It's time once again! This is our fifth year, and the party is sure to be the best ever. Thank you in advance to everyone who's supported this party from the beginning. I hope to see you all here this year. I've hosted this party since 2009, and it's grown from 100 people in a single room to over 300 people on an entire floor. It's been a huge success, and I owe most of that to all of you!
This year we're going to have an even more awesome time than last year, so spread the word, donate to the raffle, and buy your tickets early!
For the price of your ticket you get:
1 Raffle ticket
Dinner buffet with lots of delicious food, soda, coffee, tea, etc.
1 drink ticket (21+ for alcohol, folks)
Video games (provided by attendees)
Rock Band (professionally hosted with ALL THE DLC)
Musical guests: A_Rival, Jonny Nero, Klopfenpop, and Danimal Cannon!
Raffle donations are a separate ticket for anyone who wants to donate. We've given out some amazing prices over the years, including XBoxes, Kindles, Taun-Taun sleeping bags, Force FX lightsabers, and more. Everyone gets one raffle ticket as part of admission, and the raffle fund is entirely donated by you guys!
Here's a link to The Protomen playing P3 in 2011 (playlist):
A brief FAQ:
Q: When is this event taking place?
A: Monday, September 2nd, from 8:00-11:00+.
Q: Where is this party located?
A: World Sports Grille, Formerly Jillian's Seattle. 731 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA. It's about a mile straight north. You can either walk, take a taxi, or hop on a variety of public transit options (73 bus, 28 bus, or 98 street car). Walking will take you about 20-30 minutes. People will be organizing walkshares, rideshares, etc. so keep an eye out for those.
Q: What are the hours?
A: Officially, 8-11. That's the time we pay for, during which we get food, pool, ping pong, darts, and the bands. That stuff goes away at 11, but in the past the venue has been very lenient about letting us hang out and enjoy the space until they close. There are no guarantees as to what that looks like; we have to share the floor after 11, so we must be accommodating and work with the venue. However, we've always closed the place out in some fashion or another.
Q: What ages are welcome/is this 21+?
A: Officially, the venue is 21+ after 9:00pm. However, in the past this has proven to be a non-issue. I've spoken to the venue this year and informed them that we're going to have a small number of guests under 21 (and 18) past 9:00pm, and they said this would not be a problem. If anyone has difficulty, come find me. If you're under 21, don't drink. Simple.
Q: How much will this event cost?
A: $40, which includes admission, access to all the fun stuff, some money for the bands, and other funds to cover expenses like fees from PayPal/EventBrite.
Q: Do I need to buy a ticket, or can I just show up?
A: You do need to buy a ticket in advance, and space is limited. The EventBrite registration page is located here.
Q: What kind of food is served?
A: Appetizer-type stuff. Last year it was steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, potstickers, sushi and nigiri, hummus, pita, fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers. Soda, tea, and coffee are also included in the ticket price, and the food is served for the duration of the party. We'll be choosing individual menu options over again this year.
Q: Is alcohol served?
A: Yup. Jillian's has a full bar and we have full run of the entire second floor.
Q: Is alcohol included in the ticket price?
A: YES! Just like last year (and unlike years prior to that), each ticket includes one drink ticket of a $6 value.
Q: I heard you have video games. What kind?
A: We have hosted Rock Band with all the DLC, managed by an awesome group in Seattle. In addition there are always party standards: SFIV, MvC3, Castle Crashers, etc. People typically start a fighting game pit with a few consoles and the popular fighters. If you're willing to offer up a console and some games for the evening, please get in touch with me via PM.
Q: What's with this raffle thing?
A: All attendees are encouraged to throw down some money for our raffle. Each admission ticket comes with one raffle ticket, which will be thrown into a hat along with everyone else's. Before the party I will collect all the raffle donations and go on a crazy spending spree for FABULOUS PRIZES, which will be raffled off at some point during the party. We've given away some crazy stuff, like StarCraft II Collector's Editions, Tauntaun sleeping bags, XBox 360s, etc. I try not to disappoint. In addition to that, we're very lucky to have people donate prizes to give away. In the past we've had prizes from Penny Arcade, Plantronics, Steve Jackson Games, and more.
This year we have donations from Logitech, and more to come soon!
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