Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of September! 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.
Show appreciation to the programmers in your personal, fandom, and professional life on 12 September. Celebrated on the 256th day of each year (the number of distinct values that can be represented by an 8-bit byte), Programmers’ Day is a holiday that recognizes the work of programmers around the world.
Programmers’ Day information on Fanlore
An academic conference being held in London provides opportunities to explore intersections between fandom and identity. Girls and Digital Culture: Transnational Perspectives on Girlhood will take place on 13 and 14 September at King’s College London, Strand Campus. The interdisciplinary conference features a number of papers that explore girls’ participation in fandom activities.
Conference information on Fanlore
“Arrr!” Be sure to practice your pirate slang so you’re ready in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September. Originally celebrated in 1995, the day came to popularity following a mention by Dave Barry in his syndicated newspaper column in 2002. The day is an excellent opportunity to show off your pirate fandom.
Pirate Day information on Fanlore
Honor the birth of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins on Hobbit Day, 22 September. A part of Tolkien Week, the day is a celebration of all things Hobbit and Middle-Earth.
Hobbit Day information on Fanlore
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