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Celebrate the geeky side of life all weekend at the third annual May the Fourth Be With You. As in past years, organizer Dan Landes and his partners have lined up a slate of geek-friendly fun that’s a little different than the typical con experience, but just as accessible to everyone who loves starships, wizards and ray guns.

“It’s not just Star Wars. You can do whatever you want within this huge genre, from steampunk to Star Wars,” Landes says. “There’s a whole generation of us, and new generations coming up, that are really identifying with comic books and sci-fi and Star Wars as part of their culture and part of their mythological makeup.”

Three days of nerdvana kick off tonight with a show headlined by In the Company of Serpents at 3 Kings. Saturday brings another concert, featuring Itchy-O and Men in Burka, paired with a science-fiction- and fantasy-themed costume contest emceed by Andrew Novick. Sunday starts with a bottomless-mimosa brunch and finishes with Mile High Sci-Fi’s take on Dreamscape. Costumes and general nerdery will be strongly encouraged at all times.

The fun starts at 8 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 South Broadway, and continues at a variety of venues; tickets for the whole weekend are $35 in advance, or you can pay for individual events. For details, including a full schedule, visit
May 2-4, 2014


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