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The Character Alignments of New Minnesota State Fair Foods, Rated

The Minnesota State Fair is rapidly approaching, and it is high time to prepare yourself (and your stomach) for the food that is coming. There is always a ton of food to pick from each year, and to make it easier for you, I’ve rated the moral alignments for some of the new food coming your way in 2018. Lawful Good: Triple Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake This delightful treat is exactly what you expect to see when you hear the...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 15, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 15, 2018. Pearl Publisher: Jinxworld/DC Words/Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art/Colors: Michael Gaydos “Pearl is the story of an exceptional tattoo artist and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelgänger from another clan, she...

This Week in Geek (8/13/18–8/19/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 13th to Sunday, August 19th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, August 13th 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...

After Stunning in Year 15, Goth Prom Preps for Sweet 16

For 15 years, a revolving group of committed individuals has taken the time to plan, create, and execute one of the most fabulous goth nights of the year. The committee behind Goth Prom has changed over the past decade and a half, but its members work tirelessly to bring the community the best possible event despite encountering scheduling conflicts and venue issues. This year, prom was moved from its long-standing venue, downtown Minneapolis’s the Saloon, over to the Loring Bar...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of August 8, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 8, 2018. Black Badge Publisher: BOOM! Studios Words/Story: Matt Kindt Art/Colors: Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins “Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission...

Call to Adventure Is the Hero’s Journey in Card-Game Form

The games I most enjoy playing are the ones that can inspire players’ imagination with a story that unfolds over the course of a session. Quality and consistent artwork, thematic gameplay, and resonance with the audience’s pop-culture experiences are all elements through which a game can deliver a story experience in which the players feel they are a part of the fictional world where the game takes place. Role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder are the most straightforward example of this,...

Minnesota Fan Fusion Aims to Fill a Niche in the Twin Cities Convention Scene

While the Twin Cities have a very active fan and geek convention scene, the pop-culture “comic con” style of expo hasn’t been very successful in our market. Many of the companies that have tried have been the worst kind of gate show that provided little beyond expensive celebrity autographs. Minnesota Fan Fusion (which opened last year as Minnesota Fan Fest) is the latest to enter this area, and it has the potential to be something more than that, filling...

This Week in Geek (8/6/18–8/12/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 6th to Sunday, August 12th. Minnesota Fringe Festival What: Theater & Comedy When: Monday, August 6th–Sunday, August 12th Where: Various Venues The Minnesota Fringe Festival is 11 days packed with plays, all 60 minutes or less, held at a variety of spaces throughout the Twin Cities. The variety of great shows from local performers and writers...

Minnesota Goth Events and Gatherings for August 2018

Welcome again to Minnesota Dark Scene, your guide to goth events and gatherings, for the month of August 2018. The summer of darkness continues with a lot of excellent local acts, tours, and festivals. Events are subject to change, so please follow these events to have the latest and greatest information. If we missed something be sure to let us know in the comments! Special Events Deafheaven with Drab Majesty and Uniform What: Concert When: Wednesday, August 1st at...

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

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of August 1, 2018. The Seeds Publisher: Dark Horse Words/Story: Ann Nocenti Art/Colors: David Aja “The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don’t? The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the...
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