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PAX Party Planning: Nerdhole at Raygun Lounge and More!!

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geekouttriviaPAX GEEK OUT TRIVIA
Thursday August 27 / 8:00 pm / Raygun Lounge / Free!
featuring special guests from A Podcast for All Intents and Purposes and us, Nerdhole!

Come kick off your PAX weekend with Nerdhole! We’ll be at Raygun Lounge’s weekly Geek Out Trivia night, hosted by MC Andrew. All three of us will be in attendance, and we’ve got some sweet swag to give out as prizes! Look forward to seeing you there!

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And here’s some other ways to spend your non-con hours, even if you didn’t score a PAX pass:

ALL WEEKEND:

THURSDAY:

FRIDAY:

  • Nerd Concert at LoFi “We have chiptunes, we have rock, we have hip hop, we have cheap booze, we have give-aways, and a few arcade machines just for good measure.”
  • Give Me a Quest at Raygun Lounge Play arcade and board games with the staff of Bitch Team Alpha and Can’t Talk Media! Cover is $1 and all proceeds benefit Take This Project, party is 18+ only. No PAX badge required.”
  • Insert Coin: Mortal Kompax!! at The Eagle Brought to you by Queer Geek! Seattle, this event has EVERYthing: music, cosplay, booze, dancing, and Mortal Kombat!
  • All Your Dance Are Belong To Us A video game-themed dance party with DJ Morgue Anne. Chiptunes, Nerdcore, Geekstep, and beyond in a night combining a love for video game culture and dance music. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given out to the best dressed.

SATURDAY:

  • Super League Gaming PAX Red Carpet Meet & Greet Gameplay Event Play Minecraft while you watch it on a movie screen! Meet Captain Sparklez, Parker Games, and other YouTubers on the red carpet and in the theater!
  • Pink Party Prime 7 featuring voice actor Troy Baker Queer Geek’s Pink Party Prime 7 will feature actor and voice-over artist Troy Baker, a VIP lounge, and the Official Pink Party $1,000 Cosplay Contest. With DJs Krot and Futurewife and gogos Bolt and Tyler Rush. Proceeds from Pink Party Prime 7 will benefit Gay City Health Project.
  • Ms. Pak-Man: Bonus Stage! Watch this world-renowned video game superstar of the 1980s try and stage her big comeback (again) after years of popping too many power pills. A cabaret-style theatre experience starring Scott Shoemaker (Ian Bell’s Brown Derby Series, Homo for the Holidays) as the loveable trainwreck Ms. Pak-Man.
  • NerdSquatch GameBoy Music Festival “5 different GameBoy artists – Trey Frey, GRAZ, RTR0 DR34M, 8-Bit Zero, and bryface plus a bard from hyrule, and visuals and lazerz by Lightlinked”

SUNDAY:

  • That Other Party More excellent music for your weekend: nerdcore, chiptune, electro jazz, and more.
  • PAX Prime Karaoke Time 2015 with Mike & Tifa “Want to hang out with awesome people in the gaming industry and sing your favorite nerdy songs? Mike & Tifa have partnered with The Mercury* and Baby Ketten Karaoke for an amazing night of nerd karaoke!”
  • Starr Mazer Concert Join the Starr Mazer crew in a concert featuring a bunch of different musicians at Chop Suey. No PAX Prime badge needed.
  • Poropalooza 2 A giant PAX after party at Q nightclub featuring a party bus available from the front of the convention center to the club. Free for cosplayers.

MONDAY:

 

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Nerd rockers Chamber Band at Raygun Lounge tonight

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Chamber Band
Oh, knock it off, you guys. Cute is so 2013.

Are you ready to rock and roll initiative? Head over to Raygun Lounge tonight at 7pm for a performance by super-nerds Chamber Band. They’re supporting their new album Deities, which is full of delightful indie pop songs set in a D&D world. Titles include “Lawful Neutral,” “Shapeshifter,” and “Yeenoghu.” (They also do Hunger Games songs, but we haven’t heard ’em yet.) It should be a fun, sweet show–seriously, check out some of their songs–and Raygun has an excellent assortment of beverages for fans of all ages.

Oh, and a little nerd told us that Aaron Douglas (the Chief from Battlestar Galactica) might show up “to hear the Adama Pop that they invented in his honor.” But this sad Galacticon news makes us wonder if it could be true. There is only one way to find out, people.

Chamber Band at Raygun Lounge (501 E Pine), Friday, 7/31/15, 7pm. All ages.

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ListHole: 8 Songs That Could Be About Vampires (And 2 That Definitely Are)

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still of kiefer sutherland brooke mccarter alex winter and billy wirth in the lost boys
The Lost Boys is approximately 50-60% of why I became goth. Mary Shelley shares significant blame as well.
You may have heard that I love all shitty vampire things. Because of this I tend to hear vampiric themes where none were intended, and this happened even more frequently back when I was a young goth. In the mid-’90s I briefly played Vampire: The Masquerade and my friends and I would curate playlists of mood music for our sessions. (Actually, curating mood music and writing backstories for our characters constituted pretty much the entirety of our V:tM time—I think we only played twice.) Anyway, here’s a partial list of songs from those playlists:

After The Flesh by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
sample lyric: “We’ll infect your carnal mind after the flesh…”

The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
sample lyric: “So soon you’ll take me up in your arms / Too late to beg you or cancel it though I know it must be / the killing time”

Dead Souls by Joy Division
sample lyric: “Someone take these dreams away / That point me to another day / A duel of personalities / They stretch all true realities”

Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
sample lyric: “O you where a vampire and now I am nothing at all”

Devil Inside by INXS
sample lyric: “Here comes the woman with the look in her eye / Raised on leather with flesh on her mind”

Cry Little Sister by Gerard McMann
sample lyric: “Temptation heat beats like a drum / Deep in your veins, I will not lie…”

Lullaby by The Cure
sample lyric: “Quietly he laughs and shaking his head / Creeps closer now / Closer to the foot of the bed”

One Caress by Depeche Mode
sample lyric: “I’m shying from the light / I always loved the night / And now you offer me eternal darkness”

Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
sample lyric: “I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes / I have to turn my head until my darkness goes”

Moon Over Bourbon Street by Sting
sample lyric: “It was many years ago that I became what I am / I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb”

What songs would you add to this list? Put your suggestions in the comments!