We’re going to keep writing a newsletter every week, but we’re no longer going to try to keep you up to date on every single danged event going on in the Valley every week in that newsletter. We’ll highlight anything neat we find, but without trying to be exhaustive. We’ll also post some updates during the week about events we’re particularly into and maybe even do some interviews again! We liked interviewing people.Read More Big Changes! Exciting News!
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Head over to OEB Science Cafe this week [Thursday the 13th from 6PM – 7PM at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst MA] to find out about Fire! Fire, our dearest friend, or most cunning foe. Fire, warm which is nice but also VERY warm which is bad! This is mostly about specifically how it relates to wider ecosystems and what it can do for good or ill. Also this is just a great line “Join Dr Emily Fusco and George LoCascio as we discuss the past, present, and future of fire.” It sounds like a class at a wizard academy. Also free food is there!Read More February 10th – 16th
Oh! And definitely take the chance to head to Amherst Cinema this week and see the new Color out of Space movie starring Nicolas Cage, we’ve heard nothing but interesting things about it. Nic Cage and cosmic horror, what’s not to like?Read More February 3rd – 9th
First up, board games! There are two Start Playing Games events this coming week, one at the good old Brass Cat in Easthampton [January 29th, 7PM – 11:30PM at 65 Cottage St, Easthampton] where you’ll get to play Klask! Which okay we weren’t 100% sure about based on the header image but to be honest this post has us convinced it isn’t to be missedRead More January 27th – February 2nd
First up, a new meetup! Indie Founders and Side Projects [Monday, January 20th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM (The Dirty Truth, 29 Main St, Northampton)]! If you’re running an online business or looking to get started, this is a casual place to meet other people who’ve done something similar and have a chat! Drinks and snacks are covered by UserKit, the sponsor of the meetup. So if you’re just looking for dinner, you’ve got a little less than 24 hours to think of a good online business idea.Read More January 20th – 26th
There’s also a big kickoff for NERDSummit 2020 this week at The Quarters [8 Railroad St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Attendees will get unlimited token wristbands! You can finally find out how quickly you can beat these old arcade games when money is no object.Read More January 13th – 19th
It’s 2020, the year we all get to be really freaked out in a more acute manner about our ongoing nightmare politics! Fair Fight is a good place to donate to, because Republican legislators tend to lose fair elections. Protest, donate, help out where you can. On a happier note: check out the PVGD Holiday […]Read More January 6th – 12th
We’re really excited to see the semi-re-christening of Wednesday Games to “Start Playing” Games (get it)? There are now we think four separate events across Easthampton and Northampton, and they’re all wonderful! You should go to all of them, given of course that you’d like to play a lot of boardgames. Two are happening this […]Read More December 16th – 22nd
We got CONTROL, the un-searchable game by Remedy, last week. It is neat! It is a combination of the cult web horror-story wiki SCP and the cult TV series The Lost Room. Lots of mundane magic/horror, surrounded by Brutalist DC-bureaucratic suits who are trying to keep it all under… wraps. It’s a great setting that’s […]Read More December 9th – 15th
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. If your workplace didn’t give you Friday off as well, they are a bad workplace. No one should be forced to travel Thanksgiving night. We’caught the back half of the last season of The Expanse with our mom this weekend and it’s really pretty danged solid. We can […]Read More December 2nd – 8th