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Check Your Shelf:
June 2013

Hey fellow Dorks! I’ve been getting a lot of messages from community-minded Dork Shelfers who want to share their exciting new comics, upcoming events, and crowd-funding campaigns with the world. Here’s my round-up of the most exciting goodies for June 2013!

Free Comic Book Day – May 4th

If Halloween is nerd Christmas for cosplay reasons, Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 4th is the non-denominational, equal opportunity Holiday party — complete with Secret Santas.

Free Comic Book Day:
A Survival Guide

Free Comic Book Day is upon us! Lucky for you, we're here to help make it all worth it by pointing you spendthrift nerds in the right direction. Like your personal Comic Book saviours we'll guide you through the weekend with a complete list of Toronto's best comic-related hot spots and ‘must see’ events.

Canadian Music Fest 2012 Picks

All throughout Toronto, musicians, music fans and journalists are gearing up for Canadian Music Week 2012. Starting on Wednesday, we'll pretend like our schedules are as gruelling as they were for those who went to South by Southwest last week. It takes some work going through the schedule to figure out what's worth your time, so let me do it for you. Here are my picks for this year’s Canadian Music Week.

Star Trek Day TO

Sponsored by the Silver Snail Star Trek Day TO, a Nerd Mafia collaborative extravaganza that celebrates everything Star Trek, will be hosted at the Toronto Underground Cinema on October 02, 2011. Why Star Trek? Star Trek represents a hopeful vision of the future — a future that promotes collaboration, inclusiveness and responsibility. Celebrating Star Trek […]

July Monthly Music

Around this time of year, I start to crave something. Besides the usual cravings like ice cream, cold beer and not witnessing gross old men or even egotistical jocks shirtless (sup, dorks?), I yearn for some really good summer music. You know, the kind that you can blast at BBQs? The kind of music that make your steps a little more energetic while you walk to work and anthems you can sing along to. I think we all experience a form of this craving, so here are my local ideas for how to keep satisfied this July.

PIXELDANCE

PIXELDANCE – Saturday July 2nd 8:00pm Duffy’s Tavern 1238 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON Duffy’s Tavern and Bitmasters Netlabel are bringing you Toronto’s very first and ONLY monthly 8-bit music event on Saturday July 2nd, 2011! This 19+ event will feature videogame-inspired tunes, crazy pixelated visuals provided by none other than CHIP RAMBO, and classic […]

Video Game Armageddon

It is time to dust off your old consoles, its time to regain your muscle memory. We here at the Underground are opening our doors and plugging in some classic systems!

North by Northeast 2011 Preview

Apologies; long time, no music advice, Dork Shelf-ers. But I have returned to these parts for the mighty occasion that is the North by Northeast festival! I’ve got a handful of acts – here, take a few – you should check out if you’re planning on perusing the festival market for the rest of the week. Here goes.