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This Week in Geek (7/10/17–7/16/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 10th through Sunday, July 16th. Gaymer Space: Pride in the Cities What: Gaming, Meetup, Community When: Tuesday, July 11th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ GlitchHQ will be hosting Gaymer Space, a monthly event giving the LGBTQ+ community a place to gather, game, and geek out over shared interests like video games, board games, and the industry....

This Week in Geek (7/3/17–7/9/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 9th. Movies in the Parks: Captain America: Civil War What: Movies When: Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 p.m. Where: Nicollet Island Park The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is presenting movies in various parks throughout the city over the course of the summer, and one of the screenings this week is Captain...

This Week in Geek (6/12/17–6/18/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 12th through Sunday, June 18th. Movies in the Parks: The Martian What: Movies When: Monday, June 12th 9:00 p.m. Where: Bryant Square Park The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be presenting movies in various parks throughout the city over the course of the summer, and one of the screenings this week is The Martian, a...

The Ultimate Minnesota Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day is an annual extravaganza that takes place on the first Saturday in May, when comic stores around the country offer up a variety of free comics specially provided by publishers. I have been participating for two years now, and I always have a great time! Lisa Olson of Source Comics & Games in Roseville says, “The size and enthusiasm of the comic book community in Minnesota is amazing. We also see a lot of people who...

It’s Three Times a Charmz with a New Graphic Novel Series from Papercutz

The comic world has been experiencing a measurable growth in readership over the last 10 or so years, particularly that of the children’s graphic-novel category—a 24 percent growth in year on year sales, according to Nielsen. One of the effects of this boom is that it’s boosting the visibility of female readers and female creators like Raina Telgemeier (Sisters, Smile, The Babysitters Club) and Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes). For a long time however, content aimed at 10- to 14-year-old...

This Week in Geek (5/1/17–5/7/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 1st through Sunday May 7th. YogaQuest Continues: Guardians of the Galaxy What: Sports & Fitness When: Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Where: YQdio Come and experience YogaQuest, a blend of yoga and fanfiction storytelling led by certified yoga instructors. Experience a yoga workout experience and a story at the same time. Get yourself ready to...

This Week in Geek (4/3/17–4/9/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, April 3rd through Sunday April 9th. Spring Break at the Bakken What: Educational, Crafting When: Monday, April 3rd–Friday, April 7th at 11:00 am and 2:00 p.m. Where: The Bakken Museum The Bakken is holding a whole week of child-friendly activities with a certain electrical quality. Kids on spring break can take part in workshops to help with...

This Week in Geek (2/27/17–3/5/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 27th through Sunday, March 5th. Knitting Social What: Crafting, Meeting When: Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Minnesota History Center Get social and hang out with fellow knitters at the Minnesota History Center. This event is an opportunity to hang out, knit, and chat with other folks, so bring a project and be ready to...

This Week in Geek (1/9/17–1/15/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 9th through Sunday, January 15th. YogaQuest Continues: Buffy the Vampire Slayer What: Sports & Fitness When: Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m. Where: YQdio Come and experience YogaQuest, a blend of yoga and fanfiction storytelling led by certified yoga instructors. Experience a yoga workout experience and a story at the same time. This week’s theme is...

DC’s Rebirth Series Puts the Fun Back into Comic Books

I’ve always been a Marvel guy . . . except when it comes to Batman, who has (without a doubt) the best and most psychologically complex villains. But Marvel had better beware! DC is coming up fast and furious! Both on television (Supergirl, Flash, Gotham) and now in comic books with the fun and highly enjoyable Rebirth series, DC is doing a lot of things right. While Marvel’s Civil War II comic-book series seems to be dying out with...
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