Welcome to summer (we hope?)

The weather is still catching up, but it is almost summer.  June, filled with Graduation parties and off key choruses of “School’s Out” in all it’s variations.  Urban farmers are thrilled to get their hands dirty, regular farmers just sigh and get on with it.  All over the world geeky things are moving out into the light.  Check it out.


Board of Directors Election Results

Date:  May 14, 2013

As promised we elected new members to the Board of Directors or reconfirmed them:

George Richard was re-elected, Seth Chmelik has been elected to a full term, and Danielle McKay is joining the board, taking office July 1, 2013.  Danielle succeeds Andy Murphy, who is stepping down to pursue other projects.

 Thank you to all of our candidates, and to all of those who attended the meeting and voted in the election!


Geeks @ Pride

Date:  June 29 and 30, 2013

Location: Loring park

Got geek? Want to find more ways to grow your geek?

Come see us at Loring Park for the 2013 Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 29th and 30th. We will have people from all over the community showing you different ways to expand and indulge your geekery.

Want to help GPS spread the geek? Contact Kari Keene to volunteer at the festival.


Crafty Geek

Dates: June 6 and June 20, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Event Horizon Rm 106A

It’s time to get out and have fun, so Crafty Geek is reducing it’s summer schedule to every other week.  We encourage you to keep on crafting.  Weekly meetings will resume in September.

Additional summer dates:  7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22.

Find us at CONvergence in the GPS Party Room.  We’ll be hosting Thursday evening when you can stop by and make yourself a fabulous mustache on a handle for those times when you need to dapper up.  Stop by Sunday morning for tea, brunch and crafting.


GPS Charity Auction at CONvergence

Dates for donations:  All remaining CONvergence ConCom meetings and by appointment email us if you’d like to make a donation, or volunteer.  Volunteers needed to help organize/inventory donations pre-con, create bid sheets, and help at the convention as well to set up, monitor the room, and at pickup/teardown.


Geeks Read

Date: June 3, 2013

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Event Horizon room 106 (1121 Jackson St. NE, 55413)

Book:  Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

Geeks Read meets the first Tuesday of every month, with doors opening at 7:00 pm and the discussion beginning at 7:30 pm.  Feel free to bring something tasty to our potluck of treats.

Upcoming Book Selections

July 6, 2013 – at CONvergence – Among Others by Jo Walton (2012 Hugo winner) 10AM in the GPS Clubhouse Cabana

August 3, 2013 – annual picnic – Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (graphic novel)

September – theme: Intrigue

We select titles three months in advance, and at each meeting we will choose a new book for the third month out from that meeting.

If you have any other questions about the Geeks Read Book Club, please contact Ange or Liz; join our Google Group Geeks Read or like us on Facebook as GPS-Geeks Read.


GPS Annual Picnic

Date:  June 8, 2013

Time:  1ish pm – 5ish pm (people can start showing up and hanging out noonish, and we all know about MN goodbyes…)

Location:  Cherokee Park (St. Paul) – we have the large shelter

Gather with Geeks to eat, play and cavort.  Come when you can, bring friends, meet friends.  There will be grillables, bread, and condiments, but we encourage bringing something to share.


Geek Physique

For Dates, Times and Locations: www.meetup.com/geekphysique

Be sure to RSVP so we know how many to expect.


What’s going on with Geek Physique?

–Walking Discussion Group: Thursday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons

–Geek Slink Belly Dance: Thursday Evenings at the 6:30 pm at the Waterbury

–Geek Physique Archery: June 1st and June 15th.

–And so much more

Coming in July:

–YogaQuest, Belly Dance, and Tai Chi…LIVE at CONvergence!!

–Geek Tai Chi



ATC Tabletop Potluck

Date: Tuesday, June 11th

Time: 6 PM – 10 PM

Location: Event Horizon Room 107

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/552897681427520/

Potluck X 2 –

1) Bring your favorite tabletop game to share.  All are welcome from family classics like Scrabble ™ to geeky favorites like Munchkin ™ and Dominion ™.

