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The big news this weekend is the U.S. release of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions. If you’re not an anime fan, then this is your weekend to get a seat for Split, which is now in its second week. Although neither M. Night Shyamalan’s best, this positively reviewed collaboration with Blum House is a taut thriller and notable for James McAvoy’s (young Professor X) virtuoso performance of a man with 23 dissociated personalities.
IN REAL LIFE
This is a humungous weekend for Final Fantasy fans. The orchestral work Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy will have two shows Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center featuring conductor Arnie Roth, vocal soloist Susan Calloway and composer Nobuo Uematsu.
That’s followed Sunday with the one-day KupoCon at the neighboring Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel. It will be a celebration of all things related to the Square Enix franchise.
But if your gaming is confined to classic arcade machines or maybe Nintendo 64, then Saturday night is your opportunity to get your Dig Dug on. Garden City’s Cradle of Aviation Museum hosts an ’80s Arcade and Karaoke night. And if you’re going to make a spectacle of yourself with your singing, you might as well come in costume for a chance to win dozens of dollars in prizes.
A couple long-awaited genre films debut this coming weekend, and one of the New York region’s geekiest, freakiest annual conventions will be held for a small, select clientele.
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Bill here, dropping the editorial “we”. I jumped the gun on a couple announcements and we had to roll them back. If you were astute enough to catch it, then you know we’ve set our ticket prices and we do have some real, actual celebrities under contract. Over the next couple weeks, you’ll be hearing a lot of news about all this.