This Week in Geek (08/31/15–09/06/15)

This Week in Geek (08/31/15-09/06/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 31st through Sunday, September 6th.

Anime Twin Cities September Kotatsu

What: Meet-Up
When: Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Fridley

Kotatsu is a monthly open hangout night presented by Anime Twin Cities (the parent organization of the Anime Detour convention) to which you are invited to bring games, cards, knitting, writing, “or any other hobby that suits you.” You are also more than welcome to “just bring yourself and join us around a table for good company and good conversation.” This is a public gathering being held at the Perkins in Fridley; attendees are encouraged to “look for the host wearing a blue armband with the ATC logo” upon arrival.

Geeks Read: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

What: Meet-Up, Books
When: Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Waterbury Center

The Geek Partnership Society’s book club Geeks Read explores books that are important to the history of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres or to “our own personal histories.” The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month and will be discussing The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell at this week’s meeting. There will also be a potluck of treats to accompany (and fuel) discussion, so “feel free to bring something tasty!”

Geek Chic Knitting

What: Meet-Up, Crafts
When: Thursday, September 3rd at 5:00 p.m.
Where: StevenBe

The “nerdy fiber artists” of Geek Chic invite you to join them at StevenBe “for snacks, geeky shows and movies, and knitting (and crocheting, and spinning, and so on)!” The cost of attending this event is $5.00, unless you contribute a food item for their “always delicious” pot luck, in which case the fee will be waived. Dietary restrictions are seen as “an exciting culinary challenge.”

Crafty Geek/Make It Sew

What: Meet-Up, Crafts
When: Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Waterbury Center

The Geek Partnership Society’s Crafty Geek club and its sub-club Make It Sew meet Thursday evenings at the Waterbury Center and invite you to “bring your crafty stuff to do” or to “hang out and work with the crafty stuff we have here!”

United Geeks of Gaming Open Gaming Session

What: Meet-Up, Gaming
When: Saturday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Waterbury Center

In addition to their Game Designer Sessions, the Geek Partnership Society’s United Geeks of Gaming group also offers an Open Gaming session on the first Saturday of every month, to which gamers of all ages and abilities are invited in order to “spend the day hanging out with fellow geeks playing, learning, and teaching games.” Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite board game, card game, and/or role playing game, but the United Geeks of Gaming have amassed an impressive library of their own games as well.


What: Convention
When: Friday, September 4th–Sunday, September 6th
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

MetCon is “a comic and sci-fi convention that includes every aspect of geek culture and nerd life.” Programming includes panels on subjects from anime to tabletop gaming to Disney, a maid café, gaming, special guests, and more. You can catch Twin Cities Geek contributor Mark McPherson on a number of film- and cartoon-related panels on Friday and Saturday, including “This Movie is Bad and You Should Watch It” (Friday at noon) and “Saturday Morning Cartoon Fever” (Saturday at 10:00 a.m.).

Geek Garage Sale Donation Drop Off

What: Donation Drop Off
When: Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th at noon
Where: Waterbury Center

The Geek Partnership Society is now accepting donations for their upcoming Geek Garage Sale, charity auction, and/or technology recycling program that they are providing in partnership with Free Geek Twin Cities. Donation items can be dropped off Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional drop-off times can also be arranged by appointment by contacting [email protected].

So, which of these events will you be attending? What events would you like to see featured in the future? Let us know in the comments section below or contact us via email. And don’t forget to add your events to the Twin Cities Geek Community Calendar!

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