Monthly Archive:: September 2018

5 Dark Scene Bands to Watch

The goth and industrial scene is wide ranging and ever evolving. Though there will always be the big-name headliners and standbys that we have grown to love, sometimes it is good to branch out a little. Almost all of the following bands have made their way through the Twin Cities recently; one is local, and the last is a side project of two well-known musicians. While they may not all be right for your particular taste, you may find...

This Week in Geek (10/1/18–10/7/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 1st to Sunday, October 7th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, October 1st 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...

The Bleach Live-Action Film Is Goofy but Surprisingly Enjoyable

There’s just something about the anime series Bleach that triggers nostalgia for my time as an awkward, nerdy high schooler in a way nothing else does. Play me just a little bit of the soundtrack and I’ll be right back to my 17-year-old self, whiling away countless hours watching it with my brother on our parents’ desktop computer. Engaging with this series again always feels like opening a late-2000s time capsule and rediscovering all the reasons my love for anime...

The 2018 Twin Cities Geek Halloween Event Guide

The spooky season is upon us, friends. Dances, costume contests, corn mazes, haunted houses, and of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We have curated a large number of fabulous outings for this Halloween season just for you, and there is a little something here for everyone. All events are in order by date, or by start date if it is a recurring event, and each includes a rating so you can plan appropriately based on level of scariness....

Casual Grinding Is Now Possible with Magic: The Gathering Arena

For me, it all started six years ago when a Canadian sketch comedy team called Loading Ready Run (LRR) was hired by Wizards of the Coast to produce an online web series. Called Friday Nights, the series instantly became a fan favorite with the LRR audience, even those people like me who had heard about Magic: The Gathering but never played it before. A year later, I found myself at Universe Games in Minneapolis participating in my first ever Friday...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 26, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic shop the week of September 29, 2018. Man-Eaters Publisher: Image Words/Story: Chelsea Cain Art/Colors: Kate Niemczyk “A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl.” Category: Tried and True Creators Why I’m Excited: There’s a...

This Week in Geek (9/24/2018–9/30/2018)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 24th to Sunday, September 30th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, September 24th 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...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Takes Its Riffing to the Comics World

It’s said you always remember your first. I know I do. It was Thanksgiving 1991. Turkey preparations were in full swing, and I had carefully meandered away from the kitchen, surmising (correctly) that my bottom-rung cooking skills would not be in great demand. And there they were on the television: silhouettes of a guy and two little robots watching—and mercilessly mocking—Pod People. That first viewing spawned a lifelong love of Mystery Science Theater 3000. From where I sit, I...

Ethan Hawke’s Blaze Is a Sweet Southern Biopic

For this biopic on country legend Blaze Foley, director Ethan Hawke approaches the man with the same gentle and rambling wisdom as his songs. More than just a chronology of events, Blaze is a film that takes its time to slow down and appreciate the melodies of a musician who strolled through life in a manner equal parts kind and drunk. He was loving but depressed. He was fragile but could still go on the offensive when he felt...

Graveyard Keeper Is a Macabre but Needlessly Complex Simulator

A bell rings at the main road, signaling another corpse has been dropped off. For some, it’s the ultimate fate of their earthly remains, but for you, it’s your livelihood. In Graveyard Keeper, the latest release from indie game developer Lazy Bear Games based out of St. Petersburg, Russia, it falls upon you as a graveyard keeper to tend to the dead. On your property is a church and the final resting place of the area’s dead, and as bodies get...
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