“This is the end” as they are calling it. Futurama’s final season premieres Wednesday at 10pm. Image / Free Futurama Cross Stitch Pattern Via.
There are two books being released this week that we suggest checking out. Neil Gaiman’s first solo adult novel since his folklore-rich Anansi Boys, The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes out today and the second trade of Saga, written by Cleveland’s own Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by the talented Fiona Staples, can be picked up tomorrow.
If you haven’t heard, we’re inviting everyone to our first GeekCLE Show and Tell at XYZ The Tavern on June 28th. Bring something you love to share with someone else! This is your chance to pass on something you think everyone should know and love and possibly find your new obsession. For more information, see the event page.
And of course, there is plenty of social geekery happening this week in Cleveland. More after the jump.
For tonight make sure to get a ticket to the Cleveland Comic Book Heritage Night. From the brew masters over at the Great Lakes Brewing Company, a celebration of the release of their Truth, Justice, and the American Ale. Join the GLBC for a super-powered comic book themed party honoring Cleveland’s comic book heritage and get a first taste of this “heroically hopped” session beer. Also joining them for the party, Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop and Rust Belt Monster Collective.
The Drink and Draw Social Club is having their 1 year anniversary event at Lava Lounge this Thursday at 7pm. Go join them as they do what they do best, “grind lead, sling ink and get our proverbial drink on”, complete with prizes.
This Saturday, if you’re not planning on attending the Akron – Canton Comic Convention, there are some great family events.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is hosting a Superman Celebration. Celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday with a kid’s comic making workshop with cartoonist Teri Libenson, author of The Pajama Diaries. Stay for a screening of Superman II at 1:00pm or head out on Lolly the Trolley for a history of Superman in Cleveland tour.
The Glenville Branch Library is having a Superman Family Day where kids can create their own superhero capes, masks and comic books.
Ongoing art exhibits include the Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start Art Exhibition at SPACES, an exhibition of performance art-featuring video games with interactive installations, and the House Broken Exhibition at Zygote Press featuring artists dealing with everyday domestic issues through the form of comics and text.
We’ll leave you with this, the latest episode of TableTop from Geek & Sundry. This week’s game is Smash Up, played by Wil Wheaton, Rich Sommer, Cara Santa Maria, and Jen Timms.
For other games, here are some suggestions from a post in the forums. What new games are you playing?