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 (5/22/17–5/28/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 22nd through Sunday May 28th. Goth Prom XIV: ABYSS What: Nightlife, Community When: Monday, May 22nd at 9:00 p.m. Where: The Saloon Dance the night away for a great cause at the 14th annual Goth Prom, where donations and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Minnesota AIDS Project. Dance to a great lineup...

Celebrate 30 Years of Zelda with Symphony of the Goddesses at the Orpheum

Quick: name a few iconic tunes from video games. There is a good chance that one of the songs you conjured was the main theme from The Legend of Zelda, right? The music from the Zelda series has been part of pop culture and an imperative staple in gaming history since the game debuted on the Famicom system in 1986. (Even Trent Reznor did a tribute!) The Legend of Zelda was released in North America on the NES a...

This Week in Geek (5/15/17–5/21/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 15th through Sunday, May 21st. LaserMania What: Educational, Music, Nightlife When: Monday, May 15th to Friday, May 19th Where: Como Planetarium Lasers! Music! A variety of laser shows set to music, including Laser Hypnotica, Laser Zeppelin and more. Shows are $5 and open to audiences of all ages. Geek out to your favorite music and chill...

Win FREE Tickets to MSP Spring ComiCon 2017!

MSP Spring ComiCon hits the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on May 20 and 21! Hosted by the Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA), this annual event is truly a comic convention for the comics fan, featuring tons of talented artists, vendors, and more. As you might have guessed, we’re giving you the chance to attend this convention for free, and you have two ways to win! To enter, all you have to do is tell us your FAVORITE COMIC CHARACTER by 7:00...

Get Ready for Summer with the Best of 2017 Twin Cities Block Parties

Minnesota summers are the greatest thing ever—it’s just a fact. There’s just something about the way the summer sun melts the winter from our bones. I don’t think there’s anything that can compare; all of a sudden, it’s the first 70-degree day of the year and everyone is aggressively happy and doing everything they can to spend every minute outside. Whether you live in the Twin Cities, the suburbs, or a small town, you know the feeling: that first...

Mayte Garcia Brings Her Memories of Prince to St. Paul

The idea of reading a tell-all memoir chronicling Mayte Garcia’s 11 years with Prince has been met with a lot of fanfare but also with a bit of resistance among some of the Purple One’s fans, given how private he was before his passing a year ago. However, on Tuesday night, support, optimism, and general curiosity outweighed any criticism as a crowd packed into the University Club of St. Paul to hear Garcia read, ask her questions, and get...

Laverne Cox Brings Real Talk to the University of Minnesota

“Because she was a woman, he felt he had a right to catcall her and then demand she be the gender identity he wanted. When she wasn’t, he felt she deserved to die.” This is a quote that has stuck with me over the past week since Laverne Cox’s April 25 talk at the University of Minnesota’s Nothrop Auditorium. It was in reference to the murder of Islan Nettles, a trans woman who was killed by a man named...

This Week in Geek (5/8/17–5/14/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 8th through Sunday May 14th. Books & Bars: Locally Laid What: Books, Meetup When: Tuesday, May 9th at 6:15 p.m. Where: Indeed Tap Room Books and Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion...

We’re Giving Away FREE Tickets to MantiCon 2017!

Convention season is in full swing, and MantiCon 2017 is coming up on May 26–28. This local con is the place to be for fans of military sci fi and fantasy, and if that describes you, then you’ll be interested to know we’re giving away 2 pairs of Gryphon-level tickets! To enter, all you have to do is like the Twin Cities Geek page on Facebook (if you haven’t already) and comment on the MantiCon giveaway post telling us...

The Ultimate Minnesota Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day is an annual extravaganza that takes place on the first Saturday in May, when comic stores around the country offer up a variety of free comics specially provided by publishers. I have been participating for two years now, and I always have a great time! Lisa Olson of Source Comics & Games in Roseville says, “The size and enthusiasm of the comic book community in Minnesota is amazing. We also see a lot of people who...
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