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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 09:39      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I already got permission to post this. The most awesome event in the midwest.

It's that time of year again. Geek Prom is once again here. Well in less then 2 months it will be here. A place to go and be yourself. If you live in Minnesota or are going to be here on May 12th come by and join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

There is a Spaz dance compitition, talent show, costume contest and many other activities. Also get your picture taken with a T-rex skull.

For more information check out the official website and the official myspace page.

This is a 21+ event.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 10:07      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, hope the lot of you/them have fun. Still, looking at the site, I can't help but laugh a little. I hope I don't have to turn in my geek card, but I actually went to my prom, /with/ a girl, who was smart and good looking. Shame on me, I guess?

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 10:13      Profile for The-Tech     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's just to cool ... [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 10:57      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I went to prom as well - I guess not all geeks are bad with girls [Wink]

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Oz, the Wizard of
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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 18:52      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I went to proms and balls and suchwhat. Only once with someone.

My school did have a DDR contest at one such dance, though. I won. <.<

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WinterSolstice

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 19:51      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Oz, the Wizard of:
My school did have a DDR contest at one such dance, though. I won. <.<

[Applause]

Nice!! I suck at DDR, but it's a fun game.

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted March 18, 2007 20:54      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wish I had a prom like that Wiz, though a newbie, I have improved a lot recently, I've reached 7 footers with not-so-bad grades when in december I hardly passed 5 footers [Cool] .
Resuming to the prom thing... mine sucked in overall, my mated wanted to leave "early" (2 am) while I wanted to stay until it was over [Mad] .
So I paid her cab. Anyway, she was bored and didn't want to socialize, and we only danced one piece [tired] .
The good thing was that my best friend was there, and we had not seen for a year and a half so I felt good with that part [Smile] .
Not enough booze, though [crazy]

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Icon 8 posted March 19, 2007 04:13      Profile for HubmaN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, DDR, someone is friggin' lucky this year! I never get to play DDR, I don't have a single gaming console! No PS2, PS3, xBox, xBox 360, Wii (IS there DDR for the Wii already?). And they never have DDR where I have parties at. It PLAIN SUCKS.

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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2007 05:28      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
HubmaN, check out StepMania. Free, open source DDR for your computer.
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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted March 19, 2007 05:54      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In fact, DDR for Wii is in works and will be called Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party.
It will use the GameCube controller ports to connect the dance mats, plus adding functionality with thye wireless controllers. It will be available in Q2 2007.

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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2007 06:27      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Gotta get a Wii soon, then. (I still couldn't put my hands on one.) Wonder what the song list will look like though. I now have 5 versions, and the tunes I like most are never the ones that get on the next version. I wish it was possible to create a best-of (saved on a memory stick, maybe) and play from it whatever the version is in the console.

(As I write this, my calves still hurt from a one-and-a-half hour of intense DDR session from Saturday: I started with a 300 calories-burning workout mode, and finished with playing newly unlocked tunes. The workout was the worse, as it mostly uses higher difficulty level.)

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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2007 07:11      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Every time I look at the thread title on the main page tonight it reads like "Geek Porn"

Gee, I wonder what's on my mind? [evil]

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted March 19, 2007 07:16      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You're not alone AJ [evil]
Everytime, everytime.

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Icon 12 posted March 19, 2007 07:24      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm glad it's not just me then. [evil]

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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2007 08:52      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Astronomer Jedi: Seconded.

... now I have to come up with an excuse as to why I clicked on the thread.

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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2007 20:54      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh, PROM ! Well, then, um... So what's that like then? I went to a ball once, but never a prom. I stopped by someone else's prom long enough to grab her and drag her off into the night, but that's probably not the same thing. It ended the same, though, and that's what counts. Highschool drop-out party people on drugs aren't allowed inside functions like that. Too bad, I probably could have livened things up a bit. They look pretty boring in the movies.

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted March 20, 2007 04:32      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ScholasticSpastic:
Too bad, I probably could have livened things up a bit. They look pretty boring in the movies.

Really? I had an awesome time last year. I'm volunteering more this year I had such a great time. I made (Or more accuratly accurately threw together) the Myspace page.

If you have a Myspace page send a friend request. I don't spam peoples pages. Well except my own and a couple of my friends because they said I could.

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Mac D
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Icon 14 posted March 20, 2007 05:07      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I just recived word that the age for this might be lowerd to 18+ [thumbsup]

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted March 22, 2007 04:30      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's a done deal. I recieved word that in fact the age of the event HAS been lowered to 18+.

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2007 07:14      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If anyone is intrested in seeing the video from Geek Prom 2006 Click here.

There is some brief nudity at the end of the video. But it's very breif.

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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2007 09:43      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Now I know what the problem is. There aren't enough geeks at regular proms and that's why they're boring. That was a cute vid. I would go to a geek prom.

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Icon 1 posted March 24, 2007 00:41      Profile for supergoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I went to prom with a friend of mine who happens to be a SuSe user. We danced awkwardly. His hair was longer than mine.

Does that count?

[Geek]

As for DDR tournaments, my school hosted a "DDR in drag" tournament. I dressed up as a teenage suburban golfer boy, but the guys' costumes were far more interesting.

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Icon 1 posted March 24, 2007 01:42      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I recommend this and a dancepad with StepMania. Completely ace.

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