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This Week in Geek (07/18/16–07/24/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 18th through Sunday, July 24th. Figure Drawing Salon What: Meetup, Arts When: Monday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon at the Waterbury Center The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a Figure Drawing Salon at the Waterbury Center at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can...

This Week in Geek (06/06/16–06/12/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 6th through Sunday, June 12th. Tabletop Tuesdays What: Meet-Up, Gaming When: Tuesday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ Glitch (a nonprofit that “promotes the exploration of digital games as a culture, career, and creative practice) invites you to join them “for a casual night of board games” at GlitchHQ on the first and third Tuesday...

This Week in Geek (05/02/16–05/08/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 8th. Books & Bars: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins What: Meet-Up, Books When: Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:15 p.m. Where: Amsterdam Bar & Hall Books & Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with...

This Week in Geek (03/14/16–03/20/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 14th through Sunday, March 20th. Monthly GM and Player Meetup What: Meet-Up, Gaming When: Tuesday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m. Where: See description The Twin Cities Roleplaying Association (an organization “dedicated to encouraging the playing of roleplaying games in the Twin Cities metro area”) invites you to “learn about new games, chat about RPGs and the...

This Week in Geek (02/01/16–02/07/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 1st through Sunday, February 7th. Books & Bars: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan What: Meet-Up, Books When: Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:15 p.m. Where: The Happy Gnome Books & Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a...

This Week in Geek (10/05/15–10/11/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 5th through Sunday, October 11th. Twin Cities Queer Book Club: Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson What: Meet-Up, Books When: Monday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Boneshaker Books The Twin Cities Queer Book Club is a new queer book group for Minneapolis and is the self-proclaimed “smartest, coolest, tenderest, foxiest book club on the planet” to which...

This Week in Geek (08/03/15–08/09/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 9th. Minnesota Fringe Festival 2015 What: Theater & Comedy When: Thursday, July 30th–Sunday, August 9th Where: Various Venues throughout the Twin Cities The 2015 version of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, “a forum for anyone with a story to tell . . . from stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater,” began last...

This Week in Geek (05/18/15–05/24/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 18th, through Sunday, May 24th. Goth Prom XII: MYSTERY at The Saloon What: Nightlife, Parties & Dances When: Monday, May 18th at 9:00 p.m. Where: The Saloon The Forbidden Bazaar, Hard Mondays, and the Saloon invite you to Goth Prom XII: MYSTERY, “a night of revelry, intrigue, and macabre thrills” for which “your finest Victorian, Noir, and Gothic attire is...

A New World: Final Fantasy Live, Up Close, and Personal

One of my main fandoms is soundtracks, particularly video-game soundtracks. I have paid more attention to the score of any given game than almost all other factors since before I could remember. I have been closely following the evolution of video-game music through the years, not only how the technical capabilities have advanced but also, of more interest, how the very concept of video-game music has changed. Your grandma can probably hum the Mario Bros. theme. These jingles have become an irrevocable part...

New Final Fantasy Concert to Make Minnesota Debut

Final Fantasy has one of the most diverse and celebrated video game soundtracks of all time. Famed composer Nobuo Uematsu has created some truly beautiful and emotional—not to mention groundbreaking—pieces for the game series through the years. Final Fantasy VII was the first video game to have a track featuring digitized vocals and is still widely regarded as one of the most influential soundtracks in the video game industry. The best of the Final Fantasy soundtracks have been curated into concerts, which...
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