This coming Tuesday is going to be an excellent mashup of indie media and geeks. The evening starts with an awesome Intersection for the Arts event showcasing alternative media — the evening’s “spotlighted guests” are my very own other magazine and the super-cool local science fiction press Tachyon Publications. Show starts at 7:30, and is at the Intersection for the Arts (sliding scale $5-15 at the door). Reading for other are feminist blogger Liz Henry and fanboy extraordinaire Chris Garcia. Reading for Tachyon are the incomparable Terry Bisson and Peter S. Beagle (who changed my universe forever when I read his book The Last Unicorn in sixth grade).
Then, from 8-10 PM is another installment of NerdSalon, the semi-regular geek brawl I host with lawyer/freedom fighter/professor Jennifer Granick at 111 Minna. There will be the usual puzzle (winners get alcohol!) and at 9 PM — at which point I will race in from a taxi I’ve taken from Intersection for the Arts — we’ll have a special robot soccer game masterminded by RoboGames producers David Calkins and Simone Davalos. Three robots controlled by Star Wars fans will face off against three robots controlled by Trekkers. You can’t miss it.