Geeky Events Around Town

makerfaire2Welcome to the GeekDad Event Roundup. This will be a weekly post to announce events around the country of interest to Geeks, Dads, and families. If you know of an event that would be at home on this list, please let us know with a comment or email.

New York City

October 26th:
See Paws Halloween Costume Contest for Four Legged Friends:
Come down to the South Street Seaport and see pets compete for prizes and bragging rights for the best costumed pet in New York City. More information at the Sea Paws Event Facebook page.

Through October 31st:
The Pumpkin Patch:
Also while you’re at the South Street Seaport checking out the pets you can visit the Pumpkin Patch and decorate a pumpkin for Halloween. On Saturday at 2:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Carving Artist Hugh McMahon will be doing carving demonstrations. See some of his amazing work here at the Go Chelsea website.

Philadelphia:

October 31st:
Thor: The Dark World Event hosted by MetroPcs and Hwawei
Head down to the metroPCS store on 1600 N. Broad Street between 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. for a chance of some really cool prizes and a picture with an Avenger:

  • 25 pairs of tickets – so 50 tickets in all – will be given out to a 7:30 pm advanced screening of Thor: The Dark World on November 4 in King of Prussia — that’s a couple days before the film’s premiere.
  • If you’re not able to able to win one of the pairs of tickets, anyone who buys a Huawei Vitria phone will win a pair of tickets to a general screening of the film — while supplies last. (25 winners)
  • Take a picture with Thor (no, not Chris Hemsworth) in front of a green screen with a cool Thor-themed background.
  • The first four people who smash their old phone with a hammer will win a Huawei Vitria phone.
  • And finally, everyone is encouraged to show up in a Halloween costume — especially a Marvel one. The person with the best costume will win a new Huawei Vitria phone.

Atlanta:

October 26th:
Atlanta Mini Maker-Faire
The Atlanta Mini-Maker Faire will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at The Georgia Tech: Tech Green at Clough Commons. Admission is free but you still need to go to Eventbrite to print out the tickets.

San Francisco Bay Area:

October 26th:
The Haunted Classroom
The Exploratorium this Saturday at 2:00 PM will present the Haunted Cinema, a trip back to the days when 16mm film was a teaching tool for many subjects and the AV crew were the reigning geeks of the school. The event is free with admission and you can also check out the other great exhibits and hands-on science throughout the museum. You can get directions and more exhibit info at The Exploratorium Website.

October 27th:
An Exploratorium Halloween
The Exploratorium is also hosting a Family Halloween event from 12:00 to 4:00P.M. with lots of cool Halloween activities. Sneak through a cemetery of dead science ideas, learn how blood-sucking leeches are used in medicine, or have a close encounter with reptiles that slither and creep. and bring home a sugar skull that you get to decorate. This is free with admission also.

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