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You may or may not know it, but we have a kickstarter launch party planned for Geek Bar Beta (1941 W. North Ave.) on July 24th at 7:00pm to fund our first group comic project. Now you might ask yourself, “If I’m not part of the project, what’s in it for me?” That’s a great question. Here’s what:

In addition to hanging with and supporting our artists, enjoying the food, drinks, and games Geek Bar has to offer we will also be holding raffles ($5 or backing the kickstarter gets you an entry) throughout the night for a variety of prizes. Here are a couple sneak previews:

  • Two tickets for any parody burlesque show at Gorilla Tango Theater (up to $70 value). They do burlesque parodies of everything from Disney to Game of Thrones to Star Wars. It’s pretty cool.  You can also use the coupon code “northsidecomics-summer2015” to get $6 off each ticket when you buy 2 or more through August 31st regardless of whether or not you attend the party. Gorilla Tango is a cool place and we will likely be holding a figure drawing night there in the near future. So stay tuned for that.
  • Two all-event passes to the 3rd annual nerd comedy festival at Stage 773 (a $130 value). This event is massive with improv, stand-up, and an improved Star Wars/Macbeth hybrid show. These tickets get you into all the shows you want during the event.
  • A coupon for laser cutting at the Edgewater Workbench. The workbench specializes in 3D printing and laser cutting services. Laser cutting is exactly what the name would lead you to believe – it’s the process of using lasers (LASERS!) to cut stuff. For example, making interesting patterns out of cardstock for a wedding invite or cardboard cutouts to build a T-Rex skeleton. Lasers can also be used like a printer to burn rather than cut into wood. That means you could print your face onto wood and thus achieve wooden immortality! Stu and Ally at the Workbench host our weekly sketch parties on Thursdays so please stop in and check the shop out.
  • Comic books. This wouldn’t be a comic kickstarter without comics! The list is growing but at the moment we will for sure be raffling off the following: A hard cover of Infinite Vacation by Nick Spencer/Christian Ward, This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki, and 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by Matthew Inman.

More prizes to come.

On top of all of this, the artists from the book will be present and word is they might be doing some live sketching (if you’re into that sort of thing)

Tell your friends! And if you are so inclined, come dressed in cosplay (10% discount off food and drinks). If you decide to up the ante and come dressed as one of the characters from the anthology find Ed and he will personally buy you a drink.

See you at Geek Bar on the 24th!