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2:30 PM on 09.16.2009

The Pew3vol NARP

Hey guys, I know this is sorta late notice, but you're just gonna have to deal with that. This weekend ProfessorPew and Mid3vol are flying from San Diego down to Austin to hang out with us before Pew leaves back to the Netherlands. Obviously this is something you should want to go to since Pew and Mandi are awesome. We are using the DtoidAustin Google Group for planning and shit, so if you are on there let us know if you are coming or not, and if you are not on the Google Group mailer and think you can make it, email me at [email protected] and I will hook you up. Kisses.   read

12:55 AM on 08.10.2009

Post-PAX shindiggy in Austin

Hey folks, Dtoid Austin/Texas here. It's been a few months since we talked, but there just hasn't been much to say. Until now. Look Destructoid, I want you back in my life. It's been too hard for me to just ignore you're there. So I want you to come over to my place in September. The weekend of September 19th specifically. ProfessorPew and Mid3vol are going to be there, and I thought you could show up and we could just sorta be one big happy family ya know? I don't really have much more details than that, but just know that I miss you Dtoid, and clear up your calendars around then. I really want to see you.   read

1:36 PM on 06.29.2009

Last Reminder About SGC

Well, this is it folks. The Screwattack Gaming Convention starts on Friday morning, which means the weekend long Dallas NARP starts Friday night. I've already said everything that can be said in older blogs, so I am just here to tell you this. If you are planning on going to this, and you are not already on the Google Groups mailer, join it. If you do not join the mailer, and show up at SGC, and dont meet any Dtoiders and hang out with us at night, that is your own fault. So just join the Lobster Milkshaking mailer.   read

1:16 PM on 06.19.2009

SGC is in 2 weeks

Yep, 2 weeks from this very day is the first day of Screwattack's Dallas-based gaming convention. Now, if you look at your address bar you will notice that this isn't BUT, we don't get many things to do down here in the South, so we as the Texas Dtoid community are taking every opportunity, including this one, to get together and hang out. Now I can't say I have all the logistics worked out yet, but we still have 2 weeks left, so this is what I need you to do. If you think there is any remote chance you will be attending SGC, apply for membership in our Google Group which doubles as our mailer, and I will let you in and that will keep you updated on what all is going down.

So, bottom line, if you think there is anyway you will be in Dallas from July 3rd-July 5th to hang out with other Dtoiders, click this and do whatever it tells you to do. See yall soon!   read

2:59 PM on 05.29.2009

Random Houston Mini NARP tonight!

In a spontaneous turn of events, it appears we will be having a small NARP in Houston tonight. There is an arcade in East Houston called Joystix, and every First and last Friday they have free play from 9pm to 2am, for just 15 bucks. There are already going to be 5 of us there, so come meet some fellow Dtoiders! We will start showing up at 9pm, so show up then or any time after and look for the guy with the captains hat playing the TMNT cabinet, that will be Coonskin. Once you find him, it will be all good. I know this is sort of short notice, but its Friday night, and 15 dollars for 5 hours of unlimited retro arcade goodness is a hell of a deal if you ask me! So come on out at 9, the arcade is located at 1820 Franklin Houston, TX, 77002, so shove that into Google Maps or whatever you use to find out where it is. The website is here if you want to see what all cabinets they have, and email Coon at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see all the Houston Dtoiders there!   read

9:30 AM on 05.01.2009

Dallas NARP: SGC Style

Hey kiddo, how are you? Haven't seen you in a while. Yes, I missed you too. I know, it's not your fault you couldn't make it to the 3rd anniversary NARP. It's no biggie. No, really, it's-hey, don't start crying, calm down. If you calm down and listen for a second I'll take you to get ice cream after. I know you couldn't make it to the anniversary NARP, but I have something that will make it all better. ScrewAttack is having a gaming conference in Dallas on July 3-5, and Destructoid is going to be there! You want to see the Destructoid editors don't you? Sure ya do. I know it's a ways off, but just don't forget, cause I know how forgetful you can be. We can hang out at the conference during the day, and drink beer at night. You like drinking beer don't you? Sure ya do. OK then champ, see you in July.   read

2:19 PM on 03.11.2009

Final, Final Reminder About Texas 3rd Anniversary NARP

This is it folks. Destructoid's 3rd anniversary of being The Coolest Website In The World™ is on Saturday. But I like you folks, and I want to hang out with you all weekend. That is why the NARP starts on Friday whenever people get here and runs until Sunday whenever I kick you fuckers out of my house. And normally I wouldn't brag about College Station, as it's not really that special, but it's in the middle of the state folks. 2 hours from Austin, 2 hours from Houston, 3 hours from Dallas, it really can't get much more central than that. So, I beg of you (yes, I've resorted to begging now), if you live in Texas, drive to College Station to celebrate the anniversary with us.

You see, as I've sort of hinted at before, there is going to be Stickam cameras set up, which a lot of people around the internet are going to see, which means if Texas makes a poor showing, everyone is going to see it. Right now it's just me, Blehman, and CountingConflict, which means there will just be a live feed of me drinking and crying in the corner while Mike and Conor 69 or some gay shit. Not very impressive. So, again, in the name of Texas, in the name of Dtoid, I beg of you, if you live in Texas, find a way out here. I will get you drunk and we'll play Naked Twister   read

2:46 PM on 03.02.2009

Reminder: 2 Texas NARPs Soon!

Image copyright of Robert Scoble, originally found at, T-shirt by WilloToons.

