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Read Your Child All the World’s Potential

Sometimes, the world is a worrisome place. It can seem that all that is good in the world is outweighed by a threatening thunderstorm of bad, making me wonder what my child would learn from it all. Then, I remember how, at a convention in the recent past, my tiny Jedi used her lightsaber to help a similarly aged friend find the courage to walk past a rather intimidating Dalek. In other words, let me paraphrase the advice given by...

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...

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day with These Literary Beer Pairings

September 7 is National Beer Lovers Day! Minnesota is a great place for brewing and drinking, and to celebrate, we’re combining beer with something else this state is known for: books. Here are four pairings for your reading and imbibing pleasure! 1. Harry Potter New Belgium Pumpkick This pairing can work with any of the first four books in the Harry Potter series. (After that, a darker beer would work better, in my opinion—maybe something with some toasty notes...

This Week in Geek (09/05/16–09/11/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 5th through Sunday, September 11th. Tabletop Tuesdays What: Meetup, Gaming When: Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ Glitch (a nonprofit that “promotes the exploration of digital games as a culture, career, and creative practice”) invites you to GlitchHQ on the first and third Tuesday of every month for a night of board games. You...

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...

This Week in Geek (08/08/16–08/14/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 8th through Sunday, August 14th. Summer Music & Movies: The Honeydogs with Hairspray What: Music, Screening, Movies When: Monday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. Where: Loring Park As part of their Summer Music & Movies series, the Walker Art Center will host “Minneapolis’ long-loved roots rock band” the Honeydogs at 7:00 p.m., followed by a screening...

This Week in Geek (05/16/16–05/22/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, May 16th through Sunday, May 22nd. Monthly GM and Player Meetup What: Meet-Up, Gaming When: Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. Where: See description The Twin Cities Roleplaying Association (an organization “dedicated to encouraging the playing of roleplaying games in the Twin Cities metro area”) invites you to “learn about new games, chat about RPGs and the...

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...

This Week in Geek (03/21/16–03/27/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 21st through Sunday, March 27th. Figure Drawing Salon What: Meet-Up, Arts When: Monday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. Where: Waterbury Center The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a Figure Drawing Salon at the Waterbury Center at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a three-hour...

This Week in Geek (11/23/15–11/29/15)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 29th. YA Powerhouse Panel What: Panel, Books When: Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Where: Harriet Island Pavilion The Red Balloon Bookshop and the Saint Paul Public Library are co-sponsoring the YA Powerhouse Panel being held at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Harriet Island Pavilion. This “one-of-a-kind event” and “ultimate evening of...
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