Thank you

A Big THANK YOU to everyone who helped GPS at CONVergence 2013 with the Party Room, Auction, Project Lighthouse and club activities.

Including but not limited to (sorry if we missed or misspell your name!): Kerry, Brandi, Ted, Chelsea, Sarah, Holly, Jodie, Ange, Vetnita, Dave, Mary,  Alicia, Trish, Jenny, Liz, Danielle, Sam, Chris, Paula, Terri, Kathye, Shannon Fairbanks GPS’s 2013 Con Ops and all of our wonderful Staff and Directors.   

Make sure you get your CVG and GPS volunteer hours!  Some of you are very close to getting your GPS volunteer Geek Card J.

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Card Carrying Geeks

Help GPS become Epically Nifty

I am not just a geek for 4 to 8 days a year — I’m a geek all year long!  This is the basic premise for the Geek Partnership Society, aka GPS (acronyms are COOL!).  This means we need funding for lights, the programs, and of course the raptors.  We’re asking you to consider helping to support Geek Partnership Society with a tax-deductible contribution.  We have set up an easy way for you to contribute from either your credit card or checking account, either yearly or monthly recurring time frame.  As much as we like your money, we value your time even more.  Contact us at [email protected] for volunteering opportunities.

More details coming soon.

Help us become Epically Nifty …  follow the link:  I Geek, I Give 🙂

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Geeks Read

  • Date: Saturday, August 3rd
  • Time: 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Location: tba; contact Liz or Ange at [email protected]
  • Book: Saga volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan

Picnic and books, what could be better.  Join us for our annual picnic where we will discuss the graphic novel Saga Volume 1.  We will also be choosing books for our October (medicine) and November (Halloween).

September 3rd brings us back to our regularly scheduled 1st Tuesday of the month schedule at Event Horizon. We will discuss Fated by Benedict Jacka.  Future dates are October 1st and November 5th.

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Crafty Geek

  • Dates: Thursdays, August 8 and 22, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Event Horizon Rm 106A 

We craft.  We geek.  We want you to join us.  Weekly meetings will resume in September. 

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Ice Cream Social

  • Date: August 10, 2013
  • Time: Noon – 5:00pm
  • Location:  Newell Park in Saint Paul – at  900 Fairview Ave N.

There will be Ice Cream and toppings.  There will be beverages.  There will be games.  There might even be a contest (for bragging rights) about homemade toppings.  Everyone is welcome! 

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GPS Open Forum

  • Date: August 19, 2013
  • Time: Social hour at 6:00pm, Meeting at 7:00pm
  • Location: Event Horizon room 107 

Come talk to us about geekery. We’ll go over what we’ve been up to, what is coming up, and what we’d like to do, and what help we need. We want to hear from you, the community. This is open to all members, partners, and folks just interested in finding out what we are about.  

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United Geeks of Gaming

Weekend of Gaming!

  • Dates: August 16th through the 18th
  • Times:  vary depending on who schedules what
 
You can RSVP on the Meetup site or Facebook event. The MeetUp RSVP can be found at the “ticket” link in the event, so follow the . Space may be limited, if you are interested in attending we would suggest joining through the Meetup, anyone who joins the Facebook event will be added as an organizer guest and available on a first come basis.
 
If you would like to schedule an event for the Weekend of Gaming, contact Jeff Boucher-Zamzo on Facebook or through the Meetup site.
 

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Geek Physique

  • For Dates, Times and Locations: www.meetup.com/geekphysique
  • Be sure to RSVP so we know how many to expect and organizers can communicate weather related changes.

What’s going on with Geek Physique?  

  • –Geek Slink Belly Dance: Thursday Evenings at Event Horizon
  • –Geek Physique Archery: Lauderdale Park
  • –Geek Tai Chi: Monday Evenings at Event Horizon
  • –And so much more

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Free Comic Book Night – Saint Paul Saints

In other news, the Saint Paul Saints are also having a comic book night they wanted us to help everyone know about. They are going to be having a free comic book night for the game on August 23, and the first 2000 fans in attendance will receive a package of free comics. They’ve also set up a group portal (SaintsGroups.com) where fans can purchase a special package in advance and they will get, along with their ticket and a hot dog/soda voucher, comics reserved for them, and access to a special entrance to pick up those comics. 

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Partner News

Anime Twin Cities has a Social Outreach Services (S.O.S) team that organizes geeky to dos to get together throughout the year. The next S.O.S. planning meeting is at the Event Horizon in the Waterbury building at the intersection of Central and Broadway. The address is 1121 Jackson St. NE. Enter through door C. Room 106 is the first office on the right. Here are August’s events:

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ATC’s August Kotatsu, or open hangout

Our partner Anime Twin Cities invites you to join new and old friends for an evening of fun and games. 

Bring games, cards, writing, knitting, any other hobby that suits you. Or just bring yourself and join them around a table for good company and good conversation. This is a public gathering; come have a meal and relax with your friends at ATC. ^_^

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Zombie Baseball Crawl – an ATC away mission

Take me out to the ballgame,

Take me out to the crowd,

Find me some peanuts and braaaaaains! 

For all of you sports fans out there, are you ready for a night of baseball and…zombies? Yes, zombies. Come out and join our partner Anime Twin Cities at the ball field for a night of baseball fun and some zombies chasing the ball players around the bases. Feel free to dress as a zombie or a survivor, or just show up in regular street clothes. Bring your friends and family at this all ages, American past-time with a twist.

Weekly promotion: $1 beer night 

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MN State Fair with ATC

  • When: Saturday, August 24th, 2013 @ 10 AM
  • Meet up location: Inside the Main Gate. This is off of Snelling and Dan Patch Ave.

Come join ATC for a day full of fun and food on a stick at the great Minnesota get together. The Minnesota State Fair has something for just about everyone, so you are guaranteed to have a great time.

General admission tickets at the gate are $12 per person. Pre-fair discount tickets are available at the fair’s online box office or at participating Cub Foods stores for $9.

For more information, visit the fair’s website at www.mnstatefair.org.