01 Apr

SFF Seattle Events List: April 2016

It’s April, and what better way to celebrate than to ride a motorcycle through the tulip fields with science fiction & fantasy stars Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings)? Or, if that’s way too much pollen and daystar exposure for you, there’s always Emerald City Comicon and the parallel local artist event, Hometown Heroes. UFOs, edible books, BDSM, and more below.

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SFF Seattle Events List
April 2016

Month-Long Events
Through April 2
Arboreal Dreams: The Forest
What: Art exhibit. “Featuring tree-inspired art by Braden Duncan, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Olivier Villoingt, Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, Iris Compiet, Virginie Ropars, Yuko Ishii, Mark Poole, Drew Tucker, Emily Fiegenschuh, Vinod Rams, Elijah Evenson, Greg Spalenka, Rovina Cai, Jeff Menges, Yvette Endrijautzki, David Gray, Tara Larsen Chang, and Dan Chudzinski.”
Where: Krab Jab Studio
Price: Free
Info: http://www.krabjabstudio.com/

April 7–30
The Tempest
What: Play. “Shakespeare’s final masterpiece: an Ewald Kazanjian production intimately staged at the New City Theater. Mary Ewald & Peter Crook will alternate the roles of Prospero & Caliban.”
Note: Shows Wednesday-Saturday. Poster incorrectly gives opening date as March 31; there is a preview April 6, and the show opens April 7.
Where: New City Theater
Price: $15-20
Info: http://newcitytheater.org/home

April 8–30
8:00 p.m.
Fatal Footlights
What: Steampunk play. “The saga of the Brass Family continues in this new play in which the two grown children of the family, Gwendolyn and Cyril, are brought into a mystery involving the premiere of Oscar Wilde ‘s first play ‘Vera, or the Nihilists.’ As they investigate a series of deadly theater ‘accidents,’ the criminal trio the Watch and Chain Gang scheme to steal the jewels of legendary actress Ellen Terry. The intrigue, romances, and suspects increase as we rush towards the opening of a play that is, according to our narrator George Bernard Shaw, ‘quite the worst bouquet of balderdash to have ever stained the stage.’ A mystery, a thriller, and a love letter to theater, Fatal Footlights is more outrageous Steampunk fun with the First Family of the Realm.”
Note: Shows Thursday-Saturday.
Where: Theater Schmeater
Price: $24-$30 (pay what you can on Thursdays)
Info: https://www.schmeater.org/season/2016/fatalfootlights

April 9–May 7
Dream Covers
What: Art exhibit. “A juried exhibition of book cover art curated by Lauren Panepinto and featuring all new work by Marc Scheff, Tran Nguyen, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Jeremy Wilson, Laurie Lee Brom, Brom, Wylie Beckert, Iain McCaig, Dan Dos Santos, Dave Palumbo, Scott Fischer, Allen Williams, Chris Buzelli, Rovina Cai, Vanessa Lemen, Winona Nelson, Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Anthony Palumbo, and Kimberly Kincaid.”
Where: Krab Jab Studio
Price: Free
Info: http://www.krabjabstudio.com/

Through Sep. 11
Paul McCarthy: White Snow
What: Art exhibit. “The Henry presents an exhibition of black walnut sculptures by American artist Paul McCarthy (born 1945). Ranging in height from four to fourteen feet, the works that occupy the museum’s lower level gallery are the product of the artist’s interest in the nineteenth-century German folktale Schneewittchen (Snow White) and Walt Disney’s beloved 1937 animated classic film.”
Where: Henry Art Gallery
Price: $10
Info: https://henryart.org/exhibitions/paul-mccarthy


April 1
4:30 p.m.
Juli Adams: Tell It To the Mountain
What: Two-night art exhibition of fantastical oil paintings by Juli Adams
Where: 76 S. Washington Street
Price: Free
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/942051522515809/

6:00 p.m.
Burien UFO Festival/Burien Film Festival
What: Film festival plus science fiction street festival. “The Fourth Annual Burien UFO Festival and the Second Annual Burien Film Festival starring Twisted Groove, DJ Ramiro Uniting Souls, Bowie Vision, gamenotfame, Biker and Sneke, and the Northwest Mystery Museum, arts.”
Where: 923 SW 152nd St., Burien, WA 98166
Price: Not given
Info: http://www.bufofest.com/#bufo and https://www.facebook.com/events/105516003176274/

7:00 p.m.
Tarhun: Legend of the Lightning God
What: Acrobatic performance. “For three nights only, The Cabiri performance troupe brings to life the epic tale of Tarhun, Hittite lightning god. Through the spectacle of aerial acrobatics, the Cabiri present an ancient Hittite spring festival performance. A mythological exploration of the rites of kingship, the tale follows the storm lord Tarhun, the solar goddess Arinna, and the huntress Inara as they fight to save humanity from the black magic of the elder god Kumarbi and a host of primeval monsters.”
Where: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
Price: $15-25+
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510591849242445/

7:30 p.m.
People Sitting in Darkness
What: Reading of a play. “In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. Their play, based on an American novel about a young boy and an escaped slave rafting down the Mississippi, will either earn the townspeople their freedom–or more trouble from the US military. The School of Drama New Play Workshop series is a celebration of new work and new voices in the American theatre. Each play in the series will be workshopped for 7-9 days with UW Drama students and guest artists. At the end of the process, each play will be presented in the form of a public reading.”
Where: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
Price: $8-$10
Info: https://drama.washington.edu/events/2016-04-01/people-sitting-darkness-new-play-workshop

