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 Gods Battle It Out in Magic: The Gathering’s Hour of Devastation Prerelease

Magic: The Gathering fans waited with bated breath leading up to last weekend: it was the prerelease event for Hour of Devastation, their first chance to get their hands on the newest Magic card set. Hour of Devastation features planeswalker Nicol Bolas, the most powerful of the five Elder Dragons to have survived the Dragon War. Basically, Bolas comes to the party, looks around, and says, “Nope!” According to lore he has an “obsessive need to regain his god-like...

This Week in Geek (7/17/2017–7/23/2017)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 17th through Sunday, July 23rd. National Puppetry Festival What: Theater & Comedy, Educational When: Monday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, July 22nd at midnight Where: Concordia University See 400 different puppet artists come together for a week-long festival of creativity. There will be workshops for puppetry professionals, puppet shows, a parade, and more. You...

This Week in Geek (7/10/17–7/16/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 10th through Sunday, July 16th. Gaymer Space: Pride in the Cities What: Gaming, Meetup, Community When: Tuesday, July 11th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ GlitchHQ will be hosting Gaymer Space, a monthly event giving the LGBTQ+ community a place to gather, game, and geek out over shared interests like video games, board games, and the industry....

Join Twin Cities Geek at CONvergence 2017!

CONvergence is upon us, and of course, Twin Cities Geek is there! We have more going on than ever before—here’s where you can find us this year. Badge Backers Twin Cities Geek and Fearless Comedy Productions have teamed up again to bring you these nifty badge backers—the perfect thing to hang your ribbons from! Get yours at registration or stop by the Twin Cities Geek fan table outside Mainstage on Thursday or Friday (more on that below) or the Fearless Comedy...

Things to Do While Your Friends Are at CONvergence

This year’s CONvergence is almost here. For some of you, that means last-minute fixes to your totally stellar costume, stressing way more than you should about what panels you can and can’t make it to, and eating ramen noodles for a week so you have enough money in your bank account to buy everything your heart desires. But if you’re not going to CONvergence—whether you don’t have the funds, you’re watching the kids so your significant other can go,...

This Week in Geek (7/3/17–7/9/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 9th. Movies in the Parks: Captain America: Civil War What: Movies When: Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 p.m. Where: Nicollet Island Park The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is presenting movies in various parks throughout the city over the course of the summer, and one of the screenings this week is Captain...

The Naked and Famous Join a Stacked Lineup for Go Fest ’17

New Zealand group the Naked and Famous will join an elite and diverse sampling of alternative rock entertainment at the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza as part of Go 96.3’s annual Go Fest on July 2. Touring to promote their latest EP, Simple Forms, the band is returning to Minnesota after performing an elegant and engaging headline set at First Avenue last November. Simple Forms, the band’s third album, was released in October 2016, marking an end to what had then...

Minneapolis Cats Turn City Hall into Kitty Hall

Thousands of cat lovers descended on City Hall on Tuesday for the chance to cuddle with kittens and vote for four-legged candidates in a mock election for an event raising awareness for Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. The line wrapped through the rotunda and out the door, but no one seemed too upset about the wait. Minneapolis isn’t the first city to have a Kitty Hall event—Seattle has being doing it since 2015. But when Ana Marie Cox, MTV...

This Week in Geek (6/26/17–7/2/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 26th through Sunday, July 2nd. Spin with Cyn: Complicated Fun Party What: Nightlife, Books When: Monday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Grumpy’s Northeast Help Cyn Collins celebrate the release of Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock, 1974–1984, a book devoted to the Twin Cities music scene, by enjoying DJ sets from...

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...
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