Have a close encounter, or, February events in science fiction

As you sit quietly in front of the computer reading this, we here at Tor.com would like to remind you that there’s a big wide world out there full of exciting speculative fiction and geekery. In pursuit of that goal, here are some meatspace events lined up in February of interest to our fellow nerdlings.

Booksellers, publishers, and event organizers take note: submit your events and get on our calendar!

Tonight, Tuesday, February 3rd

BookViewCafe.com Night at the NYRSF
New York, NY, 7:00pm, FREE

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4th

The Evolution of The New York Times Op-Ed Page with Art Directors Jerelle Kraus and J-C Suares and Artist Brad Holland
New York, NY, 6:30pm, $15

Friday, February 6th – Sunday, February 8th

New York Comic Con
New York, $50 for the weekend

Friday, February 6th

Society of Illustrators Book & Editorial Gala
New York, NY, 5:30pm $35

Saturday, February 7th

Coraline Production Artists Lecture
Alhambra, CA, 2pm, $10

2009 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
Seattle, WA, 4:00pm, $9 for one session, $15 for both sessions

Tuesday, February 10th

Nathan Fox and Becky Cloonan Talk Comics
New York, NY, 6:30pm, $15

Wednesday, February 11th

The Big Sleep, with Jonathan Lethem, Judith Freeman, and Rich Cohen
New York, NY, 7:30pm, $22

Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 15th

Boskone
Boston, MA, $46

Radcon 5A
Pasco, WA, $35

Wednesday, February 18th

KGB Reading: James Morrow & Laird Barron
New York, NY, 7:00pm, FREE

Friday, February 20th – Sunday, February 22nd

Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire IV
Whippany, NJ, $35 for all three days

Friday, February 20th

Jonathan Coulton (with Paul and Storm)
Alexandria, VA, 7:30pm, $25

Saturday, February 21st

Jonathan Coulton (with Paul and Storm)
Annapolis, MD, 8:00pm, $20

Monday, February 23rd

What If… Speculative Fiction Book Club
Asheville, NC

Thursday, February 26th

Jonathan Coulton (with Paul and Storm)
Madison, WI, 7:30pm, $20

Friday, February 27th – Sunday, February 29th

SheVaCon 17
Roanoake, VA, $40

Friday, February 27th

Jonathan Coulton (with Paul and Storm)
St. Paul, MN, 8:00pm, $22

Saturday, February 28th

Jonathan Coulton (with Paul and Storm)
Chicago, IL, 8:00pm, $20

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