All Day
BDSM Writers Con
What: Conference “for writers, readers and anyone interested in
exploring the world of Dominance and submission. This one-of-a-kink conference provides writers and readers with the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences.”
Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett
Price: $99-$250
Info: http://bdsmwriterscon.com/


April 2
11:00 a.m.
Edible Book Festival
What: “Part literary, part culinary, and part artistic, the Edible Book Festival is sure to tickle your taste buds, and your funny bone! This edible art exhibition will feature ‘books,’ made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title, that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed.”
Note: This event is not strictly SFF, but it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun, and there are sure to be SFF-inspired creations there!
Where: Lake Forest Park Town Center
Price: Free
Info: http://www.shorelinearts.net/event-program/edible-book-festival/

1:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Doc Chapeau Meets the Gill Man
What: Puppet show (child-appropriate). “Witness the adventures of the marine scientist Doctor Jack Chapeau! He employs submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to make his most amazing discovery: a fantastical creature he calls the Gill Man! Oregon Shadow Theatre’s colorful puppets, live music and good humor create an informative and hilarious family entertainment. Don’t miss this Northwest Puppet Center debut performance combining marine biology with a dose of science fiction!”
Where: Northwest Puppet Center
Price: $9–$11
Info: http://gillman.brownpapertickets.com/

3:00 p.m.
Juli Adams: Tell It To the Mountain
What: Two-night art exhibition of fantastical oil paintings by Juli Adams
Where: 76 S. Washington Street
Price: Free
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/942051522515809/

7:00 p.m.
Tarhun: Legend of the Lightning God
What: Acrobatic performance. “For three nights only, The Cabiri performance troupe brings to life the epic tale of Tarhun, Hittite lightning god. Through the spectacle of aerial acrobatics, the Cabiri present an ancient Hittite spring festival performance. A mythological exploration of the rites of kingship, the tale follows the storm lord Tarhun, the solar goddess Arinna, and the huntress Inara as they fight to save humanity from the black magic of the elder god Kumarbi and a host of primeval monsters.”
Where: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
Price: $15-25+
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510591849242445/

7:30 p.m.
People Sitting in Darkness
What: Reading of a play. “In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. Their play, based on an American novel about a young boy and an escaped slave rafting down the Mississippi, will either earn the townspeople their freedom–or more trouble from the US military. The School of Drama New Play Workshop series is a celebration of new work and new voices in the American theatre. Each play in the series will be workshopped for 7-9 days with UW Drama students and guest artists. At the end of the process, each play will be presented in the form of a public reading.”
Where: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
Price: $8-$10
Info: https://drama.washington.edu/events/2016-04-01/people-sitting-darkness-new-play-workshop

8:00 p.m.
Writers Ball & Dungeon Party
What: Party associated with BDSM Writers Con.
Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett
Price: $47 (included in BDSM Writers Con price)
Info: http://bdsmwriterscon.com/dungeon-party

All Day
BDSM Writers Con
What: Conference “for writers, readers and anyone interested in
exploring the world of Dominance and submission. This one-of-a-kink conference provides writers and readers with the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences.”
Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett
Price: $99-$250
Info: http://bdsmwriterscon.com/

All Day
Fantasium Comics: Magic: The Gathering: Shadows of Innistrad Prerelease
What: Prerelease events for the new card deck for Magic: The Gathering.
Where: Fantasium Comics
Price: $25+
Info: http://www.fantasiumcomics.com/locke-key-book-club-tues-shadows-over-innistrad-pre-release-sat-sun/

All Day
Phoenix Comics: Magic: The Gathering: Shadows of Innistrad Prerelease
What: Prerelease events for the new card deck for Magic: The Gathering.
Where: Phoenix Comics
Price: $25+
Info: http://phoenixseattle.com/shadows-over-innistrad-prerelease-events/


April 3
12:00 p.m.
BDSM Book Fair & Fetish Vending
What: Book fair associated with BDSM Writers Con.
Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett
Price: Free
Info: http://bdsmwriterscon.com/book-fair

1:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Doc Chapeau Meets the Gill Man
What: Puppet show (child-appropriate). “Witness the adventures of the marine scientist Doctor Jack Chapeau! He employs submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to make his most amazing discovery: a fantastical creature he calls the Gill Man! Oregon Shadow Theatre’s colorful puppets, live music and good humor create an informative and hilarious family entertainment. Don’t miss this Northwest Puppet Center debut performance combining marine biology with a dose of science fiction!”
Where: Northwest Puppet Center
Price: $9–$11
Info: http://gillman.brownpapertickets.com/

2:00 p.m.
People Sitting in Darkness
What: Reading of a play. “In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. Their play, based on an American novel about a young boy and an escaped slave rafting down the Mississippi, will either earn the townspeople their freedom–or more trouble from the US military. The School of Drama New Play Workshop series is a celebration of new work and new voices in the American theatre. Each play in the series will be workshopped for 7-9 days with UW Drama students and guest artists. At the end of the process, each play will be presented in the form of a public reading.”
Where: Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
Price: $8-$10
Info: https://drama.washington.edu/events/2016-04-01/people-sitting-darkness-new-play-workshop

