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Ten Things I’m Doing This Weekend Instead of Attending CONvergence

As our recent posts have made abundantly clear, it’s that time of year again. All of the geeks in the Twin Cities and beyond are getting together for the epic geek party: CONvergence. Oh, sure, I thought about attending this year, but I have 10 better things I’m doing instead, and I’ll give them to you right now. 1. Changing Toddler Diapers Because you know what’s way more fun than participating in a Joss Whedon–themed yoga experience? Toddler diapers....

Spot the Twin Cities Geeks at CONvergence 2015!

Is it your deepest desire to view and interact with one (or more!) of the Twin Cities Geek contributors in their natural habitat? Then you’re in luck if you’re planning on attending CONvergence this weekend! Read on to see what some of the TCGeeks will be up to . . . Twin Cities Geek founder and editor-in-chief Hal Bichel will be a panelist for Communication in Society and Inclusivity in Fandom, as well as a moderator for several panels she has organized: Pathfinder ex...

Throwback Thursday: Where Ya Gonna Be for CONvergence 2015?

Ahead of schedule, and in lieu of a regular column this week focusing on one film, I thought I’d let you all know where I’m going to be at CONvergence this year and what I’ll be covering. I would love to meet anyone who reads this weekly column and hear your thoughts. What have you liked? Have I introduced you to some films you haven’t known about? Have you rediscovered something? What would you like me to focus on...

Bryan Thao Worra and the “Shadow-Haunted Outside”

Bryan Thao Worra has done something I’ve always thought to be impossible. In his writing, mostly poetry, he’s managed to merge traditional mythology with pop culture and garner the respect of the “serious” literature scene. I know there are many writers who blend traditional narratives with more modern kinds of storytelling, but I think he is alone as someone who can mention Mothra in a poem and have it be taken as serious work (and I say this as...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Blade Runner

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and focus specifically on the films themselves. It’s funny....

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—The Adjustment Bureau

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and focus specifically on the films themselves. I’m almost...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—A Scanner Darkly

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and focus specifically on the films themselves. This week,...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Minority Report

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I’m delving into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will try to stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and aim to focus specifically on the...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Screamers

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I thought I’d delve into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will try to stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and aim to focus...

Throwback Thursday: Dystopian Dick—Paycheck

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. As mentioned in my previous columns, with CONvergence coming up in July and running with their theme of dystopian visions, I thought I’d delve into the film adaptations of Philip K. Dick. I will try to stay away from comparisons to his novels and short stories as much as possible and aim to focus...
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