It’s 2014. You’ve got a brand new calendar, still smelling fresh, but appearing very empty. With what should you fill in those blank squares? Sure, there are the boring, recurring items that you put in every year – your annual physical, tax day, your Mom’s birthday, etc etc etc. But you owe it to the heavy cardstock on which the calendar is printed to make it more interesting than last year.
Huntsville’s Geekiest Events of 2014
To help liven up the 365 empty squares, Geek Out Huntsville has 20 action items you should put on your to-do list that supersede paying Uncle Sam or getting your Mom that Belk giftcard you know she’s been eyeing. So without further ado here are Huntsville’s Geekiest events of 2014:
When: February 7th @ Von Braun Center
When: March 19, 2014 @ Huntsville Museum of Art
When: April 2014 @ Lowe Mill
When: April 4-5, 2014 @ UAHuntsville
Attend Charger*Con at UAH’s brand new and shiny Charger Union building. Pre-order tix for the fall event, too.
When: April 19, 2014
It’s Yuri’s Night at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center! Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human being in outer space, and this annual bash is in honor of his trip. Come in costume if you like. Remember to polish the ol’ combadge.
When: May 3, 2014
When: May 2014 in downtown Huntsville
The Greene Street Market and Downtown Arts & Entertainment District start! Walk around with a bag of local produce in one hand and a frosty local brew in the other. Read about the Greene Street Market.
When: June 6-8, 2014 @ Von Braun Center
For the anime enthusiasts, Hamacon 5 is this weekend. Kawaii!
When: June 28-29, 2014
Dr. Who, a timeless classic now in its 50th year, has its own fervent Huntsville following. Go to Con*Kasterborous. Don’t forget to pack sonic screwdriver.
When: July 12, 2014 @ the Foundry
Go to the Foundry for the Magic 2015 pre-release tournament. Note: bring D20s & water.
When: July 31, 2014
When: August 2014
When: September 2014
It’s Oktoberfest time at Redstone Arsenal. Rides, beer and food FTW!
When: September 19, 2014
It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, so feel free to make that Redstone Arrrrrrrsenal joke you’ve been saving all year.
When: September 7, 2014
It’s TEDxHuntsville! Feed your brain with ideas. Listen to the speakers and play with the Makers Local 256 toys.
When: October 2014
For die-hard enthusiasts or those new to the genres, Con*Stellation is for the science fiction and/or fantasy fans.
When: October 25, 2014
Don your cosplay gear for the Fleet Feet’s Spooktacular 5K. Be the runner Huntsville deserves.
When: November 7, 2014
Pre-order ticket for Monaco’s showing of Interstellar. Bask in Christopher Nolan’s foray into sci-fi cinema.
When: December 2014
So don’t let 2014 remain a blank wall canvas – ink it up with these items. Too many? Can’t pick? Let fate decide and roll a D20. Either way, your 2014 will be guaranteed to land a critical hit.