The Week Ahead: May 31 – June 6 2010

The Week Ahead: May 31 – June 6 2010

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)

On TV, you get new eps of Flapjack and Saving Grace.  Cake Boss kicks off its third season with a cake for New Jersey Governor Christie’s inagural ball.

Cons* continuing today include:  MediaWest in Lansing Michigan; MisCon in Missoula, Montana; and the Strategicon gaming convention in Los Angeles, California

Tuesday, June 1

On TV, Idina Menzel of Wicked guests in a funky episode of Glee, and you get a new to BBC America ep of Ashes to Ashes.

Tuesday’s books include: Killer Kaiju: Strange Beasts of Japanese Film by Ivan Vartanian; and Inside The Wicker Man: How Not to Make a Cult Classic by Allan Brown

Videogames today include: Tetris Party Deluxe; and Dragonology (based on the book)

Wednesday, June 2

On TV, there’s a new SYTYCD and a new Weird or What?  Ghost Hunters Academy has its season debut. 

Thursday, June 3

On TV, there are two hours of SYTYCD, and the Ultimate Parkour Challenge is at Pershing Square in Los Angeles.  Burn Notice starts its fourth season.

Friday, June 4

On TV, Cartoon Network brings you new eps of Ben 10 and Generator X, and Syfy has a new Stargate Universe and a new to the channel Merlin.  Most Haunted goes to Wales and Maesmawr Hall.   There’s also a new ep of Past Life on Fox. 

Cons* starting today include: A-Kon 21 (Revenge of the Penguins) in Dallas, Texas; an anime con in Flagstaff, Arizona; a furry con in Irvine, California (people dress as anthropomorphic animals…there’s a lot more to the furry community than that, though); authors Jerry Pournelle and John Ringo, and Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch attend ConCarolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina; the Die-Con gaming convention is in Collinsville, Illinois; and Joe Lansdale is the Guest of Honor at Soonercon in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Movies today include: Get Him to the Greek; Marmaduke (yes, the Great Dane); Killers (Kutcher and Heigl); and Splice (which sounds like possibly a good take on a sci fi/horror movie with Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley).

Saturday, June 5

On TV, it’s a new to BBC America episode of Doctor Who called Amy’s Choice.

Sunday, June 6

On TV, you get the MTV Movie Awards. The show has great categories like Best Fight and Best WTF Moment, and there are usually some good video bits.  NBC also brings you a half hour special on the new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal.

*Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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