GEEK PRIDE DAY in Westchester

HERE IS WHERE TO BUY TICKETS! DON'T WAIT!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/326048

 

The Westchester Geeks Group is the most active geek group in the tristate area with multiple events a week that often seat 30 or more people. And we’ve decided we want to do something even bigger!

Announcing GEEK PRIDE DAY! - Geek Pride Day is a celebration on May 25th of all things geek. Whether you are into chess and checkers, science fiction, anime, fantasy, comics, RPGs, video games, dapper British TV shows, Joss Whedon worshipers, Japanese pop or sub culture, the civil war, trains, plains, off beat polka music from the 70s, etc. you are welcome and are surely guaranteed a great time! Did you enjoy reading Tolstoy when you were 13 years old? Congratulations and come on over. Did you build your own computer in your basement just cause you could? ALL ARE WELCOME!

We are in the pre-plannng stages and just want to gauge interest at this level but we want everyone from Jersey, NYC, Connecticut, Long Island, Rockland County, upstate, and beyond to come. This is NOT a convention, it is a party. (Don’t worry, cosplay/ geek fasion is encouraged.)

Here are the details thus far:

The tickets are $10 each for a party that will last from 1pm to 9pm. You will be required to buy tickets in advance. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy tickets the day of, it just means will only be collecting them at the site, not selling them. You can probably even buy them on your phone and show it at the door.

There are also $1 raffle tickets that you can use to win cool swag and prizes such as tickets to the Rennaissance Faire or Dexcon/gedcon.. We have a lot of comic book stores and game stores working with us on this.

The location will be in a county park walking distance from a train station and with covered picnic areas in the event it rains. This is in late May so the weather should be fantastic! We are only guessing now that it will be at Croton Point Park which is a beautiful park on the water near Metro North and Amtrak and plenty of parking.

THERE WILL OF COURSE BE FOOD FOR THE MASSES! Probably even some geek food like fish fingers and custard.

There will also be cotton candy, an espresso cart, a red bull cart, and ice cream truck. The party is BYOB with the exception of a geek drink tasting after 6 pm.

Entertainment - will be family friendly until 6pm.

We will have:

Music:

Hipster banjo players

Big greg’s ska band

Dj sarah

Dj Lawrence

Geek buttons to easily label your geek to better meet other people, including a write in one for the off-beat.

A Costume contest – cosplay is encouraged

A Geek fashion show

Games:

Dance dance revolution/ video game tourney / karaoke
Trivia
Geek scavenger hunt
Apache relay
Human chess
Face painting
Giant Catan game
Giant Battleships
Gaming tables
Lawn games – croquet
Water balloon dodgeball
Zombie tag – walking dead
Geek Olympics: math quiz, spelling bee
We will have a dunking booth for characters we hate: Joffery Baratheon for instance

We will have Vendors/Booths

Artist alley – are you a geeky artist? You are welcome to come show off your stuff here, be it geek stained glass, corsets, throw pillows, or the classic print. If artists want to come from farther away we will try to arrange to put you up with someone awesome.

Anybody who buys a ticket can vote on The Nerdies (awards) for

Best board game
best video game of the year
best movie (horror, sci-fi, fantasy)
best first person shooter
best TV show of the year
best RPG
sexiest TV/movie characters
Villain/Villaness of the year
Hero/Heroin of the year
And the trophies will actually be sent to the winners, whether they want them or not.

After 6pm we will have:

Burlesque

Sideshow circus

Steampunk carnival and HIGH TEA

Geek Drink Tasting – such as mulled wine, mead, butter beer, and more

We may even have some famous nerds show up. You can probably already guess who.

Also, this is a non-proft party. Any money earned past the expenses of the party will go to the Wounded Warriors charity which helps rehabilitate soldiers. We are not out to make a profit, we are here to have fun.

COME ONE AND ALL! And we welcome suggestions.

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  • Kyle Weisman

    Great event andtyrnout despite the weather. WestchesterGeeks did a great job!

    May 25

  • Chris B

    The weather held up, it was just windy, and I think the westchester geeks did a great job hosting this for everyone

    1 · May 25

  • Jasmine

    I gotta say, even though the weather was horrible, this was an awesome, awesome event. Kudos and thanks to everyone that helped set it up. I seriously had a blast! :-D

    1 · May 25

  • Darren

    I'm at the train station. Where do I go next?

    May 25

  • David Martinez

    It's the event still on its going to be rainy today

    May 25

    • Andrew Santos

      The even is still on! It will just be a bit more wet I suppose.

      May 25

  • Leon

    I was going to cosplay as Alan Wake, but it looks cold and rainy all day.

    May 24

    • Leon

      They refunded my ticket though, so that's cool. Next time for sure ^_^.

      May 24

  • Vishan Chopra

    I'm in. Is anybody cosplaying?

    May 22

    • turkbroda

      I am going as an innocent bystander. :)

      1 · May 22

    • Isabelle Aurelia

      I will be especially happy if Blair wears his kilt...not sure it will happen.

