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The Scully Marathon 2001 is taking place at the Kaiser Permanente Training Center. In Rockville. This, of course, sounds like a trap. I mean, 13 episodes of The X-Files on a big screen, Gillian Anderson-autographed items to be raffled. Even if you’re not a member of the Order of the Blessed Saint Scully the Enigmatic (OBSSE) or a frequenter of GAWS, the official Gillian Web site, which are event co-sponsors, the lure is mighty. Add a presentation by University of Maryland Professor Anne Simon, scientific consultant to the TV show and author of The Real Science Behind the X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants, and you’ve got a geek convergence of DefCon-4 magnitude. The event is a benefit for Neurofibromatosis Inc., which also sounds fake, but, as we are informed, is real and incurable. And because May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month and Anderson is the celebrity spokesperson for the organization, I guess it all comes together. Don’t go back to Rockville? Try to stay away, fanboy. At 10 a.m. at Kaiser Permanente Training Center, 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. $15 (suggested donation—proceeds benefit Neurofibromatosis Inc.). (877) 809-3900. (Dave Nuttycombe)