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.

The Minnesota Twins Welcome Geeks for Themed Nights at Target Field

Our hometown Minnesota Twins recently held a Marvel superheroes theme night. Fans had the opportunity to purchase a special ticket package that included a T-shirt featuring the “Guardians of the Infield,” with the Guardians of the Galaxy characters Star-Lord, Drax, Baby Groot, Gamora, and Rocket Racoon. The first 10,000 fans through the gates also received a special Twins Rocket Racoon bobblehead. Twins players were immortalized on the scoreboard as different Marvel characters, and Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America...

This Week in Geek (6/19/17–6/25/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 19th through Sunday, June 25th. GPS Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts, Educational When: Monday, June 19th 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...

This Week in Geek (6/12/17–6/18/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 12th through Sunday, June 18th. Movies in the Parks: The Martian What: Movies When: Monday, June 12th 9:00 p.m. Where: Bryant Square Park The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be presenting movies in various parks throughout the city over the course of the summer, and one of the screenings this week is The Martian, a...

Prep for Your Convention Weekend with Help from Twin Cities Geek

CONvergence is only four weeks away, and there are plenty more conventions after that. Are you ready? Help get there with some of our tips on planning, navigating the con, and staying healthy and relaxed while you geek it up! Convention newcomers can start with The Geek Convention Survival Guide (and hey, some of us old-timers could use a refresher, too). If you’re cosplaying, make sure you’re ready for every situation with The Geek’s Guide to Creating the Ultimate...

Northern Spark 2017 Tackles Climate Chaos with All-Night Art

The name “Climate Chaos: People Rising” sounds like it might have been written in response to the past week’s news that the US government was pulling out of the Paris Accord climate action plan. But for the last couple years, this has been the tagline of Northern Spark, an arts and culture festival hosted by Northern Lights.mn each summer. While looking for something to do with friends one evening last year, Northern Spark was where I ended up, and I could have stayed all...

This Week in Geek (6/5/17–6/11/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 5th through Sunday, June 11th. Tabletop Tuesdays What: Gaming, Meetup When: Tuesday, June 6th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ In this casual game night, bring your own games or make use of Glitch’s tabletop game library. Organizers will be there to help teach games, and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Universe Criterion Club What:...

This Week in Geek (5/29/17–6/4/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 29th through Sunday, June 4th. Memorial Day Weekend at Fort Snelling What: Educational When: Monday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. Where: Fort Snelling Take Memorial Day as an opportunity to connect with Minnesota history through the military lens of Fort Snelling. Hang out with costumed interpreters and learn the many stories behind this historic fort, including...

Win FREE Team Registration for the 2017 Minnesota Crossword Tournament!

Attention word nerds! The sixth annual Minnesota Crossword Tournament is coming June 11 to the Landmark Center, where puzzle buffs will compete for prizes and glory based on speed and accuracy. And starting today, we’re giving you the chance to win free entry along with one, two, or three of your friends! To enter, all you have to do is like the Twin Cities Geek page on Facebook and comment on the team registration giveaway post with a synonym...

The Minnesota Crossword Tournament Spells Out a Good Time for Puzzle Solvers

Becoming skilled at solving crosswords is almost like learning a new language, according to University of Minnesota professor and expert crossword maker Victor Barocas. “You might have to learn, for example, that ‘Brazilian flower’ might mean AMAZON—because the Amazon River flows—or that the state bird of Hawaii is the NENE. And things like that take time to learn.” Minnesotans will have the chance to put their own skills to the test on June 11 at the sixth annual Minnesota Crossword...

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...
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