The ten best geek events in Denver in March
It's March, the month of college basketball brackets and St. Patrick's Day. But don't worry: While the rest of your office is busy throwing money away pretending to care about college hoops and drinking shitty green beer, there's plenty of great geek fun to be had. March's ten best geek events include a celebration of steampunk, some VHS nostalgia and multiple takes on the experience of fandom. All of that, and more, awaits you within...
10) Michio Kaku: The Future of the Mind
Famed physicist and author Michio Kaku will be on hand to talk about his new book, The Future of the Mind, a look at the frontiers of neuroscience. Like his books Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace, The Future of the Mind is a bold, exciting look at the possibilities on the edges of science and science fiction. Perfect geek fodder, in other words. This one will fill up fast, so show up early to get tickets.
Free, numbered tickets will be handed out at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 3 at Tattered Cover Colfax. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. The reading and signing starts at 7:30 p.m.; the book costs $28.95. For more info, visit the Tattered Cover website.
9) Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans Of My Little Pony
Fandom takes many strange twists and turns, and arguably none are quite so odd as the phenomena of Bronies. Whether you're a dedicated fan of the magical pony show or just curious about this newest addition to the world of geekery, Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans Of My Little Pony will be worth your time. Costumes are encouraged, so you can show off your pony cosplay, and a special post-film bonus screening is on tap, too -- no titles have been announced yet, but it's a safe bet it's something MLP related...
The film plays at 9:30 p.m. March 8 at the Sie FilmCenter. Tickets are $10, or $7 for Denver Film Society members. For tickets and more info, visit the film's event page at the Denver Film Society website.
8) Video Vortex: Death Spa
The Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the lost films of the VHS era continues with Death Spa. As the name suggests, it's set in a spa -- a deadly spa. Low budget gore, a possibly haunted computer that runs the spa, and a handful of vaguely recognizable character actors bring this ludicrous tale of death at the gym to stunning, lo-fi life. Plus, it's only a dollar, so even if it's the worst movie you've ever seen, you still pretty much get your money's worth.
See it at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at the Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $1. For tickets and more info, visit the film's event page at the Alamo website.
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