Hopefully everyone got the chance to check out the live painted mural by Rust Belt Monster Collective at Ingenuity Fest this past weekend. A few other awesome things we saw: video games created by the Cleveland Game Developers, Star Pop‘s nostalgia shop, and a full Choose Your Own Adventure Game.
Hey kids, it’s fall! That means 36 Days till Halloween and only 10 days left to register for 24 Hour Comics Day! 4-Hour Sessions for 5-8 graders and an 8-hour session for 9-12 graders are also available in addition to the full 24 hour challenge open to adults 18 and up. Kids and teens can work along side real comic creators, including Marc Sumerak, writer and editor for Marvel Comics, John G., artist and co-creator of The Lake Erie Monster, and Davey Connor, local artist and writer. Make sure you register! More info here.
Here is what is happening in Cleveland this week!
POP! The Comic Culture Club, a club open to everyone who is interested in a friendly discussion, meets tonight in Akron to discuss “The Silver Age of Marvel Comics”.
Starting at 7:30 at the Happy Dog, The Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs brings in Glenn Starkman, astro-physics professor extraordinaire and head of Institute for the Science of Origins, to talk about what he’s been doing with the Large Hadron Collider while he was at CERN for the last year! Starts at 7:30pm.
The bombardment of comics dedicated to Villains Month continues with issues featuring Bane, Joker’s Daughter, Doomsday and more. Power Puff Girls #1 will also be available. Get out to your local shop!
As part of the Presidential Speaker series at Kent State University, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., the astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, will be speaking to those lucky enough to have already picked up tickets. We are jealous of you all.
The CIA Cinemateque will be showing Miyazaki’s Kikis Delivery Service which tells the tale of Kiki, the 13-year-old witch-in-training .
This Friday the GeekCLE Book Club will be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The group will be meeting at the Rotten Meat Gallery in Midtown to discuss the book which is available (and definitely possible to finish reading in time) at Mac’s Backs on Coventry and other local book stores.
In celebration of the annual Case Western Reserve University open house, a special panel discussion titled “From Page to Screen” will be hosted at the Kelvin Smith Library from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Panelists include Brad Ricca, award-winning filmmaker and author of Super Boys; Michael Heaton, The Plain Dealer’s Minister of Culture; and John Orlock, internationally celebrated playwright and screenwriter. This event is free and open to the public.
As part of the Cleveland Cinemas and Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift, Labyrinth will be showing at the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin.
The CIA Cinemateque will be showing Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis accompanied by the internationally known Boston’s Alloy Orchestra as well as a repeat showing of the Miyazaki’s Kikis Delivery Service.
Don’t miss out on GeekCLE Show and Tell #4 at ABC Uptown in University Circle. Bring your favorite book, game, toy, or movie and get geeky with other Clevelanders. This is a great opportunity to find new people to play that game you keep meaning to get back into, find a new book to read or just hangout with people that get your nerdy references and have a beer. This event is more of a laid back social, so feel free to come hangout anytime after 7:30p.
Pixels and Pigments is a one night only art show featuring artists who have a focus on nerdy, video game and pop-culture type subject matter. The show will be held at Breakneck Gallery in Lakewood, Ohio on September 28th featuring an arcade cabinet of games created by members of the Cleveland Game Developers.
Zombies helping the living! Bring $5 plus two canned food items for entry to the OLD SCHOOL SINEMA presents 12th Cleveland Zombie Walk & Food Drive. This all ages event will include a make-up artist on site to zombify you in addition to plenty of vendors.
Cedar Lee Theatre is celebrating 25 years of Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight showings with weekly Saturday live accompanying floorshow and preshow presented by SIMPLY HIS SERVANTS through the month of September. For more info, visit simplyhisservants.com.
We will be giving away nerdy prizes we hand picked for you over at Big Fun at our first monthly GeekCLE GameCube Competition at the B Side Liquor Lounge and Arcade. If you think you have some skills in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros or Mario Tennis, come on out. Registration starts at 7p, competitions start at 8p.
POP! The Comic Culture Club, a club open to everyone who is interested in a friendly discussion, will meet in Parma to discuss “Breaking The Mold” of comics.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts tonight at 8p on ABC!