‘Events’

Running with zombies

Posted on: January 21st, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

I ran in the first ever zombie run—Run For Your Lives—on Saturday, October 22, 2011 outside of Baltimore, Maryland. It was a 5k obstacle run (much like Warrior Dash) with the added difficulty of “live” zombies on the field. Here’s my head-cam video of the run: My race time was 35:34.5 which they say was […]

Jocks + geeks = zombies?

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’ve been getting myself fit for a little over a year now. During this time I discovered obstacle races, like the Warrior Dash and the Spartan Sprint. However, I always thought it’d be cool if someone could combine fitness adventures with geekdom. Well, someone has. I’ve just signed up for the first zombie obstacle run: […]

Containment convention open pimp thread

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’ve repaired some of the twitter scripts, so, this is an invitation for all geek (science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime,steampunk, etc.) conventions to pimp themselves in this thread (and submit their info on Containment). Leave a comment here that tells me why your con is special. Feel free to make it as long as you […]

Looking for conventions

Posted on: August 20th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

Some of you know that one of the websites that I run is Containment (containment.greententacles.com). At the moment I need people to submit conventions to the site. If you know of a convention intimately enough, or can prod the organizers into doing it, please add your favorite conventions to the site on the consubmit page.

Warrior Dash PA, 2011

Posted on: June 14th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

This weekend I ran the Warrior Dash in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, on the Skirmish paintball fields. Warrior Dash is a 3½-mile run with a dozen obstacles (from mud pits to rope walls) placed along the route. It was a dark, cloudy day, made even more so by the fact that a cloud bank covered the field […]

An Evening with Marian Call in Philadelphia

Posted on: October 6th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’m hosting an evening with Marian Call in Philadelphia (more information on Space Westerns Magazine).

PhauxCon 2010

Posted on: September 29th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’m going to PhauxCon 2010 this Saturday, and you should too. It’s a small, cozy, (almost secret) one-track con in Philadelphia that is entirely worth going to. It’s only $20 at the door and you can’t beat it for interaction time with the guests. I was there last year where I met Kelly Rowles, L.A. […]

A mummy unwrapped

Posted on: July 17th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

Here’s the final video from the mummy unwrapping event that I hosted at the Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey this past May. Everyone had a great time: It’s my hope that I’ll be able to do similar events at the upcoming Steampunk Exposition (date TBD).

Coming to the Chestnut Hill Book Festival

Posted on: June 26th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival (July 9th-11th) has a full track of science fiction panels this year. I will be giving an “Introduction to Space Westerns” on Friday night at 7PM. Afterwards, at 8PM, Tom Purdom will be reading. On subsequent days look for Lawrence M. Schoen, Gardner Dozois, Gregory Frost, and many others. For […]

The making of a mummy

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

I hosted the mummy unwrapping event at Jeff Mach’s The Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey this past May. Hoping that it will start a trend at other Steampunk Conventions, I’m posting the step-by-step process for building the mummy, as well as my experience in running the show. Inspiration The Victorians went through a […]