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 at 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.
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.
Date: June 3, 2013
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
ATC @ Vali-Hi Drive-In
Date: Friday, June 15th
Time: 7 PM
Location: Vali-Hi Drive-In – 11260 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo MN
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!
Date: June 18, 2013
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
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.