2011 Geek Gala: Are You Ready To Get Your Geek On?

From: Joey
Sent on: Monday, October 3, 2011 10:43 PM

Hey Fellow Geeks!

 

Just wanted to touch base with you on a couple of things for this year's Geek Gala. The Geek Gala is our annual birthday party!   I know we have a lot of new members and I want to make sure you don't miss out on our big event of the year!  Last year over 125 people attended and this year we expect even more!

Not only is this our big bash, it's also a charity event.  All net proceeds go to Youth Homes Inc - a local nonprofit group that helps troubled kids and their families.  The event is in memory of my little sister, Christina, a former foster child.  She passed away in 2005.

 

So what is the Geek Gala? 

Well, think of it as Chuck E. Cheese's for Geeks.  You pay one price - and once inside you get access to all this cool stuff: free caricatures and photo booth, carny games, live music, free food (& a cash bar), costume contest, trivia contest, The Geeks Got Talent! contest, free prizes and geek gifts, card readings, and a Geeky Goody Basket raffle.

 

Last year, we played Slay the Sparkly and Toss the Ewoks.  We've improved those and are also playing Bowling for Jar Jar, Pin the Brain on the Zombie, and a bunch more.  And just like Chuck E. Cheese's - each time you play, you get coupons for the prize booth. Only, unlike C. E. C. - the games are free!

Plus, we get a special rate at the hotel - only $82/night - there's a link for it on the web.  And this year you can join us for the Morning After Buffet - if you are awake :)

 

So here's a few things to note: 

  • There's a Volunteer Meeting/Workday on October 16th - sign up on Meetup!
  • Tickets are available on the website:  www.charlottegeeks.com
  • All T-Shirt orders for this year's Gala must be in by October 15th
  • We are still looking for a few more acts for the Geeks Got Talent! Contest - send me an email if you are interested - you'll get in to the event for free.
  • There will be a special family-friendly pre-Gala event at Spandex City which will include the answers to some of our trivia questions.
  • If you want to help sponsor or donate items to our Geeky Goody Baskets - please email [address removed]  

 

 Thanks for reading - tell all your friends and see you soon!

 

--Joey aka GiddyGeeker

 

 

 

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