GeekWire Calendar: Geek Life

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Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

February 12 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

The largest exhibition ever staged at MoPOP, MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 original artifacts including iconic artwork, costumes, and props from such comics and films as Captain America, The Avengers, Jessica Jones, and many more. The exhibition invites guests to journey through Marvel’s 80-year history from inception to modern day with comics, films, artifacts, and interactives. Immersive set pieces place guests into classic comic book scenescapes like Tony Stark’s lab, giving them a first-person view of…

SeaJUG: The Future of Java SE

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With the new late binding of features to a release, we no longer have a Java road-map that calls out what features will come out in the next releases. We do have many interesting projects in OpenJDK that Oracle and others in the community are working on “for some future release”. Come get a high-level overview of the most-interesting and most-innovative projects that might deliver features to a version in the near future. We will also discuss how some new…

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club: Lovecraft Country

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lovecraft Country - Matt Ruff The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his…

Women in Fashion and Tech, Machine Learning and Style

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fashion-tech startup Armoire pride themselves on "building the most personal way for women to get dressed every day" by curating personal collections of 40 to 50 styles, matched to each user's preferences "with the perfect human and tech hybrid of machine-learning and professional stylists." At this talk, learn how the Seattle-based, women-founded business developed its customer and clothing matching algorithm.

Wizard World

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

Wizard World is a major comic book and pop culture event that takes place in Portland, OR. This year's show features appearances from Jason Momoa (Aquaman and Game of Thrones), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), and many guests from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Comics, Costumes & Cocktails

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Indulge in a night of "nerdy fandom" by dressing as your favorite comic book character (you could win a prize in a costume contest), making silkscreened capes and bedazzling masks, meeting Batman, drinking cocktails, and more. 21+.

Climate Change Curiosity Days Weekend

March 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

This is a gathering up to 20 external Visiting Educators (Microsoft, Tesla, Seattle City Light) as well as climate researchers to help educate our guests—in addition to the excellent climate science education we already provide—over the course of the weekend. In particular, we’re hosting a showing of a documentary featuring nuclear energy start-ups (such as TerraPower) and a panel discussion afterward.

NerdFaire Con

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

"NerdFaire is NOT a craft fair or handmade fair, it is a mini-con for ALL THE THINGS Nerdy and Geeky. Our focus is on supporting local Shops, businesses, and handmade items, in addition to creating community for all of Nerdery and Geekdom. This is our first year (2019), but we hope to make this a long standing event. We will have cosplayers in character for a 'Princesses and Heroes' Meet and Greet, as well as scheduled story times for each…

GeekWire Bash 2019

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The annual GeekWire Bash — the most unique and fun event on the Seattle tech calendar — is coming up on Thursday, March 7th. This giant geek carnival draws more than 2,000, and is now open to geeks of all ages! Bring your family — or a co-worker who still acts like a kid. Either way, you’ll have a blast! Tickets on sale below, including spots in the organized dodgeball, foosball, ping pong and Settlers of Catan tournaments. Those tournaments…

Emerald City Comic-Con

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - March 17 @ 6:00 pm

Emerald City Comic-Con is Seattle's annual comics and pop culture show. The show features a large exhibit floor and appearances by comic, creators, television and film stars. This year's show features appearances by stars of Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek Discovery.

JFrog’s Donkey Car Race Finale

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ready for a fun tech event that involves a Donkey Car Race?? Well, us too! On March 26th, JFrog in partnership with Code Fellows, WeWork Labs, IoT Hub, Makerologist , dev2device, and PuPPy will be hosting a Donkey Car Race Finale. We are partnering with the Code Fellows Community Hack Night during the month of March to bring you this series of hack-nights. If you are interested in being one those hackers, please register here. Otherwise, come celebrate with the…

GeekWire Awards

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle for one of the region’s most-anticipated and hotly-contested tech events: The GeekWire Awards. Continuing this great tradition, we’ll reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers. We will be taking over the SkyChurch at the Museum of Pop Culture for an all-out party for the thriving tech community.  We’ll celebrate our community’s movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and…

Dragonflight GameCon

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 6:00 pm

For over forty years, the premier tabletop gaming convention in the Seattle metro area has been Dragonflight GameCon. D&D, Pathfinder, indie board games, war games, miniatures games, LARP, card games, tournaments, play to win, you name it, we have it. It's how we roll.

Epic ACG Fest

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 27 @ 9:00 pm

The one of the only Hollywood Style Geek Event --Epic ACG Fest will be in East Bay of San Francisco, oct. 26, 27. Over 50 great animation films from 15 counties, Comic art show, Game tournament, daily cosplay contest with prize, and a Red Carpet Masquerade Show at the award ceremony,; Spend your Halloween with us, event detail information at

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