noted.

International bestselling author Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles, The Witching Hour and Christ: The Lord) makes her first Toronto visit in 10 years. She chats with CBC's Mary Hynes about her new book, The Wolf Gift, which reimagines and reinvents the werewolf story as only Rice could do.

Sunday 19

Space-Time Continuum SFF Discussion Group
Where: Bakka Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord Street
When: 1 pm
Topic: Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

Friday 24 - Sunday 26

Spellstorm: Toronto's Annual Table Top Gaming Convention is sailing into port.

Where: the Royal Canadian Legion 101, Long Branch.
When: from 1:00 pm on Friday 24th, till 5:00 pm on Sunday,
We have a raft of games on Deck, including D&D4e (LFR) and Pathfinder organized play, Old School Gaming, Boarding Games, Collectible Card Games and divers other treasures.
The location is easy to reach, right beside public transit, with available free parking, and nearby fast-food - see "transportation" below.
Don't find yourself marooned, book now and cut out your spot ahead of the crowd. Early birds get the treasure, matey - X marks the spot!
And in case you haven't guessed, there may be a pirate theme to the activities. Arrr.


Justin Mohareb said...

Thanks for putting the listing together. The convention is named Spellstorm, so you might want to edit the listing so that's on there.

Jessica Strider said...

Thanks Justin. I've added the Convention's name. :)

toronto events said...

very nice listing you have put here.
Thanks for this listing.....