When is Hobbit Day? When is Star Trek Day? and other Days that matter to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans.
Most people know of Star Wars Day thanks to the slogan “May The Force Be with You.” If you are a sci-fi and fantasy fan, you might be delighted to know that there’s a full year’s worth of sci-fi and fantasy days that might catch your interest.
It’s a great way to know what book to read or movie to watch this week. Or you could use these dates to plan get togethers with your sci-fi and fantasy friends.
I believe in giving people what they ask for, therefore:
Here’s a Science-Fiction Fantasy Calendar with all the dates we could find!
Established by New Mexico's General Assembly in 2003. Proposed by Representative Daniel Foley of Roswell, NM. One might have thought this would be around the beginning of May, you know, in the Area of 5/1.
St. Skeletor's Day
For those who hate love, or at least St. Valentine's day. Begun in 1998 by comedian Richard Herring. Skeletor is an antogonist in the Masters of the Universe franchise
On the anniversary of Laura Palmer's Death. Have a slice of cherry pie
Tell A Fairy Tale Day
If you go back to the source materials, this would be a dark and terrifying day. Or stick with the Disney versions and have a lot of fun.
Celebrate the phenomenon on the anniversary of its first appearance in 1996.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy sci-fi story by Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker movie (2005) includes Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell), Trillian (Zooey Deschanel), and Ford Prefect (Mos Def).
Join the crew in remembering those who have been lost in the effort for galactic peace and exploration of space. Traditionally recognized by wearing a pin indicating a previous ship you have served on, but short of that, take a moment to remember those who have come before us. Introduced in Strange New Worlds as Stardate 1377.3.
DNA was taken much too soon. I like to think he's up there somewhere with Elvis. There's no better way to celebrate than a party with a group reading of some of his work.
Celebrating many people's favorite irrational number, π day (get it? 3.14...) is traditionally celebrated by eating deliciously alliterative pie. Interestingly Pi Day doesn't exist in countries that put the date before the month because April does not have 31 days.
World Contact Day
Established in 1952 by the International Flying Saucer Bureau
Originated in 2019 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of Hellboy, and originally recognized with a special 25th anniversary release of the original comic. A great day to revisit some favorite issues.
I was always told that every day is "Superhero Day," but I suppose it's prudent to show appreciation for those living among us who can leap tall buildings with a single bound, melt steal with their eyes, call lightning to earth using a hammer, or have so much money they can make a super-powerful suit of iron or such a collection of gadgets, body armor and vehicles that they're virtually invincible.
Yoda of the Star Wars universe, first appeared in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. He is powerful with the Force and served as Grandmaster of the Jedi Order.
One suspects that in-Universe, this is a day more like 9/11 than any sort of celebration. Fortunately, we're not actually in a Universe where a finger-snap could do just about anything. So Avengers fans, this is your day to enjoy some Shwarma and maybe watch a particular movie.
Originally celebrated on May 9th (see Goku Day), it is believed this day – which celebrates the day that King Piccolo declares his ruling of Earth – was changed to the 13th because the number 9 is considered unlucky in Japan.
Black Fae Day
Promoting positive representation of Black people in mainstream media, particularly in Fantasy. Celebrate by frolicking in pastels, meadows, and creeks (or however you feel is appropriate if "frolicking" really isn't your thing. Though you should probably examine that a bit). BlackFaeDay.com
Comes with a bill of rights. Celebrated on the anniversary of the release of Star Wars, geeks are just people with a passion about something. Maybe it's food, or cars, or science fantasy films. It's all good. Be proud.
While there is some debate about the date, fans have celebrated Captain Picard Day on June 16th of each year. That date is equivalent to stardate 47457.1, which is mentioned in the episode "The Pegasus".
Celebrating independent publishers. There are zines for just about every topic, but they have been huge in the science-fiction fantasy realm. The first science fiction zine was published in 1930. Zines (formerly "fanzines") were huge in Star Trek fandom in the '70s. The number of erotic Star Trek fanzines alone is much larger than anyone would expect.
Introduced in 2022, this holiday features low-cost tickets in an effort to get folks back to theaters after the Pandemic. This is the Saturday before Labor Day, which is traditionally a slow weekend for movies.
Now might be a good time to find yourself in a dive bar wearing a brown coat and a large chip on your shoulder or looking for someone wearing a brown coat with a large chip on their shoulder, I suppose if you're on the other side.
Founded by a ghost-tour company to kick off the season haunted attractions & fall festivals
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) jumped ahead to the future which is now the past but was the future when the past was the present. Anyway, celebrate their jump on October 21.
Raise one to the Hero of Canton. I'm suggesting beer, wine or a cocktail on this one. That mudder's milk does NOT look appetizing. Maybe a good day to share ill-begoten gains with the downtrodden (or any gains regardless of how they were begotten).
This celebration is for all princesses, but who are we kidding. These days you say "princess," you think "Disney." So here's to (here we go…) Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Mulan, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Elsa, Merida, Moana, Leia, Shuri (I'm sure I'm missing some -- Vanellope maybe?).
Created in 2004 by Author Donita K. Paul promoting her novel "DragonSpell," whether you're appreciating Regidor, Drogon, Smaug, Shenron, Dragonite, Mushu, Toothless, Vermithrax Pejorative, Norberta, Ramoth, Saphira, Puff, or even taking a trip to Pulau Komodo, do it with the gusto they deserve.