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Thu 23 Jun 2011

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Thu 23 Jun 2011, 7 - 9 pm

Harry and the Potters Rock VPL

South Plaza, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

Wizard Rock originators Harry and the Potters return to remind us why we fell in love with the lightning-scarred wizard in the first place. Slap on your house ties and join us on the South Plaza for an evening of Potter-inspired music. Free. In the event of poor weather, the concert will be in the Alice McKay room.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi


Fri 24 Jun 2011, 7 - 9 pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi


Fri 24 - Sun 26 Jun 2011

StarCon

StarCon has been postponed
Due to a sudden medical emergency, it has become necessary to postpone STARCON 2011to a later date. “There will be some changes to the convention since some of the actors who were available for STARCON in June, may no longer be available at the new date. However, we are talking to another convention company for possible partnership which will add more events and excitement to our convention”, said STARCON 2011 organizer, Patricia Stewart-Bertrand, “as soon as we have a new date and location, we will inform everyone.”

http://www.aurorisentertainment.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Starcon-2011/151363101588484


Sat 25 Jun 2011, 12 n

Anime at the Roundhouse: Claymore

Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

Unfortunetly I can't reserve a room as they go entirely by a drop-in basis. We may get a room right away or we'll have to wait some time for a room to become available upon which we can use it. There is 3 rooms that have HD TV's and DVD players in them which would suit our purposes just fine. The other room we would unfortunelty need our own equipment for it.
If we have to wait a while for a room or don't get a room at all there is a Sushi place called "Sushi Maro" at 220 Davie Street which is a short distance away. Worse Case Scenario we'll end up there for some socializing and sushi.
Brian will be lending us his Box set of the show which we'll have at least 2 hours to watch. Hopefully more if we are lucky.
http://www.meetup.com/vanime/events/21118911/

Sat 25 Jun 2011, 11 am - 6 pm

Can't Stop the Serenity 2011

HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

The main event will be the screening of Joss Whedon's Serenity. We're also going to be singing along to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, watching episodes of some local webseries, playing trivia, and maybe having a couple of surprises!
http://serenityscreeningvan.blogspot.com/
http://www.meetup.com/BC-Browncoats/events/20356951/


Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun 2011

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Great Northern Way Campus, 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1E1

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a two-day celebration of making and creating. It’s an all-ages family festival promoting the ethos of DIY on a large scale.
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire will take you through an inspiring, energetic and captivating range of exhibits, including workshops, performances, displays, and a speaker series. Some of the features include pyrotechnics, kinetic sculptures, interactive musical installations, and 3d printers that can print themselves. Interaction booths stationed throughout will centre around education: teaching people how to complete a circuit, spin wool, or smoke bacon!
http://vancouver.makerfaire.ca/


Sun 26 Jun 2011, 2 pm

Annual 13th Colony BBQ with Viper Retiring

Boundary Bay Regional Park, 300-498 Boundary Bay Rd. Delta, BC

How to find us: We'll be waving colonial flags.
We failed to get the job done in January, so lets try again to retire our Viper in style! We're not going for the dusk burning, (like in the show), because the park closes just after dusk. We'll do potluck BBQ, please declare what you'd like to bring in your RSVP. We had a blast last year at Cates Park, don't miss out!
http://www.meetup.com/vancouverbsgfanclub/events/19719371/

Sun 26 Jun 2011, 2:30 - 5:15 pm

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi

Sun 26 Jun 2011

Vancouver Roleplayers' Collective Monthly Social Gathering, 3 pm

The Grind Gallery and Coffee House, 4124 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P6

The purpose of the recurring meetings on the last Saturday of every month is to meet and greet and chill, to share a drink or two with fellow gamers, talk about your common interests and maybe even find yourself a gaming group.
http://www.meetup.com/VancouverRPers/calendar/tbrwnypjbjc/

Sun 26 Jun 2011, 5:30 - 8 pm

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi

Sun 26 Jun 2011, 6:30 pm

Backstage with the Fifth Column

The Backstage Lounge on Granville Island, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC

Talented Vancouver actor, Mark Hildreth will be giving his first live concert since 2009 here in Vancouver.
You know Mark as the Fifth Column sympathizer Joshua in "V". You've also seen him on Andromeda, The Dead Zone, Taken, The Collector, Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End, Eureka, Supernatural and The Tudors, as well as countless other shows and movies, and you've heard his voice on a dozen animated tv shows.
You might not know that he is an accomplished musician who taught himself to sing and play the piano at the age of 10. Mark’s first album, Complex State Of Attachment is an instantly hummable collection of pop/R&B songs rife with heart, honesty and groove.
Mark Hildreth will be performing with Nat Jay and Greg Sczebel at "The Backstage Lounge" on June 26th, 2011 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. We will meet out front of the Arts Club Theatre (the venue is just on the backside) at 6:30pm, there is a sign with benchs at the edge of a small parking lot.
$10 at the door.
http://www.thebackstagelounge.com/events/sunday-jun-26-11
http://www.meetup.com/BC-Browncoats/events/17385849/
http://www.meetup.com/GeekCraft/events/18545031/


