Tagged Game of Thrones

Music Is Coming in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

I’ve got to make a confession: I was never particularly wowed by the Game of Thrones score. And since I’m already about to get sent down the streets of King’s Landing to a chorus of “Shame! Shame!” for that fact, another confession: I was never particularly wowed by Game of Thrones in general. See, A Game of Thrones has been a prominent element of my life for a long time now, not via fandom, but via business. I am connected...

Feed Your Season 7 Anticipation with A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition

Thanks to an apparent IMDb leak, we now know the expected premiere date of Game of Thrones’ seventh season is June 25th, and fans are going crazy! Normally airing as part of HBO’s spring schedule, the summer 2017 date for means a longer wait to see who among the beloved (and behated) characters will die next, who will survive, and who will rise to claim the Iron Throne. But why wait? The second edition of A Game of Thrones:...

Bingley’s Is the Twin Cities’ Best-Kept Secret for Tea Lovers

There’s an unexpectedly special place hiding in an unassuming gray brick building at the corner of 24th and Stevens in Minneapolis’s Whittier neighborhood. There’s no sign to tell you it’s there, but if you venture up to the second floor on certain afternoons of the week and walk through a door just off the lobby area, you’ll find yourself in the tasting studio of Bingley’s Teas Limited. Most likely, you’ll be greeted by a woman standing at an ornate wooden...

The 2016 Emmy Nominations: Predictions and Thoughts from a Nerd’s Perspective

We have four weeks to go until the 2016 Emmy Awards. As a television reviewer for this site and a general fan of the medium, the nominations caught my attention when they were announced last month. Needless to say, there were some pleasant surprises, but there were also some entrants that left me frustrated, upset, and bewildered. I invite the readers of this article to journey into my line of thought on the Emmys. I shall peruse through the...

Throwback Thursday: You Should Definitely Explore the Kingdom of Heaven

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. Ridley Scott has been directing films since the late ’70s. He’s responsible for some amazing films that have spanned the length of this career. He can’t be pigeonholed into just one “type” of film. He’s directed sci fi, horror, fantasy, feminist theory, military, sword-and-sandal, suspense—the list could go on...

Winter Isn’t Over Yet: Season 6 of Game of Thrones Has Arrived

Some people love the winter holiday season. Others like summer and the Fourth of July. Me? The best season of the year for me is when the moons align just right and give us new episodes of the blood-soaked havoc known as Game of Thrones—the best show on television! Thrones is known for its violence, its sex, its heartbreak, and, dare I say it, its epic-ness! I could not be more thrilled that it is back. However, there is...

This Week in Geek (04/25/16–05/01/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, April 25th through Sunday, May 1st. Game Designer Session What: Meet-Up, Gaming When: Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. Where: Waterbury Center The Geek Partnership Society’s United Geeks of Gaming group meets up monthly for board gaming, card gaming, role-playing, and video gaming events and weekend extravaganzas. One such event is the Game Designer Session series, which...

Book Geek Bulletin: Wins for Minnesota Lit

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Read Star Tribune books writer Laurie Hertzel’s coverage of the awards ceremony here. St. Paul’s Marlon James (A...

Book Geek Bulletin: Hobbits, Harry Potter, and Hemingway

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to Fly a Little Higher, the book by Laura Sobiech about her son, Zach—“the Lakeland teenager who wrote the hit song ‘Clouds’ as a farewell to family and friends before...

The MN Hip-Hop Scene is Full of Geeks Making Really Cool Music

After I wrote about a certain Star Wars boom-bap joint on some other blog, I got to talking with an editor here at Twin Cities Geek about writing it up here as well. Then I got the notion that we could go further, and look not just at this lone song but at the greater sphere of geek culture within the Twin Cities’ hip-hop community. My editor asked something along the lines of, “How many hip-hop artists are geeks?”...
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