5 freaky things you can do at this week­end’s Hal-Con

(We know, they’re all nerdy things.)

The Coast - - FRONT PAGE - Hal-Con BY CARSTEN KNOX Oc­to­ber 26-28 Hal­i­fax Con­ven­tion Cen­tre 1650 Ar­gyle Street free-$125 hal-con.com

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NERDS IN IN­TER­SEC­TION

The white male em­pire has fallen: Meet ac­tivist cos­player Akakioga and mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary Wo­las­to­qikyik/Cana­dian artist and an­i­ma­tor Tara Audib­ert. They’ve stormed the gates and raised their flags, and we’re all bet­ter for it. Sun, 10:45am

2 LI­BRAR­I­ANS: THE MYTH, THE MYS­TERY, THE MIS­CON­CEP­TION

There’s a the­sis to be writ­ten about the roles li­brar­i­ans play in our ac­tual so­ci­ety, and in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment is just the start of it: If you add to the job de­scrip­tion babysit­ter, so­cial worker, lo­gis­ti­cian, com­puter soft­ware in­struc­tion and tech­ni­cian, and geri­atric ac­ti­va­tion you’re get­ting closer. This chat will likely open some eyes to the truth, while ev­ery­one not-so-se­cretly hopes An­thony Head, the fic­tional li­brar­ian and Watcher, Giles, from Buffy the Vam­pire Slayer, drops by. He’ll be in the build­ing, af­ter all. Fri, 4pm

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EASTERN WATCH­MEN DEMON­STRA­TION

Hal­i­fax has a light sabre du­elling club?!! How have we missed this awe­some­ness? We do have a ques­tion, how­ever: How likely is it we’ll lose a limb like Ponda Baba in the Mos Eis­ley Cantina if we go to the demon­stra­tion?

Sat, 6pm; Sun, 2pm

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AGENT CARTER’S DANCE STU­DIO

Oh, Peggy, how we miss you. Here’s hop­ing all the Agent Carter and Cap­tain Amer­ica cos­play­ers show up as we des­per­ately ’ship them, all the while shak­ing our col­lec­tive booties to those ’40s swing dances. In­struc­tion pro­vided, no previous ex­pe­ri­ence needed.

Fri, 4pm

5 TAN­NER ZIPCHEN PHOTO OPS AND AU­TO­GRAPH SES­SIONS

One seems rea­son­able. Maybe two. But three sep­a­rate op­por­tu­ni­ties to have your photo taken with the Cine­plex ad­ver­tain­ment dude, on top of three other chances to have him sign some­thing? Has Hal-Con wildly over­es­ti­mated the draw of Mr. Zipchen? This week­end will tell. At least it’s for a good cause—you get to do­nate to the IWK Foun­da­tion for the op­por­tu­nity. No re­funds! Fri, 1pm and 1:45pm; Sat, 11am, 2pm and 4pm; Sun, 11am and 2:30pm

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