Tagged Neil Gaiman

This Week in Geek (08/29/16–09/04/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 29th through Sunday, September 4th. Joe Zieja Autographing at Uncle Hugo’s What: Signing, Books When: Monday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m. Where: Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore Author and voice actor Joe Zieja will be signing copies of his novel Mechanical Failure at Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore tonight. Shadow Horse Theatre 2016 Fundraiser: Murder Mysteries...

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: Of Magic and Mockingbirds

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 Local literary magazine Paper Darts is currently accepting submissions for its spring short fiction contest, for which the publication has secured national author Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist) to judge. Submissions are due by April 15, 2016, and...

Book Geek Bulletin: Crime Fiction Lives in Minneapolis

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 Yesterday, it was announced that beloved Minneapolis mystery bookstore Once Upon A Crime—which has been for sale for almost eight months—has found new owners: relatively recent Minneapolis transplants and crime-fiction lovers Dennis Abraham and Meg King-Abraham. Outgoing...

From the Stands: DreamHaven Books Is Still Standing

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. One of my earliest memories of my “fandom” is going to DreamHaven on Lake Street and gazing longingly at their antique books, my breath fogging up the protective case they sat in. Amongst many first editions and leather-bound volumes of sci fi and horror, there was a section containing early editions of...

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...

Book Geek Bulletin: A Series of Unfortunate Castings

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 Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has found its protagonist: The 100‘s Ricky Whittle will play Shadow Moon. Gaiman said he is “thrilled” with the casting. Paramount Pictures has acquired film rights to the classic...

Book Geek Bulletin: Local Author Deals and More

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 St. Paul crime author William Kent Krueger has signed a deal for the next two books in his Cork O’Connor series, which stars an Irish-Ojibwe sheriff in northern Minnesota, for publication in 2017 and 2018. (The next...

Throwback Thursday: Stardust Falls out of the Sky and into My Top Feel-Good Films

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—“classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. There’s a lot of coming-of-age quest films in the world. However, there are a lot fewer all-ages fantasy versions of those films. Along the lines of The Princess Bride, which I’m going to assume most people reading this column can quote eminently, there might be a lesser-known film that you should check out. That...

This Week in Geek (11/16/15–11/15/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, November 16th through Sunday, November 22nd. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie What: Screening, Anime When: Monday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. Where: St. Anthony Main Theatre The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is screening the latest film in the Ghost in the Shell series, which is returning to the big screen “with an action-packed feature film that...
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