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 (8/20/18–8/26/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 20th to Sunday, August 27th. GPS Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts, Educational When: Monday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a figure-drawing salon at the Waterbury Building on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a...

The Character Alignments of New Minnesota State Fair Foods, Rated

The Minnesota State Fair is rapidly approaching, and it is high time to prepare yourself (and your stomach) for the food that is coming. There is always a ton of food to pick from each year, and to make it easier for you, I’ve rated the moral alignments for some of the new food coming your way in 2018. Lawful Good: Triple Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake This delightful treat is exactly what you expect to see when you hear the...

This Week in Geek (8/13/18–8/19/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 13th to Sunday, August 19th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

After Stunning in Year 15, Goth Prom Preps for Sweet 16

For 15 years, a revolving group of committed individuals has taken the time to plan, create, and execute one of the most fabulous goth nights of the year. The committee behind Goth Prom has changed over the past decade and a half, but its members work tirelessly to bring the community the best possible event despite encountering scheduling conflicts and venue issues. This year, prom was moved from its long-standing venue, downtown Minneapolis’s the Saloon, over to the Loring Bar...

Minnesota Fan Fusion Aims to Fill a Niche in the Twin Cities Convention Scene

While the Twin Cities have a very active fan and geek convention scene, the pop-culture “comic con” style of expo hasn’t been very successful in our market. Many of the companies that have tried have been the worst kind of gate show that provided little beyond expensive celebrity autographs. Minnesota Fan Fusion (which opened last year as Minnesota Fan Fest) is the latest to enter this area, and it has the potential to be something more than that, filling...

This Week in Geek (8/6/18–8/12/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 6th to Sunday, August 12th. Minnesota Fringe Festival What: Theater & Comedy When: Monday, August 6th–Sunday, August 12th Where: Various Venues The Minnesota Fringe Festival is 11 days packed with plays, all 60 minutes or less, held at a variety of spaces throughout the Twin Cities. The variety of great shows from local performers and writers...

Minnesota Goth Events and Gatherings for August 2018

Welcome again to Minnesota Dark Scene, your guide to goth events and gatherings, for the month of August 2018. The summer of darkness continues with a lot of excellent local acts, tours, and festivals. Events are subject to change, so please follow these events to have the latest and greatest information. If we missed something be sure to let us know in the comments! Special Events Deafheaven with Drab Majesty and Uniform What: Concert When: Wednesday, August 1st at...

This Week in Geek (7/30/18–8/5/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 30th to Sunday, August 5th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Building Let your creativity shine with drawing, painting, crafting, or whatever your heart desires at Creative Night, a weekly event put on by Crafty Geek and the Geek Partnership Society. This is a...

Win FREE Passes to Minnesota Fan Fusion 2018!

Minnesota Fan Fusion, a Twin Cities convention that started in 2017 as Minnesota Fan Fest, is returning to the RiverCentre in St. Paul August 3–5, 2018. In addition to panels, vendors, and fun activities, Fan Fusion is hosting a roster of special guests that include Ray Park of Star Wars, John Rhys-Davies of The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones, Summer Glau of Firefly and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and more. If you haven’t gotten around to buying a ticket, never...

Minnesota Fan Fusion (Formerly Minnesota Fan Fest) Is Back For 2018

Last year, I wrote an in-depth article about Minnesota Fan Fest’s somewhat strict cosplay policy. This year, Minnesota Fan Fest has now become Minnesota Fan Fusion, and it’s back with modifications to celebrity guests, a bigger convention space, and a revised cosplay policy. Honestly, I’m disappointed in not being able to attend this year because of all of the announcements I had been seeing on social media for this con. Browsing Minnesota Fan Fusion’s site, there is a dropdown...
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