lurks the weekend, full and turgid with things

It’s been one of those weeks.

Timing, cc by-nc-nd image from hdeb89 on Flickr
Timing, cc by-nc-nd image from hdeb89 on Flickr

Yeah, pretty much like that.

It so happens that this weekend is brimming with things to do, and I’ll be hitting up each of the below events at some point to be festive and decompress. If you happen to be in the Baltimore area, I heartily suggest you join in as well:

  • The Family Game Store‘s Fifth Birthday Extravaganza – Our FLGS is the best on the planet, and is celebrating its fifth year, and we were among the first of its customers, and our presence is therefore mandated, so we will be participating in the revels with them on Saturday evening, October 23. There will be games and cake. It shall be a brilliant time.
  • The USA Science and Engineering Festival Grand Finale Expo – The “largest science festival in the nation” concludes this weekend with a massive free event on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5:30pm on the National Mall in DC. Laura will be helping out with space-related activities at Discovering the Universe (booth 435) on Sunday, while I will be pondering what mad mischief I can get into with the American Society of Microbiology (booths 1141 and 1143, also MWA HA HA HA).

  • Capclave 2010 – The regional science-fiction literary convention Capclave is this weekend in Rockville, MD. Laura and I have been twice before, and have found the experience somewhat underwhelming – both times it felt a bit like showing up to the meeting of a club you don’t belong to, rather than a welcoming fan community. That noted, this year’s guest of honor are the awesome Connie Willis and the VanderMeers, which makes it worth finding out if the third time is a charm. That, and hunting down a fanzine panel to attend. Heh.

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