New Meetup: Game Relief! DS:London charity tournament

From: Joe
Sent on: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:23 PM
Hello people!

After last weekends epic meetup that was the DS:London/ we have yet another special coming along! As you can guess from the the subject it's almost that time again when Comic Relief fun happens! Yes, we have been preparing for the past couple of months to try and bring to you people a special event that will surpass all previous charity events, we're going to make it bigger and better!

We are doing another charity tournament on Saturday 7th March. The main games being played will be Tetris, Bomberman and Mario Kart along with some other smaller tournaments on other DS games and Wii, time permitting. Plus there will be plenty of opportunities for people to play games casually around the event as well. I would like to stress that you do not have to enter the tournaments! Just come join us watching the matches, chatting about topics of the day, enjoying a tipple or two or bash out some duel screen gaming! We are are aiming to get between 50 - 100 people.

The tournament structure will be knockout and entry will be a flat entrance of ?3 for all tournaments (ie you can enter one or all three, it will cost ?3). For those not competing, we request a recommended donation of ?2 (or what ever you can spare). All donations go to Comic Relief. There will also be prizes for the winners and runner ups, so all the more reason to practice a bit.

Registration will be from 2 - 4pm with matches starting at 4pm. We are hoping to finish at about 8-9pm. There will be also projectors setup to spectate the tournaments!

The event will be held at the The Gallery, ULU Student union bar, Malet Street. Nearest tube Goodge Street. Alternative tube stations are Euston Square and Warren Street,-0.130688&spn=0.004713,0.009656&z=17

At the moment we have confirmed sponsorship from Forbidden Planet, the world's largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer and also Orbital, another great comic/manga/toy store in London. For people getting their early and donating some cash, there will also be a goody selection from our sponsors to choose from! We have some other potential sponsors who may also giving away some further goodies which we are planning to confirm quite soon as well!

If you want to help with us then you can do the following:
- Distribute our official poster - Email us and we can meet to provide you a couple of special posters
- Put up a red nose day poster in your local communal area (staff kitchen/room, student union, geeky hang out etc) - Posters available
- Post on forums/blogs about our event - Contact us for the official text we are putting up.
- Donate online -
- Talk to your friends about it and bring them along

Apologies for the slightly later announcement then usual but be assured this will be another great meetup you will not want to miss!
Any Q's please feel free to fire our way!



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