If there’s anything SF readers and watchers, gamers and otakus enjoy more than their particular hobbies, it’s getting together to talk with like minded people. Doing so on Tor.com is great, as is doing it in person.
What follows is a list of some of the events that will happen over the month of December. It in no means tries to be comprehensive, but I do try for geographical and thematic variety. Feel free to add events near you, large or small, in the comments.
December 2-4, 2011
The convention for convention runners. This is where all the behind the scenes stuff is centre stage.
Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game And Film Convention
The name pretty much says it all. One of the nice things is the organizers went out of their way to invite interesting guests you don’t usually see.
Rencontres de l’Imaginaire de Sèvres
This event, sponsored by the city of Sèvres, this event freatures, conferences, exhibits, autographs sessions and the Prix ActuF de l’Uchronie.
Total Lunar Eclipse
An event of literally astronomical proportions, this is the second of two total lunar eclipses to occur in 2011 (the other one was in June). It will be visible in Asia and Australia. Europeans will see part of it as the moon rises and Western America will see it as it sets. The next total eclipse will be in 2014.
The largest geek event in the world focuses on Doujinshin (amateur comics) creators and their publications.
December 30- January 1st
What other event allows you to travel into the future, start in 2011 and end in 2012?
René Walling is a fan of SF, animation and comics, this has led him to co-chair Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, be involved with fps magazine for more than a decade, and start Nanopress, a Canadian small press. He looks forward to living on Mars where he would benefit from having more than 24 hours in a day.