Events

Coverage of events that are of interest to the MN geek community. This includes but is not limited to conventions, festivals, re-enactments, dances, and tournaments.

This Week in Geek (3/27/17–4/2/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 27th through Sunday, April 2nd. Story Forge What: Gaming, Writing When: Monday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ This monthly event by local tech nonprofit Glitch focuses on teaching the art of storytelling in games. This event focuses on the special challenges of writing for interactive fiction and provides a space where game storytellers can...

This Week in Geek (3/20/17–3/26/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 20th through Sunday, March 27th. Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts When: Monday, March 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...

A Personal Look at Marscon 2017

Marscon is a deeply personal convention for me. I have a close connection with a number of the people who either perform for or work on the music track. I have a friend who comes in from out of state every year, and a girlfriend who comes down to volunteer with Table 27 (the table selling stuff for the musicians) and spend time with me. I’ve had a lot of interesting and intense experiences at the convention, and it...

This Week in Geek (3/13/17–3/19/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 13th through Sunday March 19th. Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came What: Arts and Theater When: Monday, March 13th, Friday, March 17th, and Saturday, March 18th at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 19th at 2:30 p.m. Where: The Historic Mounds Theatre Fans of theater and The Dark Tower will be in for a treat with this...

This Week in Geek (3/6/17–3/12/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 6th through Sunday March 12th. Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters What: Arts When: March 5th–May 28th Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art The Minneapolis Institute of Art is hosting At Home with Monsters, a collection of paintings, drawings, artifacts, and concept film art from Guillermo del Toro’s home base in Los Angeles. The exhibit is...

This Week in Geek (2/27/17–3/5/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 27th through Sunday, March 5th. Knitting Social What: Crafting, Meeting When: Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Minnesota History Center Get social and hang out with fellow knitters at the Minnesota History Center. This event is an opportunity to hang out, knit, and chat with other folks, so bring a project and be ready 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...

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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