The holidays are coming, and you don’t want to be caught without some shiny gifts to give to your friends and family. Now’s your chance to get all your holiday shopping done and get your groove on with some geeky entertainment.
Come on out to the Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 (map) on December 15 & 16, 2012. Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get your tickets right at the door today! Only $10 for a single day or $15 for the whole weekend.
We’re bringing together vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest with wares sure to charm your inner geek. If you would like to grab one of our highly prized GeekFest vendor spots, we’re sad to tell you but we’re happy to announce they are sold out! If you want to be on the notification list for next year, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget to get your photo taken with our very own Steampunk Santa!
Your ticket, which you will pick up at Will Call, gets you full access to the auditorium, where our entertainment will take place, and the vendors. Food and drinks will be available for sale.
Everything will take place indoors or under cover, so don’t worry about any inclement weather. Free parking is available at the conference center.
Well, GeekFest’s 2nd year has come to a close, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who helped make it a super-shiny event.
First, I have to thank the volunteers. This is a huge undertaking, and we can’t do something this awesome without them to run it. They took such good care of our vendors, performers, and guests. I am so happy I can count on them. I have to especially call out Errin and Chris, the stage manager and assistant stage manager, who made sure the trains ran on time and kept the green room, auditorium, and vendor-room stage ship shape. And a double thank-you to Errin for filling the role of PR Officer so well and advertising the event. Jennifer, our volunteer coordinator, did all the communication with the volunteers to make sure we had the right people in the right places. Robyn and Tom, who did so much running and had the presence of mind to not only buy doughnuts and coffee for Sunday but also make sure I didn’t run myself into the ground with stupid stuff such as eating only a candy bar for breakfast. Finally, I have to thank Jeff, who has had to live with me for the past year as I’ve slowly been going crazy putting together GeekFest. He stood by my side and arranged for so much, and he still managed to go the extra mile during the event, making sure everything was running smoothly and keeping me grounded.
Next I have to thank our wonderful performers, some of whom came from very far away to grace us with their talents. We were so happy to see so many return after our inaugural event and bring more friends. And we were very pleased to welcome the new acts. A special thank-you must go out to John, sound man extraordinaire, for making all our acts sound amazing. K, our videographer, made sure we have a record of all the acts to show potential sponsors, future acts, and attendees, which will help us make GeekFest bigger and better. Kat, our event photographer, got so many great shots of people enjoying themselves. Justin, our Steampunk Santa photographer, encouraged people to have a great time with Santa and amazingly got photos to the subjects the very day they took them. And of course, Lance and Anthony, our Steampunk Santas, welcomed folks onto their laps and provided great memories. (Hey, get your mind out of the gutter; we’re a family-friendly bunch!) And they showed off the awesome costume made by Andrew. We hope to do many more events with all our talented performers and turn GeekFest into something huge and wonderful. Thank you so much! Keep an eye out for your favorite acts throughout the year:
Our vendors, those fabulous folk who work so hard to create the geeky gifts we love to give, were just terrific. Everyone was happy and pleasant, and I was always very impressed when I walked through the vendor room. Again, we’re happy to see so many return for a second year at GeekFest. I have to send a super-shiny thank-you to Dante and Mikey, who braved the cold and wet to make sure we had Inferno Dogs to keep us happy and fed. They were just so tasty! And thanks to Katy and Jessica from Yelp for all the free gift wrapping; the guests loved that almost as much as the vendors did! If you missed GeekFest or didn’t have time to get that perfect gift you wanted, you can still shop with our vendors:
I want to thank all of you out there who helped spread the word, inviting friends and posting on social media sites. A special thank-you must go to GeekGirlCon for tweeting so often and being so supportive of our efforts throughout the year. We’re looking forward to coming back to GeekGirlCon next year.
Last but certainly not least, I have to thank the impressive staff at Shoreline Conference Center, Kim, George, and Adam. Without them, there is no way things would have gone as smoothly as they did. The friendliness and attentiveness were just wonderful, and every time I turned around, they were donating something else to our cause, including the green room the performers and volunteers enjoyed. Thank you all!
There’s already a big interest in next year, and we owe that to all of you! Thank you for performing, vending, volunteering, and attending!
If you would like to sponsor or perform at next year’s GeekFest, contact us at email@example.com.
We are a fan-run, volunteer organization in no way affiliated with FOX, Universal, or any other license holders of Firefly, Serenity, or any other Joss Whedon product. All our products are created by our volunteers and used for the goal of raising money for other worthy charities. Our products are not for sale; they are given as gifts in exchange for donations at applicable levels.