Get Excited and Make Things with SCIENCE!

Do you think science is really, really cool? Do you want to just play with it, making awesome things for no other reason than because you can? You want to find a Science Hack Day, and go to it. » 8/27/14 4:20pm 8/27/14 4:20pm

Listen to JH Williams III talk about Sandman in San Francisco tonight!

Folks who are in the Bay Area tonight can stop by San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, where artist J.H. Williams III will be talking about Sandman: Overture and offering a sneak peek at the second issue. » 3/15/14 8:00am 3/15/14 8:00am

New Yorkers, don't miss this great event. One of the all-time great small-press magazines, Electric Velocipede, is ceasing publication. Tomorrow in New York, there's a "funeral" for the magazine, featuring 10 contributors reading their work. Well worth showing up for. » 2/27/14 1:38pm 2/27/14 1:38pm

See these lovely science fiction paintings for yourself

If you're in New York City this evening, you should swing by the Society of Illustrators, where Hamilton King Award-winning artist Gregory Manchess is giving a lecture to go with a new exhibition of his work. Including some beautiful science fiction (and especially steampunk) images. » 9/27/13 12:32pm 9/27/13 12:32pm

Don't Forget: Today is Free Comic Book Day!

In addition to being Star Wars Day, today is Free Comic Book Day, the day when comic book shops across North America hand out freebies and, in some cases, hold special in-store signings and events. » 5/04/13 7:40am 5/04/13 7:40am

Sick of live-action zombie survival games? Try an overnight werewolf…

If you'd like to play a survival horror game, but you're over zombies, British activity company Chillisauce offers an alternative: a night in the woods spent hunting a vicious werewolf. » 10/07/12 3:00pm 10/07/12 3:00pm

io9 Meetup in San Francisco tonight, 10/21!

Get ready for another io9 meetup in San Francisco - once again in our favorite bookstore cafe, Borderlands. We'll meet tonight, October 21, from 7-9 PM. » 10/21/11 8:38am 10/21/11 8:38am

io9 Meetup in San Francisco, October 21

Get ready for another io9 meetup in San Francisco - this time in our favorite bookstore cafe, Borderlands. We'll meet next Friday, October 21, from 7-9 PM. » 10/14/11 9:57am 10/14/11 9:57am

Tomorrow in NYC: Japanese animation fundraiser

Tomorrow at New York City's Japan Society is Films For Hope, an international showcase of movies and short features inspired by Japanese animation. The event's date is no coincidence, as it falls a decade after 9/11 and six months after the Tōhoku earthquake. Notes io9 friend Marcelo Gallegos of this event over at … » 9/10/11 4:20pm 9/10/11 4:20pm

Win backstage passes to New York's American Museum of Natural History,…

Going to one of the largest and most dazzling collections devoted to the history and diversity of life on our planet is exciting enough. But going behind closed doors for a private lab tour with brilliant scientists? How about an open bar? Join us backstage at New York's incredible American Museum of Natural History. » 8/15/11 9:05am 8/15/11 9:05am

Are you at New York Comic-Con? Tell us about it!

If you're going to be at New York Comic-Con this weekend, you can talk to other io9ers about it on our NYCC 2010 page. Post pictures, news items, or suggestions for io9 meetup locations right here. Also, be sure to say hi to io9 staffers who are at the Con this weekend! Meredith Woerner, Cyriaque Lamar, Alasdair… » 10/08/10 12:37pm 10/08/10 12:37pm

How to attend Fantastic Fest without getting stuck in a coffin

Fantastic Fest in Austin has become the premiere US film festival for genre films. For opening night, they buried people alive. Now they're unleashing dozens of new films, from thrillers to scifi. What are you missing at Fantastic Fest? » 9/24/10 4:30pm 9/24/10 4:30pm

Searching for reality at the Philip K. Dick festival

Last weekend, hardcore Philip K Dick fans trekked to the high Rocky Mountains for a festival of Dickian dimensions. There were Dick scholars, biker bars, library lectures, Techgnostic side-trips with Erik Davis, and an epic, weekend-long attempt to define reality. » 8/20/10 1:00pm 8/20/10 1:00pm

Gen Con: The epic tabletop gaming convention invades the midwest

Gen Con Indy is just two days away, and soon downtown Indianapolis will be swarming with over 28,000 gamers. Here's why tabletop gamers, LARPers and scifi fans plan all year for this massive event. » 8/03/10 12:40pm 8/03/10 12:40pm

Help protect civil liberties online - and see Cory Doctorow read from…

If you're in San Francisco tomorrow night, you won't want to miss the Geek Reading series sponsored by awesome digital liberties nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation. Doctorow will be reading from his new novel, For The Win, and all proceeds will benefit EFF. » 5/18/10 11:45am 5/18/10 11:45am

Behold The Architecture Of The Future!

Shanghai opened its 2010 World Expo to the public for a test run today, and everyone got a better look at the amazing futuristic architecture, much of it made with sustainable materials. Take a virtual tour below. » 4/20/10 2:30pm 4/20/10 2:30pm

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition Showcases Fashion, Film, Madness

If you are yearning for some alternate history pomp and glory next weekend, and you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, you'll want to fetch yourself some tickets to the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition. » 3/05/10 3:10pm 3/05/10 3:10pm

Brooklyn's Steampunk Bar Could Use More Clockwork

The Way Station, a newly opened bar in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights, is billing itself as the world's first steampunk bar and live music venue. But what exactly makes the bar steampunky? » 12/29/09 3:30pm 12/29/09 3:30pm