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and Star Wars: X-Wing, a large board-game library where you can try out new games, and a space to test out new unpublished games.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.

Ganz is recalling two batches of Grumpy Cat plush toys.

Health Canada states:

The stuffed animal's eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. Ganz has received 6 reports of the eyes detaching in the United States from retailers. No injuries have been reported in the United States.

More information is available on the recall notice.

The media apology of the day comes from FOX31 Denver:

While reporting breaking news about the crash of the KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle, FOX31 Denver accidentally broadcast an offensive photo while scrolling live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the crash scene.

The photo was mistakenly broadcast by our control room. It did not come from the tablet many viewers saw being used by one of our anchors.

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