Thursday, 30 June 2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Events in Toronto, July 2011

These events 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 and add it here.  While I try to get the details correct, always check the links to confirm event information. I'll be updating this post as I learn of more events.

Tuesday July 5

Toronto Geek Poetry Slam Spoken word on any geek subject, featuring Mike Bryant.
Where: Boat, 158 Augusta, Toronto, 416-312-3865
When: 7:30 pm
Admission: $5

Friday July 8

Harry Potter Dance Party!
Celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter film with a costume dance party at the Fox and Fiddle on Wellesley.
Where: Fox and Fiddle, 27 Wellesley Street
When: 9pm - 2am
Cost: Cover is $2.
Best costume wins two tickets to The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
For more information, check out our facebook event page.
And remember: this event is one night only. So unless you own a Time-Turner, don't miss out!
*NOTE: This is a 19+ event*

Wednesday July 13

Chiaroscuro Reading Series: A Night of Wonders
Where: Augusta House (152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto)
When: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us and three spectacular readers for a night of cosmic spectacles, ghostly hauntings, and fantastic visions...

Teresa Milbrodt grew up in northwest Ohio and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.  Her debut short story collection, Bearded Women: Stories, will be published by Chizine Publications in Fall 2011.  Milbrodt's stories have appeared in Nimrod, North American Review, Crazyhorse, Natural Bridge, Indiana Review, The Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and New Orleans Review, among other literary journals.
Karl Schroeder
I'm one of Canada's most popular science fiction and fantasy authors. I divide my time between writing fiction and analyzing, conducting workshops and speaking on the future impact of science and technology on society.  As the author of nine novels I've been translated into French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Wondrous Strange, winner of the CLA Young Adult Book of the Year 2010, a White Pine Honour Book, and shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Speculative Fiction. Darklight, the second book in this series was shortlisted for the Indigo Teen Read Awards. The concluding volume in the trilogy, TEMPESTUOUS, was released in January of this year. Her next project, a YA time-travel romance-adventure titled Once Every Never will hit store shelves and Starling, a new trilogy set in the same universe as Wondrous Strange is set to release in the summer of 2012.

Friday July 15 - Sunday July 17

Where: Sheraton Parkway North Toronto (600 Highway 7 East)
When: Friday: 6 pm - 2 am, Saturday 10 am -2 am, Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Cost: variable

Saturday July 16

Maggie Steifvater Discussing her book Forever.
Where: Indigo Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin, Toronto,
When: 6 pm
Admission: Free

Sunday July 17

Space-Time Continuum:
Meet at Indigo (Bay & Bloor in the SF section) to see a movie

Monday July 18

Charlaine Harris Talking about her book True Blood.
Where: Indigo Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge, Toronto,
When: 7 pm
Admission: Free

Thursday July 21

July Cinemacabre:
Rue Morgue Magazine presents Tom Holland’s FRIGHT NIGHT
When: 9:30pm
Classic Trailers!

While The Bloor cinema undergoes renovations, we’ve moved CineMacabre movie nights to the Toronto Underground Cinema, and to celebrate we’re holding a FREE screening of Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire classic FRIGHT NIGHT. Before the remake starring Colin Farrell drops in August, join us for the ‘80s original, in which horror movie junkie Charley Brewster, his best friend Evil Ed and an aging horror host played by Roddy McDowell tangle with the bloodsucker next door (played by Chris Sarandon) who’s taken Charley’s girlfriend. See FRIGHTNIGHT on 35mm – on us!"

Watch the trailer at:

One Night Only!
Ghastly Prizes!

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