The Week in Geek

This week’s top stories around the state. It’s been a relatively quiet week.


The biggest news came late last week: South Burlington Writer Lands SyFy Show with The Expanse. This is pretty awesome news: The Expanse series is pretty damn awesome, and it’s really cool to see that Hawk Ostby is the head writer for the show. Stay tuned: we’ll keep an eye on this and post up news as it happens. In the meantime, go pick up the books.

Speaking of books, Nate Herzog has a StoryHack Invitation: The Future of The Book. Record a video of yourself reading a book in the future, thinking about how books will change in the coming years. This should be fun.

Vermont Comic Con is still attracting attention, although there’s no news on the planning, other than it looks as though The Gamers Grotto of Bennington is sponsoring it. Quarterstaff wasn’t available?

Like showing off your geekiness while driving? Pick up a 802MTG Decal.

Bombadil and Other Middle-earth Mysteries: 11th Annual Tolkien in Vermont Conference Schedule was popular, although the conference was last weekend. Read our recap here. Interested in another conference? The 120th Annual Vermont Library Conference just opened up registration.

Interested in teaching reading to adult learning? The Vermont Adult Learning is hiring a Literary Specialist in Burlington.

In political news, the Vermont Senate votes to label GMO foods.

The graduating seniors of the game design program at Champlain College put the fruits of their labors on exhibition for the next two weeks at ArtsRiot.

Finally: this weekend, we’ll be holding our next entry in the Vermont SF Writer’s Series. Come out to Cold Mountain Stories tomorrow at 4:00pm at Quarterstaff Games to hear Pat Esden, Paul Hobden, Daniel Mills, Erika Nichols, Aimee Picchi and Brian Staveley read!