Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, and Paul & Storm appear on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM!
For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.
We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (MythBusters), music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) and author, actor and host of “TableTop” Wil Wheaton present a night of songs, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.
This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock Founders! $35 All Ages
Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!
Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Author Michael Chabon appears in conversation with Adam Savage at the Herbst Theatre on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
An “immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), Michael Chabon is celebrated for his remarkable ability to transport his readers. His first book, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, began as his thesis project at UC Irvine and became a coming-of-age novel about sexual identity. Published when he was just 25, the novel was a New York Times bestseller and catapulted Chabon into literary stardom. Chabon’s other novels include Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring Michael Douglas; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer-Prize; and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. His most recent non-fiction work, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, was published in 2009. Chabon’s forthcoming novel, Telegraph Avenue, is the story of two intertwined Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. It is an exploration of friendship, race, and secret histories.
Adam Savage is an industrial special effects designer, actor and co-host of The Discovery Channel series Mythbusters. His acting resume includes early work as voices for Sesame Street characters created by his father. Savage has also taught advance model making at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has previously interviewed Michael Lewis, Chef David Chang and actor/musician Fred Armisen for City Arts & Lectures.
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Various media outlets have already been cobbling together lists of what shows are going to be doing presentations at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego convention so I, too, have tried to put everything that is known so far for you below:
No Ordinary Family
Castle (Sunday, July 25th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Big Bang Theory
Archer (Friday, July 23rd)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Sunday, July 25th)
Sons of Anarchy (Sunday, July 25th)
+ Free comedy stand-up show at House of Blues
True Blood (Friday, July 23rd)
Spartacus (Friday, July 23rd)
The Walking Dead (Friday, July 23rd, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Neighbors From Hell
Mythbusters (Saturday, July 24th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM, Room 6BCF – all five MythBusters — Adam, Jamie, Grant, Kari and Tory — will be in attendance)
CARTOON NET / ADULT SWIM
Adventure Time, Generator Rex, Ben 10 , Unnatural History, Tower Prep, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Venture Bros, Robot Chicken, Metalocalypse and Tim & Eric