OK, the much anticipated Steven Spielberg film, based on the novel by Ernest Cline, opens Wednesday, March 28 in Cleveland. (We will be at the 7:30 p.m. show at Richmond Towne Square. Message us to meetup (email@example.com.) (Buy your tickets to see ‘Ready Player One’ at Fandango and receive a Free Poster!) You might take this opportunity to pick up The Art of Ready Player One by Insight Editions or Cline’s other novel, Armada. Will this movie live up to the novel? Well, there are already notable differences from the original. Just google it, there are a fanalanche of posts and videos about it. If you have not read the book, DON’T at this point. Enjoy the film and then treat yourself to the expanded world of the book, Ready Player One.
Here is a peek:
Nobody really knows how April Fools Day started. Today is the tradition date of the Greco-Roman festival of Hilaria, which coincides with the vernal equinox. It may be the origin of April Fools day. In that spirit Cleveland, we encourage you to start planning your mayhem now. This will be the last year you can count on Big Fun in Coventry for your gag gift needs. Make the most of it.
No Kidding: We Have No Idea How April Fools’ Day Started
Youth writing space Lake Erie Ink is hosting a Summer comics camp. The Comics and Graphic Storytelling Summer Camp runs June 18 – 22, 2018 and empowers kids in grades 3-6 to get graphic. Students will learn the ins and outs of comic books with LEI staff and guest artists, taking a comic of their own home at week’s end.
Have you made plans to attend the Cleveland Asian Festival, May 19-20 2018? Volunteers are needed and you can signup here, receiving a food voucher for every four hours of work. Its a great way to enjoy the festival from the inside. There will also be guided tours of Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood Saturday and Sunday the weekend before memorial day. Discover another side of Cleveland.
Space, the final frontier, and these are the voyages of a dedicated group of geeks, adventuring from their living rooms, dens and just about any place they can squeeze six computers. Armada, this April 6 to 8, is the yearly convention for the computer game Artemis, designed by local programmer and game designer, Thom Robertson.
Artemis is an intense simulation of starship adventure with players manning the consoles of the weapons, navigation, science, communications and engineering stations, not to mention, the captains chair. Each year, crews from starships across the nation pack their ever-more-complex gaming rigs into the car and make their way to Cleveland for adventure, camaraderie and a battle royal. This year’s Armada theme is “The One With The Whales” and gamers will be attending workshops on making their bridges more complex, adding DMX effects, mission scripting and more. Some bridges are truly approaching cinematic quality. A $25 day pass is a great way to discover this game and experience the best on offer from its most dedicated crews. Got your own crew already? The $270 Crew Pass is the way to go, getting your entire crew in for the entire weekend. Armada will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Beachwood at 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Learn more:
The astounding hit musical, Hamilton, is coming to Cleveland July 17 through August 26. The musical traces the life of the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, but four months out, even the date of first sale has yet to be announced. So far, the only way to get tickets to this dynamic hip-hopera has been through the season ticket system. Even that door is currently closed. If Cleveland follows the pattern everywhere else, the prices are expected to quickly soar as tickets sell out and prices climb on the secondary market. I check the site daily, just in case. I’m not throwing away my shot! Tickets will be available at http://www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/hamilton.