Win a ticket to the io9 5th anniversary party in New York City next…

If you are in the New York City area, you can join io9 staff and friends the evening of Friday, January 25 to celebrate io9's golden fifth anniversary! The first ten people to email apocalypsenot@io9.com will get a free pass to our shindig, a chance to meet the io9 staff, and a t-shirt! Plus, you'll rest easy knowing… » 1/17/13 11:38am 1/17/13 11:38am

Stormtroopers, Swordfighters, and MC Frontalot - io9's Timebender In…

It was like the dreams of a million geeks compressed into a highly-explosive substance and launched at high speed into the heart of Austin. It was io9's Timebender party at South by Southwest. Here is photographic evidence. » 3/14/10 2:33pm 3/14/10 2:33pm

Come To Gawker Media and io9's Texas Time Bender Party 3/13

Want to hang out with stormtroopers from the 501st, sword fighters from the medieval and Renaissance eras, MC Frontalot, and innocent bystanders attending the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas? Then come to our party! » 3/03/10 1:00pm 3/03/10 1:00pm

Looking For A Few Good Knights And Swordfighters In Austin Area

io9 is seeking some excellent historical re-enactors to stage a sword fight at our South By Southwest party, the evening of March 13. Ideally we'd love folks from (or sympathetic to) the SCA or Renaissance Faire who have cool garb and are comfortable sword fighting among modern folk. But we are also open to any… » 2/22/10 3:47pm 2/22/10 3:47pm

Fake Mad Scientists Arrested Under Anti-Terrorism Law

Two hundred years ago, all a mad scientist had to worry about were villagers with pitchforks, but these days mad scientists are being profiled as possible terrorists. This week, police arrested the host of mad scientist-themed party after mistaking the partygoers’ bright lights and chemistry sets for explosives or… » 11/06/08 2:00pm 11/06/08 2:00pm

io9 Party at WonderCon Was Full of Craziness

io9 and Last Gasp Press co-sponsored a benefit for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on Saturday night at WonderCon, and it was smashing. A ton of comic book artists came and drew at a table while we got drunk, and then CBLDF auctioned the art off to raise money for the fight for free speech in the comic book world.… » 2/25/08 11:50am 2/25/08 11:50am

Party Tonight with io9 and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Join us tonight from 8-11 at San Francisco's 111 Minna for some beers. io9 is co-sponsoring a benefit for free speech crusaders Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at WonderCon. Mingle with cool comic book creators and meet intrepid io9 editors/writers Annalee Newitz, Charlie Jane Anders, Kevin Kelly, Graeme McMillan, and… » 2/23/08 2:18pm 2/23/08 2:18pm