All Day
BDSM Writers Con
What: Conference “for writers, readers and anyone interested in
exploring the world of Dominance and submission. This one-of-a-kink conference provides writers and readers with the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences.”
Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett
Price: $99-$250
Info: http://bdsmwriterscon.com/

All Day
Fantasium Comics: Magic: The Gathering: Shadows of Innistrad Prerelease
What: Prerelease events for the new card deck for Magic: The Gathering.
Where: Fantasium Comics
Price: $25+
Info: http://www.fantasiumcomics.com/locke-key-book-club-tues-shadows-over-innistrad-pre-release-sat-sun/

All Day
Phoenix Comics: Magic: The Gathering: Shadows of Innistrad Prerelease
What: Prerelease events for the new card deck for Magic: The Gathering.
Where: Phoenix Comics
Price: $25+
Info: http://phoenixseattle.com/shadows-over-innistrad-prerelease-events/


April 5
3:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. / 8:30 p.m.
Harry Potter Happy Hour + Harry Potter Trivia
What: Happy hour at 3:00 p.m. at Moe Bar; Trivia at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Neumos.
Where: Moe Bar / Neumos
Price: $5.59
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/740874489347494/

7:00 p.m.
Frank Beddor (Mad Hatter: Ghost in the Hatbox) and Eric Laster (#Static)
What: Raffle at Third Place Books. “Come join us for a free in-store raffle! Win the Wonder Crate courtesy of author Frank Beddor!”
Where: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Price: Free
Info: http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/frank-beddor-mad-hatter-ghost-hatbox-and-eric-laster-static

7:00 p.m.
Peter Brown: The Wild Robot
What: Book launch party (middle grade). “The recipient of numerous awards for his bestselling children’s books, author and illustrator Peter Brown makes the jump into middle-grade fiction with The Wild Robot. When robot Roz first opens her eyes, she finds herself on an unfamiliar island. Programmed to survive and help others, she sets out to understand and figure out how to interact with the world around her, and soon turns the animals who fear her into friends. But amid harmony, there’s still conflict. And Brown uses that dichotomy to thoughtfully explore questions about the environment, the role of technology, and what it means to be alive. As the thought-provoking book comes out, we’re delighted to welcome Brown to share its uplifting story with us at this reading, signing, and book launch party.”
Where: University Book Store, U District
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2016010817265900&pre=20160401&pst=20160409


April 6
10:00 a.m.
Image Expo
What: Emerald City Comicon author and artist signing. “Image EXPO 2016 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics and offers a unique experience for Fans to have unprecedented access to the Writers and Artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive Autograph Sessions and Comic focused Programming.”
Where: The Showbox
Price: $25
Info: https://imagecomics.com/expo/

7:30 p.m.
Sweetheart in a Chicken Booth
What: “Story-and-song.” “The Moonshine Revival Tent returns! Their latest fusion of storytelling with songs is Sweetheart in a Chicken Coop, about a hapless young man whose careless and carefree fiancee becomes more than a little upset when he finds a different love in the form of a runaway girl whos been transformed into a chicken. Accompanying this story-and-song will be a couple of storiesabout a dowsing rod for love and a young woman whose clothing becomes a strange trap. Long-time fabulist and storyteller Bret Fetzer, collaborating with singers/composers Sari Breznau and Eric Padget and singers Jillian Vashro and Christine Longe, unveils their newest story-and-song, set in a American fairy-tale world thats half Appalachia/half Dust Bowl.”
Where: West of Lenin
Price: $8-$12
Info: http://westoflenin.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=126:sweetheart-in-a-chicken-coop&catid=9&Itemid=124

8:00 p.m.
Image Expo Spring Formal
What: Dance following Image Expo author and artist signing. “The Image EXPO Spring Formal is in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and in celebration of the industry’s diversity and camaraderie.”
Where: The Showbox
Price: $15
Info: https://imagecomics.com/expo/


April 7
7:00 p.m.
Memento Mori
What: “Professor Vanderbeck presents this exploration of madness and mortality, inside Seattle’s Death Museum. Be warned that the prof ‘believes that proper understanding of the underlying principles of the Universe allows him to penetrate the veil of the future and garner insight into the mysteries of space, time, energy, mind and spirit.’”
Where: Spooked in Seattle Museum
Price: $25
Info: http://www.thestranger.com/events/23557855/memento-mori

7:00 p.m.
The Siren Call of Ambition with Danielle Dutton, Tara Atkinson, & Jane Wong
What: Book discussion and signing. “In celebration of Danielle Dutton’s newly released second novel, Margaret the First (Catapult), Seattle writers Tara Atkinson and Jane Wong join Danielle Dutton here tonight. Margaret the First imagines the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century British Duchess who wrote and published volumes of poetry, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when being a writer was not an option open to women.”
Where: Elliott Bay Book Company
Price: Free
Info: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/siren-call-ambition-danielle-dutton-tara-atkinson-jane-wong

All Day
Emerald City Comicon
What: Convention. “The premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest.”
Where: Washington State Convention Center
Price: $20-$95
Info: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/