      May 22

  • Isabelle Aurelia

    Current list of raffle prizes for Geek Pride Day this Saturday: Tickets for NY ComicCon, NY Ren Faire, Wizard World Philly, Medieval Times, DexCon, and a handful of gift certificates to local merchants including Modern Myths and Coffee Labs. This is seriously KICK-ASS! Ticket prices go up to 15 dollars tomorrow so get yours cheaper today. Some of these prizes are an 100-200 dollars in value.

    westchestergeeks.org

    May 22

  • Joe

    My first Geek event! Looking forward!!

    May 19

  • Amanda

    florida's calling :)

    April 27

  • Chris B

    Anyone who wants to ride the train together in a group, please sign up for our train ride meetup, one entry before this meetup on the list of events here. I know some of you are going from NYC at a different time, or some are driving, etc.. That meetup is for those of us leaving from Grand Central on metro north at 10:30.

    April 22, 2013

  • turkbroda

    Hey Gang, I am Blair Hoplight, one of the guys from WG that are setting up the event. We are looking forward to meeting all of you for the event. Should be Geektastic. We would like to get a good head count on people coming, so we can plan food and drink, as well as events. For more information of what is going on, contact us at our meetup page, our webpage (www.westchestergeeks.org), or on our facebook pages. We would ask you to buy your tickets at http://geekprideday.bpt.me­ Feel free to contact me via email, message board, subspace , or Cerebro if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you all!

    Blair 'turkbroda" Hoplight

    April 22, 2013

  • David Martinez

    Question can I just buy the ticket at croton point park or is it only online cause I'm having trouble trying to purchase it online

    April 9, 2013

    • Isabelle Aurelia

      Hi, what is the issue you are having? We need you to buy in advance to know how much food and prizes to bring but if you are having trouble you can buy from us directly through paypal and email you a ticket.

      April 9, 2013

    • Kyle Weisman

      "will only be collecting them at the site, not selling them."

      April 9, 2013

  • Katie

    Sorry everyone! As much as I want to go, I just noticed I promised a friend to be in Boston. Hope that there will be another one in 2014 for me to go to.

    February 12, 2013

  • Kaitlyn

    This sounds awesome! I'll get the word out!

    January 31, 2013

  • Isabelle Aurelia

    Here is the link to our website where you can buy tickets for Geek Pride Day. We will also start putting updates of information on here. I will try my best to copy it on to this meetup page as well, but it is probably best to just bookmark:
    www.westchestergeeks.org

    to be up to date the quickest.

    January 29, 2013

  • Dave

    I'd definitely like to see it. If I can't make it I'll make sure to let you guys know ahead of time.

    January 22, 2013

  • Kyle Weisman

    So far I have thirteen that will attend from my group.

    January 15, 2013

  • Chris B

    Isabelle, do you have a facebook event for this? I might be able to get a ton more people to go if you had one.

    January 15, 2013

  • Kyle Weisman

    I posted this on my page and already have 5 ppl. What train line is the park near?

    January 7, 2013

    • Kyle Weisman

      Metro North or Amtrak?

      January 7, 2013

    • Isabelle Aurelia

      Metro North. You can take Amtrak there but it would be really expensive and not worth it if you are coming just from the city. Amtrak is good though if someone is coming from farther away. The Amtrak station is also called Croton Harmon. Metro North leaves from Grand Central, 42nd St., Amtrak in NYC leaves from Penn Station.

      January 7, 2013

  • Michael

    I'm a strong maybe.

    January 6, 2013

  • Kyle Weisman

    Is there a group rate if I have 10+ people?

    1 · January 3, 2013

    • Isabelle Aurelia

      Please feel free to post this anywhere you think people will be interested (your Brooklyn group sounds great.) I am pretty sure we will NOT have a group rate because we literally are charging the bare minimum in order to cover costs of space, food, entertainment, etc. Sorry. However if you buy group train tickets (ten-trips) that makes transport cheaper.

      January 3, 2013

  • Chris B

    Looks like the floodgates have opened. yes for now

    January 3, 2013

  • TK

    Awesome.

    January 3, 2013

  • Kyle Weisman

    Do you mind ifI post this event on my groups site? Brooklyn Nerds.

    January 3, 2013

  • Chris B

    OK, Isabelle is a host but only in the sense that she's putting this event on for everyone. Depending on organizers' schedules, we'll see what happens with this closer to the event time.

    January 3, 2013

  • Isabelle Aurelia changed the location to Croton Point Park

    January 3, 2013

  • Chris B

    I'm down for this

    January 3, 2013

    • Chris B

      Ah well by host i mean help lead this group specifically. If i have the day free then i will host. If not then either someone else will take over or it will just be a free for all open day. In the meantime I'll throw this info at some other people who might have a their own groups.

      January 3, 2013

    • Isabelle Aurelia

      My only hesitation with that is I'm probably going to be there very early to help set up and because of that I will probably actually be staying in Westchester the night before instead of where I live in in East Harlem. Otherwise I totally would! I can write a very detailed step by step guide of how to get there, it's really quite simple, or if someone wants the lead a group that'd be great too. And yes, please invite as many groups as you want/can. Thanks.

      January 3, 2013

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