— Halloween is just a couple weeks away and the Pacific Science Center is celebrating the holiday with a spooky event focused on a Scottish king who was immortalized in a play by Shakespeare: Macbeth. Shakespeare’s play tells the story with a supernatural element. The king was supposedly guided by a trio of witches known as the Weird Sisters. But did these women possess magical powers or were they simply masters of manipulation using real aspects of the human mind? Dr. Kaitlyn Casimo will present information on the science of decision-making and the parts of the brain that influence it during The Crimes of Macbeth: Witchcraft or Neuropsychology, which takes place at the Pacific Science Center on Oct. 30.
— While most comic conventions have expanded to include multiple facets of pop culture, The Jet City Comic Show aims to keep the focus on comic books and their creators. The show is celebrating its 10th anniversary and continues to get bigger every year. This year’s show takes place Oct. 26-27 at the Tacoma Convention Center.
Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:
- Seattle DataFest 2019: An event where data analysts and application developers can talk about industry trends at Lincoln Square North in Bellevue; 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.
- 5 Boxes to Check When You’re Ready to Launch: A panel for startups about legal, asset and tax management at Metropolitan Park West in Seattle; 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
- Data and Drinks: Building Resilient Privacy Solutions: Presentations and panels about the practical and legal issues surrounding privacy at The Riveter in Seattle; 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.
- Founders Live Seattle: A competition where five startups pitch their companies in 99 seconds at Galvanize in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24.
- Developed: The App Economy Tour: A panel about the current landscape for a variety of apps at 13 Coins in Seattle; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25.
- Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Building a Solid IP Strategy: A presentation about methods for startups to protect IP at the CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25.
- Glitch: A dance performance that utilizes various technology at the Yaw Theater in Seattle; 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25; 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26; 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27.
- Advancing the Careers of Technical Women Conference: A one-day conference where women can learn tips and strategies on furthering their careers in tech at The Collective in Seattle; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.
- Return to Hardwick Screening: A special screening of the documentary about the 93rd Bomb Group during World War II at The Museum of Flight in Seattle; 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.
- Parenthood x Entrepreneurship: An event featuring presentations about how parents can start their own businesses at WeWork Labs in Seattle; 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28.
- Startup Grind: Product and Engineering Panel with Women: A panel where three top women in tech talk about the issues and challenges for women in the field at Create 33 in Seattle; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29.
- Reading and Book Signing with Margaret O’Mara: An event where Margaret O’Mara will read from and sign copies of her book The Code at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle; 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29.