May the Fourth: The Rise Of Nerdy Holidays

Today, May 4th,  is considered International Star Wars Day, based upon the play on words “May the fourth (force) be with you.” With the release of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, there is a renewed exuberance to the celebrations this year across the globe. From Warwick Davis (of Wickett the Ewok fame) making […]

International Tabletop Day This Coming Saturday

This Saturday, April 30th, marks the 5th celebration of International Tabletop Day, a holiday to play board games in social events across the country and across the world. With over 400 registered locations in over 20 countries participating, this event continues to grow in popularity and pop culture. Started in 2012 by Wil Wheaton and Felicia […]

Fall ComiCon – One Day Of Geek Camaraderie

Geek culture is spreading, with new conventions starting every year. One of the newer conventions in Minnesota is Fall ComiCon, which takes place during October at the State Fairgrounds. Only open for one day, they fill the Education Building with booths and attendees alike. Rows of vendors, artists, and social groups crowd the floor, representing […]

Vote If You’re Able: Game Mechanics Applied To The Elections