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The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in November

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10) Running of the Leaves Con Bronies! Get together with your fellow ponykind at Running of the Leaves Con, the convention for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Sure, it may seem a little weird that so many adult men are super into a cartoon aimed at pre-teen girls but... Okay, but nothing. It is kind of weird. Then again, Trekkies seem weird to people who hate Star Trek. But hey, that doesn't mean they can't have fun getting together to cosplay, attend panels on what it means to love My Little Pony and do other brony activities. And if that's your bag, you can join them!

The convention runs from October 31 to November 2 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. Day passes are $30 per day. For more information, visit the Running of the Leaves Con website.

9) The Seven Doors of Death Just in time to salve your disappointment that Halloween is over comes this classic cautionary tale about trying to renovate a hotel built over one of the seven entrances to hell. Also known as The Beyond, this is one of Lucio Fulci's insane masterpieces -- hallucinatory, disturbing and full of great kill scenes. Admittedly, the cut shown here is the inferior edit, but it's still a rare chance to see the film on 35mm in a theater.

See The Seven Doors of Death at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 1 at the Sie FilmCenter. Tickets are $10, or $7 for Denver Film Society members. For tickets and info, visit The Seven Doors of Death event page of the DFS website.

8) William Gibson: The Peripheral William Gibson is one of a handful of living, working science fiction authors who can accurately be described as a legend. His early works defined the influential cyberpunk genre; his later works seemed to be predicting the future ten minutes before it happened. His latest, The Peripheral, starts as a murder mystery set in the near future before evolving into something far stranger. It's classic Gibson through and through, and a must-read for anyone who cares to peer into the terrifying possibilities of our immediate future.

Gibson will read from and sign The Peripheral at 7 p.m. Monday, November 3 at the Tattered Cover Colfax. Admission is free; the book is $27.95. For more information, visit the Tattered Cover website.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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