Now that Conbust has successfully been great, the big convention news item is that Topatocon is coming up in a few short months! For those who weren’t aware, webcomics retailer giant Topatoco is located in Easthampton and is great. They know a lot of wonderful people like local webcomic wunderkind Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content fame, and they are putting that to use. This September will be the first annual Topatocon, a convention of comics, webcomics, indie games, podcasts, indie music, just generally nice things that you’ll probably enjoy.
The best part is that it is happening in Northampton! Luxuriate in the knowledge that people from NYC and Boston will be griping about how they don’t want to drive up here.
As always, be sure to check out the Weekly Events page! There are a lot of fun things happening this and every week!
Wednesday, April 1st
Forbes Library, Watson Room [14 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group: Dragonsong
Have you read Anne McCaffrey’s classic sci-fantasy book about a weird world full of dragons? You should! It’s a super weird and influential book! Copies of the discussion book are available in the library to check out at the circulation desk!
Stop by for another installment of the ongoing Comics n’ More Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition game! Pre-made characters are provided, so you can join in easily at any session. New players are welcome! It’s a great way to check out a major RPG without having to make a huge investment!
Thursday, April 2nd
Modern Myths [34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Indie RPG Night
Come try interesting RPGs that are a bit off the beaten path! Some of these are even by Valley creators! It’s a perfect chance to branch out from the standard D&D or Pathfinder, or to try out RPGs in a setting where everyone else is as new to the systems as you are! There is a $5 entry fee, BUT all attendees also get $5 in store credit.
Saturday, April 4th
Modern Myths [34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Star Wars RPG
Come to Modern Myths for a chance to experience the Fantasy Flight Star Wars RPG! The adventure has been ongoing for a little while at this point, but you’re welcome to join in with a pre-generated character
Wednesday, April 1st
Earth [Solar System, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Universe] at Night/Moonset
We’ve forgotten whether this is a reprieve for werewolves, or if it means that they’re a double strength. Maybe it’s that Lycans don’t turn during the eclipse, but standard werewolves grow to double size? Dangit, this is why you’re supposed to pay attention during Defense Against the Dark Arts. We know for a FACT that you can cast Smokey Shadowblast for half the standard mana cost, though.