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August 2013 Archives

ThinkGeek Trivia Night

Our champions from our previous Trivia Night, the Sea Monkeys! If these winners return, do you have what it takes to beat them?!

Brace yourselves.

Geek Trivia Night is coming. We hope you've been reading through your many leather-bound books & sharpening your mighty Sword of Geekery!

Join us on Thursday, September 19 for our third Geek Trivia Night at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. There'll be plenty of prizes for the winners and guaranteed fun for everyone who attends!

Tickets go on sale 12pm ET Monday, September 9 on Brown Paper Tickets. There is a limited amount, so if it's anything like last time, tickets will sell out FAST. We suggest you start recruiting and forming your team of 6-8 people now! Choose your teammates wisely because we'll ask about anything. From coding to Walking Dead to why did Timmy cross the road? (It was not to get to the other side.)

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, September 19, at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. The venue serves food and drink (purchased separately) for you to indulge on while participating in the trivia fun.
  • Doors open at 7pm ET, with the festivities running on until 10:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round.
  • Tickets are $15 each and go on sale Monday, September 9; they will be sold at a first come, first served basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • If you're thinking about bringing your geekling, please be aware that everyone must have a ticket, including children. We suggest geeklings be age 13+ and/or huge trivia buffs.
  • Teams must be composed of 6-8 people. We will be contacting the ticket purchasers later regarding your team name, members, and leader. If you have less than 6 but still want to play, we'll have a meet & greet at the beginning of the night for you to form friendships and alliances with other players. We can also match you up, but you must agree to leave your fate up to the almighty Timmy.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Think your team has what it takes? Come out and prove it on September 19!

We're at PAX Prime!

The Away Team is ready to go! Visit us at Booth #6516.

Seattleites! PAX Prime is HERE!

Are you ready? Our Away Team sure is - they flew out this morning & are building the booth as we speak. Come hang out with Timmy & crew at what definitely will be the most awesome con yet!


How to Stalk ThinkGeek at PAX Prime

Where to Find Us

PAX Prime
  • Visit us at Booth #6516!
    • P.S. It's not located in the Expo Hall, but nearby. Find us at our secret base with Adult Swim, Riot Games, Rooster Teeth, and the PAX Store!

Con Exclusives & Product Debuts

Critical Hit D20 Window Decal
  • It's our last run of this year's con exclusives! Pick up a Starfield Turret, Gold Pickaxe, and Gold Sword before it's too late.
  • Along with some of our most popular items, we've got a couple shinies making their debut at PAX Prime. Don't miss out on your chance to pick up a Diamond PickaxeDiamond Sword, and... (drum roll, please) our  Critical Hit D20 Window Decal! This bad boy hasn't even been launched on the site yet. Be one of the first to own it!

Meet-ups & Freebies

  • Pssst. Know the secret password? Say it to one of our Away Team monkeys at the booth, and you might get a little special something!
    • Friday: "Pew pew"
    • Saturday: "Racooooooon"
    • Sunday: "Ribbit ribbit"
    • Monday: "Tanooooki" (said "Hadouken" style)
  • 2K Games
  • We've joined forces with 2K Games to bring you a lot of awesome this weekend:
    • Catch Steve, our PR guy, on 2K's livestream at their booth on Friday at 5:30pm PT. He'll be handing out a bunch of ThinkGeek goodies, so make sure to stop on by!
    • 2K's camera crew will be exploring the halls of PAX Prime all weekend & asking con-goers random geek trivia questions. If you answer correctly, you'll earn yourself a prize, including ThinkGeek swag!
  • At random times throughout the weekend (especially Monday), we'll be challenging folks to stick their hand into the Gom Jabbar for prizes. Do you have the discipline to take on the box?

Contests

PAX Prime

Can't wait to see you all there!

P.S. While you're there, don't forget to nab some cookies from the Cookie Brigade to help support Child's Play!

Timmy wants you to submit to Despair Calendar 2014!

2013 is almost over. Timmy wants you to submit to Despair Calendar 2014!

The end is nigh.

The end of 2013, that is. "Already?!" Yep, we know. The new year is fast approaching and the 2014 Custom Despair Calendar needs filling out! How else will we keep track of all the geeky days of note, nerdy facts, and imaginary holidays during the year? (And real holidays, too, we guess.)

This is where you chuckleheads come in! We need your help again in populating our calendar of despair. Submit your historic date, nerdy holiday, birthday, geeky fact or point of interest in the form below, and if we decide to put your date on the calendar, you'll automatically be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. If you're the randomly selected winner, we'll notify you as soon as the dates are finalized & the calendar is set to print.

Here are some examples of what we're looking for:

  • June 7th: Ghostbusters theatrical release. Don't cross the streams and buy a pack of Stay-Puft caffeinated marshmallows to celebrate.
  • July 13th: It's the birthday of Harrison Ford AND Patrick Stewart. Celebrate Captain Picard and Captain Solo on the same day!
  • September 10th: Bill Nye the Science Guy Day.
  • October 13th: International Walk Like a Zombie Day!

Sorry! We are no longer accepting geeky date submissions. RandomBot will be selecting a winner shortly. Thank you to everyone who contributed!