This Week in Geek (12/28/15–01/03/16)

This Week in Geek (12/28/15-01/03/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 28th through Sunday, January 3rd.

Game Designer Session

What: Meet-Up, Gaming
When: Tuesday, December 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Waterbury Center

The Geek Partnership Society’s United Geeks of Gaming group meets up monthly for board gaming, card gaming, role-playing, and video gaming events and weekend extravaganzas. One such event is the Game Designer Session series, which meets on the second Friday and the last Tuesday of each month and invites those who have an idea for a game or who “enjoy tinkering with rules, graphic design, or game theory” to bring ideas and works in progress to be discussed and even play-tested by “game designers of all types and experience levels, from those employed in the industry to enthusiastic hobbyists.”

Game-A-Thon

What: Meet-Up, Gaming
When: Friday, January 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Buffalo Community Center

SciFi Saturday will be hosting its fourth annual New Year’s Day Game-A-Thon this Friday, an “all-day gaming and geeking-out extravaganza!”” For a full 12 hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to participate in “playing games, snacking, socializing, and watching your favorite science fiction and fantasy movies.” There will also be a variety of food and beverage items available throughout the day, as well as prizes, all at no cost to you (although attendees are encouraged to contribute to both the potluck buffet and to the donation jar)! As the organizers of this event ask, “What’s not to love?”

Where:  Waterbury Center

The Geek Partnership Society’s United Geeks of Gaming group offers the 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 games, card games, and/or role-playing games, but the United Geeks of Gaming have amassed an impressive library of their own games as well.

RPG Sunday Game Day

What: Meet-Up, Gaming
When: Sunday, January 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Waterbury Center

And finally, if football isn’t your game of choice on Sundays, United Geeks of Gaming invite you to an alternative to the NFL’s game day: RPG Sunday Game Day! Whether you are an experienced game master wanting to run a game or someone entirely new to the world of role-playing games who wants to join a game and learn as you go, this is the Sunday game day for you.

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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