First Time [Film] Club – Ticket Giveaway

 

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Hopefully you have heard abut our new partnership with National Comedy Theatre Phoenix for their First Time [Film] Club. If you haven’t, you can read more about it here. Our first event is coming up on Thursday July 31st. We really want to see you there so we’ve worked with NCT to do a ticket giveaway! You can win two tickets to the movie, A Knight’s Tale, and the live podcast recording by re-sharing/re-tweeting/re-blogging our promo post for the event.  We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away. National Comedy Theatre – Phoenix is located at 1111 S. Longmore • Mesa, AZ.

Here are the rules:

  • No purchase necessary
  • Each pair of ticket is worth $28.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning
  • You must be 18 or older to win
  • To be entered in the drawing you must re-share the official promo post. The promo post will appear on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Tumblr.
  • Your name will be entered into the drawing for once for each social network you share on. You can enter a maximum of 4 four time (one for each network)
  • You must reshare/retweet/reblog by Tuesday July 29th at 5pm MST to be entered into the drawing.
  • You may win only once (one pair of tickets).
  • Winners will be randomly selected from the pool of entries.
  • If you win, you will be connected via social media
  • Winners will pick up their ticket at Will Call at National Comedy Theatre – Phoenix - located at 1111 S. Longmore • Mesa, AZ.
The Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

By entering, each entrant agrees to indemnify, release, defend and hold harmless Educating Geeks, LLC, the sponsor, Tumblr, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, or Google their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of each, from and against any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death, publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy arising from or in connection with participation in the giveaway or the acceptance, possession and/or use of a prize (if selected as a winner).
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, misdirected or not received  for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing entries, or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; (iii) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the giveaway or in the announcement of the prize winners; or (iv) cheating or fraud by any entrant.

Educating [Geeks] Drinking Game – American Horror Story – Coven

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We had an absolute blast recording this American Horror Story: Coven panel at Phoenix Comicon. We had a lot of great input for drinking game rules from the audience! Do you have some suggestions for rules we missed? Leave them in the comments!

  • Drink water every time the camera angles go wonky
  • Drink when Kathy Bates rubs blood on her face
  • Take a gulp every time someone dies
  • Take another gulp when they’re resurrected
  • Take a drink every time “witch bitch” is said
  • Waterfall your drink through every Stevie Nicks song
  • Take a drink when you think, “god, what a bitch.”
  • Take a drink (or shot) for every new power introduced
  • Take a drink when Kyle doesn’t use words
  • Take a drink every time someone thinks they’re the Supreme
  • Take a drink every time someone breaks a rule set up in the beginning
  • Take one shot if two people are getting it on
  • Take two shots if it’s more than two beings getting it on
  • Take a drink every time Angela Basset moves a braid out of her face
  • Drink water every time Kathy Bates is racist
  • Take a drink every time Queenie uses her power
  • Take a shot every time a person exhibits a new power
  • Take a shot of fireball when someone gets burned at the stake
  • Take a drink whenever someone uses their power to light cigarette
  • Take a drink whenever Auntie Myrtle is too fabulous for words
  • Take a drink every time Jessica Lange takes a drink
  • Waterfall your drink for as long as Misty is spinning with a shawl
  • Take a sip every time she says STEVIE
  • Take a drink every time you remember Misty is still in hell killing frogs

Remember to use these rules responsibly, and NEVER put the deadly poison (Benadryl) into anyone’s drink.

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If you haven’t listened to the podcast – WHY NOT? Anyway, you can do so here.

Next week we’ll be posting our third podcast recorded at Phoenix Comicon in partnership with Geek News Network: Game of Thrones!

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Up All Night – [Andrea] Geeks Out

In my youth[¹], I could stay up all night long with no regard or consequence for the following days. What a dream those days seem. But about the time I turned 23 and began holding a “career” job, that no longer was feasible. I’m sure that the days[²] before this lead to exhaustion and a total lack of productivity, but I neither noticed nor cared until this point. Working as a teller at a bank requires a certain amount of attention to detail and professionalism to advance. A hungover or exhausted and sloppy worker[³] doesn’t excel easily in those conditions. In my mind, failure and mediocrity were not options. This began the weeknights slotted with a full eight hours of sleep[⁴].

I began thinking – what if I could re-live those days. What would I choose? Well, I would totally stay up all night. And… game[5].I would tabletop game with my husband, friends, and fellow geek hosts all night long. Here are five games that make me totally Geek [Out]:

1. Elder Sign

Elder Sign is a Lovecraftian co-op game where you and your fellow investigators are playing against the clock. Otherwise, you are forced to face one of the Elder evils lurking in another portal. I love this game because you play with your friends and not against them.

 2. Pandemic

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photo 1 In this co-op game (are you seeing a theme here?) you and your teammates are trying to save the world from 4 pathogen outbreaks; red, blue, yellow, and black. By choice (and hilarity), we always gave our own names the diseases such as red as zombie virus,  yellow as vampirism, black as werewolfism and and blue as hysterical pregnancy. If you do not cure and eradicate the outbreaks within a certain number of rounds, you lose. And honestly, you almost always lose Pandemic[6]. But you lose together. (Now is the time to gag from the cutesy factor).

3. Star Fluxx

It’s hard to win a game whose rules are fluid and controlled by your opponents. Which is exactly what makes Star Fluxx (and the other versions of Fluxx) so unique. This card game is played by creating rules which you and your opponents must meet to win. The game play is always different and can last 10-15 minutes or upwards of an hour.

4. Cards Against Humanity

Best summed up – this is an adult (and I mean, X-Rated) version of Apples to Apples. Seasoned player tip – the more you drink and the later it gets, the better this game is. There have been several nights where we played through the entire deck. In the Coffman household we play by our own format by including what we call, “The Deck”. Once all players have played their hand for the round, an anonymous hand is pulled from the deck. 25% of the time, the deck has the best answer.

5. Iconica

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Iconica is very near and dear to my heart for several reasons:
1. The artwork on the cards is just phenomenal. The cards have beautiful colors and unique designs.
2. It was created by a local game maker, Eric Torres. And I love supporting local business and people living their dreams.
3. Lastly, it was my first podcast with the lovely ladies of Educating [Geeks]. This game will forever bring me wonderful memories of Alice and I wreaking havoc with our methodical strategy while Cassie shot us looks that could kill.

 

What are some of the games that keep you up all night? What games should I add to my collection for the rare evening of beers, games, and friends?

 


Footnotes

¹: I know, I know, I’m not even 30 yet but just go with me here.
²: Not actually days, more realistically it’s years.
³: One of the first managers I had in my career, who is now a friend of mine, had no pity or tolerance for hungover employees. Back then, it was horrifying – anticipating her lack of empathy and any possible question of my state. Now, it’s hilarious to think how nervous I was, considering I never, ever went into work hungover. Cheers, former boss lady!
: I’d like to note, sadly, I do not get eight hours of sleep. It’s more like 5-6 (on a good night). But steer clear if I get much less. I turn into a cranky, evil bitch on less than 4.
: And drink.
6: I hate losing. Anything. Everything. I. Hate. Losing. But this game is still so much fun. Even though I hate losing.

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