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Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2017

Are you a MN cosplayer planning your cosplays for 2017? Twin Cities Geek is here to help with a comprehensive list of conventions—and a few other select events—in Minnesota you might be interested in visiting to cosplay at in 2017. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most up-to-date information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, things to do while at the convention, and more. February Blizzard World Minneapolis ComiCon (February 25, 2017) St. Paul,...

A Twin Cities Geek Girl Goes to San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con (also known as “SDCC”) is widely regarded among fans as a “geek mecca,” and when you arrive at the convention, it’s not hard to see why. Boasting over 160,000 attendees in recent years, it’s been called the largest comic convention in the United States. It can be exhilarating for a newbie and also bit overwhelming at times. For me, being Latina, queer, and from the Midwest, the diversity that the Comic-Con experience offered was mind-blowing. My...

For Comics Creators and Fans, MSP ComiCon Is Unlike Any Other Con

Comic cons have seen a boon of popularity in recent years, with new events calling themselves “comic cons” popping up in every state. Minnesota is no exception. But one Minnesota comic con is rounding its 28th year this weekend, and in its several-decade lifespan has garnered a large, loyal community of comics creators and fans alike. MSP ComiCon, hosted by the nonprofit Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA), is a comic con in the most traditional sense—run by comics fans, for comics fans,...

Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 4: The Modern Age of Comics

Previously: “Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 3: The Bronze Age of Comics” The Modern Age of comic books is commonly thought of as the current age. Sometimes it is considered to overlap or encompass the Bronze Age; sometimes it’s called the Dark Age, but for our purpose here, it is everything post-Bronze Age to present day.  A lot has changed during this time. The comic book Modern Age emerged with a cry for more realism, complexity, and...

The Geek Convention Survival Guide

Con season has started! It’s time for the geek havens that grace us every year with guest stars, amazing cosplays, and people who get that when you talk about your Doctor, you’re not talking about a physician. With all this in mind, we should go through the dos and don’ts for conventions. This is meant to serve both as an introduction for first-timers and a refresher for the veterans. Do Read the con rules. Conventions have rules for what...

Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 3: The Bronze Age of Comics

Previously: “Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 2: The Silver Age of Comics” The comic book Bronze Age is perhaps the most aptly or ironically named period because it had the widest range of introductions: the first black superhero to have his own comic book (Luke Cage), the first black female superhero (Storm), DC comics’s first (Black Racer) and second (Green Lantern) black superheroes, and others.  The 1970’s ushered in a new era of both...

Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2015

Hello, dear denisons of the MN geek & cosplay community.  I’m Brichibi Cosplays, and I’d like to welcome you to Cosplay Positive, where we live by one simple message: to love your cosplay is to love yourself. Now that the new year has finally begun, it’s time to get into the meat, potatoes, and pocky of the cosplay scene: conventions!  What better place to show off your love for teenage ladies defending love and justice, or men dressed as...

Seven Minnesota-Based Kickstarters You Might Want to Know About

Kickstarter offers many different opportunities to a variety of enterprises, some more fringe-y than others. This method of raising funds seems especially suited to geeks, probably because the very definition of geek implies a concentrated subculture of some variety—big enough to be a subculture, but too small to have much meaning to established mainstream businesses. Happily, there have been some noteworthy successful Kickstarters from Minnesota in the last year. Here are some of those, as well as one that...
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