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 (4/15/19–4/21/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, April 15th to Sunday, April 21st. 38th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival What: Movies When: April 15th through April 20th Where: Various The theme of the 38th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is “A World Beyond,” and this event will be bringing films from around the world. Film geeks take heed: there may...

This Week in Geek (4/8/19–4/14/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, April 8th to Sunday, April 14th. Game Changers What: Educational, Gaming, Family, Arts When: Daily through May 5th; see site for museum hours Where: Science Museum of Minnesota When cutting-edge science and technology interface with art, you can get beautiful things. Video games have been on the forefront of this for decades, and the Science Museum of...

Minnesota Goth Events and Gatherings for April 2019

Welcome back to Minnesota Dark Scene, your guide to goth events and gatherings, for the month of April 2019. We are back after a short hiatus, celebrating the first anniversary of this column, and chock-full of fabulous events. Get your dancing shoes ready—you’ll need them! Special Events Wax Poets What: Club Night When: Thursday, April 4th at 9:30 p.m. Where: Loring Bar & Restaurant (Minneapolis) The ACME collective hosts its monthly gig, a night devoted to vinyl-only selections and...

This Week in Geek (4/1/19–4/7/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, April 1st to Sunday, April 7th. Game Changers What: Educational, Gaming, Family, Arts When: Daily through May 5th; see site for museum hours Where: Science Museum of Minnesota When cutting-edge science and technology interface with art, you can get beautiful things. Video games have been on the forefront of this for decades, and the Science Museum of...

Minnesota RollerGirls’ Season 15 Semifinals Set the Stage for the Home-Team Championship

The regular 2018–2019 season of the Minnesota RollerGirls ended back in January on a frigid night, with the Rockits defeating the Dagger Dolls as expected and the Atomic Bombshells winning over the Garda Belts. In February, things couldn’t have been faster as four teams fought to survive in the fierce arena of rolling battle that is the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Here’s how the Survival of the Fastest semifinals went down. Rockits vs. Dagger Dolls, First Half In the...

This Week in Geek (3/25/19–3/31/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 25th to Sunday, March 31st. Game Changers What: Educational, Gaming, Family, Arts When: Daily through May 5th; see site for museum hours Where: Science Museum of Minnesota When cutting-edge science and technology interface with art, you can get beautiful things. Video games have been on the forefront of this for decades, and the Science Museum of...

Twin Cities Comic Shops Celebrate Hellboy Day on March 23, 2019

To mark 25 years since the first Hellboy comic, Dark Horse has declared that March 23, 2019, is officially Hellboy Day. Not only can I barely believe that it’s been 25 years since I first saw Hellboy on the shelves of what was then my local comic store in the Hillcrest Center, it’s hard to get my head around how extensive the adventures have become. With two live-action movies in the past and a reboot coming soon, a dozen...

This Week in Geek (3/18/19–3/24/19)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 18th to Sunday, March 24th. Game Changers What: Educational, Gaming, Family, Arts When: Daily through May 5th; see site for museum hours Where: Science Museum of Minnesota When cutting-edge science and technology interface with art, you can get beautiful things. Video games have been on the forefront of this for decades, and the Science Museum of...

Video Games Come to the Science Museum of Minnesota in the Game Changers Exhibit

The Science Museum of Minnesota has transformed its US Bank Great Hall into a 10,000-square-foot educational video game experience. Game Changers, the museum’s newest exhibit, takes a hands-on look at some of video games’ most important and groundbreaking creations and the minds that spawned them. Visitors can learn about the creators of some of the industry’s most influential characters, concepts, and ideas, all while having a chance to play a wide variety of games that span the vast history...

Minnesota’s Taiko Community Gives Back with the Issho Benefit Concert

Fans of Harisen Daiko in the Twin Cities are familiar with the group’s combination of geekery and traditional Japanese drumming. Harisen performs frequently at local conventions such as CONvergence and MantiCon, in addition to many other performances, and their repertoire is a mix of traditional-sounding pieces interspersed with, for example, the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine theme or “The Dawn Will Come” from Dragon Age: Inquisition. On March 19, 2019, Harisen Daiko will be performing with four other local...
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