Ahhh, it’s about time that Summer showed up. Heat and humidity to force us all to slow down and enjoy life. But, what’s this? School is about to start. How can that be? Never fear, we still have a whole month of geeky things to come.


Project Lighthouse News

Date: Wednesday September 18th
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Event Horizon Room 107 (1121 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis)

The Project Lighthouse grant program will be hosting an informational session for teachers, librarians, and parents to help better explain how we can bring educational services to your school or library. In this session, we’ll show you:
How to apply
What educational services we offer
Presentations by the Raptor Center, Science Museum, Zoomobile, and Rand’s Robotics!
Please join us and see what Project Lighthouse has to offer. Snacks will be provided. Please help us spread the word on this info session!


Great Geek Garage Sale

Date: September 7th
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Event Horizon Room 107

One Day only – It’s the GREAT GEEK GARAGE SALE! Lots of stuff so come check us out and get deals on stuff you need, stuff you don’t, and a head start on holiday shopping.

Volunteers will be needed for set up, running, and tear down, so email [email protected] if you want to help


GPS at Ren Fest

Dates: Weekends and Labor day (and Friday Sept 27)
Times: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: http://www.renaissancefest.com/contact.html
Contact: [email protected]

GPS is giving directions at the Renaissance Festival (yea, we see the pun too). We even have a new booth. Come say hi when you come out to enjoy the festivities.

If you’d like to join us, we are now taking applications. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Days needed:
Saturday 8/31 AM,
Monday/Labor day 9/1 AM & PM,
Saturday 9/7 AM,
Saturday 9/14 AM and
Festival Friday 9/27 AM & PM.

Volunteer part of the day and then “play” the rest of the day.

Read the Book/See the Movie Club

Date: Monday, September 2
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: [email protected]
Book: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson http://www.planetebook.com/The-Strange-Case-of-Dr-Jekyll.asp

We will be watching the BBC mini-series Jekyll based on the book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. There are 6 episodes. We will repeat the first episode (shown at Convergence) at 12:00 PM (Noon), followed by the other 5 episodes. This series was an update of the story and takes place in present day London and tells the story of the original Dr. Jekyll’s

Here is an IMDB link for Jekyll: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497298/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

We will have some snacks/drinks and probably either bake some frozen pizza or send out for it.

Date: Friday, September 20
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: [email protected]
Book: Q and A by Vikas Swarup

The Read the Book/See the Movie selection for September isn Q and A by Vikas Swarup, which served as the basis for the 2008 Best Picture about a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”


Geeks Read

Date: September 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Event Horizon Room 106
Book: Fated by Benedict Jacka

Geeks Read is returning to the Event Horizon for it’s regular season. Get ready for good books, good discussions and good friends.

On October 1st we will be discussing The Cobra Event by Richard Preston.

November will see a slight shift as we meet on the 2nd Tuesday, November 12th to allow people to vote November 5th. We will be discussing Night of the Living Trekkies by Robert David Anderson and Sam Stall.

Our December theme is Second Chances – look at all the books that were recommended earlier in the year but didn’t get chosen – chosen at our September meeting.

Looking forward to 2014 (Yikes, already!) – we are going to try an experiment and read an entire trilogy over the course of the first 3 months – with a reevaluation after the first book in January.


September Kotatsu

Date: Tuesday, September 3
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Roseville Davanni’s, 1905 Perimeter Rd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/368937529876644/
Cost: Dinner is pay-your-own-way.

Make some new friends at our open hangout night! Bring games, cards, writing, knitting, any other hobby that suits you. Or just bring yourself and join us 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. ^_^