bdwilson: (NaNoWriMo 2012)

The EdMoWriMos are holding a NaNoWriMo introduction and Plot-Planning party at the Idylwylde library on October 13. I won’t make it, but it sounds like it’ll be fun ^_^

When: Saturday, October 13th, 2:30-5:00 pm

Where: EPL – Idylwylde Branch 8310 88 Avenue – Program Room (http://www.epl.ca/about-epl/branches-and-hours/idylwylde-branch)

RSVP: On this thread http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/canada-alberta-edmonton/threads/61280 at the NaNo boards.

Who: Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo, and anyone thinking about doing so! This is your chance to convince that friend who’s always on the fence, your hesitant spouse, or your coworker who keeps muttering about writing a novel some day.

What: We’ll cover the basics of NaNo for new Wrimos. You’ll hear how other people prepare for and work during NaNoWriMo, some tools for the job, and the resources that EPL has to offer. Speechifying will be followed by the Pre-November Plot-Planning Party where you’ll have a chance to brainstorm with help from friendly fellow Edmowrimos and maybe win a helpful door prize!

Why: Because there’s nothing like a little pre-November plot planning to get you in the mood for NaNo! Bring a pen and paper or your preferred outlining and planning tools, and come on down for a few hours to give your novel a kick-start!

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

This year Free Comic Book Day is May 5!

Happy Harbor Comics has raffles and prize draws in addition to the free comics. They’ll also have  the E-Ville Roller Derby out in costume, and local artists doing sketches if you bring a donation for the food bank. Visit their page for specific details.

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Can’t Stop The Serenity is a global series of screenings of the film Serenity, held as a charity fundraiser.

This year, CSTS Edmonton‘s local charity partner is the Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS). There will also have a separate auction with items table set aside to raise funds for Kids Need to Read, and the remaining 75% of all event proceeds will be donated to Equality Now to support women’s human rights!

Tickets are $15 each, and this year they are screening not only Serenity, but also Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!

When: 25 June · 12:00 – 17:00
Where: Metro Cinema Society, Zeidler Hall, Citadel Theatre
632-7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW
Edmonton, AB

For more information, see the Can’t Stop The Serenity — Edmonton site, or the Facebook Event.

 

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

For ages 8-12, your child’s assignment in this secret agent themed day camp is to complete four missions through writing, inclusive activities, games, and dance.

Spend the day working on spy mission styled workshops organized and hosted by Alison Neuman, author of Ice Rose – A Young Adult Spy Novel. Designed as an inclusive camp with a focus on learning, physical activities, and social development, Camp Mission Access is an opportunity for children with an without disabilities to work together.

Date: August 4 & 5 – 8 & 9, 2011 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm.)
Location: Glenrose School Campus, Glenrose Hospital 10230 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Register: Online

Check out the Camp Mission Access page and Alison’s Blog for more information.

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

This year May 7th is Free Comic Book Day!

If you’re in Edmonton, Happy Harbor Comics is once again hosting special guests and holding raffles. Head down  to one of their locations to join in.

If you’re not, swing by comic stores in your area for free comics :)

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

May 1st is Free Comic Books Day!

Happy Harbor Comics is continuing the tradition of having various additional events planned, as well as giving away free comics. There’s raffles and prize draws at the various locations, as well as guests from E-Ville Roller Derby, and local artists doing sketches if you bring a donation for the food bank. Look at their page for specific details.

Also, if you haven’t heard, HH vol. 1 moved to a new site earlier this month, so this is a good time to check out the new site.

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Show your love of the Princess Bride movie by acting along with the characters!

7:45 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010
Duration: 2 hours
Participation limit: 250
No tickets required; open to the public.

See the EPL Event page for more details.

Mirrored from bdwilson.ca

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Animethon runs August 7, 8, and 9 at MacEwan City Centre.

Animethon is an annual festival focusing on the popular culture of anime (Japanese Animation) held yearly in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Admission:
    Event Pass (All Three Days) – $35.00
    Friday Day Pass – $10.00
    Saturday Day Pass – $25.00
    Sunday Day Pass – $15.00
View more at the Animethon Web site.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Towel Day :: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

"You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there's a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited to join your fellow hitch hikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives."

What do I do?
Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.
When do I do it?
May 25th.
Where do I do it?
Everywhere.
For more information, visit the Towel Day Website.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!.

I'll be unable to go, but once again Happy Harbor Comics has artists and giveaways planned in addition to the free comic books. It's a great time to stop it!

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)
Coming up next weekend, the Edmonton Get Publishing 2009 Conference.

Date: May 1 & 2
Location:
    Robbins Health Centre (109 Street and 104 Avenue)
    MacEwan
    Edmonton, Canada


Visit the Web site for the conference schedule and registration instructions.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)
The Canada Reads book for 2009 has been selected.

