The Chronicle has teamed up with KUT, KXAN, Univision, and the Austin Monitor to bring you a series of 10-1 City Council candidate forums. Each forum will begin at 7pm, is free and open to the public, and will include audience participation. Those interested in attending should sign up in advance. Other forums in the series are: District 8, Sept. 29; District 9, Oct. 6; District 10, Oct. 8; Mayor, Oct. 15.7pm.
Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
Bruce Campbell, Matt Smith, WWE superstar the Undertaker, and Tyler Posey are just a few of the stars lighting this epic nerd-out. Expect so much comic, toy, gaming, TV, collectible, and pop culture insanity you just might explode. Thu., Oct. 2, 4-9pm; Fri., Oct. 3, 2-9pm; Sat., Oct. 4, 11am-8pm. $40-400.
Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 646/512-5022
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1-1 1/2 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266