Mon 27 Jun 2011, 7 - 9:30 pm

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi


Tue 28 Jun 2011, 7 - 9:30 pm

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi


Wed 29 Jun 2011, 7:30 - 10 pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi


Thu 30 Jun 2011, 7 - 9:30 pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

This is it! As the opening of Deathly Hallows pt. 2 draws nearer, join us for one last chance to celebrate Pottermania. We will be screening all seven Potter films in the lead-up to the final film's release. Prizes for best costume! Free. Seating is limited.
http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi


Sat 2 Jul 2011, 5 pm

Let's Meet a Stargate Actor!

La Fontana Caffe, 3701 Hastings (at Boundary), Burnaby, BC, V5C 2H6

“Tom O'Brien, an actor who has had speaking roles on Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Smallville, CSI, X-Files, and more has agreed to attend one of our meetups and chat with us. Let's watch his episode of SG-1, "Covenant" together and welcome Tom.”
http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Stargate-Fan-Club/events/17386035/

Sat 2 Jul 2011, 7 pm

Klingon Pictionary

La Fontana Caffe, 3701 Hastings (at Boundary), Burnaby, BC, V5C 2H6

This is of course a skill that preliterate Klingons had to perfect in order to communicate during the hunt without startling their prey through sound or gestures. We'll follow their tradition in order to foster thinking in Klingon, and to find out who among us has the most hilarious art skills. One person has a Klingon word or phrase and then has to get the others to guess it only by drawing pictures: no words or gestures allowed. In this version the guessers may only guess in Klingon. Dictionaries can be permitted for those who require them. We'll something like a whiteboard or paper easel, if anyone has one, and John's excellent raktajno and panini will be called for. We may also play a couple of rounds of bIngo', so review your numbers, please.
http://www.meetup.com/Star-Trek-KLINGON-Language-Group/events/16324256/


Tue 5 Jul 2011, 6:30 pm

BC Browncoats: See the Surreal

Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2H7

The most comprehensive exhibition of Surrealist art ever to be shown in this country is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art features 350 works by leading Surrealist artists, including André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, Leonora Carrington, Brassaē, André Masson, Man Ray, Edith Rimmington, Wifredo Lam and many others.
How to find us: Gallery's coffee shop/restaurant at 6:30 and gallery at 7:00.
http://www.meetup.com/BC-Browncoats/events/20512581/

Tue 5 Jul 2011

Greater Vancouver Boardgames Meetup Group Monthly Meetup, 7 pm

[Location shown only to members of the Meetup group]

The games played depend on what everyone brings. If there is a game that you would like to play let it be known and we'll see if someone can bring it. Also if you have a great game to share we're always excited to try it out. $1.
http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-7/calendar/zrbdnypkbhb/


Fri 8 Jul 2011, 6:30 pm

BIFF: Hailing Frequencies Open

80s Restaurant, 110 West 14th Street (at Lonsdale), North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1N9

For the next BIFF we’re going to try our hands at interstellar communications. Well, maybe not THAT far. We’ll be reaching out to two of our BIFF Ambassadors, Greg in Ontario and Samantha in California. Our plan is to use two laptops, running Skype and Google Chat to set up conversations, and possibly even video links via webcam. Want to follow up with our dear friends, or just find out the status of our plans for BIFF world domination? This is one you don’t want to miss.
http://biffns.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/hailing-frequencies-open/


Sun 10 Jul 2011

Creative Geeks: Harry Potter Friendship Bracelets, 1 pm

La Fontana Caffe, 3701 Hastings (at Boundary), Burnaby, BC, V5C 2H6

"Most of us have finished our Hogwarts House scarves, but we probably won't be wearing them to the release of the second part of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, which opens in theatres on July 15, 2011. This time, to get us psyched up and ready for the movie, Priya is going to show us how to make friendship bracelets in Hogwarts House colours."
http://www.meetup.com/sci-fi-creations/calendar/15658562/


Thu 14 Jul 2011

Vancouver Astronomy Monthly Meetup, 7:30 pm

HR MacMillan Space Centre (downstairs auditorium), 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver monthly meeting, shared with the general public at no charge.
http://www.meetup.com/astronomy-131/calendar/mrbnnypkbsb/


Sat 16 Jul 2011, 2 pm - late

Summer Festival, presented by ARC

Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

The Altered Reality Club, SFU's gaming and anime club, is proud to present "The Summer Festival" at Simon Fraser University. With participation from IRL Events, we'll be bringing you a full day of food, entertainment, activities, and prizes on Saturday, July 16!
The outdoor festivities will begin at 2pm in SFU's Convocation Mall, where there will be food stalls, craft booths, tons of carnival style games where you can win raffle tickets. and a market area featuring a variety of artists and vendors.
http://sfuarc.com/smf/index.php?page=sfestival2011
http://www.meetup.com/GeekCraft/events/21818781/


