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V.26 No.1 | 01/05/2017

Event Horizon

Time to Dust Off That Xena Costume

Friday, Jan 13: Albuquerque Comic Con

Shop local vendors and artists, see the best cosplayers and meet special guests like Austin St John, Ryan Hurst, Ralph Macchio, Ric Flair and more.
V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016

Event Horizon

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Friday, Nov 18: Discovery Festival

Hands-on STEM activities for middle and high school students. Local professionals and business owners share their professional experience with the future of the STEM industry.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
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Peas (and Other Vegetables) on Earth

Saturday, Apr 23: Red and Green VegFest

Learn about and sample some of the best of the vegan food in the state.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
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Event Horizon

Zen and the Art of Pokétraining

Saturday, Apr 9: Pokemon Trading Card Game State Championships

Competitors vie for the coveted title and earn championship points that count toward a potential invite to the World Championships.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015

Event Horizon

Pro or Con?

Friday, Jan 8: Sixth Annual Comic Con

Bring the whole family for three days of events including films, celebrity signings, vendors, cosplay and more.
V.23 No.50 |
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All of the Lights: Luminarias in ABQ

Travel through Old Town and Country Club neighborhoods on this 45-minute luminaria tour.
V.23 No.48 |
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More Tinsel! More Tinsel!: 7th annual Festival of Trees

Featuring stunning, decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces, live entertainment, an elves workshop and more.
V.23 No.25 |

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Superhero Worship at ACE 2014

If you still lack a reason to skive off work the afternoon of Friday, June 27, ACE will save you. Obviously you can’t work; that is the first day of the Albuquerque Comic Expo. A diligent skiver will make good use of the 2-6pm window of awesometunity. Opening day is themed Comic Creator Day, and visitors to the NE/SE Exhibit Hall of the Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW) can hobnob with local talents like Robert Saiz (Mythica) and John Sumrow (Buddha Bot, Infinite Bacon), as well as farther-flung creatives Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens), and Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos (Transmetropolitan). Panels and fan-squee and autographs, oh my!

Don’t miss this chance to share a little love with someone who created comic magic. Find the juicy details at abqcomicexpo.com, and remember that—for good or evil—not all cosplay wardrobe malfunctions get sorted before opening day. If you are directly involved in a non-profit organization, keep an eye out for ticket giveaways! Tickets range from $20 for a day pass to $150 for VIP. Expo continues on Saturday and Sunday. Albuquerque Convention Center • Fri Jun 27 • 2-6pm • $20-$150 • View on Alibi calendar

V.23 No.17 |
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R2D-Who?: RoboRAVE International 2014

For those who wish to understand technology and its vast connection to the ingenuity of the working man and woman, there's no better place to witness such scientific goodness than the RoboRAVE International event at the Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW). This roborific extravaganza features workshops, competitions and fun for kids, coaches, parents and the like. Though the mechanical meanderings happen from May 1-3, the public is only allowed in tomorrow.

But that's okay, folks. Saturday will provide some exciting cyborg craziness like a parade to the Robot Challenge Area, competitions between robot-makers, jousting and fire fighting tournaments, “robotovate” voting, a triathlon and a closing awards ceremony at Kiva Auditorium. So motor to this illustrious widget factory and view some automatons made by kids and coaches from all over, including the US, Mexico, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Spain, France and elsewhere. The robotic spectacular happens from 8am to 4:30pm, and tickets for adults will run you $10. But don't worry, that adult ticket also gets two people (under 18) in for free. Additional kiddos will have to pay $2 upon entry. Albuquerque Convention Center • Sat May 3 • 8am-4:30pm • $10 (price also admits 2 kids FREE) • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

V.23 No.15 |

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Go Dream Car Dreams

I never expected to fall in love with a car, but I did after I moved to New Mexico for grad school. Buying into several grad school clichés, I bought a weathered silver Saab. That car became, as cars often do, the symbol of all things dear to me at the time—new adventures, open roads, life revisions. Multiply my experience exponentially and you arrive at events like the 2014 New Mexico International Auto Show. With more than 300 plug-in vehicles, full-size trucks and high-end sports cars, the show is billed as an automotive paradise.

Show goers can ogle luxury models, peek at vehicles not yet in dealerships and check out new technology like massive multimedia screens and inflatable seat belts. Get some hands-on experience with test drives for everyone, including children, who have their own Kids Autobahn. It’s a perfect place to do some reconnaissance if you’re in the market for a new vehicle. Even if you’re not, you can go and indulge in some unrestrained car passion.

Maybe that's exactly the point—a show like this is the stuff of dreams. Auto Show hours are 12pm to 10pm today, 10am to 10pm tomorrow, and 10am to 6pm Sunday, April 13, at the Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (62 and older), military with any DOD ID and for children ages 6-12. Children five and younger are admitted free. Sunday is Family Day, and children 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Albuquerque Convention Center • Fri Apr 11 • Noon-10pm • $5-$10, FREE for children under 5 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

V.23 No.14 |

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The Daily Word in faulty ATMs, faulty meter readings and a faulty chemistry teacher

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Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down after being protested against for his intolerant views against same-sex marriage. Now some think this is reverse-intolerance.

Sparks from welders are thought to be the cause of a Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters and injured 13 people.

A mother in South Carolina could face 20 years to life in prison after her infant died of an overdose of morphine from her breast milk.

Former President George W. Bush has been getting crazy with the oil paints.

Have you heard of these firefly devices? Apparently they can screw up your water meter readings.

A child abuse prevention rally is scheduled to take place today at noon at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

City websites back on track after Anonymous unleashed a “cyber hurricane” this past weekend.

A political science professor from Johns Hopkins University wrote an analytical paper stating how Walter White was a “bad teacher” and a “failure.”

A man requested $140 from an ATM in Maine, but got $37,000 … can you point out its exact location on this map I'm holding?

V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013

Arts Feature

ACE Basics

Your guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo experience

Need to explain what's so great about ACE? Geek extraordinaire Holly Von Winckel gives you the rundown.
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V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
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Photos from the Atmosphere show

Last night Minneapolis hip-hop group Atmosphere played at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Among the supporting acts were rapper Evidence and DJ Babu, both known for their work with Dilated Peoples. More photos after the jump. For higher-res photos, click here.

V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011

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Duke City Derby

Just because the tough-as-nails gals in Duke City Derby changed their location doesn't mean they've changed their game. Today starting at 6 p.m., a brand spankin' new season of DCD kicks off at the Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW). Watch the HoBots take on DIA after the Santa Fe Disco Brawlers match up with the Taos Whiplashes. Tickets for the derby are $12 in advance through holdmyticket.com or $15 at the door. For more information and a complete season schedule, you can visit dukecityderby.com.