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The New York Review of Science Fiction Featuring Teel James Glenn & Elizabeth Crowens February 4 ~Brooklyn~

Optional Victorian or Steampunk attire encouraged, but not mandatory.

Teel James Glenn has killed hundreds and been killed even more times — on stage and screen, traveling the world as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, bodyguard, actor and haunted house barker.

He has had stories in over a hundred magazines including Weird Tales, Mystery Weekly, Pulp Adventures, Spinetingler, SciFan, Mad, Black Belt, Fantasy Tales, and Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

Elizabeth Crowens has worn many hats in Hollywood for over 20 years, is a black belt in martial arts, a Sherlock Holmes fan, and a contributor to Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Black Belt Magazine and of author interviews for Black Gate, an award-winning speculative fiction online magazine. She also has short stories in the Hell’s Heart anthology and the Bram Stoker Award nominated anthology, A New York State of Fright.

SOURCE: https://www.hourwolf.com

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Virtual: The Magical World of Kimchi Beginning February 3

make white kimchi, as well as kimchi with gochujang (chili paste). Grab these ingredients to follow along: 1 medium Napa cabbage, non-iodized salt, 2-3 inches ginger root, 1 head of garlic, gochujang paste, a vessel to ferment in (quart-sized glass jar, ceramic fermentation crock, or food-grade plastic bucket). Feel free to bring other add-in ingredients, such as radishes, daikon, carrots, seaweed, or onions. Or just watch and learn, and walk away with the recipes and know-how to make kimchi on your own.

SOURCE: https://classes.bbg.org

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Virtual Lecture Series: Anatomy for Artists Beginning February 4

This special lecture series provides an in-depth study of human anatomy for artists. League Instructor Michael Burban will give a series of lecture demonstrations on drawing the structural forms of the human figure.

SOURCE: https://theartstudentsleague.org

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Virtual: HYPER GAMES Conference February 4 & 5

Hyper Games Conference (HGC) is the major online conference in its niche devoted to the development, promotion, and growth of the Hyper Casual Games industry. The conference will be held in 2-day format with solo lectures and panel discussions on relevant topics with prominent industry leaders.

Main conference topics:

  • DEVELOPMENT. BASICS AND METHODOLOGY OF HYPER CASUAL GAMES
  • GAMES PUBLISHING
  • GAMES MARKETING (AD NETWORKS)
  • SUCCESS CASESLECTURES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PARTNERS

SOURCE: https://hgconf.com

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Virtual: Blizzard Gaming Con February 19-20

While circumstances are keeping us from gathering in person this year, we’re putting together a little something early next year to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the form of an online show, which will be free to watch and engage in.

One of the events we’re planning for BlizzConline is the Community Showcase—an opportunity for cosplay crafters, artists, and other community creators to participate in the show and put their talent on display through a mix of world-class competition and exciting exhibitions. And thanks to the all-online nature of the show, we’re able to make these events accessible to even more people from around the globe.

SOURCE: https://blizzcon.com

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Virtual: WHITE NIGHTS Gaming Conference February 8-12

The WN Conference is a leading B2B event for the game industry in Europe. It gathers key companies from around the globe – over 4,500 attendees per year offline and over 20,000 participants online. The main reason to attend the WN events – according to the visitors’ feedback – is an opportunity to meet decision-makers. You can talk directly to any conference attendee with the help of the WN Hub, the game industry communication platform.

SOURCE: https://wnconf.com

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Virtual: Yorkshire Games Festival February 5

Yorkshire Games Festival celebrates games culture, design and production with special guests, workshops, master classes, and fun-packed activities for gamers of all ages.

Your hosts for the day will be festival friends Jordan Erica Webber (podcast host and presenter of The Gadget Show) and Keith Stuart (author and journalist at The Guardian).

Talks and masterclasses will be presented via Zoom Webinar, with content becoming accessible on the day. We will also be using our dedicated Discord server throughout the day to network with speakers, submit questions and chat all things gaming.

Game Talks is for industry professionals, recent graduates and those studying games-related subjects.

SOURCE: https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

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Goro Miyazaki’s Animated Feature “Earwig and the Witch” February 3 & 4

Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted.

The latest film from the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and more) is directed by Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) and produced by studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki, with planning on the feature from his father, Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki.

SOURCE: https://www.fathomevents.com

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“Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA” Nationwide Screening February 2

In 1977, with just four months left, NASA was struggling to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, challenged them by asking the question, “Where are my people?” With NASA’s backing, she embarked on a national PR blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space. This is her—and their—story.

