Monthly Archive:: July 2018

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 1, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 1, 2018. The Seeds Publisher: Dark Horse Words/Story: Ann Nocenti Art/Colors: David Aja “The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don’t? The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the...

Babylon 5 Is an Iconic, Groundbreaking Piece of TV Sci-Fi History

My exposure to Babylon 5 came many years after its original mid-’90s broadcast, when it aired nightly on SyFy (then Sci Fi) in the early 2000s. Initially, it was my father who became obsessed with the show and insisted my mother and I would love it just as much. He was right. We taped every episode and eagerly discussed the plot at dinner. As soon as the DVDs were released, we bought them. We stocked up on the books,...

This Week in Geek (7/30/18–8/5/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 30th to Sunday, August 5th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

24 More Romance Novels for Geeks of All Kinds

Hi, geeky readers! Last summer, I rounded up two dozen romance novels sure to appeal to all kinds of geeks. Well, it’s been a year, and I’ve combed through many, many more stories to find you 24 more geeky romances to read! Why should you read romance novels? Well, because they’re fun, and because there have been a lot more romance novels published with geeks in mind. As I did last time, I’ve put some information under the title...

Win FREE Passes to Minnesota Fan Fusion 2018!

Minnesota Fan Fusion, a Twin Cities convention that started in 2017 as Minnesota Fan Fest, is returning to the RiverCentre in St. Paul August 3–5, 2018. In addition to panels, vendors, and fun activities, Fan Fusion is hosting a roster of special guests that include Ray Park of Star Wars, John Rhys-Davies of The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones, Summer Glau of Firefly and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and more. If you haven’t gotten around to buying a ticket, never...

Badass Braids Brings Bunches of Pop-Culture Hair Inspiration

Usually, the spark that makes a television series or movie compelling and memorable is great plotting or vivid characterization. Sometimes, though, the popularity of a work is helped by what the characters are wearing or, more specifically, how they are wearing their hair. Star Wars is great, but think about how many people over the years have attempted to wind their hair around their head in attempts to recreate some of the most iconic sci-fi styles of all time....

5 Things You Should Know About Theater Etiquette

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is fast approaching. The festival draws veteran audiences as well as first-timers, and it’s a great opportunity to see many different genres of performances in a short period of time. One thing they all have in common is an audience. I want to take a moment and talk about how we, as the audience, can help make the experience positive for both fans and performers. Of the dozens of performances I attend every year, more...

Teen Titans Go to the Movies with Goofs, References, and Childish Glee

If the DC Extended Universe is the snobby student shooting rickety rockets to the moon, the animated Teen Titans is the silly troublemaker shooting spitballs at the blackboard. It aims low with its farts and obnoxious body motions, but it’s hard to not snicker at a film so simultaneously smart with its satire of superheroes and daring enough to continuously use the word “poop.” Sure, that’s childish humor, but look at the film’s target demographic here. Adults have had...

The 8 Most Exciting Trailers out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Each year, we poor unfortunate souls who can’t afford the exorbitant cost of attending nerdvana, otherwise known as San Diego Comic-Con, wait anxiously for news to drop about our favorite fandoms. Those lucky few . . . thousand . . . in attendance get to enjoy the massive Hall H panels firsthand and witness the reveals of television and film trailers before anyone else. Of course, through the magic of this infinite series of tubes called the Internet, those videos...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 25, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of week of July 25, 2018. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita (#1 of 6) Publisher: IDW Words/ Story: Scott Tipton, David Tipton Art/Colors: Tony Shasteen “Following their clash with their villainous doubles from the Mirror Universe, the Enterprise crew returns to business as usual, little realizing one of their own has been replaced! What does Mirror Barclay want,...
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