April 8
Before I Wake movie release day
Hardcore Henry movie release day

6:30 p.m.
Hometown Heroes 2016
What: Comic books art show; features local artists not at Emerald City Comicon. “A comic art show for the future! Pictures, music, lights, and words collide in this FREE, all ages event showcasing Seattle’s underground comic book community! Formed out of a desire to connect creators, readers and the stories that bond them in a new way, this one night only event aims to provide a stage upon which multiple aspects of local Seattle culture, not just comics, can be represented through the art of these talented individuals.”
Where: 1927 Events
Price: Free / donations accepted
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/980701665343279/

7:00 p.m.
Dan Wells – Bluescreen
What: Author reading. “Author Dan Wells (I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, etc.) takes a break from Emerald City Comicon and joins us to read from his new Mirador series Bluescreen. Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni–a smart device implanted right in a persons head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen–and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it. Marisa Carneseca is one of those people.”
Where: Third Place Books, Ravenna
Price: Free
Info: http://ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/event/dan-wells-bluescreen

7:00 p.m.
Dream Covers: An Evening with Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Jeremy Wilson, and Marc Scheff. Moderated by Lauren Panepinto.
What: Discussion. “Krab Jab Studio hosts a panel discussion between four renowned illustrators: Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Jeremy Wilson, and Marc Scheff. The panel will be moderated by Lauren Panepinto, creative director and book cover designer. Be sure and stay after the discussion to meet with the panelists, enjoy refreshments and get a preview of the ‘Dream Covers’ show.”
Where: Krab Jab Studio
Price: $35
Info: http://www.krabjabstudio.com/

8:00 p.m.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage
What: Concert with accompanying screenings. “Celebrating 50 years of Star Trek, this lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra featuring the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.”
Where: Paramount Theatre
Price: $35-$65
Info: http://www.stgpresents.org/tickets/by-month/eventdetail/2051/27|28|29|30/star-trek-the-ultimate-voyage

All Day
Emerald City Comicon
What: Convention. “The premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest.”
Where: Washington State Convention Center
Price: $20-$95
Info: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/


April 9
1:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Doc Chapeau Meets the Gill Man
What: Puppet show (child-appropriate). “Witness the adventures of the marine scientist Doctor Jack Chapeau! He employs submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to make his most amazing discovery: a fantastical creature he calls the Gill Man! Oregon Shadow Theatre’s colorful puppets, live music and good humor create an informative and hilarious family entertainment. Don’t miss this Northwest Puppet Center debut performance combining marine biology with a dose of science fiction!”
Where: Northwest Puppet Center
Price: $9–$11
Info: http://gillman.brownpapertickets.com/

4:00 p.m.
Gail Carriger
What: Signing by the author of the Parasol Protectorate series. “Gail Carriger stops by to sign books and chat about her steampunk world.”
Where: Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Price: Free
Info: http://www.seattlemystery.com/event/gail-carriger-stops-sign-books-and-chat-about-her-steampunk-world

8:00 p.m.
Into the Woods
What: Musical. “Enjoy the weirdly dark and definitely catchy Into the Woods, directed by Hugh Hastings and Katherine Strohmaier, with funds going toward Cornish student scholarships.”
Where: Raisbeck Performance Hall
Price: $12
Info: http://www.thestranger.com/events/23486615/into-the-woods

8:00 p.m.
Geek Night: Reptilicus (1961)
What: Scifi Commons meetup movie screening.
Where: Wayward Coffeehouse
Price: Free
Info: http://www.meetup.com/scificommons/events/228076963/

All Day
Emerald City Comicon
What: Convention. “The premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest.”
Where: Washington State Convention Center
Price: $20-$95
Info: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/


April 10
1:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Doc Chapeau Meets the Gill Man
What: Puppet show (child-appropriate). “Witness the adventures of the marine scientist Doctor Jack Chapeau! He employs submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to make his most amazing discovery: a fantastical creature he calls the Gill Man! Oregon Shadow Theatre’s colorful puppets, live music and good humor create an informative and hilarious family entertainment. Don’t miss this Northwest Puppet Center debut performance combining marine biology with a dose of science fiction!”
Where: Northwest Puppet Center
Price: $9–$11
Info: http://gillman.brownpapertickets.com/

3:00 p.m.
First Folio: Backyard Bard – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
What: Play. “Shakespeare’s universal comedy with transcendent appeal, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ is performed in an abridged production with a cast of 4-5 professional actors. This event is just one in a series of events The Seattle Public Library is hosting or co-sponsoring in celebration of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.”
Where: Seattle Public Library, Central Library
Price: Free
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704993953103070/

6:00 p.m.
Words, Wine & Will (or Books, Beer & The Bard)
What: “Join us for this special evening as Seattle Shakesbeerience performs in our downstairs reading room. This respected, lettered, and irreverent troupe graces us this evening with ‘script in one hand, drink in the other,’ performing selections from The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and more. All of this to help send attention in the direction of The Seattle Public Library’s exhibiting the First Folio on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, March 21 – April 17 at Central Library. See www.spl.org for information on that, and see us on this Sunday evening for much merriment!”
Where: Elliott Bay Book Company
Price: Free
Info: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/words-wine-will-or-books-beer-bard

All Day
Emerald City Comicon
What: Convention. “The premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest.”
Where: Washington State Convention Center
Price: $20-$95
Info: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/


