Monthly Archive:: October 2018

Win FREE Tickets to The Greatest Generation Podcast Live!

The crew of The Greatest Generation is back in Minneapolis, headed to the Cedar Cultural Cedar for a show at 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 2018. This “Star Trek podcast by two guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast” covers a different episode every week with plenty of fandom, humor, and snark. Whether you’re a dedicated listener or a Trekkie interested in checking out the show, we have the giveaway for you! All you have to do is:...

Suspiria Spills Over with Stimulating Shocks

Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is every bit as twisted, stylish, and violent as its 1977 counterpart. In the same way that David Gordon Green’s Halloween is a faithful throwback of the John Carpenter classic, Guadagnino adheres greatly to the creepy uneasiness that made Dario Argento’s original film such a nightmarish trip. And while the film is sure to be deeply polarizing for going insane with its panic, terror, and gore, the boldness of its insanity makes it all the more...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 31, 2018

This Halloween week in new comics, we have an embarrassment of witches. (Not to be confused with a A Discovery of Witches, which is not yet a comic book.) I remember those summers when multiple blockbusters were competing for the best take on the same premise—say, an asteroid hurtling toward Earth or sudden volcano in the middle of Los Angeles. This year, comics publishers have apparently decided collectively or coincidentally that the season of the witch is upon us. And...

Minnesota RollerGirls Kick Off the Season with Planet of the Skates

We are in October, which means it was time to return to the hallowed and legendary halls of the Roy Wilkins Auditorium for the Minnesota RollerGirls season-opening mini tournament on October 13, 2018! For this bout, Sugar BEATdown’s husband, Swedish Meatbrawl, takes over as track maintenance engineer Wet Spot 3.0, as 2.0 takes a welcome vacation. Welcome to the track, Wet Spot 3.0! Where there might be an ambiguity, “bout” refers to the event as a whole, “game” to...

This Week in Geek (10/29/18–11/4/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 29th to Sunday, November 4th. Twin Cities Horror Festival VII What: Comedy & Theater When: Monday, October 29th to Sunday, November 4th Where: Southern Theater The Twin Cities Horror Festival returns for its seventh year with “11 terrifying days of onstage horror” at Minneapolis’s Southern Theater. See the festival website for the full lineup of horror-themed...

Zombie Land Saga Is the Perfect Wacky Anime for Halloween

October means a lot of different things to different people. Scarves, the ability to finally break out flannel, the carving of pumpkins, deciding on a Halloween costume, the start of the fall anime season, the happy accident when your multiple moods collide. Every quarter of the year also marks the beginning of a new anime season. In the months leading up to the first week of premiers, the community is usually buzzing with the season’s most anticipated shows. This...

Kickstarting a Hero’s Journey with Minneapolis Musician Beth Kinderman

Anyone who has been through high school English classes or seen Star Wars: A New Hope knows a bit about the archetype known as “the hero’s journey.” Initially described by Edward Burnett Tylor and then popularized by Joseph Campbell, it describes a narrative in which a person receives a call to adventure, finds mentors and companions, endures hardships, reaches a catharsis, defeats an enemy (sometimes with the help of the gods), and returns a hero. This classic story structure...

Twin Cities Game Stores Welcome Guilds of Ravnica

For anyone who has ever considered learning to play Magic: The Gathering (MTG), there are few ways that are better than to attend a prerelease. Every year, Wizards of the Coast releases at least two or three expansions to its 25-year-old collectible card game and sponsors events both online and in person at game stores across the globe. These events are designed to show players how to use the new mechanics that are being introduced into the set, give...

City of Ghosts Is a Perfect October Ghost Story

In October, I often get in the mood for a ghost story. City of Ghosts, a spooky middle grade fiction book by Victoria Schwab, fit the bill for me. It is the story of Cassidy Blake, who has the ability to see ghosts and to visit the realm of spirits. Her parents are paranormal investigators who relocate to Edinburgh, Scotland, to film a television show about haunted cities. Her best friend happens to be a ghost named Jacob. Once they...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 24, 2018

Here are a few of the things I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic shop the week of October 24, 2018. Meal Publisher: Iron Circus Comics Words/Story: Soleil Ho Art/Colors: Blue Delliquanti “A tale of youth, good intentions, and entomophagy, Meal is about Yarrow, a young woman determined to make her mark of the cutting edge of cookery with her insect-based creations. However, her evangelist streak concerning insect cuisine rubs some of her fellow chefs the wrong way, particularly Chandra Flores, member...
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