Wednesday, February 24, 2010

w00tstock tickets - PDX

It takes a lot for me to leave the house for anything other than work anymore. But I saw that w00tstock is coming to Portland in May and couldn't help myself! I'm doing it people -- I am leaving the house for a non-work related event.

If you haven't heard about w00tstock, it is described as the following:

For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (“MythBusters”), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Stand By Me”) and music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (hey; that’s us!) present a night of songs, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock.

This event will help fill my geek-event quota nicely. To find out more, or get tickets of your own (you know you want to!), go here.

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