OTW Events Calendar for May

Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.

  • Jedi and Sith are likely to unite for Star Wars Day on the 4th of May. The date for this annual fandom celebration of the franchise is in part due to a pun on the date itself. Whether you’re planning on hosting a marathon of the entire film series, immersing yourself in any of the 100+ video games, or picking up one of the several Expanded Universe novels, let us be the first to say “May the Fourth be with you.”
  • Comic book collectors and fans should mark their calendars for Free Comic Book Day on May 5. During Free Comic Book Day, held annually on the first Saturday in May, participating comic book shops around the world offer free comics to anyone who stops into their stores. Check the Store Locator to see if your local shop is participating and check with your shop’s staff regarding any specific rules and guidelines.
  • Geek Pride Day on May 25 is a celebration of nerd and geek culture that spans across several fandoms. The day commemorates the original release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, Towel Day for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the Glorious 25 May for members of the Discworld fandom.

The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that’s not already listed, and to check out the calendar throughout the year!