It’s a huge year in the history of Back to the Future. It’s the 30th anniversary of the film’s 1985 release, as well as the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Part II. That latter date, October 21, 2015, is fast approaching, and if you’re a fan of the franchise, there are some very cool events planned.
Princeton University will be hosting a symposium on how speculative fictions can examine some of society’s most prevalant social problems in order to put help build a better world. Black To The Future is a one day event takes place on September 14th and it features an impressive lineup of authors, artists and…
What happens when you throw the typical author reading on its head? A couple of weeks ago in Vermont, Phoenix Books of Burlington and Geek Mountain State put together a reading event called an Author Duel, and hilarity ensued. No authors were harmed in the course of this event.
If you’re in San Diego tomorrow evening, you should stop by this evening of “strange collisions and alien transmission,” featuring a talk by Jeff VanderMeer!
The Call of Cthulu is a Lovecraft tribute that follows artist Carter and the woman he's just fallen in love with, Riley, as they negotiate the fact that Riley's the chosen bride of Cthulu. Not in any way the weirdest take on the mythos there's ever been.
Do you think science is really, really cool? Do you want to just play with it, making awesome things for no other reason than because you can? You want to find a Science Hack Day, and go to it.
Folks who are in the Bay Area tonight can stop by San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, where artist J.H. Williams III will be talking about Sandman: Overture and offering a sneak peek at the second issue.
New Yorkers, don't miss this great event. One of the all-time great small-press magazines, Electric Velocipede, is ceasing publication. Tomorrow in New York, there's a "funeral" for the magazine, featuring 10 contributors reading their work. Well worth showing up for.
If you're in New York City this evening, you should swing by the Society of Illustrators, where Hamilton King Award-winning artist Gregory Manchess is giving a lecture to go with a new exhibition of his work. Including some beautiful science fiction (and especially steampunk) images.
In addition to being Star Wars Day, today is Free Comic Book Day, the day when comic book shops across North America hand out freebies and, in some cases, hold special in-store signings and events.
If you'd like to play a survival horror game, but you're over zombies, British activity company Chillisauce offers an alternative: a night in the woods spent hunting a vicious werewolf.
Get ready for another io9 meetup in San Francisco - once again in our favorite bookstore cafe, Borderlands. We'll meet tonight, October 21, from 7-9 PM.
Get ready for another io9 meetup in San Francisco - this time in our favorite bookstore cafe, Borderlands. We'll meet next Friday, October 21, from 7-9 PM.
Tomorrow at New York City's Japan Society is Films For Hope, an international showcase of movies and short features inspired by Japanese animation. The event's date is no coincidence, as it falls a decade after 9/11 and six months after the Tōhoku earthquake. Notes io9 friend Marcelo Gallegos of this event over at …
Going to one of the largest and most dazzling collections devoted to the history and diversity of life on our planet is exciting enough. But going behind closed doors for a private lab tour with brilliant scientists? How about an open bar? Join us backstage at New York's incredible American Museum of Natural History.
If you're going to be at New York Comic-Con this weekend, you can talk to other io9ers about it on our NYCC 2010 page. Post pictures, news items, or suggestions for io9 meetup locations right here. Also, be sure to say hi to io9 staffers who are at the Con this weekend! Meredith Woerner, Cyriaque Lamar, Alasdair…
Fantastic Fest in Austin has become the premiere US film festival for genre films. For opening night, they buried people alive. Now they're unleashing dozens of new films, from thrillers to scifi. What are you missing at Fantastic Fest?
Last weekend, hardcore Philip K Dick fans trekked to the high Rocky Mountains for a festival of Dickian dimensions. There were Dick scholars, biker bars, library lectures, Techgnostic side-trips with Erik Davis, and an epic, weekend-long attempt to define reality.