Get Your Geek On
Date: October, 2016 Get ready for the finest costume dance party of the year! Get Your Geek On will be in October from 10PM to 2AM in the Great Room at Blanchard Campus Center, MHC. We invite you to come and join Bellatrix and Renegades, the hosting organizations, in a night of fun, refreshments, and dancing! Bring your friends, moirails and tribbles (especially if they like Music With Rocks In). All are welcome, but photo ID is required!
A costume showcase will take place around midnight. From 10 to 11:30, judges will be walking around handing out slips of paper that say "Costume Contest Entry" to those whose costumes are particularly wonderful. At midnight, our Masters/Mistresses of Ceremonies will ask the contestants to come to the stage and show off their costumes. Participants should be okay with having their picture taken. If you are given a slip of paper but don't want to participate, please give the slip of paper back to the judge so they can give it to someone else.
- $7 if in normal wear/boring
- $3 if sporting geeky paraphernalia (tee-shirts hats, the like)
- $1 if in full costume/cosplay/elaborate comparable outfit
Props and Fake Weapons Policy:If a public safety officer could mistake it for a live weapon from a distance, don't bring it. If it's an obvious prop, such as Yuna's summoner wands from Final Fantasy X, or a giant POW hammer, or, for instance, two-dimensional cardboard cutouts (in the case of guns), it is okay, but keep in mind that the event staff is not responsible for any damage to your costume/props that may occur at the dance: use your good judgement! Can you dance with it without hitting people? If so, awesome! If not, then for the safety of your prop and others you'd be safer leaving it at home.
Bellantine's NightDate: February 2016 On the Thursday closest to Valentine's Day, instead of watching a movie for Sci-Fi night, we screen films relevant to the holiday. For those uninterested, a separate screening of the classic romantic comedy Princess Bride and other PG movies happens at the same time.
Bardic RevelriesDate: March 2016 Bardic Revelries is a no-stakes talent show of the geeky persuasion!
This event used to be held back in the 1970s. We rediscovered it after going through old newsletters in the Archives and decided to resurrect it! The Revelries provides people with an opportunities to demonstrate their creative side, whether it be by singing a song, showing a skit, telling a story, or uncovering another hidden talent of theirs.
Dates: April 2016 Each year, Smith College students hold a sci-fi/anime/gaming convention on their campus, deemed ConBust. We love to attend to support our sister school and meet with fellow women's college nerds. The convention includes several events, dealers, artists, and special guests.
In 2016, Bellatrix will be hosting an artists table, where artistic club members can hawk their wares and the Library will be having a rummage sale.