In celebration of Star Wars Day, local geek-entertainment troupe Geekenders presents its new Star Wars burlesque act The Empire Strips Back at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) on May 1, 3, and 4.

This show follows previous act A Nude Hope in retelling George Lucas's groundbreaking sci-fi films, continuing the story from Hoth to Dagobah and Cloud City.

Vancouver residents will cast their ballots for mayor, council, park board, and school board on November 15. But, for bird lovers, the real election is going on right now.

Until May 10, you can vote for Vancouver's city bird of 2015. There are six worthy contenders, including the Anna’s hummingbird, black-capped chickadee, Pacific wren, pileated woodpecker, and varied thrush.

Although Fan Expo Vancouver is looming large on local geeks' radar this week, the burgeoning Metro Vancouver geek scene has more to offer than the three-day celebration of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, and gaming.

Tonight (April 16), the Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity, a live comedy show based on the amusingly politically incorrect game Cards Against Humanity. Be advised, this is the show that almost guarantees strong language, sexual content, and mature themes.

Although Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin probably isn't anyone's first pick as a wedding planner, you do have to admit he does dream up very memorable events.

Now, can someone pass me some wine? This poultry pie is really dry.

Known for his perpetual inability to choose between good girl Betty and bad girl Veronica, Riverdale's favourite orange-haired Lothario will  meet his maker in an upcoming issue of the comic-book series Life With Archie.

Although not much is known about Archie's upcoming demise, in a statement Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said that "It’s the biggest story we’ve ever done, and we’re supremely proud of it.”

Still stuck waiting for Peter Capaldi's incarnation of the time-and-space-skipping Gallifreyan? Me too, my friends, me too. 

However, since it looks like the TARDIS will be in the shop for a while, you'll just have to make do with Don't Blink: A Burlesque Tribute to Doctor Who, on tonight at the Rio Theatre at 8 pm.

Yes, it's still April Fools' Day, unfortunately. So, you can't actually pay $228,619 to fly to SFU's newest "satellite" campus.

Here's the best line from the Semester in Space website:

Because of increasing pressures on universities to provide measurable learning outcomes that prepare students for immediate entry-level jobs in the resource development sector, the students will receive training in the areas of self-reliance, space industrialization, asteroid mining, and recycling of disused satellites.

The first Terminal City Tabletop Convention will touch down in the Firefighters' Banquet and Conference Centre (6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby) for the weekend of May 31 and June 1.

Created by Shannon Lentz, this year's premiere event will feature 5,000 square feet of gaming, including classic board games and role-playing modules. There will also be tournaments in Pokemon, YU-GI-OH!, Netrunner, and Star Wars: X-Wing, a large board-game library where you can try out new games, and a space to test out new unpublished games.

TED lovers, rejoice. You can relive the magic of TED2014 through out-of-context quotes.

Local web developer Matt Hemsing has collected inspirational quotes from the Vancouver conference on the Tumblr blog TED Quotes 2014.

Just what SFU needs: students dressing up as the 1990s' least-favourite costumed heroes and performing "random" (not actually random) acts of kindness.

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