The ten best geek events in September in Denver

The ten best geek events in September in Denver

September is here and school is back in session. Okay, now that you're all bummed out, here's the good news: September is also chock full of great geek events. As summer fades into autumn, Denver's geeks get to enjoy two great cons, lots of fantastic genre film and even a little geek-themed improv. See, things are looking up already! Here are the month's ten best geek events in Denver.

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10) Geek Out in the Teacher's Lounge Ready to expand your pool of geeky subjects and have a few laughs while doing it? Bovine Metropolis Theater's Geek Out in the Teacher's Lounge weekly is a good place to start. Each week, the designated geek will drop an insane amount of knowledge on their topic of expertise, then the improv performers will take that knowledge and perform a show based around it. So you not only get the experience of diving deep into a niche of pop culture with an expert, you also get to have a few laughs based on that material afterward, which might even help it all stick.

Fridays at 8 p.m. starting September 13 at Bovine Metropolis Theater. Tickets are $16 at the door, or $14 presale. For more info and tickets, visit the Bovine Metropolis website.

Rae Carson's new book The Bitter Kingdom
Rae Carson's new book The Bitter Kingdom

9) Dark Days of Fall Tour What's better than a kick-ass genre author doing a book signing in our fair city? How about five all at the same time? The Tattered Cover will host the Dark Days of Fall Tour featuring five HarperCollins authors of teen genre fiction. Rae Carson, Mindy McGinnis, Michelle Gagnon, Sherry Thomas and Madeline Roux will all be on hand to promote their latest teen-lit works, covering the gamut from fantasy to dystopian sci-fi. Sure, it's technically teen lit, but come on, don't you have a nephew or cousin or something? Or you could just admit that plenty of your favorite books are YA. We all love The Hunger Games, you know?

These five authors will be signing their books at 7 p.m. September 26 at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch. Admission is free; the books cost $17.99 each. For more info, visit the Tattered Cover website.

8) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom How long has it been since you saw this classic tale of high adventure and heart-ripping horrors in the theater? What's that? You're under 35, so you've never seen it in the theater? Well then, the Esquire's Midnight Madness is the perfect chance. Temple of Doom is easily the most underrated film in the whole series, and seeing a dude get his heart ripped out will never look better than on a big screen sometime after midnight.

See Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at midnight Friday and Saturday September 13-14 at the Esquire Theatre. Tickets are $8. For more info and tickets, visit the Landmark Theatres Denver site.

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