CONvergence Is Imminent!

Every year, my life is consumed from April through July 4th weekend by CONvergence, a 7,000-person nerd hivemind that converges (heh) upon Bloomington, Minnesota every year. There will be panels and music and movies and things to eat and things to buy and things to drink and parties and Rollergirls and British …

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Thank You, CONvergence

Last weekend was bonkers. It’s bonkers every year for me, because CONvergence always happens on/near the 4th of July weekend each year. As I’ve described previously in this blog, CONvergence is a sci-fi/fantasy smorgasbord convention that erupts yearly in Minneapolis, MN. This year was the convention’s 15th iteration, and it was …

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CONvergence Is Imminent!

One of the things consuming my life lately is CONvergence 2013, which will invade on July 4th and then continue through the weekend. CONvergence is the 800-pound gorilla of Minnesota conventions, where an expected 7,000 people will show up and proceed to nerd out, dress up, and boogie down until …

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Accumulation of Activities

I have been ridiculously busy as of late. In a nutshell, here’s what I’ve been up to: The Webcomic Beacon: A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to lend my film expertise to a recording of The Webcomic Beacon podcast about James Bond. The episode also features comic artist Rich …

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Wednesday: Drinking with Geeks

Are you a geek? Are you inclined to socialize with other geeks? Do you like drinking (or do you at least enjoy watching other people drink)? Then you should join us at the Bryant Lake Bowl on Wednesday night, where there will be a fine social hour in the theater, …

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Tonight: Drinking with Geeks!

Tonight, the geeks of Minneapolis shall gather at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, united in a mutual love of nerdery, social time, and booze. You want to be there, too, don’t you? Of course you do! Because it’s free! (Okay, you need to pay for drinks, but you don’t have to pay for tickets …

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Drinking and Podcasting with Geeks

A couple of weeks ago at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, the monthly event Drinking with Geeks turned podcast. For episode number one, hosts Bill Stiteler and Joseph Scrimshaw interviewed Jerry Bjelojac and myself about things like Lost vs. Battlestar Galactica. Dice were involved. So were martinis. Have a listen! …and after you listen to that, …

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TONIGHT: Drinking with Geeks!

This is a just a reminder that YOU — yes, YOU with the glasses, staring simultaneously at a smartphone and three computer monitors — should swing by Drinking with Geeks tonight! Once there, you can mingle with the other Minneapolis geeks, scientifically analyze a tasty beer, and see the recording …

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Drinking with Geeks

Depending on the crowd you fly with, Drinking with Geeks is either a) a raucus and borderline illegal panel at CONvergence, b) a monthly gathering of the nerd herd at a local Minneapolis bar, or c) a title you know nothing about, and yet are intrigued by. Regardless of whether …

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Fearless Comedy and Dirty Music

The Fearless Comedy Launch Party on Saturday night was wildly successful. The room was packed for five hours as a stream of entertainment and beer washed over the crowd. I also hear that a healthy stream of money washed from the crowd back to the entertainers, which is as it should …

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