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

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