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May 2nd, 2009

I hope some of you have alread made bids, if not check it out.

Quantum Mechanix (QMx) is sponsoring the "Name the Crappy Town Where You are a Hero" charity auction. Starting April 26th, 50 town names will be auctioned via eBay with all proceeds going to Equality Now. If you win an auction, your name will be submitted, and pending studio approval, will be used in the upcoming official Atlas of the 'Verse, Volume One: The Trader's Guild Guide to the New Canaan Run made by our favorite mild-manner graphic designer, Ben Mund.

The auctions are being hosted by Austin Browncoats. More information, including links to each eBay auction can be found here:
http://www.austinbrowncoats.com/crappytown.php. Questions can be sent to info@austinbrowncoats.com with the subject "Crappy Town Question".

Geekstravaganza 2009

Geekstravaganza is a charity geekfest the Austin Browncoats host to raise money for a worthy cause while uniting Geeks, Nerds and Browncoats alike. This year, we're supporting SafePlace, in their goal to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change.

Each Geekstravaganza, we invite a new musical act to regale us in song (as we do our best Carlton dance). This year, we're honored to have Marian Call, a geek goddess, visiting our section of the 'verse. She'll perform two sets, while spinning plates in both hands and jumping on one foot. Seriously. She's that good! (Don't hold us to this, though. Marian might not have told us, per se, that she can do this, per se, but, maybe?)


"But what else can we look forward to, huh?"
How about an All-Geek Talent Show, All-Nerd Costume Contest and all Sci-Fi Trivia Bee. Winners get to bring home fabulous prizes and proudly let their geek banners fly! Last year, our talent show winner was Austin's own Ernie Cline, writer of geek favorite, Fanboys. Think you have what it takes to win the big prizes? Get your geeky talents ready, because we hope 2009 is at least the 12th root of 2 times better than Geekstravaganza 2007.

"Is that it? Really?"
Nope, that's not it. There is more! We'll even have some awesomely geeky (verging on a little too cool) demonstrations and an Air Combat tournament judged by Austin's favorite ninjas, Cry Havoc. What's Air Combat? Wouldn't you like to know! Real geeks know Air Combat, but if you're just borderline geek, keep your eyes on this website for an update on our Air Combat tournament!

When: May 17th, 2009, starting at 5PM
Where: Buffalo Billiards, Austin, TX
Why: Geeks like to do good works!
www.geekstravaganza.com


In 2007, we had some of the best talent in Austin compete for the top award in Geekiness, first place in the Geekstravaganza Talent Show. The winner, Ernie Cline created the geek favorite, Fanboys.

Second place went to the extremely talented Cry Havoc, a martial arts performance group. Would you like to be part of this extraordinary group of talented individuals?

Sign up for Geekstravaganza 2009's Talent Show. Here are the rule:


  • You must sign up for the Talent Show prior to the event. Sign up's will end either before May 13th or when we reach our maximum capacity for acts.

  • All acts must be under 7 minutes. We will have about 7 to 8 acts within 75 minutes, so shorter is better.

  • Space is limited, so the maximum number of act participants is 6 adults. If you require an allowance for more people, you'll need to get that approved ahead of time.

  • In all cases, decisions of the judges are final and will not be open to debate, unless we determine a Lincoln-Douglas is required.

  • All acts must be somehow geek-related.

  • All acts must be appropriate for this event. We are supporting the charity, SafePlace. Please review the Austin Browncoats mission statement and our support charities for more information.

Join us at Buffalo Billiards on May 17th starting at 5:00PM to celebrate Geekstravaganza 2009, a charity geekfest the Austin Browncoats host to raise money for a worthy cause while uniting Geeks, Nerds and Browncoats alike. This year, we're supporting SafePlace , in their goal to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change.

For more information, visit: All-Geek Talent Show. To sign up for the Talent Show, please email Claudia at claudia@austinbrowncoats.com with your Name(s), Act Name, Phone Number, Best Form of Contact (email, phone number, etc.) and a 150 word or less description of your act, including a genre title, i.e. poetry, martial arts, singing, dancing, etc.

See you at the show. Bring your best material, because you're going to need it!
Looking for something fun to do on May 17th? Tired of playing Tekken and Soul Calibur at home with your friends? Always wanted to compete in Austin's Air Guitar tournaments, but realized your guitar skills are lacking? Or maybe you're just a huge fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme and want to show Chong Li a thing or two about saying "matte".

Sounds like you need to compete in our Air Combat match! Never heard of Air Combat, huh? We're not surprised. We just made it up!

Here are the rules and all the information you need to be a part of it.


  • There will be no physical contact during this tournament. All fighting will be done against a live opponent, but contact will only be made with the air. Or their invisible appendages. If there is any contact, the person responsible is automatically disqualified.

  • You can use any form of combat during this competition, i.e. kung fu, taekwondo, shootfighting, heavyweight boxing, but please keep it clean. No air-eye gouging, no air-crouch shots and no air-biting.

  • Maximum number of competitors: Six

  • We will allow you to fight for up to 2 minutes.

  • There will be three first round matches, with contestants chosen at random. The three winners will be placed from first place to third place. Second and third place contestants will air fight, and the winner of this match will fight the first place contestant from the first round. Whoever wins the final match wins the prize!

  • You will need to sign up for air combat ahead of time, as well as sign a liability waiver. Please email ryan@austinbrowncoats.com to sign up for Air Combat, as well as set up your event bio.

  • Live strong. Fight hard. Air combat!

Join us at Buffalo Billiards on May 17th starting at 5:00PM to celebrate Geekstravaganza 2009, a charity geekfest the Austin Browncoats host to raise money for a worthy cause while uniting Geeks, Nerds and Browncoats alike. This year, we're supporting SafePlace, in their goal to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change.

For more information, visit: Air Combat Tournament. To sign up, email Ryan at: ryan@austinbrowncoats.com

See you at Geekstravaganza and don't forget to put up your "Dux".

Geekstravaganza 2009 - Tickets on Sale!

Tickets are on sale at our website: http://geekstravaganza.com/tickets.php. Even if you can't make it, think about donating the value of a ticket to SafePlace. You can do so by purchasing a ticket to our event as a one-time donation. Hope to see you there!

Geekstravaganza 2009 is a charity geekfest organized by the Austin Browncoats with proceeds going to SafePlace, an amazing non-profit shelter working to end violence.

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