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Mar
20
2013

The most epic Pi Day yet!

Timmy & Geek Trivia Night

Welcome to ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night! Timmy will be your host for tonight.

Pi Day has come and gone and so has Geek Trivia Night. One word to describe it? Epic.

When 100 of our Geek Trivia Night tickets sold out in less than an hour, we thought, "Holy cannoli, what do the Pi Gods have in store for us?!"

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

So many geeky minds in one room!

A wonderful evening of fun & geeky camaraderie, apparently! From the movie round to the bonus Pi Day pie-eating contest, we challenged the 14 teams with our questions. While they may have proven to be more difficult than our teams had anticipated (you could hear their brains churning!), they gave us all they got! We're just glad that no one had to don the Dunce Cap AKA Creeper Mask in the end. There were some that were close, though. You know who you are.

PIE-EATING CONTEST! (Thanks to Trivia Night attendee, Sparrow Davis, for the video!)

By the end of the night, with six rounds altogether and one team, I am Jack's Collection of Geeks, pulling far ahead, we all thought they had this in the bag. Then came the final wager round. The category? Film. The question:

Which brand of shaving cream was the can that Dennis Nedry used to steal the dinosaur embryos in Jurassic Park?*

If you were there, you might remember everyone's heart skipping a beat when we realized the leading team's answer was incorrect and they had wagered almost everything. (Better luck next time, Jack!) The tables had turned! All the other teams still had a fighting chance! Once all the scores had been calculated, some teams were brought down to 0 and others jumped way ahead. The final results were: Suddenly Cylons in first place, Timmy's Minions in second, and The Brute Squad in third! Congratulations to our winning teams! You earned it. (We're especially proud of Timmy's Minions because they were a group of randoms that we matched up and were meeting for the first time that night!)

Geek Trivia Night winners!

The winning teams accepting their prizes! Suddenly Cylons won $75 gift certificates & Plush Unicorn Slippers; Timmy's Minions received $30 gift certificates & Build-on Brick Mugs; and The Brute Squad each won themselves $25 gift certificates. Congratulations again!

Thank you to all our attendees for making our inaugural Geek Trivia Night a success! We had so much fun and hope to do it again. Thank you to Steve the MC and all the TG staff volunteers as well. We couldn't have done it without you! If you have any comments or feedback, please feel free to leave it in the comments section below.

In the meantime, we've got a lot of other events planned in the coming months, so stay tuned!

*Answer: Barbasol.

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meaningless icon! Looks like everyone had a great time, super jealous! Hope you guys do it again, and I will have to be faster at buying tickets next time!
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