October 21st, 2015 is Back to the Future Day and it could be one of the biggest Nerd celebration days of all time.
In Back to the Future II Marty & Doc traveled into the “distant” future, where hover boards, self-lacing Nikes & Jaws 19 were our density (ha – we couldn’t help ourselves). And now, here we are. The future arrives on 10-21 and, thanks to a world who hasn’t stopped loving the franchise since the movies hit the big screen, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate Back to the Future Day!
We’ve rounded up a list of things to do, places to go, things to buy and rides to take. And we’re guessing we’ll find more before the future arrives. #ChallengeAccepted
WATCH THE MOVIE(S)
The obvious choice is to watch Back to the Future II or the entire trilogy. Depending on your location, you might have some options here:
- Find a local theater showing the film(s) – Fandango
- Find another venue looking to party. For us Houston Nerds, it’s Karbach Brewery
- Buy the new Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures – Limited Edition (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD). If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with Prime Now, you could order the set and have it delivered by 4:29pm.
HAVE A PEPSI PERFECT
*This one might be a bust. Most likely SOLD OUT already. 🙁
In case you missed out on the opportunity at New York Comic Con, word on the web is Amazon.com will have some of the Pepsi Perfect bottles available online on #BTTF day. We have NO idea what time these go on sale, but you better believe we’ll be mashing that F5 button until they appear.
GET THIS AWESOME SHIRT
Artist Michael Matsumoto created this amazing shirt design “W8AMINIT“, available for just $11 (a one day deal). Get it before you’re OUTATIME.
PLAY SOME ROCKET LEAGUE
My new favorite video game is Rocket League and it turns out I couldn’t have fallen in love at a better time. A familiar time-traveling car will become a playable option on 10-21. Now if only that DeLorean would really fly around the arena.
CATCH A RIDE FROM LYFT
If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, you can catch a FREE ride in a real DeLorean, courtesy of LYFT. #WhyNotWednesday
ENTER OUR #BTTF PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY
Only days remain to enter our latest giveaway, with prizes from Funko, Vinyl Sugar, NeatoShop and an amazing poster by artist Paul Ainsworth, printed by Blurppy.
ENTER NOW and return daily to earn more entries.
SCORE WITH MONDO
Celebrate this momentous occasion with Mondo, who will be “releasing the complete trilogy score on vinyl in two versions (find out more about that here), along with two awesome posters from James Flames & Matt Taylor” on 10/21. Follow Mondo on Twitter for information about the actual time these will go on sale.
CHECK OUT THE JAWS 19 TRAILER
In case you missed it, Universal got in on the celebration early with a fun promo for Jaws 19. We may not have gotten that far with the films in time for Back to the Future day, but Sharknado really tried it’s best to crank out enough films in time.
BID ON ART IN THE #OUTATIMEartSHOW
The OUTATIME Charity Art Show, a Back to the Future themed auction, ends soon, but hopefully you’ll see this “in time.” Some amazing art work is up for auction, including this 1/1 print by our friend Richard Davies (@turksworks). Head over to eBay now and bid.
READ THE NEW COMIC
A new series of Back to the Future comic books from IDW hits store shelves on (you guessed it) Wednesday, October 21st.