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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...

5 Things You Should Know About Theater Etiquette

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is fast approaching. The festival draws veteran audiences as well as first-timers, and it’s a great opportunity to see many different genres of performances in a short period of time. One thing they all have in common is an audience. I want to take a moment and talk about how we, as the audience, can help make the experience positive for both fans and performers. Of the dozens of performances I attend every year, more...

The 8 Most Exciting Trailers out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Each year, we poor unfortunate souls who can’t afford the exorbitant cost of attending nerdvana, otherwise known as San Diego Comic-Con, wait anxiously for news to drop about our favorite fandoms. Those lucky few . . . thousand . . . in attendance get to enjoy the massive Hall H panels firsthand and witness the reveals of television and film trailers before anyone else. Of course, through the magic of this infinite series of tubes called the Internet, those videos...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 25, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of week of July 25, 2018. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita (#1 of 6) Publisher: IDW Words/ Story: Scott Tipton, David Tipton Art/Colors: Tony Shasteen “Following their clash with their villainous doubles from the Mirror Universe, the Enterprise crew returns to business as usual, little realizing one of their own has been replaced! What does Mirror Barclay want,...

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...

This Week in Geek (7/23/18–7/29/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 29th. Creative Night What: Arts, Community When: Monday, July 23rd 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...

Scientists Gather in Minnesota to Foster Understanding of Genome Engineering Technology

When you hear the phrase genome engineering, your mind might instinctively go to a place of science fiction, conjuring up images of augmented superhumans like Khan from Star Trek. You might think of real-life history, such as the horrors of the eugenics movement. Or you might gravitate toward the present-day debates over ideas such as cloning and GMOs. Genome engineering is a wide-ranging topic encompassing many schools of thought, and it has continually fascinated scientists and creatives alike. Yet despite this,...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 18, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of July 18, 2018. The Thrilling Adventure Hour (#1 of 8) Publisher: BOOM! Studios Words/Story: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker Art/Colors: MJ Erickson “Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps...

This Week in Geek (7/16/18–7/22/18)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 16th to Sunday, July 22nd. GPS Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts, Educational When: Monday, July 16th 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...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of July 11, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of July 11, 2018. Incredibles 2 Publisher: Dark Horse Words/Story: Christos Gage Art/Colors: Landry Walker “Three original stories are set during and after The Incredibles 2: At the dedication of a new submarine, Mr. Incredible is interrupted by the dastardly Bomb Voyage, who is intent on crushing the crowd of onlookers underneath the sub! Meanwhile, Bob tells Jack-Jack a bedtime...
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