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Celebrity guests announced for WICOMICON

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Celebrity guests announced for WICOMICON
“Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. Image via Marvel.com.

“Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign, writers Greg Pak and Leah Williams, and artist Bryan Tillman are among the celebrity guests who will appear at WICOMICON this Saturday, the festival announced.

More than a year before Styrofoam ban is to take effect, vendor for free recycling pulls plug

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More than a year before Styrofoam ban is to take effect, vendor for free recycling pulls plug
Photo by Ian Hughes, via Flickr.

More than a year before a recently signed ban on Styrofoam food containers is set to take effect, the vendor that runs a free polystyrene recycling program at the Sisson Street dump will stop offering the service in May, the Department of Public Works announced.

Recently reshuffled Fleetwood Mac coming to Baltimore in 2019

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Image via Live Nation

Legendary pop-rock band Fleetwood Mac is coming to Royal Farms Arena on March 24, 2019, and as is only fitting for Fleetwood Mac, the announcement is shrouded in a bit of drama.

WICOMICON planned after sudden postponement of Universal FanCon

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A conglomeration of groups has come together to hold a pop-up convention in the wake of last week’s sudden postponement of Universal FanCon, billed as an inclusive celebration of “geek culture.”

Pier Six Pavilion will now be known as MECU Pavilion

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The new logo for MECU Pavilion. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Pier Six Pavilion will now be called MECU Pavilion as part of a naming-rights deal with the local credit union, Live Nation, SMG and MECU announced today at a press conference.

Young will call on DOT to synchronize traffic lights ahead of Don’t Block the Box rollout

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Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will introduce a resolution at tonight’s council meeting calling on the Department of Transportation to properly synchronize traffic lights ahead of the Don’t Block the Box initiative.

Scheduled to start May 1 with a warning period, Don’t Block the Box would give a ticket to any driver caught in the intersection after the light has changed. Once the warning period ends, motorists found blocking the box will receive a ticket with a $90 fine and one point on their driver’s license.

Laurel-based Something Awesome wins Charles Town Classic

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Image via the Maryland Jockey Club

With a determined surge in the home stretch, Laurel Park-based 7-year-old Something Awesome took home the $1.2 million Grade 2 Charles Town Classic on Saturday, dueling nose to nose with War Story before the finish line.

Universal FanCon, billed as inclusionary celebration of ‘geek culture,’ postponed indefinitely one week beforehand

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Universal FanCon, a convention dedicated to “geek culture” that billed itself as the first to celebrate women, the LGBTQ community and people of color, announced today that it would be postponed one week before it was set to take place.

There is no clear timetable for when the inaugural Universal FanCon, which was originally scheduled to run April 27-29 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will happen.

Event Pick: Psychedelic rock group The Flying Eyes appropriately bids farewell on 4/20

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Like the best heavy psych rock bands before them, such as early Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and Vanilla Fudge, local group The Flying Eyes has those enveloping, heavy, fuzzy guitar tones that are deployed in heady riffs and winding solos. Founded in 2007, the band got its name from “a 1962 science fiction novel about giant, disembodied eyes that descend from outer space to control humanity.”

Alec Ross is ‘s(toke)d’ about legal weed, as are some other candidates for governor

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JOINT Benefits. Get it? Image via YouTube.

It’s 4/20, which, if you didn’t know, is a big day for weed enthusiasts. Here’s CNN, no less, to explain why.

To mark the occasion, politicians both local and national (mostly Democrats) have been using social media to talk about how they’re ready to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.

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