Welcome back to Tuesday Tidbits, your source for items of interest to Hoosier Geeks. In this edition, we continue to flesh out the month of May, look ahead to June, and talk about some other items of interest! I hope everyone has been okay with the change over to every other week, instead of weekly, with these!
Some cool stuff is coming down the pike this weekend! It’s both Free Comic Book Day, AND Star Wars Night with the Naptown Roller Derby! If I weren’t visiting the Geekling in Southern California this weekend, I’d be making the rounds at the shops in the area, and bringing Lizz to her first Roller Derby that night! So, all of you, go out and have this fun for me, as I’m hitting Free Comic Book Day at Four Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga and watching Roblox videos! Fun fact: Four Color Fantasies was the first friendly local shop I ever wrote a blog post about, back on the old “Geeking in SoCal” site back in early 2010! Anyway, as I said, I’m also going to have a “Free Comic Book Day” blog post up later this week, so keep your eyes open for that!
Now, though, let’s jump into the calendar!
And what’s happening in the month of May, besides racing?
- May 5th: Free Comic Book Day! Free Comic Book Day is Saturday! I’ll have a post telling you more about it later this week, but please always remember: Be patient, be cool, and see if there’s anything you also want to BUY as you’re picking up your free books! Support your friendly local shops!
- May 5th: Star Wars Night with Naptown Roller Derby! It is Star Wars Night with Naptown, as they roll their way into their 4th bout of their 12th season! Spend the evening with costumed members of the 501st and Rebel Legion, and take in some roller derby as they skate against the Cincinnati Rollergirls! Click the link for the Facebook event, which has ticket info and more!
- May 12th: Introduction to EVA Foam! Hosted by Aris, this class at Incognito in Fountain Square will show people how to work with EVA foam in helping create their costumes and props! Material cost is $30, and includes all the student needs to make a gauntlet! Look at the link for more info!
- May 12th: Keep Gaming Indy Board Game Day! This will be an games day at Moonshot Games in Noblesville! Take a look at their Facebook Event page for more information, including a list of games available as we get closer to the event! Huge thanks to Brad of the Board Games with Panda Podcast (LINK) for the heads up on this!
- May 13th: The Shakes Ups at the Virginia Avenue Music Fest! The Shake Ups are bringing their family friendly show to the Virginia Avenue Music Fest! While the festival runs from the 9th to the 13th (Link for more info), the Shake Ups will be playing on the 13th, at 3:30 PM at the Hotel Tango stage! Visit all the links for more info!
- May 20th: Fort Wayne’s Gaming, Sports Cards, Comics & Collectibles Market! Held at Glenbrook Square in Fort Wayne, this popped up on my Facebook feed, and I thought some folks might be interested! Take a peek at their Facebook page for more info!
Now, let’s look ahead to June!
- June 1st: The Shake Ups CD Release! The Shake Ups will be releasing their newest pop culture-themed album, Legendary Defenders, at a release show at Radio Radio in Fountain Square! Check out the event for more information!
- June 8th – 10th: Indy PopCon! The home town home team returns for their fifth year! This pop culture convergence is bringing in YouTube personalities, professional cosplayers, and actors for a great few days in downtown Indianapolis! Get your tickets now, and keep your eye on the blog to find out what Geeking in Indiana will be doing at the show!
Now, what’s happening with the blog, the blogger, and friends of the blog?
- Today’s Picture: Geek Cat is wondering why the heck I’m taking his picture, and not letting him go down the stairs.
- Young Puffin’s Wonderfully Grand Mystery Kickstarter! This is a really unique pop-up book, that Friend of the Blog Mike Ficarra had a hand in designing! Take a look, and get on board before it closes on May 8th!
- Pride Bird Charms Kickstarter! Acrylic bird charms, representing the different LGBTQ+ Pride flags! From a great artist who used to live in Indianapolis! I own some of G’s work, and I know you want some of their work, too! So, check this out, before it flies away on May 9th!
- Do you like how the blog looks? Then check out Studio 27 Indy and TikiKitchen Design. I just write this stuff. They’re the ones that make me look good. Also, check out the art page on TikiKitchen Design! There’s some great stuff on there! It’s TikiBitchin!
Have a great week, and I’ll see you soon!