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This Week In Geek (2/18/19–2/24/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 18th to Sunday, February 24th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, February 18th 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...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of February 13, 2019

Here are the new books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of February 13, 2019. Wonder Twins Publisher: DC/Wonder Comics Words/Story: Mark Russell Art/Colors: Stephen Byrne “Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they’re even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at...

The Concepts of Ravnica Brings Original Magic: The Gathering Artwork to Lodestone Coffee and Games

At the beginning of 2019, The Concepts of Ravnica launched at Lodestone Coffee and Games. This show, on display until March 1, showcases original Ravnica concept art for Magic: The Gathering. It will display a total of 75 pieces by Tomas Giorello and Wayne Reynolds over the course of its run, rotating three guilds at a time. The show is a product of the work and generosity of Magic art curator Mike Linnemann, otherwise known as Vorthos Mike. He used his personal...

This Week in Geek (2/11/19–2/17/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 11th to Sunday, February 17th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, February 11th 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...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of February 6, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of February 6, 2019. (Due to the polar vortex, I’ll be getting last week’s picks too.) The Girl in the Bay Publisher: Berger Books Words/Story: J. M. DeMatteis Art/Colors: Corin Howell “In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives, fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that 50 years have...

This Week in Geek (2/4/19–2/10/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 4th to Sunday, February 10th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, February 4th 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...

Minneapolis’s Heroic Goods and Games Combines Facebook and a Personal Touch for Marketing Success

Minneapolis was hunkering down for its first below-zero weekend of the winter when I made the call to visit Heroic Goods and Games. The owner, Paul Zenisek, connected over Facebook, and we agreed that it would be the perfect time for an interview given Minnesotans’ hermitlike behavior on frigid weekends in the month of January. I first investigated the store after noticing it pop up in one of my Facebook feeds. I was intrigued by the social media strategy...

Shane Mauss Brings His Unique Blend of Science and Comedy to Minneapolis

Comedian Shane Mauss has been doing stand-up for over a decade, catching his first break after receiving the Best Stand-Up award at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. “I got into comedy because I didn’t want to get a real job,” Mauss told me as he was driving through the Midwest to his next show. Comedy, however, quickly proved to be more than a full-time gig as he started to find his niche: blending his act with...

Comics I’m Picking Up the Week of January 30, 2019

Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 30, 2019. Star Trek: The Q Conflict Publisher: IDW Words/Story: Scott & David Tipton Art/Colors: David Messina “When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of...

New Science Standards for Minnesota Schools Would Teach Humans’ Role in Climate Change

The topic of climate change often finds itself at the center of hot-button political controversies. However, according to data collected by NASA, “multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.” On top of this, a majority of scientific organizations globally have issued statements supporting this position. Despite this consensus of scientists and scientific organizations, legislators...
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