Over the past few months I’ve been working on a story about an arcade cabinet called the Donutron which features only games made by Minnesota developers. It finally got published early last week in City Pages and I’m excited for the exposure it can bring to the local game development scene.
Last year I was at the Art-A-Whirl briefly for an interview for one of my first City Pages art features. This year I decided to take it in more of the experience. And I’m so glad I did.
I didn’t grow up on David Bowie, but I have always heard his name come up whenever talk turned to legendary artists. He was one of those seemed like he didn’t have an age, and he would never die. Unfortunately cancer took his life, but not before he made one final album.
It’s sad, I know. I’ve lived 20 minutes from Minneapolis for a majority of my life, and I never stepped foot inside Electric Fetus. But that all changed last Saturday when my friend Hope and I decided to stop in before an art exhibit (that’s the next post).
I didn’t know what to expect. I knew it was going to be some sort of party where the companies who were in the City Pages Best of 2016 issue were going to have booths set up.
A wonderfully talented Minnesota-based writer named Kelsey Sutton, whom I also have the pleasure of calling my friend, had the launch party for her third book (first for middle school readers) called The Lonely Ones. And I had the pleasure of attending.
You just knew about him as if knowledge of his existence was part of your genetic makeup if you were born within the state lines. The closer you got to the Twin Cities the more stories you heard about him.