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This Week in Geek (10/22/18–10/28/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 22nd to Sunday, October 28th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, October 22nd 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...

5 Questions for Marissa Meyer to Answer in Archenemies

When most people think of November, they think of elections, Thanksgiving, and sweater weather. When I think of November, I think of book release dates. We are now mere weeks away from the release of Archenemies, the second installment in the Renegades series by Marissa Meyer. Best known for the Lunar Chronicles, her fairy-tale sci-fi series, Meyer has continuously won over fans for the past six years with her attention to detail and diverse characters. Previously sticking mostly to adaptations and retellings,...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 17, 2018

Here are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic shop the week of October 17, 2018. Shuri Publisher: Marvel Words/Story: Nnedi Okorafor Art/Colors: Leonardo Romero “The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them....

This Week in Geek (10/15/18–10/21/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 15th to Sunday, October 21st. GPS Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts, Educational When: Monday, October 15th 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...

An Open Letter From the Shieldmaidens Regarding Source Comics and Games

On October 8, 2018, Lisa Olson, a former employee of Roseville’s Source Comics and Games, published a Facebook post about her experience as an employee that went viral and elicited many comments from both customers and other former employees about their experiences in the store. Below is an open letter that was sent to Twin Cities Geek this week by the game masters who run the Kattakemeros and Kosnos games at the store on Sundays. Shieldmaiden Sundays are a casual meetup in the...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 10, 2018

Below are the graphic novels and a few new series I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic shop the week of October 10, 2018. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies Publisher: Image Words/Story: Ed Brubaker Art/Colors: Sean Phillips “Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an...

This Week in Geek (10/8/18–10/14/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 8th to Sunday, October 14th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, October 8th 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...

Join Twin Cities Geek for a 21+ Night at the Science Museum of Minnesota!

The Science Museum of Minnesota’s monthly Social Science event is an adults-only night where you can explore the museum, grab a drink, catch special presentations and activities, and more with a 21+ crowd of fellow science lovers. This month, the museum is going extra geeky with a theme of Sci-Fi Con—and you can bet we’ll be there doing our part! From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on October 11, 2018, you can: take Twin Cities Geek’s sci-fi trivia challenge (with...

Minnesota’s Starkey Combines AI and 3D Sensors to Take On Hearing Loss and More

According to statistics from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about 2 to 3 of every 1,000 children in the US are born with a detectable level of hearing loss. With that, about 15 percent of adult Americans report some level of hearing troubles—whether from a condition present since birth or something that has developed over time. Hearing loss can stem from a variety of factors and presents in a range of ways: auditory processing disorders occur when...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 3, 2018

The fall kicks off with a bang! This week is a double helping of new series. Below are the #1 issues I’m picking up at my local comic shop the week of October 3, 2018. Lone Ranger Publisher: Dynamite Words/Story: Mark Russell Art/Colors: Bob Q “1883. The advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle. A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws...
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