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Nerdgasm! Dueling Pianos, Super Secret Speakeasy/Casino, Gaming Paradise!

Update 4/2: Reservations have been made for 30 people.  I'll send out an email a few days before with my contact information.  I look forward to seeing everyone there, especially those with the gusto to dress up with me!

Wait List: Those on the wait list are welcome to join us afterwards!  Dinner may be tough to get in, but we'll be at the speakeasy and other places afterwards.

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OK nerds & nerdettes, let’s take over the Kaleidoscope Mall in Mission Viejo!  Tons of options to relax or have fun.


7:30pm - Dinner – Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar
Let’s start the night by eating at the Derby and watch the dueling pianos! I haven’t been to this one, but after a few drinks it has got to be a blast.


After Dinner Options (9pm ish)
There’s a lot of options after the show right within the same mini-mall (along with a few places to drink) so we don’t have to drive all over the place:

  • Super secret speakeasy and non-cash casino
    This is the one I’m looking forward too! There’s a secret hidden club here that is just like a 1920’s speakeasy. You have to know the password to get in, and you get bonus points if you dress the era (I’m dressing for it!). The drinks are phenomenal, and they have a non-cash casino too (want to learn craps?).
  • Howie’s Gameshack
    OK, if you’re a gamer of any sort, and you’ve never been to Howie’s, you’ve never lived. Rows and rows of high end gaming PCs. Walls of consoles and TVs with awesome chairs. Let’s get a LAN party going with one of the many games they have. I’ll spank anyone in MW3!
  • Laser Tag
    Apparently there’s a pretty decent laser tag venue just upstairs too. I haven’t been, and it’s not really my thing, but I know some may want to try it.
  • Movies
    There's a decent movie theater here for any of you that are interested. 
  • Lots of lounge chairs
    The thing I love about the Kaleidoscope is that there are tons of places to sit and relax. There’s a fire pit for social warmth and the seating arranges for good conversation and company.

When RSVP’ing, please note if you’ll attend for dinner at the Derby. Reservations are required so the attendance policy is in effect for dinner.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome meet up thanks for planing it out Rob :) it was nice to meet you and to meet many more new people.

    April 9, 2012

  • Christopher

    It was a blast!!!

    April 8, 2012

  • Sunit

    Good meetup, good crowd. Nice to meet some new people in the are and see some familiar faces. The speakeasy was great with the blackjack / craps tables and yummy drinks! :)

    April 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a lot of fun! The dealer and players taught me how to play craps in the speakeasy.. it is not everyday you get to play craps with play money! it was great to talk and gamble with friends- thanks for setting it up Rob! everyone looked amazing in there roaring twenties garb :)

    April 8, 2012

  • Sri

    Great job Rob !

    April 8, 2012

  • Jo

    Great pics, guys, you all looked great!! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

    April 8, 2012

  • Just Call Me G.

    Awesome! Thanks Rob!

    April 8, 2012

  • Heidi

    Rob, thank you for organizing an amazing event. I had so much fun!!!!

    April 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun! Thanks for setting it up, Rob!

    April 8, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Phenomenal turn out and everyone looked amazing. Thanks for coming and dressing up!

    April 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late but i.will be there

    April 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    They say the early bird gets the worm which is why I am here early. I brought my clarinet so I can join in with the pianos :) hope they don't mind.

    April 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I'm coming down with a fever :( Boo. At least someone on the waitlist gets to go now :-P Have fun!

    April 7, 2012

  • Leigh-Anne

    Okay, thx!

    April 7, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Reservations are for 7. I'll be there about 630ish myself but feel free to get there anytime after 7.

    April 7, 2012

  • Leigh-Anne

    Do we have to be there by 7 or 7:30? Just asking b/c your email said the RSVP was set for 7 o'clock...

    April 7, 2012

  • Rob R.

    No problem Ken. We'll see you tonight.

    April 7, 2012

  • Just Call Me K.

    About 6 of us are stuck in the desert and will be 1/2 an hour to an hour late.

    April 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woah, we're allowed to do that? Suh-weet! Thanks Jyoti :)

    April 7, 2012

  • Amanda

    Ugh. Need to pull airport duty for my mom. She gave me life. I can give her a ride to the airport. Sadly will not be able to make dinner.

    April 7, 2012

  • Jo

    Paul, you can take my spot, turns out I will probably be waaaaaay outta town for famiyl event, so won't make it back in time :(. Have fun guys!

    April 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to go to this but thought the waitlist seemed too huge and haven't checked the comments for a few days. I'll check here again closer to dinner time and see how things pan out!

    April 7, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Robert- we won't find out the password until tomorrow but I'll post it here when I find out

    April 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My plus one cancelled :( boo
    But I'm still going :)

    April 6, 2012

  • Rob R.

    No problem Jyoti, family first. Hope you can make it!

    1 · April 5, 2012

  • Jo

    Rob - as you know, mom's bday, but I will try to get away and join for the speakeasy! If I can't :(, please make sure to take lots of pics and of course, have lots of fun!!

    April 5, 2012

  • Damian P.

    Thanks a lot rob, I really looking forward to hang up with you guys.

    April 5, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Changed the total count to 42 (30 original, plus 12 from Damian's call)

    April 5, 2012

  • Damian P.

    Rob/Wait List, I just call the place to make the reservations for 12 persons and they mention that we will be seated Rob's group, so I guess everyone is in now. Rob, please let me know if this is OK with you or if you need me to change something.

    Thanks

    April 5, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Damian (or others on the Wait List), try to call this afternoon and make reservations [masked]). Overestimate your count a little, they can always whittle down if someone no-shows.

    April 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damian, if you do, please add +1 for me (I'm on the original list, but want to bring someone)

    April 5, 2012

  • Damian P.

    For the ones on the waiting list. Rob just sent a email saying that we can get our own reservation so we can join them, so if you guys want I can make the reservation (if is not too late) as long as there is a little bit of commitment. Please let me know your thoughts

    April 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    James just wear a medium brim hat ( they sell them almost everywhere now, target has them) that will make u fit right in the 1920s :) that's just a suggestion

    April 5, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Haha, no James. Dressing up is not required. It's just a fun chance for us if we want to. There's a number that won't be dressing up so you'll be fine.

    April 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is dressing up a requirement? I can clean up my look a little, but don't have very nice clothes :-P

    April 4, 2012

  • Christopher

    I'm definitely dressing up for this!

    April 4, 2012

  • Rob R.

    There's a pretty good sized wait list. If someone on it is feeling ambitious you can make reservations for those on the wait list so we can have a second group for dinner.

    April 4, 2012

  • Rob R.

    Yes we're dressing up! I am for sho!

    April 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we all dressing up?!

    April 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance you can add 1 to the reservation? I'd love to go!!

    April 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woo hoo thank you :) we are both dressing up btw

    April 2, 2012

  • Rob R.

    No problem Melissa, you can bring your +1

    April 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it too late to add a plus 1? I thought I had added 1 guest but I guess I didn't :(

    April 2, 2012

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