Can you believe we’re in the home stretch for summer? We’ll be taking advantage of the good weather with picnics and Ice Cream and such. Once again we’ll be staffing the info booths at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Stop by and say hi! If you want to help us out for any events or programs, have donations you want to get to us, or any other questions, please send an email to: [email protected].
We had a great deal of fun this year at CONvergence. Winners were announced for our programs, and the plan to send a 2nd separate email in July did not materialize. So here they are.
2014 GPS Space Camp Scholarship winners
Piper Kline and Gunnar Laughlin
This month for GPS
August 2 – Ice Cream Social – GPS invites all members, partner members, and local geeks to come out to the Highland Park picnic shelter for the annual ice cream get together. We will be providing ice cream and basic toppings, and have some games that are park appropriate. Feel free to bring homemade toppings – there may even be a contest!
August 2 – Post Ice Cream Social Gaming @ Chatterbox Pub – After a day of ice cream and outdoors entertainment, come join U.G.G. for board games and food at Chatterbox. We will have the back room, so we should have plenty of space.
August 9 – Renfest Info Booth Informational Meeting – noon to ? in 106A – This is for returning volunteers, new volunteers, and interested in possibly volunteering. We staff the info booth at Renaissance Festival, and get a grant to help our fundraising. This meeting is to go over parking, expectations, rules, sign up, Q & A, and for folks to loan or borrow costuming pieces.
August 15-17 – UGG Weekend of Gaming – Start on Friday, go through Sunday.
August 18 – GPS Open Forum – We want to hear from you! Please come and find out what’s up, what’s coming up, and let us know what you think and what you want to do. Social hour begins at 6, meeting begins at 7.
Also on the 18th (and 19th during their regular meeting) the GPS Photoclub will be available to take head shots and other images for members and board of GPS, and affiliated organizations boards and membership. Follow the link for more details.
Upcoming for GPS
September 20 – Great Geek Garage Sale – This is one day only. Need stuff? We’ll have all sorts of things for all ages. This is also a great time to get stuff for your Halloween costume or cosplay. Got stuff to get rid of, or auction donations to drop off? The website has been updated with the scheduled donation drop off times.
October 11 – Scavenger Hunt – Put a team together, be it family, friends, or department.
October 31-November 2 – GPS Haunted House – Professor LeMorte is at it again, and he needs you! Keep an eye on the web page or join the Facebook group to get the announcements for planning meetings and such.
Club News (alphabetical by club)
Come and make something Awesome! August’s project on 8/21 will be working on mini looms.
People who sew. All skill levels are welcome. Recurring meetings coincide with Crafty Geek.
August 9, 23 | 2:00 pm | Geek Physique Archery
Killing hay bales with pointy sticks is fun! Please see the Meetup group for more details and to sign up for the date you want – the organizer only communicates through the Meetup page. Dates will be added as they get scheduled.
August 14, 21, 28 | Geek Slink Bellydance
Starting mid August, Geek Slink Bellydance is back on track. Sign up on the Meetup group.
where we’ll be discussing Shadows Fall by Simon R. Green. The picnic is at a member’s home, so email [email protected] for the address. Meetings normally take place at Event Horizon room 106 unless otherwise noted. Remember to bring in any books you feel like donating to the lending library.
Check the website for details on this month’s meetup, but they are doing head shots for GPS board and membership, as well as partner and affiliate boards and memberships. Questions? Email [email protected].
Social time at 7:00 pm – movie begins promptly at 7:30 pm. Our gathering location rotates venues so email [email protected] for location. Feel free to bring a snack to share!
The Anime Twin Cities/GPS co-sponsored club will be showing free classic anime movies and series. Join us and socialize with other people who enjoy anime as much as you do. Starting a new show as of our next meeting. Questions? Contact: [email protected]
- Open Gaming | Saturday, August 2 | 10 am – 10 pm
- RPG Gaming | Mon August 11 | 6 pm – 10 pm In the living room (room 106). An RPG event for GM’s and Players to meet, setup games and run sessions.
- Designers Session | Fri Aug 8 in 106 & Tue Aug 26 in 106A These are a series of meetings for game designers of all stripes to come together for discussion and testing/playing games.
- Crafty Gamers | Aug 21 | 7:00 PM UGG joins Crafty Geek to hang out for a few hours and work on whatever scenery making, miniature painting, map making or other gaming projects, we want to do in the company of others.
Location: Davanni’s, 310 White Bear Ave. in St. Paul
August 17 | 3:30pm – 9pm | ATC at The Lantern Lighting Festival
Where: Grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park Time: 3:30pm-9pm Cost: 5 dollars
Join us for an afternoon of Japanese music, dance, crafts, martial arts and lanterns as we celebrate the Obon lantern lighting festival at Como Park. Meet up with us at the ATC table around 3:30 and we’ll travel the cultural booths, food tables and main stage together before watching the lantern ceremony at dusk, or come when you can and explore the festival at your own pace. Either way it promises to be a fun afternoon/evening of Japanese culture. Hosted by Lauren Ganann.
August 24 | 9am – 7pm| ATC @ Renaissance Festival – Buccaneer Beer Fest
Keep in mind, parking is free but you may be farther out in the field. Event runs, rain or shine!
This meeting is open to all, so feel free to share with your friends and networks. Be sure to let us know you’re coming by accepting this invite! The meeting will be held at Event Horizon in room 107.
Have you planned your calendar and registered for all of your cons and events yet? Check out the links below:
If you would like to see more exciting GPS and geek events, please visit the calendar.
If you have an event you’d like added to the calendar, email details to [email protected].