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Local Events: April 13 – April 21

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Terminal City Rollergirls season opener
April 13
Minoru Arena, Richmond

Get ready to rumble with Vancouver’s best at the 2013 season opener for the Terminal City Rollergirls. The event features two bouts: Public Frenemy versus the Riot Girls in the first, and a face-off between last year’s championship finalists the Faster Pussycats and the Bad Reputations in the second.

The new season will be played with new rules from the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, promising a more exciting game than ever.  If you liked Whip It! (without all the romance, of course), don’t miss out on this event.


Pull My Glowing Finger: The E.T. art show
April 20
Toast Collective – 648 Kingsway

This friendly alien has gathered quite the following in the last twenty-odd years, and it shows. Folks at the Toast Collective are dedicating a whole art show to this lovable extraterrestrial from the 1982 classic. Contributors to the show were encouraged to use any medium, as long as their work was E.T.-centric.

The deadline for submissions is April 14, so if E.T. inspires you too, there is still time to express your alien passions. The art show and silent auction will be held on April 20, with most of the proceeds going to the artsy E.T.-thusiasts.


Vancouver Fan Expo
April 20-21
Vancouver Convention Centre

Geek out with sci-fi’s best at this two-day comic convention. The event will feature autograph and celebrity photo sessions with actors from all generations of geekdom, from Star Trek to The Walking Dead. If fawning over famous people just isn’t your thing, there are numerous other activities to keep the fans occupied, including various workshops and game shows.

So whether it’s to check out some crazy cosplay, meet your favourite celebrity or get advice on your portfolio, Vancouver Fan Expo will satisfy even the choosiest fan’s needs.
— Olsy Sorokina


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