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The Rick and Morty Card Game is Totally Rickdiculous!

The wait for season 3 of Rick and Morty—the highlight of our lives—has moved so slowly, the clocks have practically started going backwards. But hey, at least we discovered time travel, right? So many rumors had floated around about the date the series would continue, and they all ended in heartbreaking, world-spiraling depression. Luckily, it’s only a couple more weeks until new episodes begin, but in the meantime I am back with another solace for you waiting fans—this time...

The BBC Reveals Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor

Over the past 54 years, we’ve seen more than a dozen actors helm BBC’s flagship program, Doctor Who. Today, after what seemed like an eternity of men’s tennis at Wimbledon, our newest lead was announced: Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th Doctor and the first woman to take on the role. BBC revealed its pick with a short but exciting video in which the new Doctor opens her palm to see a TARDIS key materialize while walking through the woods. Soon...

Win $50 in Funko Collectibles from Fun.com!

CONvergence is here, and you probably have geek on the brain even more than usual. Your wallet might also be feeling a bit light on account of your convention prepping (or it will be once you visit the dealers room). Well, Twin Cities Geek is here to help—we’re giving you the chance to win $50 worth of YOUR CHOICE of Funko vinyl figures, bobbleheads, and/or collectible action figures from Fun.com, a geeky online store based in North Mankato, Minnesota!...

Win a Copy of Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook!

Do you love the story of Peter Pan? Did our review of Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook get you intrigued? Then this giveaway is for you—we’re giving away a free copy of Christina Henry’s new book to one lucky reader! To enter, all of you have to do is follow @TwinCitiesGeeks on Twitter and tweet us by 5:00 p.m. Central time on Thursday, July 6, naming your favorite character from any Peter Pan story. We’ll randomly...

Three More Reasons Why Wonder Woman Is an Important Movie

It wasn’t until about sixth or seventh grade that I realized that Wonder Woman was my absolute favorite superhero. Image Comics had just hit the scene, and the nerdier among us were spending as much time as we could at the comic shops reading, discussing, and debating the brand-new characters from a brand-new publisher and some of the biggest artists and writers in the industry. Like many geeky debates, we nitpicked, criticized, corrected, and teased each other’s opinions, all...

A Dark Crystal Prequel Series Is Coming to Netflix (with Minnesota Talent)

“When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.” So reads the log line for the Dark Crystal series announced last week, which has no doubt been anticipated for a few decades by many fans of the original 1982 Jim Henson film. Given Netflix’s solid track record of creating original content and reawakening interest in older properties, it looks like a good...

Tender Wings of Insult, or: How Not to Do a Gentle Parody

Dear Gentle Readers: In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I loathe and abhor Tender Wings of Desire. For those who are not au courant in the literary scene, Tender Wings of Desire is a historical romance novella, put out by KFC—yes, that KFC—in honor of Mother’s Day, dedicated to mothers everywhere. It was “written” by Colonel Sanders and stars that selfsame...

Fans Who Want to Cook Like Iggy Create a Final Fantasy XV Cookbook

“That’s it!” is a phrase that Final Fantasy XV fans know very well. And fittingly, it’s also the name of a FFXV fanmade cookbook. Final Fantasy XV came out in November 2016 to an array of eager fans. The game, 10 years in the making, has an epic plot line familiar to longtime players of the series, but the main draw of this installment is the four main protagonists and the bonds they strengthen over the course of the...

Welcome to Night Vale Actor Cecil Baldwin on Touring and Creating a Hit Podcast

Cecil Gershwin Palmer is perhaps the most recognized voice in all of Night Vale, the fictional desert town where all conspiracy theories are real. And Cecil Baldwin, the real-life actor behind him, has become perhaps been one of the most recognized voices in podcasting since 2013, when Welcome to Night Vale went from a small project produced by a few friends to the most downloaded podcast in the world. Baldwin notes that he is sometimes recognized for his voice....

The Night the Twin Cities Bled Purple

It was a cool and windy Thursday evening at Paisley Park. Normally, the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen is a quiet town on a spring weeknight—but nothing was normal about April 21, 2016. That night, I joined hundreds of mourners who flocked to Paisley Park off Highway 5. We trekked across a trail and through patches of mud, walking through dark tunnels under the highway, avoiding blocked-off areas as police tried to find a balance between allowing a memorial and...
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