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We’re Giving Your Another Chance to Win Tickets to At Home with Monsters!

Not a winner in our giveaway last week for a pair of tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art? Never fear—there’s more where that came from! Just like Twin Cities Geek on Facebook leave a comment on our Facebook giveaway post by 7:00 p.m. Central on Sunday, February 26, telling us what you’re most excited to see in the exhibit. We’ll choose not 1 but 4 random winners who will each...

Step Rockets will Debut New Song and Image at the Triple Rock

This Saturday, indie-rock band Step Rockets will headline at Triple Rock Social Club in a concert primed to get the blood pumping and the hips moving as concertgoers dance to fan favorites like “Phantom Flower” and “Kisser,” in addition to experiencing the newest addition to the band’s catalog, “Money.” While Saturday night will be an opportunity for attendees to escape winter and the nation’s toxic political landscape for a few hours, for Minneapolis-based Step Rockets, it’ll be time to...

Glitch’s Gamecraft Is a Digital Whirlwind of Minnesotan Game Creation

Over the weekend of January 20–22, 2017, over 200 artists, programmers, writers, and video-game fans gathered at Rapson Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. Their shared goal would propel them through sleepless nights and countless bottles of energy drinks and cups of coffee. They had signed up for Gamecraft, the local site for the 2017 Global Game Jam—an international festival of creativity that encourages creators to produce and prototype games in all media. According to the Global Game...

This Week in Geek (2/20/17–2/26/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 20th through Sunday, February 26th. Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts When: Monday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a figure-drawing salon at the Waterbury Center at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a three-hour drawing session...

Win FREE Tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

When it was first announced that the Minneapolis Institute of Art was helping organize an exhibit around the work of the man who directed The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and other beloved fantasy and horror films, the Internet exploded a bit. Now Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is finally here, and we’re giving you the chance for you and a friend to see it for free! Taking inspiration from Guillermo del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, this unique exhibition...

Minnesota’s 2017 FIRST Robotics Season Begins

As the FIRST Robotics Competition build season comes to a close and the competition season comes to an open, high-school students across the globe are frantically putting the finishing touches on their robots. The sound of drills and the smell of pizza fill the air. FIRST Robotics Competition is a high-school-level robotics competition where teams of high school students build a robot in six weeks to compete in a game, which changes annually. This year’s game is FIRST Steamworks. The build...

Going in Depth with Chris Jordan and Minnesota’s Thriving Independent Wrestling Scene

It’s amusing to me that in this day and age when geeks are accepted in the mainstream, when comic-book movies rule the box office, when television is riddled with science fiction and superhero-based shows, and when novels by fantasy writers frequently hit the New York Times bestseller lists, there is one word that is still whispered about in fandoms. That word is wrestling. Professional wrestling has been around far longer than you or me, but many consider it a...

Using Music as an Escape in the Black Community

A few notes float across my consciousness as I lie awake at 4:00 a.m., coasting through a gray night, inundated with news posts on TV, Facebook, and whatever meme posts about the failure of the American system come up. As a young boy, I was told—so often it felt scripted—that America was never going to work for me, that I would always be against it. This internalized message gave way to a commonplace depression known in most black communities:...

Loud at the Library Brings Music and Makerspaces Together

There’s something thrilling about being in a library after hours. From Harry Potter’s Restricted Section to Beauty and the Beast’s sunlit personal collection, there’s a special joy that comes with being all alone and surrounded by books, and even a seasoned librarian like me isn’t immune to that little frisson of excitement. But when most people imagine the library after dark, they don’t typically picture a crowd whooping as a drum solo crescendos or a singer hits the perfect...

This Week in Geek (2/13/17–2/19/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 13th through Sunday, February 19th. YogaQuest Continues: Crimson Peak What: Sports & Fitness When: Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. Where: YQdio Come and experience YogaQuest, a blend of yoga and fanfiction storytelling led by certified yoga instructors. Experience a yoga workout experience and a story at the same time. See if you can convince yourself...
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