April 12
7:00 p.m.
Django Wexler: The Palace of Glass: The Forbidden Library Volume 3
What: Book launch party. “When Alice’s father suddenly disappears in the first book of Django Wexler’s Forbidden Library series, her uncle Geryon takes her in and becomes her mentor as she learns to navigate the magical worlds of enchanted libraries. But in the series’ third volume, Alice discovers that Geryon may have played a role in her father’s disappearance, setting her on an impulsive mission for revenge, putting their enchanted library in danger, causing her to question who—if anyone—she can trust, and convincing her that she must challenge the most long-standing rules of the enchanted world. On the day the book comes out, we’re excited to celebrate its release at this reading, signing, and book launch partywith Wexler.”
Where: University Book Store, Mill Creek
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2016022413003600&pre=20160401&pst=20160417

7:00 p.m.
Marie Brennan and Todd Lockwood: In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent
What: Discussion & book signing. “From the first introduction of Lady Trent, Marie Brennnan’s glamorous dragon researcher living in a fantasy version of Victorian-era Earth, the adventurous heroine has been one of our new favorite characters. In the third novel of Lady Trent’s “memoirs,” Brennan only makes us love her more as she faces off against sexism, assassins, and conflicted feelings regarding her work and a fellow archaeologist while heading up a military dragon breeding program in the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. As the book hits shelves, Brennan and illustrator Todd Lockwood will share Lady Trent’s thrilling new adventure at this discussion and signing.”
Where: University Book Store, U District
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2016012814513200&pre=20160401&pst=20160417


April 13
12:00 p.m.
Jacquelyn Mitchard: Two if By Sea
What: Discussion & book signing. “Sci fi suspense mixes with a heartfelt meditation on love, loss, and family in the latest novel by bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard. After losing his pregnant wife in a tsunami, ex-cop and horse trainer Frank Mercy decides to take home a young boy orphaned by the storm—only to discover that the boy has an extraordinary telepathic gift that others will do anything to control. As the story of everyday heroism and magic unfolds across the globe, their bond only grows stronger as Frank begins to heal. And while in Seattle, Mitchard will share the epic story of courage and devotion at this special reading and signing.”
Where: Women’s University Club
Price: Free; must reserve a seat (see event page)
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2015110312435800&pre=20160401&pst=20160417

7:00 p.m.
Richelle Mead: The Glittering Court
What: Author reading & book signing. “A story of love and empowerment spanning two captivating new worlds, the dazzling new romantic fantasy by bestselling author Richelle Mead begins when a young countess from the palaces of Osfrid decides to escape an arranged marriage to start life in a new world. Posing as her servant, Adelaide joins the Glittering Court, a program designed to transform impoverished girls into upper class wives for the wealthy and powerful men in the wild frontier of Adoria. But what Adelaide doesn’t count on is having to hide her secret from the friends she makes and falling in love with a man who is forbidden. Just days after The Glittering Court’s release, we’re excited to welcome Mead to share her exciting new series with us at this special reading and signing.”
Where: University Book Store, U District
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2015121809214500&pre=20160401&pst=20160417

8:00 p.m.
Into the Woods
What: Musical. “Enjoy the weirdly dark and definitely catchy Into the Woods, directed by Hugh Hastings and Katherine Strohmaier, with funds going toward Cornish student scholarships.”
Where: Raisbeck Performance Hall
Price: $12
Info: http://www.thestranger.com/events/23486615/into-the-woods


April 14
7:00 p.m.
Jonathan Levi Reads from Septimania
What: Author reading & book signing. “Septimania, Jonathan Levi’s first novel since A Guide for the Perplexed, presents a strange and magical picaresque romance, set from the 8th century to the present.”
Where: Seattle Public Library, Central Library
Price: Free
Info: http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118568289

7:00 p.m.
Paolo Bacigalupi
What: Author reading. “Paolo Bacigalupi’s bestselling novel, The Water Knife (now out in a new paperback edition from Vintage), is set in a drought-ravaged American Southwest where water is more valuable than gold. “Anyone can write about the future. Paolo Bacigalupi writes about the future that we’re making today, if we keep going the way we are. It makes his writing beautiful…and terrifying.” -John Scalzi. Paolo Bacigalupi, also the author of Windup Girl, is a Hugo, Nebula, and Michael L. Printz Award winner, as well as a National Book Award finalist.”
Where: Elliott Bay Book Company
Price: Free
Info: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/paolo-bacigalupi

7:00 p.m.
Rice Baker-Yeboah – Venom is the Healer
What: Reading by local author. “With the tender guidance and love of a Mambo, a High-Priestess of Vodun, and some uncanny synchronicity facilitated by a street smart stripper with ample moxie and stylistic flare to accompany her beguiling curves, Naja navigates her fraught eighteen months passage into womanhood and lays claim to all the power it beholds by learning for once and for all, that just as sure as it kills, venom is the healer.”
Note: I’m not sure whether this book is literary fiction, magical realism, or fantasy, but it sounds interesting.
Where: Third Place Books, Ravenna
Price: Free
Info: http://ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/event/rice-baker-yeboah-venom-healer


April 15
Jungle Book movie release day

7:30 p.m.
Hugo Literary Series: Andrew Sean Greer, Claire Vaye Watkins, Roberto Ascalon, and Alex Osuch
What: Readings by four authors. “Hear new work on the theme ‘All’s fair in love and war’ from Andrew Sean Greer; fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins; and New York-born poet and spoken-word performer Roberto Ascalon. Alex Osuch will perform experimental electronic music.”
Where: Hugo House
Price: Free
Info: https://hugohouse.org/event/hugo-literary-series-andrew-sean-greer-claire-vaye-watkins-and-roberto-ascalon/