SOURCE: https://www.fathomevents.com

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Virtual: The Art of Writing Flash Fiction Beginning February 25

In this online workshop, new writers of flash fiction will get acquainted with the techniques and characteristics of this very particular genre of the short short story, while seasoned writers will construct multiple flash stories brick by brick. From the origin and the elements of a flash story to the practice exercises and the feedback the participants will receive, each writer will be able to work together with the instructor to weave innovative ideas into just a few words. At the end of the seminar, all flash stories will be considered for inclusion into a special bilingual folder, English and Greek, in the Bonsai Stories literary e-zine.

SOURCE: Brown Paper Tickets

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Virtual: Tap Your Own Maple Tree in Wilton, CT Orientation Workshop January 30 & 31

Learn the science and history of maple sugaring by being a hands-on part of the process. While we are not able to hold our traditional informational workshops this season due to state regulations, we will provide virtual resources and a Zoom call to answer your questions. Then on January 30th or 31st (provided the sap is running), we invite your family out to Ambler Farm to choose your Maple tree and hang your bucket to collect sap. Choose the day and time that works best for you.

Then, each week we will send regular updates on the running of the sap so that your family can come out to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. We will boil down the sap in our sugar shack and send each family home with their very own bottle of Ambler Farm Dark Maple Syrup.

SOURCE: https://amblerfarm.org

Location: Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton, CT

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MLK/FBI Documentary at the Avon Theatre Film Center January 15 ~Stamford, CT~

MLK/FBI is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Sam Pollard, from a screenplay by Benjamin Hedin and Laura Tomaselli. It follows Martin Luther King Jr. as he is investigated and harassed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org

Location Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

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Bird Book Sculpture Workshop for Ages 9-12 January 23 ~Rye, NY~

Have you ever wondered what to do with an old book? With a pair of scissors and glue, transform it into an objet d’art! Bring an old book (hardcover or paperback) and sculpt out a phoenix or a bird of your own design.

SOURCE: https://www.ryeartscenter.org

Location: Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY

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Loosen Up And Paint: A BYOB Night Out! January 21 ~Rye, NY~

Participants will be encouraged to work at their own pace, and in their own style. No experience necessary; if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, make this the first time! All supplies included. (remember, BYOB!)
Pre-registration required.

SOURCE: https://www.ryeartscenter.org

Location: Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY

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Improv Class for Grades 5-8 Beginning January 22 ~Elmsford, NY~

Through a series of improvisational games and exercises, students will learn how to think on their feet, actively listen, and react in the moment while increasing their creativity and confidence as performers.

SOURCE: http://www.randomfarms.com

Location: Random Farms, 77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford, NY

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TikTok Dance Class for Grades 4-8 Beginning January 20 ~Elmsford, NY~

Students will have the opportunity to learn choreography to some of their favorite trending dances, in-person, and to create new ones of their own to add to our brand new RFKT Tik Tok page!

SOURCE: http://www.randomfarms.com

Location: Random Farms, 77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford, NY

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Teen Directing Class Grades 9-12 Beginning January 18 ~Elmsford, NY~

Under the guidance of our teaching staff, students will each get their chance to step into the leadership role of Director, all while performing in their classmates’ work. As a class, student’s will dive into topics like: script analysis, identifying a character’s objectives, power positions and blocking, and what it takes to be an effective communicator/leader before taking the leap and directing their classmates.

SOURCE: http://www.randomfarms.com

Location: Random Farms, 77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford, NY

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Voiceover Acting Techniques for Grades 3-8 Beginning January 18 ~Elmsford, NY~

This class will introduce students to the world of voiceovers. Through warm up techniques, versatility exercises, and script analysis, students will learn how to expand the range and capabilities of their speaking voice. They will learn how to voice their favorite commercials and cartoons and will develop characters of their own. They will also learn the terminology and etiquette of a professional recording studio.

SOURCE: http://www.randomfarms.com

Location: Random Farms, 77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford, NY

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Virtual: Acting Shakespeare FREE Workshop January 17

In a 90-minute Zoom class, Red Monkey Theater Group Artistic Director Tal Aviezer will work with students on Shakespearean scenes and monologues, helping participants explore Elizabethan language, make dramatic choices, and bring characters to life.

SOURCE: http://www.redmonkeytheater.org

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Virtual: Interactive Digital Media Class Beginning January 28

This course will teach how to apply the best practices of design thinking found in interactive digital media such as websites, applications and much more. Students learn how essential human-centered approaches are applied to a successful product design. Each student will participate in the iterative processes of design thinking to develop an effective UX/UI prototype. In a collaborative team environment, students resolve the complexities of a human-centered product design. Using hands-on examples and tutorials, students will understand how to facilitate and contribute to the design thinking processes that serve diverse end-users for commercial and public industries.

SOURCE: https://www.sunywcc.edu