Monthly Archive:: December 2018

Minnesota Goth Events and Gatherings for January 2019

Welcome back to Minnesota Dark Scene, your guide to goth events and gatherings, for the month of January 2019. We are saying our various forms of goodbye to the year 2018, and now we stand in a fresh new year. If the rumblings in the event scene are anything to go by, it’s going to be a fantastic year for the darksiders, and I for one am here for it—I hope you are too. Let’s get started! Special Events...

This Week in Geek (12/31/18–1/6/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 31st to Sunday, January 6th. Spice Up Your New Years: A Spice Girls New Years Dance Party What: Music, Nightlife When: Monday, December 31st at 9:00 p.m. Where: Amsterdam Bar and Hall Ring in the new year with Flip Phone, and spice up your 2019 with this night of nostalgia and cheer! Tickets are $15, and...

Minnesota Events for Writers and Book Lovers in 2019

It’s no secret that Minneapolis and St. Paul are very literary cities, and there are plenty of conferences, conventions, fairs, and more centered on books and writing in the Twin Cities and beyond. Whether you’re working on your first novel, hoping to meet your favorite author, networking for your editing business, or looking to sharpen your wordsmithing skills, there’s sure to be at least one event up your alley. Here’s what you can look forward to in 2019! Some...

Minneapolis Artist Kevin Cannon Is Creating a Magical Harry Potter Nursery

When your parent is an artist, your bedroom might be a little more special than average. When that parent is also a huge Harry Potter fan, it might be downright magical. With a baby on the way, Twin Cities cartoonist Kevin Cannon decided to apply his talents to the new nursery he and his wife are creating for the new member of their family. Specifically, Cannon—who, in addition to a range of books and comics, is known for his...

A Curse So Dark and Lonely Is a New Take on a Tale as Old as Time

Beauty and the Beast really is a tale as old as time. First published in 1740, it has since spawned numerous adaptations, from the wildly popular Disney film to Beastly, the dark and brooding urban retelling by Alex Flinn. Brigid Kemmerer has added to this list with A Curse So Dark and Lonely. While it introduces new elements to this already familiar tale, the underlying message of inner beauty and love conquering all is still very much present throughout. Disclaimer: I...

The Twin Cities Geek 2018 Holiday Toy & Book Drive Was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Every year since 2015, we at Twin Cities Geek have organized our Holiday Toy & Book Drive to support the families served by the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and the individuals served by the Women’s Prison Book Project. And every year, we’ve been proud to report that it’s been bigger and better. However, in 2018, you responded like never before. The Twin Cities geek community came together once again to make the holidays brighter for so many Twin...

This Week in Geek (12/24/18–12/30/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 24th to Sunday, December 30th. Luminaries on Summit Avenue What: Arts, Community, Family When: Monday, December 24th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Summit Avenue, Saint Paul See Summit Avenue lit up for the holiday with at least 800 candles, as the Summit Avenue Residential Preservation Association attempts to turn off the dark on this winter night. So,...

Past Meets Future as Drone Technology Helps Maintain Minneapolis’s Historic Stone Arch Bridge

Standing strong for over 100 years, the landmark Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis has withstood the test of history. With the passing of time, however, history inevitably comes face to face with modernity. As for any structure with such a scale and history of the Stone Arch Bridge, maintenance and upkeep become increasingly necessary and more and more time consuming. While the bridge itself acts as a window into the city’s past, the processes by which it is now...

Return of the Obra Dinn Is Mystery at Its Finest

A ship of the East India Company washes up in a harbor, the crew missing or dead. It’s the Obra Dinn, which set sail four years prior and was never heard from again. You’ve been hired as an insurance investigator to determine what happened to the ship and its crew. Return of the Obra Dinn is the latest game by Lucas Pope, creator of 2013’s fantastic dystopian immigration checkpoint game Papers, Please. You’ve been given a tall order, so...

Win a Bumblebee Prize Pack!

Bumblebee’s solo movie is almost here, and we have a prize pack just for you! Head to our Facebook page and you could win: (1) Hasbro Igniters Bumblebee toy (1) Bumblebee drawstring bag (1) power bank (2) Bumblebee movie passes redeemable at AMC Theatres To enter, all you have to do is: Like the Twin Cities Geek Facebook page and Comment on the featured giveaway post by 9:00 p.m. Central on December 22, 2018, telling us who your favorite Transformer is We’ll...
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