Things to do in Toronto when you’re a geek

Actually, there’s a whole hell of a lot to do and see this fall. You’ll need your calender. Don’t worry, we’ll wait.

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SEPTEMBER

TIFF: Midnight Madness
September 8 – 18, Midnight
Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerard St. East

Website: http://tiff.net/thefestival/filmprogramming/programmes/midnightmadness
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mmadnesstiff

Part of the Toronto International Film Festival, Midnight Madness is a week and a half of genre movie, well, madness. At midnight. There’s sure to be something for every kind of geek–the programming includes horror, sci fi, fantasy, horror and action movies from all over the world. Single tickets and passes are available, but go go go to their website, or the Bell Lightbox box office, because they go quickly.

Nerd Nite Toronto
September 8, 8 PM
TRANZAC, 292 Brunswick Avenue

Website: http://toronto.nerdnite.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/nerdnitetoronto

Nerd Nite is kind of a big deal, world wide. It’s a night of nerdy presentations in a local pub, held not just in Toronto, but many other cool cities. This time out, the nerds will be presenting on Heritage Minutes, fuel hacking, and drug side effects.

Geek Love: The Fillionaires Club
September 12, 7:30 PM
The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave

Website: http://geekloveto.com/about/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/geekloveTO

Geek Love is a kind of rep cinema for deeply nerdy people. Their about page says, “It started with one girl’s dream to watch Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog and Buffy’s Once More With Feeling on a big screen, surrounded by friends and alcohol.” As so many things do, amirite? On September 12th, Geek Love will be presenting a bit of Nathan Fillion’s filmography and basking in geekiness.

Queen West Art Crawl
September 16 – 18
Queen West, from Bathurst to Roncesvalles

Website
: http://queenwestartcrawl.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/QWAC2011
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenWestArtCrawl

This all ages art festival spotlights local artists, and the Queen West community. “Purchase a great work of art from one of our 250 jury-selected artists at Outdoor Art Show and Sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Take part in a walking tour, or attend a talk by one of our featured guest speakers. There are plenty of art events for crawlers of all ages, from the family-friendly Second City KidsZone to the edgy and innovative Parkdale Nightcrawl.”

Word On The Street
September 25
Queen’s Park, 11 AM – 6 PM

Website
: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/torontowots
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Word-On-The-Street-Toronto-Festival/

This literacy/literary festival has readings, presentations, contests, a marketplace, independent spotlight, and kids activities. The Word On The Street is a non profit, “that celebrates Canadian reading and writing, and champions literacy, primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival.”

OCTOBER

Star Trek Day
October 2
Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave

Website: http://www.startrekdayto.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/StarTrekDayTO
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StarTrekDayTO

Star Trek Day TO is a fan run event that aims to “cater [to]both to the casual fan and the hardcore Trekker with trivia, a costume contest, musical performances, comedy, the screening of to-be-announced Star Trek feature films and a 19+ after party for mature Star Trek fans.” It seems to be on a smaller scale than big conventions, so it might be good fit for folks just exploring the magnitude of their geekiness. And it’s kid friendly! Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/185549) are on sale now.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
October 20 – 27
Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave

Website: http://torontoafterdark.com/2011/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TADFilmFest
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/torontoafterdark

After Dark is what it says on the label: “8 days of horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies!” One of the best parts of After Dark is that it, like Midnight Madness, premiers new genre features and shorts. And like Midnight Madness, screenings are attended by a great and geeky crowd, and often by the writers, stars, and directors of the films. But take note, screenings and after parties are all 19+.

Toronto Zombie Walk

October 22
Route to be announced

Website: http://torontozombiewalk.ca/
Facebook
: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Zombie-Walk/

Why dress up like a zombie and shamble through the streets of Toronto? Why not? Register now.

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