We are back with another installment of Tuesday Tidbits, where I try to track down events that I think would be of interest to you, my fellow Geeks here in Indiana! Plus, pictures of the Geek Pets!
November is here, along with Election Day! Municipal elections normally have low turnouts, despite being the elections that affect your own community the most. So please, get out today, and get that vote in! Today is also the last day for pre-sale tickets for Starbase Indy, which you would have known if you had listened to Friday’s episode of the Indiana Geeking Podcast (link)! Finally, I want to thank everyone who donated during Extra Life! I’ve hit $350 of my $500 goal, and even though the streaming weekend is over, we still can raise money through December 31st! So please, feel free to hit the meter over on the sidebar (if you’re on a PC) or scroll down to the Extra Life blurb on this post, and help out!
Now, what’s happening during these last couple of months of 2019?
On with the countdown!
What’s happening for Hoosier Geeks?
November starts Friday!
- November 9th: JellyBean Jams featuring The Shake Ups! This is an event at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette, that’s part of a family music series. The focus is for children ages 1 – 7, and tickets are $10 a child. This is a great opportunity to get your Geeklings out to see this fantastic band!
- November 10th: The Evolution of Sci-Fi Fandom! Hosted by Indiana Youth Group, and held at the Center for Inquiry in Indianapolis, this takes a look at how fandom is becoming more diverse, and how not everyone reacts well to change.
- November 16th: 4th Annual Beatle Bash! The Shake Ups are returning to Radio Radio with their outstanding Beatles tribute! They are joined by Louie Louie, and New August Bluegrass performing a bluegrass tribute!
- November 16th: Comic Carnival Zine Jame #4! Hosted by Comic Carnival and Gluestick Indy, this is a group effort in putting together a Zine! This time around, the theme is “Robots and Mechs”, so I’m hoping y’all throw in some Megas XLR!
- November 16th: INChaserCon 2019! Storm Chasing is not a form of Geekery I normally throw out there, but who knows? If I can tell one person about something cool they weren’t aware of, it’s worth it! Held at the Hendricks County Convention Center in Danville! h/t to Greg Chaney for the heads up!
- November 28th – December 1st: Starbase Indy! Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend with your Geeky chosen family at this long-running Star Trek/STEM convention at the Wyndham West in Indianapolis!
And now, December, wrapping up 2019!
- December 14th: Rise of Indy Lightsaber Academy Winter Tournament! The Indy LIghtsaber Academy will be holding their Winter Tournament, just in time for the final film of the Star Wars saga!
- December 20th: Indy Indies Holiday Showcase! Held at the Ideagarden at IUPUI, this is a showcase of local game creators, from 5 PM to 8 PM. There will be food, game demos, a gift exchange, and a charity drive! Check out the Meetup event at the link above, and check out their Facebook Page here!
Now, what’s happening with the blog, the blogger, and friends of the blog?
- Today’s Picture: The Geek Cat and the Geek Pup get cozy. Amazing what happens when it gets colder, right?
- 2020 Convention & Event Listings. I’m working on updating my spreadsheet, and writing the blog page, for the 2020 conventions. Sure, a lot of the later-in-the-year ones don’t have dates announced yet, but there are a lot already that do, including a couple of new conventions. Please, if you run a show, make sure you have an updated Facebook page, or website, or even reach out to me directly via email, not Facebook Messenger.
- Extra Life! It was a long weekend, streaming for fifteen and a half hours on Friday night/Saturday morning, then streaming for another thirteen hours on Saturday night/Sunday morning, but I’ve made it through my first weekend! I can still raise money through the end of 2019, so feel free to keep hitting the link, and keep tossing money at Riley Children’s Hospital!
- Do you like how the blog looks? Then check out Studio 27 Indy and TikiKitchen Incorporated. I just write this stuff. They’re the ones that make me look good. Also, check out the art page on TikiKitchen Incorporated! There’s some great stuff on there! It’s TikiBitchin!
Am I missing anything? Use one of those contact links to give me a shout! Have a great week, and I’ll see you later!