April 16
2:00 p.m.
Author Gary Schwartz: The King of Average
What: Author signing (middle-grade). “If you were the most average kid in the whole world, would that make you exceptional? The King of Average is the fantasy-adventure story of James, an eleven-year-old boy who decides to become the most average person who ever lived. This idea transports him into the Realm of Possibilities, a fantastic land where a state of mind is an actual place.”
Where: Mockingbird Books
Price: Free
Info: http://www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com/calendar.html

2:00 p.m.
Into the Woods
What: Musical. “Enjoy the weirdly dark and definitely catchy Into the Woods, directed by Hugh Hastings and Katherine Strohmaier, with funds going toward Cornish student scholarships.”
Where: Raisbeck Performance Hall
Price: $12
Info: http://www.thestranger.com/events/23486615/into-the-woods

All Day
Tulip Ride
What: Motorcycle ride benefitting the Seattle Humane Society. “Welcome the Pacific Northwest motorcycling season with a charity ride to tulip country! The Tulip ride brings motorcyclists together to benefit the Seattle Humane Society. Register today as a rider, passenger, or one of 25 exclusive spots as a VIP Road Captain and enjoy an extended ride down Whidbey Island and a catered dinner with our celebrity guests after the ride!” Celebrity guests include Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings).
Where: Meet at Blazing Bagels in Redmond, WA
Price: $50-$75+
Info: http://www.tulipride.org/


April 17
5:00 p.m.
Into the Woods
What: Musical. “Enjoy the weirdly dark and definitely catchy Into the Woods, directed by Hugh Hastings and Katherine Strohmaier, with funds going toward Cornish student scholarships.”
Where: Raisbeck Performance Hall
Price: $12
Info: http://www.thestranger.com/events/23486615/into-the-woods

All day
Clarion West One-Day Workshop: Blistering Action Scenes and Well-Paced Stories
What: Writing class by Jason M. Hough, NYT bestselling author of The Dire Earth Cycle and the near-future spy thriller Zero World. “Learn how to leave readers breathless with blistering action sequences, and practice techniques for crafting satisfying, well-paced stories. In this workshop, you’ll analyze action sequences both amazing and awful, and do exercises that will help you write action sequences and integrate them with your overall story. Come prepared for a day of lively discussion and focused work.”
Where: U District (location given on enrollment)
Price: $150
Info: http://www.clarionwest.org/workshops/oneday/blistering-action-scenes/


April 18
7:00 p.m.
J.A. Pitts and Camille Griep: Night Terrors and New Charity Blues
What: Author reading & book signing. “Urban fantasy comes to life in the latest novels by local authors J.A. Pitts and Camille Griep. In Night Terrors, the fourth novel of Pitts’ Sarah Beauhall series, the badass blacksmith must slip into an alternate nightmare dimension in order to save her girlfriend and keep the living nightmares from invading the real world. From Camille Griep, author of Letters to Zell, New Charity Blues tells the story of a dystopian world divided in two following a devastating plague and the clash between two friends over the allotment of precious water from a magical dam. As their new novels hit shelves, we’re excited to celebrate their release at this reading and signing with Pitts and Griep.”
Where: University Book Store, U District
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2016021013421700&pre=20160409&pst=20160425

7:00 p.m.
Susan diRende – Unpronounceable
What: Author reading. “Susan visits the store with her new novella Unpronounceable (Aqueduct Press) where humans make first contact with aliens and decide a global lottery is the best way to pick an ambassador. Hilarity ensues as Rose Delancy, full-time Jersey waitress/part-time interstellar ambassador, teaches the aliens about junk food, movies, and sex.”
Where: Third Place Books, Ravenna
Price: Free
Info: http://ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/event/susan-dirende-unpronounceable


April 21
7:00 p.m.
Join by Steve Toutonghi
What: Book launch party. “What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? That’s the promise of Join, a revolutionary technology that allows small groups of minds to unite, forming a single consciousness that experiences the world through multiple bodies. But as two best friends discover, the light of that miracle may be blinding the world to its horrors.”
Where: Queen Anne Book Company
Price: Free
Info: http://www.qabookco.com/event/book-launch

7:30 p.m.
Preview: Puny Humans
What: Play. “The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.”
Where: Annex Theatre
Price: Pay what you can (suggested $5-18)
Info: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/main-stage/puny-humans/


April 22
Huntsman: Winter’s War movie release day

7:30 p.m.
Puny Humans
What: Play. “The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.”
Where: Annex Theatre
Price: $5-18
Info: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/main-stage/puny-humans/


April 23
2:00 p.m.
Gary Schwartz: The King of Average
What: Author reading & book signing (middle grade). “A straight C student with an absent father, an uninterested mother, and nothing particularly extraordinary about himself at all, James decides that being average is fine by him. But when he’s recruited to be the King of Average and whisked into a strange world of characters and places defined by dispositions and stereotypes—like Mayor Culpa, a literal Scapegoat, and a pint-sized pessimist named Killjoy—James discovers that he’s capable of much more than he ever imagined. Joining us to introduce his fun adventure and inspiring tale of self-discovery, author and voice actor Gary Schwartz will share The King of Average at what’s sure to be animated reading and signing.”
Where: University Book Store, Bellevue
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2016021016200000&pre=20160409&pst=20160425

