Reminder: Spring Meltdown Tomorrow!

Spring Meltdown BannerTomorrow, April 21st, the Green Mountain Gamers host their annual springtime game day, Spring Meltdown, at the Lyndonville grange hall. These game days are a great opportunity not only for old friends to meet up and enjoy their shared hobby, but also the curious newcomer to the tabletop hobby to explore what it’s all about. Many people bring their favorite games to share and eager to teach them to interested comers.

Most of what goes on at a game day is pick-up play: someone picks out a game from the selection shared, other people cluster around it in interest and off they all go to play. Dark Tower Gaming will run a pair of Magic: the Gathering tournaments.

Additionally, Dark Tower Gaming will be vending Magic cards and other related items. Triple Play has the rest of the gaming marketplace covered. Triple Play has also kindly donated a mystery door prize, to be won by some lucky attendee of Spring Meltdown.

Spring Meltdown runs from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There is no admission fee, but donations of $5 per person are gratefully accepted to cover the costs of the day. For more information, visit the Spring Meltdown page at the Green Mountain Gamers website.

Geek Things for July 29th

  • Summer Book Sale, 8AM–4PM, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. Free. (Books)
  • Murder Mysteries Live!, 6PM at Wilson Castle, Proctor. $30; ages 18 and up only; formal or period costume preferred; preregister. (Mystery)
  • Name That Movie!, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
  • Bookstock Vermont, 5:30PM, Various locations, Woodstock. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Barnum’, 7PM, Vermont Children’s Theater, Lyndonville. $5-10. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • The Butterfly Guy, 1PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids)
  • ‘The Little Mermaid and the Prince’, 7:30PM, Adamant Music School, Adamant. Free; reservations recommended. (Kids)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Two Headed Giant Sealed – $30 per team, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Leafcutter Ants, 11am, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Who Sank the Boat? 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person. (Astronomy)
  • Friends of the Aldrich Summer Book Sale. 8am, 4pm, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. (Books)


Geek Things for July 14th

  • Book Sale, 12–7PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
  • Basic Bike Maintenance, 5:30–6:30PM, Skirack, Burlington. Free. (Bikes)
  • Sunsets at Shelburne Museum – “Magic at the Museum: A Harry Potter Evening.” 5–7:30PM, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne. Regular admission, $5-20; preregister. (Harry Potter)
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’, 10AM, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Harry Potter)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Bats in the Barn, 7–9PM, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. $10-12 per parent-child pair; $5-7 per additional child. (Kids)
  • Teen Club, 4:30–5:30PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘The Hobbit’, 7PM, Vermont Children’s Theater, Lyndonville. $5-10. (Theater)
  • Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike, 7–9PM, Little River State Park, Waterbury. $2-3; call to confirm; flashlight required. (Outdoors)
  • ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 7PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $10-30. (Theater)
  • Book Talk, 11AM–12PM, Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne. Free. (Books)
  • Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Fleming Museum Panel Discussion – “What Makes a Cartoon Work?”, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fleming Museum 101, UVM, Burlington. (Comics)
  • Batteries, 11:00 a.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Mirror Mirror, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum, Norwich. (Kids)
  • Readercon 22, Jul 14 – 17, 2011, Burlington, MA. (Conventions)
  • Planetarium presentation 11:00 a.m., Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)

Geek Things for January 28th

  • ‘Pollinate & Cultivate: Seeding the Future of Our Food’, 8:30AM–5PM, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Preregister, Free to the public; $25 for those seeking CLE credits. (Food)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: South Burlington, 9AM–2:30PM, FairPoint Communications, South Burlington. Free. (Vampires)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Trivia)
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7PM, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. $10-12. (Film)
  • ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 6:30PM, Orchard School, South Burlington. Free; tickets required. (Kids)
  • Comics Club, 3:30–5PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier. Free. (Kids, Comics)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 9–10:30AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • Family Movie – “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, 6:30–8:15PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Movies)
  • Kids’ Movie – “Nanny McPhee Returns”, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Movies)
  • Science & Stories – Properties of Ice, 11AM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Dr. Richard Foote – “Symmetry and the ‘Monster’: Mathematics as the Ultimate Complex System”, 3:45PM, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Math)
  • Peter Lynch – Recap of a decade of an environmentally charged exchange between high schoolers in Vermont and south China, 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Science)
  • Neko Case – ‘Storytelling? An Evening of Performances, Poetry and Puppetry’, 7:30PM, Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville. $39-100. (Music)
  • ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7:30PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
  • Market Day at Birka XXIIM – Barony of Stonemarche, Manchester, NH (SCA)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic, The Book Garden, Montpelier. (Gaming)
  • Teacher Workshop: Investigations into Inquiry: Linking Science and Mathematics, 9am to 3pm, Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. $105, preregistration required. (Teaching)
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming, 6pm – 11pm, Westford Public Library, Westford, VT (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Poetry Slam. Bring two original 3-min poems for a chance to win book prizes, 6:30pm, Aldrich Public Library, Barre. Info. 433-1706. (Poetry)