At a Crossroads between Art and Science, GLITCH Finds a Place to Thrive

At the corner of Riverside and 19th Avenue in Minneapolis, nestled above the recently reopened Viking Bar, sits the center of operations and home of the GLITCH family. Ascending the steps into the newly renovated suite housing the organization, I was instantly greeted by the cozy and open space comprising hardwood floors, brick walls, large windows, comfortable furniture, and scores of games—both digital and hobby—stacked on shelves surrounding a large television and entertainment center. I was then welcomed by...

This Week in Geek (12/4/17–12/10/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 4th through Sunday, December 10th. Board Game Night at Tamarack Tap Room What: Gaming When: Monday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Tamarack Tap Room The Tamarack Tap Room, in partnership with the Gaming Goat, presents a weekly Monday-evening meetup for board games and beer—meet new gamer friends and enjoy a brew. As with most public...

The Disaster Artist Is the Best Kind of Train Wreck

The Room is a puzzling phenomenon that has risen to the status of cult classic. When people think of a bad movie, this one always comes to mind—a beautiful train wreck that has captured the attention of millions and has had plenty of midnight screenings for fans to congregate. Just this month, there was a special screening at the Lagoon Cinema in Uptown, where the staff were wearing tuxedo T-shirts and handing out “Oh Hai Mark” stickers. The marketing...

Pixar’s Chris Bernardi Shares How Art Imitates Life (and Death) in Coco

Pixar’s newest film, Coco, has melted hearts with its stunning visuals and emotional story centered around the celebration of Día de los Muertos in the week since its release. The film’s set supervisor, Chris Bernardi, stopped by the University of Minnesota on November 16 to share what it was like to be part of the creative process, and afterwards he sat down with a few local publications, including Twin Cities Geek. Coco follows the story of Miguel Rivera, a budding...

Get to Know the Magic and the Mystery of Nightschool

For my birthday last month, a friend and fellow manga and anime fan gave me the first installment of a manga called Nightschool. As she knows me and my type of nerdiness really well, I knew this story was going to be right up my alley, and I couldn’t wait to read it. My hopes for it were more than fulfilled, and I’ll definitely be adding the rest of the series to my collection soon. Nightschool is written and illustrated by...

This Week in Geek (11/27/17–12/3/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, November 27th through Sunday, December 3rd. Board Game Night at Tamarack Tap Room What: Gaming When: Monday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Tamarack Tap Room The Tamarack Tap Room, in partnership with the Gaming Goat, presents a weekly Monday-evening meetup for board games and beer—meet new gamer friends and enjoy a brew. As with most public...

The Twilight Zone Will Meet The Simpsons in Eliot Rahal’s New Comic Cult Classic

Halloween is one of my favorite days out of every year—I’m already counting down the days ’til it’s here again. I enjoy playing Call of Cthulhu D&D, watching scary movies, and reading horror comics. However, it’s often hard for me to find a decently horrifying comic to read. However, I’m currently looking forward to Cult Classic, a comic written by Minnesotan Eliot Rahal that will be out in February 2018. Rahal is passionate about his love for comics, which...

Help or Hinder a Murder Case with Your Friends in Hidden Agenda

Game developers have been experimenting with interactive drama on PlayStation for some time now, from the early days of Indigo Prophecy on PlayStation 2 to the very successful Heavy Rain and the polarizing Beyond: Two Souls of recent years. Hidden Agenda takes this one step further by adding in a group element, supporting up to six players working together to make decisions. In this crime thriller—developed by Supermassive Games, creators of another interactive drama game, 2015’s Until Dawn—players work...

Walking Out Is a Survival Tale of Strength and Sadness

A father and son go hunting in the snowy woods, but there’s more to their trip than bringing home a buck. In Walking Out, silently grumpy father Cal (Matt Bomer) hopes he can instill some strength and skills in his apathetic teenage son, David (Josh Wiggins), who would rather play video games. Cal’s wish will come true, but only through the cold and unforgiving hand of nature. And a bear that bites them really hard. The pair have a...

The ULTIMATE Minnesota Geek Guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2017

Planning to start your holiday shopping, support local geek businesses, or just take advantage of some amazing deals this weekend? Well, we’ve done all the legwork for you and are happy to provide your ultimate Minnesota geek guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! We’ve arranged all of the businesses into categories and featured what sorts of bargains and events they’re offering this year right under their address, complete with a Google Maps link to make life easy....
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