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

Every two years in November the citizens of the United States go through a grueling barrage of advertisements from people wishing to be put into power. Some are for your local areas including your city, county, and state while some are vying for seats at the national level, including the President of the country every […]

Fantasy Football Industry In Trouble: History Is Repeating

As fall descends upon us with kids going back to school, we realize just how short our lives are and that time is not measured in hours and days, but seasons and years. The salve many Americans choose to slather onto that morbid reality is a wholly inappropriate devotion to modern gladiators of human athleticism crashing […]

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 […]

The New Ghostbusters: World Hoppers or Time Travellers?

The reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise has revealed its first trailer today, giving us our first look at the new female cast of spirit capturing scientists. Starring Kristen Wigg, Melissa McCarthy, XX and xx, the new movie looks like it will be a lot of fun, so let’s dig into what the trailer reveals. <iframe […]

Motivation In A Can: Events To Get You Creating

Many geeks are inspired by their favorite shows, books, movies and music to create their own art. This can range from fan fiction using established characters to developing their own worlds and stories. For those that try to push to the next level of making their own imaginative works come to life the process can […]

Drone Registration Looming: How It Affects You

Asked For A Drone For Christmas? Don’t Forget To Register It. As the holidays fast approach, visions of remote controlled flying sugarplums zoom through the heads of many. Drones have been in the news a lot over the past year, not all of it good, and the government has stepped in and decided to add […]

Trekkies Rejoice: Transparent Aluminum Exists

Japanese Materials Lab Makes New Breakthrough In Glass Though we are a ways away from using this stuff for viewports on spaceships, it’s exciting to keep having the science fiction of the past become science of today. Scientists at the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo have published results of lab experiments […]

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 […]

Bloody Super Moon This Sunday Night

A rare astronomical event occurs this Sunday night, and the eastern half of the United States as well as all of South America and some of Western Europe, get to as well. There will be a total eclipse of the moon this Sunday, from roughly 10:15 to 11:20pm EST. This is the fourth total lunar […]