Sci-fi takes over Northwest Vista

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Illustration by Franchesca Ruiz

Illustration by Franchesca Ruiz

By Adriana Ruiz 

Do you enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero, comic book villain or extraterrestrial being or reading fantasy and science fiction?

The Geek Week committee at Northwest Vista College will host a series of science fiction activities Monday-Thursday.

Amanda Gorrell, Northwest Vista College librarian and Geek Week committee member, said Geek Week started as a simple anime and manga book section at the Redbud Learning Center.

Gorrell said the idea of starting Geek Week came about when students and faculty members mentioned they really enjoyed the sci-fi book display but would like to participate in other sci-fi themed activities like card games, costume contests and board games.

“The response from students was very positive,” Gorrell said.

She said last year, the Geek Week committee came up with the idea of an anthology contest in which students would submit written work in Klingon, a mythical language spoken by characters of the popular science fiction television show “Star Trek.”

Gorrell said writing in Klingon might have been difficult because they did not receive many entries.

This year the committee changed the rules of the anthology contest and asked students to submit written work or artwork centered on science fiction.

Students who submitted entries have an opportunity to be published in a book that will feature other student art and written entries, Gorrell said.

The contest is closed, but students can enjoy a week of activities. For more information call Gorrell at 210-486-4513.


Contest: Anthology contest winners announced 11:30 a.m.- noon in Cypress.

Contest: Science fiction themed costume contest 12:30 p.m.- 1 p.m. in Cypress.


Event: Game truck, student groups and vendors selling goods 9 a.m-2 p.m. on lawn of Cypress.


Event: Arcade games 9 a.m- 2 p.m. at Lago Vista of Cypress.

Sale: Student groups and vendors 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. on lawn of Cypress.


Event: Low-tech game room, board games and information from San Antonio Public Library, Bibliotech and the NVC library 10 a.m- 2 p.m. in Lago Vista of Cypress.


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