Sun 17 Jul 2011, 3 pm

Crafty Geeks go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

SilverCity at Metrotown Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

On Sunday July 17th. A matinee performance? Maybe at Metrotown?
http://www.meetup.com/GeekCraft/events/16251724/


Sat 23 Jul 2011, 10 am

MiniComi

UBC: University of British Columbia (Student Union Building Ballroom), Student Union Boulevard, BC

MiniComi is a 1 day artists market inspired by those in Japan (eg. Comiket), held on Saturday July 23rd, 2011 in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia.
Artists will bring a wide variety of items for sale. This may include self published comics, doujinshi (fan comics), doujinSoft (we're hoping), prints, pins, jewellery, plushies and many other creative things that only artists and crafts people (crafty people?) can think of.
Like Comiket in Japan, Cosplay is most welcomed!
Final aNix will be playing the after concert at MiniComi, details to follow. http://minicomi.orangesanctuary.com/MiniComiInfo.html
http://www.meetup.com/GeekCraft/events/20948331/


Fri 29 Jul - Mon 1 Aug 2011

BC Renaissance Festival

Thunderbird Show Park, 24550 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC

5th Annual BC Renfest. The BC Renaissance Festival is a group of dedicated performers, entertainers, actors, artisans, volunteers and vendors with the dream of establishing a permanent site Renaissance Festival here in British Columbia. Fri 29 Jul (1/2 day 12 n - 6 pm): $8 adults, $6 child/senior; Sat 30 Jul - Mon 1 Aug (full day 9 am - 9 pm): $15 adults, $10 child/senior.
http://www.bcrenfest.com/


Sun 31 Jul 2011

Vancouver Roleplayers' Collective Monthly Social Gathering, 3 pm

The Grind Gallery and Coffee House, 4124 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P6

The purpose of the recurring meetings on the last Saturday of every month is to meet and greet and chill, to share a drink or two with fellow gamers, talk about your common interests and maybe even find yourself a gaming group.
http://www.meetup.com/VancouverRPers/calendar/tbrwnypkbpc/


Tue 2 Aug 2011

Greater Vancouver Boardgames Meetup Group Monthly Meetup, 7 pm

[Location shown only to members of the Meetup group]

The games played depend on what everyone brings. If there is a game that you would like to play let it be known and we'll see if someone can bring it. Also if you have a great game to share we're always excited to try it out. $1.
http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-7/calendar/zrbdnyplbdb/


Sun 7 - Thu 11 Aug 2011

SIGGRAPH 2011: The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

[Venue to be announced]

Conference: 7-11 August. Exhibition: 9-11 August. Online registration will be available at http://www.siggraph.org/s2011/ in March. "The registration fees for SIGGRAPH 2011 have not yet been determined, but they will not be substantially different from the SIGGRAPH 2010 fees."
http://www.siggraph.org/s2011/


Sat 20 Aug 2011

Vancouver Zombiewalk 2011, 4 - 7 pm

Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2H7

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112466502142335


Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug 2011

Creation Entertainment's Salute to Supernatural

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Special Guests: Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins.
http://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_van.htm


Sun 28 Aug 2011, 7 pm

Creative Geeks: Magnetic Bookmarks

La Fontana Caffe, 3701 Hastings (at Boundary), Burnaby, BC, V5C 2H6

We read! We need bookmarks! Bianca has volunteered to show us how to make magnetic bookmarks. I've had one and they are the greatest bookmarks ever. I'll confirm the date and time with Bianca and John closer to the event, but chime in if you are interested in learning.
http://www.meetup.com/GeekCraft/events/21936641/


Tue 6 Sep 2011

Greater Vancouver Boardgames Meetup Group Monthly Meetup, 7 pm

[Location shown only to members of the Meetup group]

The games played depend on what everyone brings. If there is a game that you would like to play let it be known and we'll see if someone can bring it. Also if you have a great game to share we're always excited to try it out. $1.
http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-7/calendar/zrbdnypmbjb/


Sat 17 Sep 2011, 8 pm - 1 am

Rascal's: Steampunk Party

WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street (at Victoria), Vancouver, BC, V5L 2E2

Rascals is an event geared towards the serious player with the opportunity for newcomers to the lifestyle to see and experience BDSM in all its forms.
http://www.rascals-club.com/calendar.html


Fri 30 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2011

VCON 36: Vancouver's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3

Vancouver's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention. Theme: Visions of the Future: Imagining Tomorrow in Science Fiction from the Past to the Present. Guests of Honour: Dr. Gregory Benford, Jean-Pierre Normand, Lisa Lassek.
http://www.vcon.ca/


Sat 29 Oct 2011

Thrill The World Thriller Dance, 7 pm

[Venue TBA]

"Mark your calendars...!"
http://ttwvancouver.com/content/blog/2010/10/thank-you (last paragraph)