6:30 p.m.
Steve Toutonghi in conversation with Paul Toutonghi – Join
What: Author discussion. “What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? That’s the promise of Join, a revolutionary technology that allows small groups of minds to unite, forming a single consciousness that experiences the world through multiple bodies. But as two best friends discover, the light of that miracle may be blinding the world to its horrors.”
Where: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Price: Free
Info: http://ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/event/steve-toutonghi-conversation-paul-toutonghi-join

7:30 p.m.
Puny Humans
What: Play. “The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.”
Where: Annex Theatre
Price: $5-18
Info: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/main-stage/puny-humans/


April 27
7:00 p.m.
Renee Ahdieh – The Rose and the Dagger
What: Author reading. “In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan. While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.”
Where: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Price: Free
Info: http://ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/event/renee-ahdieh-rose-and-dagger

7:00 p.m.
Two Hour Transport Open Mic and Invited Readings
What: Open mic for science fiction and fantasy readings; author readings by Readers Keyan Bowes and Andy Romine.
Schedule: Sign-ups for open mic at 7:00; five minute open mic readings 7:30–8:30; invited readers 8:45–9:45
Where: Cafe Racer
Price: Free
Info: https://twohourtransport.wordpress.com/


April 28
5:00 p.m.
Writers Co-op of the Pacific Northwest Book Launch Party
What: Book launch party for multiple books by local authors. “Not only is the Pacific Northwest home to many readers, it’s also home to many talented authors. And this April, we’re delighted to host a launch party for over half a dozen exciting new books by members of the Writers Co-op of the Pacific Northwest. The evening will begin with a reception at 5pm followed by author presentations at 6pm. Featured new releases include: Undone by the Star by Stephanie Browning, Write it Up, Reel ’em In by Nina Durfee, Unfinished Justice by Janis Hutchinson, Imagery From Beyond: Coloring Book for Grownups, Book 2 and Life is an Illusion: Loving Messages from Beyond by Alice Best Jackson and Dennis Jackson, Faerie Unraveled by Linda Jordan, Old Baggage by Toni Kief, and Every Penny Counts by Roland Trenary. Whether you can’t wait to meet your favorite local author or you’re looking for a great new book to read, this author-filled event will have you covered.”
Where: University Book Store, Mill Creek
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2015122311483300&pre=20160417&pst=20160430

7:00 p.m.
Studio West Dance Theatre Presents Cinderella
What: Ballet. “Studio West Dance Theatre presents Cinderella, set to Prokofiev’s jubilant and lush score. In this classic fairy tale ballet, Cinderella is forced to live and work for her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. With magical help from her Fairy Godmother and the 4 season fairies, Cinderella meets her Prince Charming and lives happily ever after. This entrancing story ballet will captivate all ages!”
Where: Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Price: $15-$26
Info: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/upcoming-events/2016/4/28/studio-west-dance-theatre-presents-cinderella.html

7:30 p.m.
NFFTY Opening Night Gala
What: National Film Festival for Talented Youth opening night gala. “Arrive in style and walk the red carpet at Seattle’s iconic Cinerama Theater to kick off NFFTY 2016! Enjoy an outstanding lineup of short films made by some of the best young directors from around the world. After the screening, climb aboard our free shuttles and head downtown for an unforgettable after-party atop the tallest building in Washington state, the Columbia Tower! Enjoy a complementary drink (21+ over only) in honor of NFFTY’s 10th festival as you mingle with Hollywood industry, Seattle’s finest, and the young filmmakers of NFFTY 2016. After party is an all-ages event with hors d’oeuvres and bar service.”
Where: Cinerama Theater and Columbia Center
Price: $24-$36
Info: http://www.nffty.org/event/opening-night-gala?back=6614

7:30 p.m.
Puny Humans
What: Play. “The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.”
Where: Annex Theatre
Price: Pay what you can (suggested $5-18)
Info: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/main-stage/puny-humans/


April 29
7:30 p.m.
Puny Humans
What: Play. “The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.”
Where: Annex Theatre
Price: $5-18
Info: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/main-stage/puny-humans/

8:00 p.m.
A Hand of Talons
What: Play. “Under the vision of director Amy Poisson, A Hand of Talons is the third adventure set in the steampunk-inspired universe of New Providence (previously seen in The Clockwork Professor and The Tumbleweed Zephyr). For generations, the Yao clan has been the most powerful crime syndicate in the city, ruling the seedy underbelly of New Providence with an iron fist. But as the family empire threatens to crumble, Wilhelmina Yao must do whatever it takes to win at in a high-stakes game of power and betrayal. Descend into the hazy underground gambling den of the Fortuna Mews to explore the dark world of steampunk noir.”
Where: Theatre Off Jackson
Price: $12-$15
Info: http://www.theatreoffjackson.org/event/1154/a-hand-of-talons/

8:00 p.m.
Movie Club: Return of the Jedi (1983)
What: Scifi Commons meetup movie screening
Where: Scarecrow Video
Price: Not given
Info: http://www.meetup.com/scificommons/events/228077189/

