A handful of geeky/arty things to do in the next few weeks

Nerd Nite Toronto Holiday Nerdtacular!

When: December 8, 2011
Where: TRANZAC, the Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Avenue
Admission: $5.00
http://toronto.nerdnite.com/

We’ll be hearing about 2011 highlights, how to survive the coming apocalypse, Toronto history with a holiday spin…. and special guests The Cowgirl Choir! Bring forth your ugliest Christmas sweaters, practice your dreidel spinning and start training for your Festivus feats of strength.

Artists With Fire

When: December 8, 5 – 9pm
Where: Coopers Fine Art Gallery, 111 Bathurst Street
Admission: $10, or free for people of low income
http://www.touchedbyfire.ca/index.php

“Extreme creativity does often leave a person a little bit unhinged, maybe, and vice versa,” [Lorette C. Luzajic] says. “I’m not sure if being mentally ill and being creative are the same thing so much as I think that they are sometimes connected—and let me stress sometimes.”

This connection will be in focus at Coopers Fine Art Gallery tomorrow evening, when the annual Touched By Fire art show and sale gets underway for the fifth time. The event is run by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and features exclusively the work of artists who suffer from depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Those in attendance will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and live jazz as this year’s 86 show pieces—selected from more than 450 submissions—are unveiled.Torontoist

Small Press Toronto Winter Book Fair

When: December 10, 11-5pm
Where: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Admission: Free
http://www.smallpressoftoronto.wordpress.com

The Small Press of Toronto’s mission is to support reading, encourage publishing and writing, and to increase an awareness of the literary community in Toronto and the GTA. The Fair has become an integral part of Ontario’s literary community and is a greatly-anticipated part of the literary seasonal calendar.

Come to Hart House and meet local emerging and established authors, find new literary gems, and stock up on holiday gifts.Toronto.ca

Toronto AnimeCon

When: December 11, 11 – 5pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W
Admission: $10.00
http://www.hobbystar.com/upcomingevents/torontoanimecon2011.html

Another one of those smalller Hobbystar cons. Their special guest is Sean Schemmel, who voiced Goku in Dragon Ball Z.

Dinosaur Comics Book Launch and Holiday Party

When: December 19, 7:30-10pm, doors at 7pm
Where: Pauper’s Pub, 2nd floor, 539 Bloor St. W.
http://www.facebook.com/events/142914792480565/

Oh my gosh you guys! Just in time for Christmas, it’s the release of the long-awaited new collection of DINOSAUR COMICS, the awesome webcomic by Toronto’s own Ryan North! It’s called “Dinosaur Comics: Everybody Knows Failure is Just Success Rounded Down”, and collects all of the strips originally appearing in 2007—STILL IN FULL COLOUR! Author Ryan North will be on hand signing books and meeting and greeting with all types of fans! Copies of the new book will be on sale at the event, as will past books, shirts, and prints! Can you think of anything more awesome to do…ON A MONDAY?

And they’re doing Secret Santa. Check it.

That’s it for now.

PS. I think this may be the worst Christmas gif ever. Just terrifying.

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