Twin Cities Geek engages and works to enrich our local communities in several ways.
Minnesota Conventions & Other Events
Since 2016, we have exhibited, hosted panels, and/or run event activities at:
- Gamer’s Rhapsody
- MCBA Spring and Fall Cons
- Minnesota Fan Fusion (formerly Minnesota Fan Fest)
- Minneapolis Institute of Art (Third Thursday)
- Minnesota Science Museum (Social Science)
In 2017, we began partnering directly with event organizers for community outreach:
We also regularly partner with local conventions and other events to give away passes and to spread the word about cool things happening in the Minnesota geek community.
Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive
Since 2015, Twin Cities Geek has organized an annual Holiday Toy & Book Drive benefiting Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul and the Women’s Prison Book Project in Minneapolis. To date, the geek community has raised thousands of toys and books for these organizations.
- 2015: 12 participating locations and 504 donations
- 2016: 31 participating locations and 2,974 donations
- 2017: 40 participating locations and 4,991 donations
- 2018: 46 participating locations and 7,776 donations
Supporting the Arts
In 2017, Twin Cities Geek rallied the local geek community to sponsor Lao American poet and playwright Saymoukda Vongsay as a fan-featured guest at CONvergence, the largest science-fiction and fantasy convention in the Upper Midwest.