2) Bring a snack to share – you know the normal kind of potluck thing.

Come when you can, leave when you must.



Date: June 14

Time: 7:00 (movie starts at 7:30)

Location: Contact [email protected]

Book: 300(graphic novel) by Frank Miller

Well gang the pick’s have been made, there’s books to be read and popcorn to be popped in preparation for this years Read the Book See the Movie Club  (RTBSTMC) festivities.  Due to licensing agreements that allow us to show the movies for cheap, we cannot announce the movie titles, so here are the books those movies will be based on:

July 6 (CONvergence) – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

July 12 – “The Final Problem” in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

August 9 – Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Sept. 13 – Q and A by Vikas Swarup

Oct. 11 – Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello

Nov 15 – Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

Dec. 13 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming

Jan. 10 – I am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, Book 1) by Pittacus Lore

Feb. 21 – Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

March 14 – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (graphic novel) by Frank Miller

There will be social time from 7:00 – 7:30 pm.  The movie will start promptly at 7:30, if you are late – no fruitcup.  Feel free to bring a movie related snacks and/or drink to share.  Costuming is encouraged by not required.  You don’t have to read the book, or watch the movie, but doing so makes for better conversation.  Meeting locations change from month to month and are often in private homes, for locations and movie titles contact [email protected]


ATC @ Vali-Hi Drive-In

Date: Friday, June 15th

Time: 7 PM

Location: Vali-Hi Drive-In – 11260 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo MN

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/185518431603699/

ATC is going to the Drive-In! Bring your lawn chairs (and a blanket – it gets cold as the night goes on!) and hang out with everyone as we laugh, cry, and are generally moved by whatever films happen to be playing that night. Tickets are $8.50 per person and go on sale at 7pm. We tend to cluster just in front of and to the right of the snack shack, although we may shift due to persons already at the lot. Look for the ATC banner and join us for a night at the movies!


Photography club

Date: June 18, 2013

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Pilsbury A Mill parking lot (rain site Event Horizon room 106A) http://goo.gl/maps/gKZvZ

June: Photo Walk, along the north side of the river starting at the north east end of the Stone Arch Bridge, going west, and then back east.  It is a beautiful area filled with photography possibilities.  Also, a great walk to chat about the month’s events.  In the event that Mother Nature decides to water the flowers that night, we’ll meet back at Event Horizon, room 106a. We’ll set up light boxes for miniatures and/or Jewelry photography.  The weather is beautiful, get out and get some pictures. Take a friend!


Anime on the Big Screen

Date: June 11, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Pepito’s Parkway Theater 4817 Chicago Avenue So. Minneapolis, Mn 5541

Evangelion 1.11

There will be only one showing this month – captioned.  We apologize to anyone who prefers dubs, we hope that with enough support we will be able to return two shows a night.


Mark Time and Ogle Awards

Date:  June 20th – 23rd, 2013

Location: HEAR Now, Kansas City, MO

 Mark Time Awards judges, will be presenting at HEAR Now, an audio theater conference.  HEAR Now is a “Sundance Film Festival for Audio Theater”.  Jerry and Brian will be in good company, the world premiere of Neil Gaiman’s audio version of “Neverwhere”; Simon Jones, the original Arthur Dent in the BBC Radio’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; and Phil Proctor of Firesign Theatre.  Mark Time, representing GPS on the National Stage.

At CONvergence, please stop by the Mark Time Broadcast Central party room on the fourth floor to join us in making audio theatre.  If that’s not enough, we will be hosting an audio contest to honor the 75th anniversary of “War of the Worlds”. Winners will be announced Sunday at 2:00.  Look for us in the program guide, and of course look for us at Opening Ceremonies.

There’s much more to tell.  For more information, and the complete list of winners, read on…


Save the Date

Aug 10 – GPS Ice Cream Social at Newell Park in Saint Paul


If you would like to see more exciting GPS events, please visit the calendar.