April Events Calendar–Where Will You Be?

Costumer at Costume-Con in 2009, by Flickr user Anna Fischer

Here’s what’s happening in the geek world this month. Got something to add? Let us know.

WonderCon, San Francisco, CA
April 1-3
It’s the 25th anniversary of this comics convention. Special guests include Sergio Aragonés, one of MAD magazine’s longest-running cartoonists; Berkeley Breathed of Bloom County; Joe Quesada, editor-in-chief of Marvel; and NYT bestseller Robert Kirkman.

iPhone/iPad DevCon East, Boston, MA
April 4-6
Self-explanatory name–this one’s for the iP* developers.

O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, Santa Clara, CA
April 19-21
Calling location services geeks. Facebook Places or foursquare, Android or iPhone, here’s where to talk about location-aware technology.

Rethink Music, Boston, MA
April 27-29
This is a conference to bring together the industry–like the head of Warner Recorded Music–with technology and creative innovators, including Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, and Damian Kulash of OK Go. Music geeks, this one’s for you.

Penguicon, Troy, MI
April 29-May 1
Half sci-fi, half open source software. Their FAQ includes things like, “Q: How can I make ice cream with liquid nitrogen at Penguicon?”–sounds like fun to me.

Costume-Con, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
April 29-May 2
If your favorite parts of cons is costuming, Costume-Con, which changes location each year, is the place to be. If you go, post pictures.

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