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 (6/17/19–6/23/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 17, to Sunday, June 23. Monday Night Game Night What: Gaming When: Monday, June 17, at 5:00 p.m. Where: Level Up Games (South St. Paul) While it may be tough diving back into the workweek (at least for those of us with Monday-to-Friday jobs), this event seeks to add fun and levity to Mondays with games....

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers Will Unveil Their New Album to Minnesotans at the Dakota

Mindi Abair has been at it a long time. A two-time Grammy-nominated vocalist and world-class saxophonist, she’s seen and done it all, including appearing on American Idol and performing with the Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, and many other prominent acts. Yet she continues to reinvent, thicken, add and subtract, and refine her sound, molding a new version of herself that’s found a niche conquering a hybrid of blues, jazz and rock ’n’ roll with her band, Mindi Abair and the...

This Week in Geek (6/10/19–6/16/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16. Monday Night Game Night What: Gaming When: Monday, June 10, at 5:00 p.m. Where: Level Up Games (South St. Paul) While it may be tough diving back into the workweek (at least for those of us with Monday-to-Friday jobs), this event seeks to add fun and levity to Mondays with games....

A Tour of the War of the Spark Prerelease at 3 Twin Cities Game Stores

It’s been over a month since War of the Spark (WAR) debuted to the general public. On the last weekend of April 2019, both online players through MTG Online and MTG Arena and flesh-and-blood players at their local game stores were finally able to purchase and play with the latest Magic: The Gathering expansion set for the very first time. With the fun of an event where no one knows for sure what the cards do and each pack...

This Week in Geek (6/3/19–6/9/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 3, to Sunday, June 9. Museum of the Moon What: Educational, Science & Technology When: May 21–June 9 Where: Bell Museum (University of Minnesota) It’s been 50 years since the first moon landing, and the Bell Museum is commemorating that momentous event with an installation featuring a 7-meter-diameter sculpture of the moon. Using detailed satellite images...

Minnesota Goth Events and Gatherings for the Month of June 2019

Welcome back to Minnesota Dark Scene, your guide to goth events and gatherings for June 2019. There is quite a lot happening this month as we hit the start of the summer concert season. Take a look and visit some old favorites or try something new this month. There is something for everyone. Special Events Minneapolis Oddities and Curiosities Expo What: Art Show When: Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. Where: Minneapolis Convention Center (Minneapolis) A day of all...

Iowa’s DemiCon Has Been Delighting Con-Goers for 30 Years

According to legend, it all began in 1989 in Des Moines, Iowa, with Jennette and Les Roth. They posted signs advertising the first meeting of the Des Moines Science Fiction Society, and at that first gathering, 10 people showed up, all asking when the first convention would be. That requested convention, DemiCon 1 (for Des Moines Convention), was held April 23–25, 1990. It stuck around. May 3–5, 2019, marked a milestone weekend for the convention, as DemiCon 30 (theme:...

This Week in Geek (5/27/19–6/2/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 27, to Sunday, June 2. Museum of the Moon What: Educational, Science & Technology When: May 21–June 9 Where: Bell Museum (University of Minnesota) It’s been 50 years since the first moon landing, and the Bell Museum is commemorating that momentous event with an installation featuring a 7-meter-diameter sculpture of the moon. Using detailed satellite images...

Marvel at the Moon as the Bell Museum Celebrates the Year of Apollo

Our moon has fascinated and inspired us since the beginning of recorded history. It has roused our imaginations, influenced our stories and cultures, and guided scientific thought and research. In providing us a sense of wonder and curiosity, its mystery encouraged us to reach upward and make history by taking those momentous first steps on its surface in 1969. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of that trip, Minnesota’s Bell Museum aims to bring the moon to us...

This Week in Geek (5/20/19–5/26/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 20th to Sunday, May 26th. Monday Night Game Night What: Gaming When: Monday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m. Where: Level Up Games (South St. Paul) While it may be tough diving back into the workweek (at least for those of us with Monday-to-Friday jobs), this event seeks to add fun and levity to Mondays with games....
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