Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m., Crocker Art Museum, $5-$10
Every year, the Crocker turns the monthly ArtMix Thursday gathering into Crocker-Con, a miniature convention full of panel discussions, performances, vendors and more. During this gathering of proud comic and sci-fi loving geeks, step into time-traveling vessels like the TARDIS or the Delorean, then learn about the role of race and gender in pop culture during a panel hosted by Heroic Girls. This is the fifth go-round, so you likely know the drill by now, but in case you don’t, be sure to show up in your finest anime fright wig with a few bucks in hand for drinks and art from local artists. 216 O Street, www.crockerart.org.