Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Press for JagerCon!

Metromix says:

What happens when fashionistas take a break from their glamorous lifestyles to indulge their nerdy sides? They stage screenings of old "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episodes and take breaks for cocktails over conversation of last week's installment of "BSG".

Luckily for fans who are slightly off the cutting edge of nerdiness, JagerCon features the creme of the science fiction crop. Curators and L'etoile magazine editors Kate Iverson and Beth Hammarlund have selected movies that appeal to even most centrist of geeks, including "Blade Runner", "TRON" and everyone's favorite David Bowie film "Labyrinth".

But even though Tuesdays are now nerd nights, Club Jager is still a pretty hip spot, so you'll want to go for something a little sleek and sexy before you go for your cos play. Who knows, you might just bump into the Sci-Fi fan of your dreams. -Metromix

While this doesn't technically count, since I wrote it, Secrets of the City says:

Head to North Loop fave Clubhouse Jager tonight for JagerCon, a weekly Sci-Fi meetup and nerdy movie/TV Show viewing party. This week's event features a free screening of Mirrormask. A dark fantasy tale from the mind of writer Neil Gaiman, Mirrormask is a beautiful and surreal film with a heavy helping of creepiness, just for good measure. While you're there, enjoy 2-4-1 drink specials all night on taps and rails, mingle with like-minded sci-fi/fantasy geeks, discuss D&D strategies, and use that Captain Picard impression you've been perfecting to pick up chicks at the bar. It totally works. On us anyway. -Kate Iverson

Where the Long Tail Ends says:

Northside Minneapolis hipster hangout Clubhouse Jäger is hosting L’Etoile Magazine’s new Tuesday night nerdgasm, JagerCon. The theme? Screenings of Sci-fi films and TV shows, ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Star Trek and many more. Hosted by Kate Iverson and Beth Hammarlund, the night also will involve two-for-one drink specials throughout the night and possibly the occasional clash between rogue LARPers. Screenings start at 10pm are 21+, and best of all, totally free. Nerd up!

This week’s screening will be the film Mirrormask, directed by über-artist Dave McKean and written by Newbery Award winning Neil Gaiman, most recently of Coraline fame. Upcoming weeks will feature the director’s cut of Bladerunner, and a double feature of Forbidden Planet and Angry Red Planet. Make sure to check both the Clubhouse Jäger site, the L’Etoile Magazine’s blog, and for those of you who want to skip the middleman, the JagerCon blog for future screenings. -Matt Gamble

Friday, February 20, 2009

JagerCon A-Listed in City Pages AND Vita.mn

The media loves nerds and we love the media!

City Pages says:

It's sometimes hard to find your place on the barhopping circuit when you are a geek, a freak, or a nerd. But that doesn't mean we don't enjoy a beer over a lengthy discussion on the use of bezoars in literature or why you ship Buffy/Spike over Buffy/Angel. Thankfully Clubhouse Jäger plans to turn Tuesday nights into a nerd summit for the socially awkward, overly enthusiastic, and sexy-but-bookish out there. Hosted by l'etoile magazine's Kate Iverson and Beth Hammarlund, Sci-Fi Tuesdays will feature screenings of sci-fi movies plus two-for-ones throughout the night. This week's screening is MirrorMask, a coming-of-age tale about a girl sucked into a visually stunning, bizarre alternate universe. Yeah, it's a Dave McKean/Neil Gaiman collaboration. Following weeks will feature the director's cut of Bladerunner, and a double-header screening of Forbidden Planet and Angry Red Planet. Twelve-sided dice and strong opinions on gaming strategies optional. 21+.
Tue., Feb. 24, 10 p.m., 2009 -Jessica Armbruster

Vita.mn says:

L’Etoile Magazine’s new weekly night at Clubhouse Jäger encourages you to embrace your inner nerd. Nerdettes Kate Iverson and Beth Hammarlund of L’Etoile will screen their favorite nerdy movies and TV shows, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dr. Who,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Firefly,” “Star Trek” and more, plus two-for-one drink specials all night. This week’s screening is “MirrorMask,” the 2005 fantasy film written by Twin Cities author Neil Gaiman. It wouldn’t be L’Etoile if it weren’t stylish, so expect hipster lens-less eyeglasses rather than the real thing. -Jahna Peloquin

While we're on the topic, check out the trailer for this week's flick, Mirrormask, from the amazing mind of Neil Gaiman!

Join us for JagerCon Sci-Fi Tuesdays!

JagerCon: Sci-Fi Tuesdays

@ Clubhouse Jager
923 Washington Avenue N.

Every Tuesday
10 p.m. / 21+ / Free

Join hosts Kate Iverson (l'etoile magazine, Secrets of the City) and Beth Hammarlund (l'etoile magazine, A Tiny Machine) every Tuesday Night for JagerCon! JagerCon is a weekly sci-fi party featuring screenings of classic nerdy movies and television shows such as Buffy, Firefly, V, Star Trek, Blade Runner, Forbidden Planet and more -- topped off with 2-4-1 cocktails all night served by Star Captain Paul!

Mingle with like-minded sci-fi geeks, discuss D&D strategies, and use that Captain Picard impression you've been perfecting to pick up chicks at the bar. Snort-laugh the night away while bragging about your MMORPG addiction and enjoy a cozy, nerd-friendly environment.

Kate and Beth are life-long sci-fi fans who also dabble in art and fashion. They appreciate Joss Whedon, Karl Lagerfeld, and Matthew Barney on the same level. They can also party like Sci-Fi Conventioneers. Kate and Beth strive to unite the segmented nerd culture of the Twin Cities the only way they know how: with alcohol and awesome Sci-Fi entertainment.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, Feb 17th: V
Tuesday, Feb 24th: Mirror Mask
Tuesday, Mar 3rd: Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
Tuesday, Mar 10th: Forbidden Planet/Angry Red Planet Double Header
Tuesday, Mar 17th: Labyrinth
Tuesday, Mar 24th: Tron
Tuesday, Mar 31st: Darkman
Tuesday, Apr 7th: Hellboy: Blood & Iron (animated)
Tuesday, Apr 14th: Star Trek: The Voyage Home

Who knows, you might meet a new friend!

Me: Black trench coat with Star Fleet emblem embroidered on the breast, sullenly sipping a Mike's Hard Lemonade and muttering about samurai swords in the corner.

You: Giving off a sexy medieval wench vibe, animatedly debating your friend about which Doctor Who is the hottest.

I thought I felt our psychic ESP matrixes click, was I dreaming? I couldn't help but notice the sideways look you gave me when they were playing the deleted scenes from "Serenity." I wasn't sure if you had something in your eye, or if my Darth Vader heavy-breathing impression was creeping you out. Either way, I've got enough limited edition Batman comic books to line our marriage bed ten times over.

I'll be at the screening next week, if you're nasty.

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