Tagged J. M. Lee

A Dark Crystal Prequel Series Is Coming to Netflix (with Minnesota Talent)

“When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.” So reads the log line for the Dark Crystal series announced last week, which has no doubt been anticipated for a few decades by many fans of the original 1982 Jim Henson film. Given Netflix’s solid track record of creating original content and reawakening interest in older properties, it looks like a good...

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...

Shadows of the Dark Crystal Is a Fitting Continuation of Jim Henson’s World

When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies was The Dark Crystal. It was this beautiful world filled with creepy creatures, with things presented in a very matter-of-fact kind of style. The film didn’t talk down to me to explain things, just presented the world as it was and let me keep up on my own: Of course she can fly—she’s a girl. Gelfling girls have wings. As it was said to the main character as if...

Deep in the Shadows of the Dark Crystal: J. M. Lee on Writing New Canon for a Cult Favorite

The Dark Crystal, like many fan favorites and cult films, has a fairly rough history. Not appreciated all that much in the wake of Star Wars, the film was either too original or too derivative (depending on which critic you asked). Despite this, love for it has lived on in the people who did see the film in its original release or have discovered it on DVD or through revival screenings. However, over the last couple years, Penguin Random...

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Quick Links The Donors | The Prizes | The Fine Print Twin Cities Geek launched in January 2015. Since then, we’ve published over 350 articles, over 250 events have been added to our community calendar, and Minnesota’s very own geek culture magazine has grown to over 3,500 unique visitors every month—often quite a bit over! As more and more of you engage with us, we’ve also been watching our social media follows grow. In April of this year, completely by word-of-mouth, we hit the modest...

Book Geek Bulletin: Book to Film and Film to Book

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 Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, chairman of Minnesota publisher Llewellyn Worldwide—the largest and oldest New Age publisher in the world—passed away November 7, 2015, at the age of 85. Weschcke was the owner of the publishing company since 1961,...

Hunters: Enter the Darkness Is a Gothic Fantasy Board Game Created by Twin Cities Talent

I was introduced to the realm of tabletop gaming relatively recently, and I fell in love. Of the board games I’ve played, Eldritch Horror from Fantasy Flight Games, perhaps the best-known board game company based in Minnesota, is my all-time favorite due to its cooperative gameplay and Gothic elements. I was intrigued to learn another Minnesota company, Kid Loves Tiger Games, is currently promoting a new Gothic-influenced tabletop game on Kickstarter titled Hunters: Enter the Darkness. It has artistic...

Book Geek Bulletin: Welcome to Halloween

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 On September 30, 2015, actor Jack Black and three of his Goosebumps costars made a surprise visit to Richard R. Green Central Park Community School in Minneapolis, where students were watching a preview of the film. Goosebumps opens...
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