Questing for Experience in the MMORPG of Life

We started the summer with a simple plan—give our daughter the chance to try new things, while still giving me the chance to keep my various balls up in the air. In theory, it seemed simple. With the exception of a couple weeks, the kiddo would be occupied in various day camps, giving me the vast majority of the day to focus on various freelance opportunities. In reality, though, that theory could be best summed up with maniacal laughter...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 19, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of September 19, 2018. Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive Publisher: IDW Words/Story: Lee Allred, Michael Allred Art/Colors: Rich Tommaso “The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for ‘the city by the lake,’ and its criminals better watch out! Bizarre villains! Crooked...

Rooney Returns, First Avenue Acquires Fine Line Music Café, and More Twin Cities Music News

In addition to regular music coverage, Twin Cities Geek’s Paul Patane opens his notebook to share live-performance experiences, what’s in the news surrounding the Twin Cities music scene, and which upcoming shows are circled on his calendar. Rooney Plays the Turf Club Whether he’s performing on stage or making a film, Robert Schwartzman has an infectious and skillful presence. When he’s with his alt-rock band Rooney, there’s no denying the pleasure he takes from singing and playing his guitar,...

Edens Zero, the New Manga from Hiro Mashima, Is Utterly Delightful

Hiro Mashima, best known for his manga Fairy Tail, is beloved by many fans and has a large following in the West. He’s active on Twitter, cranks out extra character drawings every few days, occasionally makes his own fan art, and has written a lot of material. While most other mangaka have only one or two major series, Edens Zero will be Mashima’s third major one and fifth series overall. After Fairy Tail wrapped up quickly and left off in...

This Week in Geek (9/17/18–9/23/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 17th to Sunday, September 23rd. GPS Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts, Educational When: Monday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a figure-drawing salon at the Waterbury Building on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a...

Enter to Win a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Prize Pack!

September is just full of giveaways—we have another coming at you! Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now out digitally and comes to Blu-ray and DVD on September 18. We’re giving you the chance to win all three formats, plus some bonus swag! To enter, just (1) like the Twin Cities Geek Facebook page and (2) comment on the featured giveaway post by 7:00 p.m. Central on September 17, 2018, telling us which character in the Jurassic Park universe is...

Curie Me Away Is a Radioactive Musical Romp

What’s that? A musical production steeped in physics, biology, and chemistry concepts that also tells the compelling story of one of the most important women of science who ever lived? That pitter-patter you hear is my nerdy little heart waking up and capering about like a puppy hearing a ringing bell. Where can you find such a thing? Try the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, where Matheatre’s Curie Me Away is on stage this weekend. This show is a delightful romp through the...

The Predator Phones Home

One of the prevailing explanations for the deluge of drudgery that Hollywood has been unleashing is that modern audiences (young people) have no memory of the proven box-offices hits of the past, so there is very little downside for anyone seeking to reboot or relaunch a dormant franchise. Sure, you will alienate a certain segment of fandom, but it won’t do anything like generate a sadistic harassment campaign or inspire misguided online petitions, right? Anyway, that’s probably not on...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 12, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of September 12, 2018. Archie 1941 Publisher: Archie Words/Story: Mark Waid Art/Colors: Pete Krause “WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event?” Category: Tried and True Creators Why I’m Excited: We are in the middle of an Archie...

Enter to Win 1 of 5 Digital Copies of Solo: A Star Wars Story!

This past May, Solo: A Star Wars Story gave us gave us a look at young Han Solo. The movie comes out on digital September 14, 2018, and you could win it for free! To enter, all you have to do is: 1. Follow @TwinCitiesGeeks on Twitter 2. Tweet us your favorite Han Solo quote from any of the Star Wars movies by 12:00 p.m. Central time on September 14, 2018 We’ll randomly choose 5 lucky winners who will...
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