Hey folks, it's March already, and that means it's time to hang out with your fellow Dtoiders! We are going to be really busy this month, with 2, that's right, 2 whole NARPs. The first one is to commemorate the founding of this great site, Destructoid's 3rd anniversary. While we would all like to be in Miami to celebrate with the robot Himself, not all of us are that fortunate, but that doesn't mean we can't still celebrate. If you live in Texas, drive down to Central Texas to College Station on the weekend of the 13-15 to drink, game, and be merry.

If you can't make it to College Station that weekend, then you better come down to Austin the following weekend (20-22) for SXSW. We probably won't be going to the actual SXSW since it's expensive as balls, but Austin is always a fun time, and there are a ton of individual concerts that are going on that aren't as expensive.

If you have any interest in going to either or both of these events, please email me at [email protected] and I will keep you up to date as the events get closer.   read

12:13 PM on 01.26.2009

Upcoming Texas NARPs

Hey folks, you may remember me as the guy that comes along every once in a while to inform the community about Destructoid related events and parties that happen in Texas. We had a bit of a lull there, but we are going to have plenty of stuff to keep us busy for the first half of 2009.

First, many of you know that Destructoid's third year anniversary will be March 16th in Miami. While all of us would love to fly/drive/walk up there for that, for many of us that isn't feasible, so instead we will be having regional parties across the world to celebrate the birth of our Lord. The regional party for Texas will be at my (Coonskin's) house in College Station on March 13-15, since that is pretty much smack dab in the middle of Texas. There are also a couple of cool ideas we are throwing around for the Anniversary NARPs, but since nothing is set in stone yet I don't want to say anything, just know it will be cool.

If you can't make the Anniversary NARP (which you really should), the weekend after it, March 20-22, I am trying to get people together to head down to Austin for SXSW. There is a lot of awesome movies, music, and even a few things gaming related, and I think it would be cool to take a group to that.

Finally, after we take a break for a few months, we are heading north to Dallas for the weekend of July 3-5 when the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention comes to town. Whether or not you have any interest in ScrewAttack isn't an issue, as I hear a couple of cool people are going to be in town for the event, and if you haven't met them yet you definitely want to.

Since all of the cool kids are doing it, I created a Google Group for keeping everyone informed, which is a lot easier than doing a manual emailer, so if you live in Texas or the surrounding states, or just want to know what those crazy Southerners are doing, go here to join.   read

10:49 AM on 10.08.2008

[UPDATE]Dallas NARP: Bacon And Beer And Fairs, Oh My![UPDATE]

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I'm back, and with good reason! Us Texans are preparing to gather up in what might be our most epic NARP ever! Why the most epic? Because I said so goddammit. Firstly, the NARP is going to be not this weekend, but next weekend, October 17-19. It will be at DVDDesign's apartment in Dallas, with overflow at Blehman's apartment.

Why would you want to come to this occasion? Well, for one we're going to be drinking tons, if you're into that thing. I'm betting you are. As Blehman said, never pass up a chance to see Drunkskin in action. We'll also be playing lots of vidya games. All three current-gen systems will be present, along with the full Rock Band kit and a shit ton of RB/2 DLC. Also, DVD has a 60" TV. I think he's compensating for something. Finally, we're going to the Texas state fair! I know, why would a bunch of nerds want to go stand in the heat all day? Well, because we want to track down the legendary Chicken Fried Bacon. Yes, Chicken Fried Bacon. I guess there's some other shit you can do at the state fair too, but, whatever.

I don't want to say too much, because we don't know if the timing is going to work out, but this NARP might actually be sponsored by something that has recently become a big part of DToid culture. What am I talking about? You'll just have to come to find out. Or read my mind, if you're able to.


I have been able to confirm the timing, and thusly reveal our sponsor. The founder of BaconSalt has recently contacted DToider CountingConflict, and is shipping him some BaconSalt swag and promotional material which will be at the Texas NARP. I know, I am amazed too.

**UPDATE**   read

12:23 PM on 07.10.2008

Texas NARP Two Week (Plus A Day) Reminder

Hey guys, I know you haven't heard from me in a while, but me and some of the Texan DToiders have been busy planning the upcoming Texas NARP. If you live in Texas, or hell, a surrounding state, you need to be there.

Where is it?

Coonskin's house, College Station, TX. About an hour and a half drive from Houston, 2 hour drive from Austin, and 3 1/2 hours from Dallas.

When is it?

The night of July 25, the 26th, then you have to leave sometime the 27th.

What is it?

We're not 100% sure the schedule. Not going to lie, we will probably play a lot of it by ear. But I can promise you it will consist of drinking, playing video games, and drinking. And some more drinking.

So if you think you might be able to come, say so, and then go over to the forums and say so. We're going to start an emailer about it soon enough. We already know that plenty of people will be there, but we want as many as possible! So do it!   read

2:26 PM on 05.13.2008

Texas NARP 2: Details Ahoy!

Hey folks, after tons of discussing, shouting, and virgin sacrificing, we have managed to come up with confirmed details for the second annual TX NARP. It will be held July 25th & 26th, in College Station, TX. Coonskin05's house will be our meeting place, where we plan our drunken assault on the town. Coonskin and BonfireAg03's houses (couches) will both be available for sleeping at.

There is a list of confirmed guests over at the forums, so let us know either here or on the forums that you will make it so you can get added to the list. If you live in Texas or one of the surrounding southern states, you will want to be at this NARP!

In the meantime, don't miss out on the Cinci NARP! It is going to be epic.   read

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