Tagged Harry Potter

My First Cosplay

I nervously lace up the boot on my right leg—an uncomfortable angle when you have five-inch platforms on the bottom and the bed is too short. But I get it done. Now to do the other boot. My roommate gives me an incredulous look, somewhere between understanding and “Do you know what you’ve gotten yourself into?” The other boot takes a little more time, because the angle is even more awkward than the first one, but I’m going to...

Fire Up the TARDIS for a Trip to Nerdville

Nerdville is not so much a place as it is an experience—and a familiar one, at that. The latest original show from Arts Garden in Hugo, just a 20-minute drive north of St. Paul, is the ultimate crossover between some of sci fi and fantasy’s most classic films and television shows, including Star Wars, Star Trek, The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Harry Potter. The show follows The Big Bang Theory characters Penny and Sheldon,...

This Week in Geek (1/30/17-2/5/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 30th through Sunday, February 5th. Knitting Social What: Crafting, Meetup When: Tuesday, January 31st 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...

Music and Magic Come Together Again for Harry Potter in Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra

Fifteen years ago, Pottermania was still on the rise; the first Harry Potter movie had just been released, and we were in the interminable wait in between the fourth and fifth books. When the fifth, sixth, and seventh books came out, bookstores held midnight release parties, where people stood in line, waiting with bated breath for the countdown to end, so they could race home and start reading. But before the explosion of boxes and paper, there was the...

This Week in Geek (12/5/2016–12/11/2016)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 5th through Sunday, December 11th. Tabletop Tuesdays at Glitch What: Meetup, Gaming When: Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ In this casual game night, bring your own games or make use of Glitch‘s tabletop game library. Organizers will be there to help teach games, and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. History Flirt:...

The Mild Magic of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The first spin-off movie of the Harry Potter franchise is here, whisking audiences away from the stuffy halls of modern-day Hogwarts and into crowded streets of 1920s New York City. Though establishing an entirely new realm in the wizarding universe, all the familiar elements are here: Wizards still hide their magic in shadows, using a secret organization to keep their kind in check. Elves can be spotted in wizard sanctuaries, either polishing wands or serving drinks. Wands still have...

Enter to Win a Magical Fantastic Beasts Prize Pack!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters tomorrow! Some of you reading this may have already gotten a chance to see it thanks to last week’s Wizarding Wednesdays giveaway, and we’re sure a lot more of you will be heading to the theaters this weekend. Well, today we’re giving you the chance to win some magical merchandise related to the film! We have a special prize pack featuring: Tote bag Pencil case Hat T-shirt iPhone skin Newt...

Reliving the Magic: The Joy of Reading Harry Potter to My Daughter

I’ll confess: we’re a Santa household. There’s a special time in life when magic is more possible than at other ages, and since our daughter is right in that period, my husband and I are perfectly happy to help the magic exist. That is why, speaking of magic, “Santa” brought her the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone last year. Confession number two: I was the one who slipped the book into Santa’s sack. One of...

This Week in Geek (10/17/2016–10/23/2016)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 17th through Sunday, October 23rd. Harry Potter Film Festival What: Movies, Screening When: Monday, October 17th–Thursday, October 20th Where: IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo To get ready for the November release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, all eight Harry Potter movies are back in theaters in IMAX, and the showings continue this...

This Week in Geek (10/10/2016–10/16/2016)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, October 10th through Sunday, October 16th. Indigenous Peoples Day 2016 What: Arts, Festival When: Monday, October 10th Where: Various locations There are a number of events happening Monday for Indigenous Peoples Day, starting with a sunrise ceremony and ending with a celebration with the Sioux Chef at the Minnesota Historical Society. Check out the Facebook event page...
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