The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic

  • Kieran's Irish Pub 85 North 6th Street Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country’s only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, or supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt.

“Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, the concept around which it revolves, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.”

– Isaac Asimov, My Own View

Feature performer: ABRA STAFFIN-WIEBE

8pm doors & open mic sign-up
Show at 8:30pm
Full bar and menu served during show
All ages venue, but we do not censor content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low


Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

– Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)