All Day
NFFTY
What: Film festival. “NFFTY (pronounced ‘Nifty’) stands for ‘National Film Festival for Talented Youth’ and is the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. But it’s not just for youth. NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and is the premier showcase of the best young directors 24 and younger from around the world. The films of NFFTY represent the voice of this generation, covering all topics and genres, from compelling and provocative, to hilarious and uplifting. NFFTY has the perfect film for a film fan of any age.”
Where: SIFF Uptown
Price: $10-$80+
Info: http://www.nffty.org/nffty-2016-films


April 30
10:00 a.m.
The Return of… Urban Tanuki Samurai
What: Play. “Cherry blossoms fall. Swords are drawn. The recycling gets collected! Urban Tanuki Samurai tells the story of two friends who live in a hilarious trash-filled game of make-believe. But when the game has to end, which one of them is going to take out the garbage? Urban Tanuki Samurai is a comedic romp for all ages. Longtime friends and collaborators Von Spreecken and el-Gasseir will remount, recycle, and reimagine this wildly inventive production from 2012.”
Note: This production has regular shows that are suitable for children and “blue shows” that are “the special R-rated version of our Young Artists Series. These Blue Shows are the Totally Adult versions of what we make for your kids! Expect profanity, dirty jokes, and a raunchy good time that you can enjoy with a beer in hand.” April 30 is a regular show.
Where: 12th Avenue Arts – Studio
Price: $5-$10
Info: https://washingtonensemble.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S370000000oMUEAY

12:00 p.m.
Emerald City Author Event
What: Multi-author signing. “Emerald City Author Event is a multi-author signing event hosted by Black Heart Productions. Emerald City Author Event is specially designed to bring indie and traditionally published New Adult, Young Adult, contemporary romance, paranormal, and urban fantasy authors and their readers together.”
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Price: $15
Info: http://emeraldcityauthorevent.blogspot.com/

2:00 p.m.
Seattle Sudden Fiction Flash
What: Flash fiction readings by multiple local authors. “Come and hear a group of Seattle fiction writers read and talk about their short (from 53 words to 1500 words) fictions. This event is hosted by Leszek Chudzinski, who will read a flash fiction of his own. The event is led by Lyn Coffin (Best American Short Stories) and includes readings by Maggie Goss, David Snider, Susan Summers, Peter Wise and Ethan Yarbrough. Seattle Sudden Fiction Flash Chapbook will be available for sale at the event.”
Where: Seattle Public Library, Central Library
Price: Free
Info: http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118398162

4:00 p.m.
Happy Hour with Manuel Gonzales & Friends
What: Author reading & happy hour. “Manuel Gonzales has a new, explosively titled novel out: The Regional Office is Under Attack! The book description contains many hyphenated descriptors: it’s a literary high-concept sci-fi tragi-comedy about a plot to overthrow a powerful underground organization as foretold by a mystical prophecy, in a world beset by dark, unseen forces. Come experience the wackiness, drink cocktails, and leave happy at this Hugo House happy hour reading.”
Where: Hugo House
Price: Free
Info: https://hugohouse.org/event/happy-hour-manuel-gonzales-friends/

6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Panel Featuring Greg Bear, Matt Ruff, and Robin Hobb
What: Panel discussion with three critically acclaimed and generally awesome science fiction and fantasy writers. This panel is part of University Book Store’s Independent Bookstore Day events.
Where: University Book Store, U District
Price: Free
Info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=04&evyear=2016&eventid=2016031613470400&pre=20160417&pst=20160430

7:30 p.m.
Puny Humans
What: Play. “The Queen City Comicon throbs and bustles with fans in cosplay, celebrities on the rise (or on the way down), disgruntled vendors hoping to make a buck, and desperate staff members trying to hold the whole damn thing together. A young fangirl finds out she’s pregnant, an actor promoting his new movie tries unconventional means to get laid, and Sailor Moon and Darth Vader fall in love. Passion, comedy, and geekdom collide as thirteen characters’ lives intertwine over the course of one epic day.”
Where: Annex Theatre
Price: $5-18
Info: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/main-stage/puny-humans/

8:00 p.m.
A Hand of Talons
What: Play. “Under the vision of director Amy Poisson, A Hand of Talons is the third adventure set in the steampunk-inspired universe of New Providence (previously seen in The Clockwork Professor and The Tumbleweed Zephyr). For generations, the Yao clan has been the most powerful crime syndicate in the city, ruling the seedy underbelly of New Providence with an iron fist. But as the family empire threatens to crumble, Wilhelmina Yao must do whatever it takes to win at in a high-stakes game of power and betrayal. Descend into the hazy underground gambling den of the Fortuna Mews to explore the dark world of steampunk noir.”
Where: Theatre Off Jackson
Price: $12-$15
Info: http://www.theatreoffjackson.org/event/1154/a-hand-of-talons/

All Day
Independent Bookstore Day
What: Special activities, giveaways, and programming at local independent bookstores.
Where: Local independent bookstores
Price: Free
Info: http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/SEABookstoreDay/1390823474572521

All Day
NFFTY
What: Film festival. “NFFTY (pronounced ‘Nifty’) stands for ‘National Film Festival for Talented Youth’ and is the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. But it’s not just for youth. NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and is the premier showcase of the best young directors 24 and younger from around the world. The films of NFFTY represent the voice of this generation, covering all topics and genres, from compelling and provocative, to hilarious and uplifting. NFFTY has the perfect film for a film fan of any age.”
Where: SIFF Uptown
Price: $10-$80+
Info: http://www.nffty.org/nffty-2016-films

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