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PowerPoint Karaoke at the MN Fringe Festival!

That’s right! We somehow landed a whopping five shows during the illustrious Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest non-juried festival in the United States.

Come see improv comedians bravely attempt to give a PowerPoint presentation for a deck of slides that they have never seen before. You know what that means? That means you can come to every single one of our five Fringe shows, and have a completely different experience each time: different slides and different performers each night!

This madness is going down at:

Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

August 2 at 7:00 PM
August 3 at 4:00 PM
August 5 at 5:30 PM
August 8 at 5:30 PM
August 9 at 7:00 PM

Tickets are $12 (plus a one-time purchase of a  MN Fringe button), or you can attend more cheaply by buying a Fringe pass. Find out more and buy tickets ahead of time on the Minnesota Fringe Festival web site.

If you do the Facebook thing, we now have a Facebook page where we have created individual events for each of our shows. We’ll probably also post some other fun stuff in the upcoming weeks, so like us there and play along!

I look forward to slinging slides at you in August!

CONvergence Is Imminent!

cvg2014logoEvery 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 dudes with cricket bats in the parking lot.

CONvergence is near and dear to my heart, so I usually spend most of my CONvergence weekend actually working on CONvergence itself. These days, I’m usually just a panelist, prone to sitting 20 panels or so each year. This year, I’m taking it easy: only 15 panels! And half of them are on the same day! This means I might actually have time on the other days to, you know, hang around and have fun with people.

If you want to catch any of my CONvergence events and say hello (and you should!), here’s where you can find me:

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FRIDAY: PowerPoint Karaoke with The Mustache Rangers!

mustacherangersDo you like PowerPoint Karaoke? Of course you do!

Do you like the comedic outer-space adventurers, The Mustache Rangers? Of course you do!

Wouldn’t it be awesome to see both lives shows at the same time?

NOW YOU CAN!

This Friday night, you can go to HUGE Theater and see The Mustache Rangers give a 40-minute motivational speech based on PowerPoint Karaoke slides that they have never seen before! We don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m pretty sure there will be aliens, mustaches, and derring-do involved!

ALL HAIL THE GREAT MUSTACHE!

PowerPoint KaraokeMustache Rangers with PowerPoint Karaoke

When: 9:30 PM, Friday June 20th
How much: $10 gets you into all three shows that night at HUGE. Come early to see even more live improv comedy!
Where: HUGE Theater, 3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

PowerPoint Karaoke and Judging a Book at Die Laughing!

PowerPoint KaraokeThis weekend, Fearless Comedy is holding their annual fundraiser by creating an insane 50-hour marathon of live comedy. The event is called Die Laughing, the event is being held for donation dollars, and you can totally find out what’s going on minute-by-minute BY CLICKING THIS LINK RIGHT HERE.

The super-cool thing about all this (aside from the fact that it’s 50 hours of live comedy) is that PowerPoint Karaoke is going to be part of it! Equally cool is that Judging a Book by Its Cover will also be doing a segment!

PowerPoint Karaoke

What it is: Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I’ll be slinging the slides, baby!
When: 4:00 PM, Saturday April 5th
Where: The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425

Judging a Book by Its Cover

What it is: Comedy duos are presented with crazy book covers, and then have five minutes to tell you the plot of the book. I bring the books, my cohorts bring the funny!
When: 2:00 PM, Sunday April 6th
Where: The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425

Thank You, CONvergence

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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 packed to the gills with somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 colorful, fun, creative, silly, smart, and otherwise awesome people.

This was also the 15th year I’ve been involved with the convention at some level. Every year, it finds new ways to surprise me. The reason the convention continues to grow is because of the amazing people who make it happen and who make it fun. I am only a tiny cog in this network; CONvergence is a true testament to what can be accomplished by a few hundred creative people who want to host a really rippin’ great event.

I was on twenty panels in four days. I could never have survived such a thing without the help of a lot of people.

Buckle up, kids, this will be a long ride.

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