Monday, 28 February 2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Events in Toronto, March 2011

So I don't bore people not in the Toronto area with numerous event listings, I'll do one post on the last day of the month for upcoming events.  These are from the science fiction & fantasy calendar I've started.  If you have an event that's not listed, email me and I'll put it on the calendar.  While I'll try to get the details correct, always check the links to confirm event information. And I'll be updating this list as I learn of more events.

Friday March 4
The Great Extraterrestrial Debate: Seth Shostak, Ray Jayawardhana, Bob McDonald, and Robert J. Sawyer
Sponsored by the Centre for Inquiry Ontario, and
Hosted by the University of Toronto Secular Alliance
University of Toronto
Where: J.R.R. MacLeod Auditorium | University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building
1 Kings College Circle, Toronto ON
When: Friday, March 4, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Admission varies between $10 and $20. See website to purchase advance tickets.

Sunday March 6
Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Cory Doctorow Comes to Town
Where: Augusta House (152 Augusta St.)
When: 8-11 pm
Book readings by Cory Doctorow, Karl Schroeder and David Nickle.

Monday March 14
Strange New Worlds With Ray Jayawardhana
Where: Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd)
When: 7 - 9:30 pm
"In "Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System", renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings the latest news from the forefront of research, including some of his own findings, and tells a tale rich in history and personalities. Jayawardhana is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. His discoveries make headlines internationally and he has won many accolades."

Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20th
Wizard World Toronto Comic Con
Where: Direct Energy Centre, (100 Princes' Boulevard)
When: Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10-7, Sunday 11-6pm
See site for ticket information, guests, etc.

Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20
Toronto AnimeCon
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building)
255 Front Street. West
When: 11 - 6 pm Saturday, 11-5 Sunday
Admission only available at the door during the show hours of Animecon
Fan Expo Canada VIP Ticket holders admitted FREE!
Flat rate admission $15.00 for Saturday and/or Sunday. Children age 10 and under admitted FREE with adult ticket purchase! (proof of age required)

Sunday March 20th
Space-Time Continuum Discussion Group
Where: Bakka Phoenix Books (84 Harbord St)
When: 1 pm
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse Edited by John Joseph Adams  
Focus on Stories: Bread and Bombs by M. Rickert;
Speech Sounds by Octavia E. Butler;
Killers by Carol Emshwiller;
The End of the World as We Know It by Dale Bailey;
A Song Before Sunset by David Grigg;
Episode Seven� by John Langans

Tuesday March 29
Robert J. Sawyer Book Launch for WWW: Wonder (scroll down for launch details)
Where: Dominion on Queen Pub (500 Queen Street East)
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Bakka Phoenix will be onhand to sell books

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