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What X-Men Fans Can Learn from Gambit’s Fearless Individualism

Gambit. Remy LeBeau. His fans love him fiercely, but it can be hard to admit loyalty toward him—even fellow X-Men devotees who are supposed to respect individuality, as it is a main theme of the franchise, can be pretty vicious in their criticism of the Ragin’ Cajun. Gambit has been called the lamest mutant, the wussiest mutant. And yet, for all the disdain he’s given, he is still going strong, immune to all those put-downs. Not bad for the...

The Greatest Generation Shows There’s No Shame in Loving Star Trek . . . or a Star Trek Podcast

If you love something, it’s worth a little embarrassment. That’s the hook of the Maximum Fun network show The Greatest Generation, a Star Trek: The Next Generation podcast by “two guys who are a little bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast.” The chagrined gentlemen in question are Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica, two 30-something writer-filmmakers who live in not-so-secret shame on opposite coasts. Musician John Roderick—front man for the Long Winters and a mutual friend—paired the...

Star Wars Force Friday II Is Here!

Lightsabers up. Blast shields down. It’s time to become one with the Force! Friday, September 1, is Force Friday II—the kickoff day for the epic reveal of hundreds of new pieces of Star Wars merchandise. Disney and Lucasfilm have coordinated a massive global event in preparation for The Last Jedi’s release this December, and geeks and nerf herders alike are flocking to just about every store on the planet to get a chance at some of the coolest new...

Minnesota Fans Party with Pusheen

On July 29, Pusheen fans from all over the Twin Cities gathered at the Mall of America Tomodachi store to celebrate their favorite cat friend. Pusheen, if you’re not familiar, is the star of an animated web-comic series, as well as a sticker set on Facebook. Fans were treated to a cosplay competition, a DJ, a coloring contest, and prize drawings—as well as sneak previews of prototype Pusheens coming to stores in the fall. Elated fans got a look...

What’s Coming Next for the Characters of Game of Thrones?

It’s my favorite season of the year. No, not summer—it’s Game of Thrones season! The best show on TV has returned, and with only two seasons left, how is this one going to look? Will there be more death than before? Will unlikely alliances be built? Will others be broken? I think season 7’s first episode set the tone enough to make at least a few predictions about some of the main characters. Shall we begin? (Spoiler alert: This...

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...
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