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Hoopla Party - Halloween Style

Based on fantastic feedback and generous sponsorship we are excited to announce that Hoopla is now a quarterly event.

Hoopla is a gathering for you and 100 or so of your favorite creative, tech, and startup peoples. Enjoy a cool beverage and relax. No presentations. No fuss. Just a lot of hoopla.

When and Where:
Wednesday, October 24th, 5:30pm at The Thirsty Moose (downstairs), 21 Congress Street, Portsmouth

That’s right, we have a new location! We are going to be one of the first events at the new taproom bar, The Thirsty Moose. For those who are not familiar- it was formerly known as Foobar and also Muddy River Smokehouse. We will be taking over their downstairs room from 5:30 to 8pm. 50 beers are on tap (cash bar), plus tasty appetizers provided by Thirsty Moose.

This is a fundraiser! This month we are supporting the Portsmouth Halloween Parade, and we couldn’t be more excited. All proceeds at the door will be going to support the parade and their amazingly creative works. $5 gets you in, $10 or more gets you in plus a t-shirt (while supplies last). What a deal!

Because Hoopla is just a week before Halloween we thought you may want to try out your new costumes. So we are also going to have a costume contest. You don’t have to come in costume, but if at least 10 of you do, a minion from the Halloween Parade will judge you appropriately and the winner will get $100 cash. Yup, cash. The kind you can spend on things and stuff. We will also have a few very cool, very creepy indie video games to play on a big screen (Limbo, Slender).

After our event The Thirsty Moose has a fun night planned with 4 local bands starting around 9pm. The bands are: The Orange Umbrellas, Sneeze, The Erotic City Electric Blues, and Black Norse. You’re welcome to stick around and enjoy the tunes.

Remember, this event is for creative, tech, startup people only. We love all of the rest of you, we just need a break for one night.

This event is a product of Alpha Loft and sponsored by several outstanding companies. We mean it. These are really great companies!

Headline Sponsor:
SeoMoz - @seomoz
SEOmoz is holding an event in Portsmouth called Mozcation on November 7th.

Event Sponsors:

The Thirsty Moose @thirstymoosetap

The Atom Group - @theatomgroup

Dyn Inc - @dyninc

PixelMEDIA - @pixelmedia

Optima Bank & Trust

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  • Crystal P.


    October 25, 2012

  • Trevor B.

    Thanks to every body that got underground with us last night and a big grateful bow to all the sponsors who helped make the night such a success for the Parade. Great seeing you all! Excellent job Josh, you're one in a million.

    October 25, 2012

  • Carl L.

    Great networking without it being a networking thing. It's good to kick back and enjoy some fun times and great beer with fellow industry professionals.

    October 25, 2012

  • Roger S.

    Last minute meltdown kept me away. Sorry to have missed it.

    October 24, 2012

  • Crystal P.

    Costume up, all! Give me some competition! #whatareyougonnabe

    1 · October 22, 2012

  • Wayne

    This sounds like a blast!

    I may be able to fit this in. I have another event tomorrow, and my costume still needs some tweaking. But I could wear it in it's current form.

    When are the costume festivities going on?

    October 23, 2012

    • Joshua C.

      Not sure when the contest itself is. Festivities are 5:30 to 8pm though :-) I will aim for costume judging at the midpoint ish.

      October 23, 2012

  • Amanda G.

    I'll be there working the table for the parade. Should be a great time!

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks really cool! Looking forward to it!

    September 30, 2012

  • nap

    Sorry I have to miss this. Try to behave yourselves in my absence.

    September 29, 2012

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