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill is the story of a woman named Aminata Diallo. She recounts the story of her life, starting from her beginning in West Africa, where she was captured as a slave and taken to a plantation in South Carolina.

CBC's Between the Covers is broadcasting the book, read by Kim Roberts. Listen to The Book of Negroes either on the radio show or the podcast.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

From the Free-fine Day Web site:

"Fine-Free Day is an opportunity for the Edmonton Public Library to welcome back customers that have stopped visiting and using the Library's services because of overdue charges and/or lost items. On Saturday, November 29, EPL is encouraging all customers that have overdue or previously lost materials to return them to the Library and have those charges waived. Customers who have returned materials but still have fines can also have up to $10 in fines on their account taken off with a donation to the Edmonton Food Bank."
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Animethon, the Edmonton Anime Convention runs August 8, 9, and 10 at MacEwan City Centre.

Animethon is an annual festival focusing on the popular culture of anime (Japanese Animation) held yearly in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This year, Animethon will be take place August 8-10, 2008 at the Grant MacEwan College City Centre Campus in downtown Edmonton. This is Animethon's fifteenth consecutive year, ranking it among the oldest annual anime conventions in North America. Last year, we sold approximately 3633 passes and had about another 500-600 take us up on the free anime offer.

For those unfamilar with Animethon, there is much, much more than just watching anime videos for free. Admission grants access to a variety of anime-themed contests such as a costume competition and karaoke to name a few. There are also video game tournaments, a dance, improv comedy and more. It's also a great place to meet friends or find that collector's item in the exihibition hall.
View more at the Animethon Web site.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)
I'm in the downtown library. I was going to connect to their wireless network, but from where I'm sitting it's apparently better to connect to one called "Wireless Edmonton".

From the City of Edmonton Web site:
Find the freedom of going wireless in the City of Edmonton’s eZones.

Public wireless Internet connection points bring the City and the world to your laptop or mobile device.

eZones are provided by the City of Edmonton as part of a public wireless Internet pilot project. We’re checking out potential eZone locations across the City in the places you want to be – City of Edmonton leisure facilities, parks and festivals – keep an eye out for more eZones in the future.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)
Celebrate reading with the Edmonton Public Library and Edmonton Transit.

Read and Ride 2008: Wednesday, June 11

Get your free books at the following locations:
  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am: Kingsway Transit Centre

  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am: Westmount Transit Centre

  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am: Clareview LRT Station

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Churchill Square (in the square itself, not the LRT station)
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

Towel Day :: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

"You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there's a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited to join your fellow hitch hikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives."

What do I do?
Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.
When do I do it?
May 25th.
Where do I do it?
Everywhere.
For more information, visit the Towel Day Website.
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)
Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!

I won't be able to attend this year, but the folks at Happy Harbor Comics will be open from 10am to 6 pm, with special guests making appearances at all three stores. They also have some special offers in addition to the free comics. The Web site has the times and deals for the various locations.

bdwilson: (Points of Interest)
"Its back and geekier than ever! Its the Cheapass Fundraiser: Munchkin Edition, in support of the Pure Speculation Festival Society!

Join us at the Lion's Head Pub for an evening of good food, good drink and good geeky fun. Just $10 gets you a burger, fries and your first drink (Domestic Draft or Hi-ball). But that's not all! You'll be able to kick back with your fellow geeks and try out the Munchkin card game by Steve Jackson Games. And the prizes...oh, the prizes! Happy Harbor Comics has donated two great door prizes (look in pictures, below). As well, Mission: Fun and Games and BioWare have stepped up to bring you some great prizes as well. Plus you'll have a chance to win your weekend pass to Pure Speculation 2008!

Tickets are $10, available at the door or in advance at all Happy Harbor locations. Eat, drink and be geeky at the Cheapass Fundraiser: Munchkin Edition!"

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Lion's Head Pub
Street: 4440 Gateway Blvd.
City/Town: Edmonton, AB

Visit the FaceBook Page for this event.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it, but I hope everyone who goes has a great time ^_^
bdwilson: (Points of Interest)

RPGCon is a local mini-convention devoted to table-top gaming, with activities for up to 40 attendees.

The day's events will include:

  • A morning meet and greet event for the Edmonton Gaming community;
  • Role play gaming sessions with scenarios run by local GMs;
  • Board gaming sessions with introductory instruction for new players;
  • Card gaming sessions with introductory instruction for new players;
  • and a panel discussion of a topic relevant to the role play gaming community.

Entry fee is $6.00 (CAD) per person.

January 19, 2008
Starting at 9:30 AM

The Centennial Room at the Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5A 0A3

For more information, see the The Edmonton Gamers' Association Meetup.

Schedule information has now been posted on the RPGCon site.

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