Meet the Minnesota nonprofit helping bring local video games to a screen near you

We’re home to the offbeat, the debut, and the experimental.” That’s how the creative director of GLITCH, a Minneapolis nonprofit that supports emerging video game creators through education and mentorship programs, sums up the organization. Evva Kraikul co-founded GLITCH with fellow University of Minnesota student Nicolaas VanMeerten in late 2009, bringing together like-minded people on campus to talk and learn … [ Read more]

Social Science: Sci Fi Con

Calling all fans of cosplay, comics, and nerd-series classics! Join us for a night of fantasy fun and pop-culture fandom. Swing Thor’s hammer and save the galaxy with your DIY light saber. And of course, show us your best superhero, Jedi, or anything in between—costumes are highly encouraged!

Forward, forward, jab! Inside the world of competitive gaming

A fighter fastens his long red bandana, tightens his leather gloves, and stares down his opponent. As though a Roman sculpture, the man before him is a mountain of muscle, a feral look in his eyes. The fighter wipes sweat from his brow; he has been in this position before. Nerves and sweat conspiring against … [ Read more]