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8:12 PM on 10.04.2011  

October NARP events!

Hey everyone!



Its almost Halloween! In between searching for that perfect costume, make sure to come out to one of DtoidSF's meetups this month!

What: Super Nerd Night
Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub
When: Thursday, Jul 7th, 7:00 PM

Super Nerd Night is the monthly gathering of gamers in SF to play games in a pub, from board games, to fighting games, to other things in between. They have recently changed venues and regular times. Now SNN will be held the first Thursday of the month. Check out the blurb straight from the facebook event:

"After many nights of standing room only events we've finally found a proper venue. We're also going to be offering cash prizes for our fighting tournament and adding more board games to the SNN collection.

Like always this is an open event and perfect for anyone who is new to the city as jumping into games with strangers is highly encouraged.

Bring your boardgames and we'll supply the rest!"

What: Geeks VS Geeks Trivia Challenge
Where: Fly Bar Sutter
When: Monday, Oct 10th, 7:30 PM

Geeks vs Geeks is returning to SF! Anyone want to make a Destructoid team and show how awesome our nerd knowledge is?

"You're a geek and you know it! You have an inordinate amount of random, mostly useless information floating in your head. Regular trivia games don't honor that knowledge. Come join us for a game of Geeks VS Geeks, where we ask questions about the things YOU love."

What: Halloween plans
Where: Dont' know yet
When: Epic time

I most definitely want to organize SOMETHING for Halloween, but I havent had time. So pay attention to the c-blog/facebook/twitter to find out more as the month progresses!

Anyway, that's whats planned this month for DtoidSF! As per usual, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter! Hope to see you at an event!

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12:45 PM on 06.29.2011  

July NARP events

Hey everyone!



Summer is here, and DtoidSF has some events planned that you should check out!

What: PulsewaveSF
Where: DNA Lounge
When: Thursday, Jul 7th, 7:00 PM

"Pulsewave is the USís longest running monthly Chip Music event. Using vintage game systems & computers as the basis for stunning music & visuals, Pulsewave spotlights emerging & established artists from all over the world. 8bitSF is excited to merge forces with NYC to present a new chapter in Chip Music history: PulsewaveSF."

The bands that will be playing are Bit Shifter, crashfaster, The Glowing Stars, Starpause & Awkward Terrible.


What: California Extreme
Where: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
When: July 9-10, 2011

"California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". It's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won't need 'em."

A couple people attended last year and said it was a lot of fun, so if you plan on attending this year, please let us know!


What: Geeks VS Geeks Trivia Challenge
Where: Fly Bar Sutter
When: Monday, Jul 18th, 7:30 PM

"You're a geek and you know it! You have an inordinate amount of random, mostly useless information floating in your head. Regular trivia games don't honor that knowledge. Come join us for a game of Geeks VS Geeks, where we ask questions about the things YOU love.

Your categories for the month are:

MUSIC TO MY EARS - musicians, some real, some not

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS - great assholes of history, literature and mass media

MY SPIDER SENSE IS TINGLING! - Spiderman

WARNING! ITíS A BIOHAZARD! - Resident Evil

WHO SAID IT?- famous quotes

THE SOURCE - identify the inspiration for our favorite things"

Anyway, that's whats planned this month for DtoidSF! As per usual, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter! Hope to see you at an event!

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3:23 AM on 05.02.2011  

May NARP events

Hey guys!



Its time for another monthly NARP post! DtoidSF has been rocking the events this past month, such as an awesome Capcom/Destructoid street pass event you might have seen on the front page. This next month is no exception, as we bring you lots of fun activites in which you can meet your fellow Dtoiders in the San Francisco Bay Area! Check out the list of stuff below!


What: Dr. Tactix Karaoke Celebration
Where: Pandora Karaoke
When: Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 PM

As most of you know, I will be graduating from UC Berkeley with my Ph. D. in like two weeks. (OMG excite!) As part of the celebration month of May, I would love to have a karaoke night with my wonderful community. Therefore, I will be having a karaoke gathering at Pandora's karaoke to sing the night away! Please RSVP at the facebook group so I have an idea of what sie room to reserve...and that date isnt quite set in stone until I totally reserve the room, so check out the emailer for updates!


What: Super Nerd Nite
Where: Rogue Ale's Public House
When: Tuesday, Mar 10th, 7:30 PM

From the Facebook invite:

"Super Nerd Night is the second Tuesday of every month at Rogue. We supply the video games and everyone else brings their favorite boardgames to share. It's a very casual night and everyone is super friendly. Jumping into games with strangers is highly encouraged.

We'll be playing a little known game called Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the big screen and Pac-mac, Super Smash and Classic Atari games on the small screens. ."


What: Fanimecon
Where: San Jose Convention Center
When: May 27-30th

The end of this month brings Fanimecon to San Jose. This convention is one of Northern California's largest anime conventions and is a fun event for people who love Japanese culture and anime. There may be people from DtoidSF planning to go to this event, so if you are interested let us know in the emailer!

Anyway, that's whats planned this month for DtoidSF! As per usual, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter! Hope to see you at an event!

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4:33 PM on 03.17.2011  

GDC Meetup Recap



Thanks to everyone who came out! This was put together at the very last minute and still turned out to be amazing because of you guys that showed up!

If this looks like fun to you, and you would like to be involved with DtoidSF, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter!

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9:27 PM on 03.05.2011  

March NARP events

Hey DtoidSF!




It's March now, which means spring is just around the corner! Here is a list of the upcoming events for the next month. Be sure to come hang out with us if you haven't yet, we love meeting new people!


What: First Anime Nights at Rogue Ale's House
Where: Rogue Ale's Public House
When: Monday, Mar 7th, 7:00 PM

This is the first of a monthly gathering of geeks to hang out and watch some anime together. This month they will be viewing FLCL, so don't miss out on this chance to meet some awesome people and watch this equally awesome show!

What: Northbeach Carnevale
Where: Amante
When: Tuesday, Mar 8th, 6:00 PM

From the Facebook invite:

"This is it guys! Get your costumes out of the attic! It's the 4th Annual Northbeach Carnevale!!

Masquerade Ball - Cupcakes - Costume Contest

AMANTE has a full bar and outside seating.

Masks and Props available at the door! So no excuses!
Costumes STRONGLY encouraged."

What: Super Nerd Nite Lite
Where: Rogue Ale's Public House
When: Tuesday, Mar 8th, 7:30 PM

From the Facebook invite:

"SNN fat Tuesday style. Come drunk, drink more, play games, drink again!
Because of the Mardi Gras bar crowd this will be a lite event. Boardgames and the major fighting event only. MvC3 will be showcased both this month and April."

Anyway, that's whats planned this month for DtoidSF! As per usual, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter! Hope to see you at an event!

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12:38 AM on 02.17.2011  

DtoidSF Toidlet


Pic unrelated, other than I love Glee

Hey guys!

If you are in DtoidSF, pay attention! Introducing to you now, the DtoidSF Toidlet! As mentioned by Hamza in the Destructoid mega-guide that was posted today, Toidlets are little versions of Destructoid that only have stories related to topics of interest to the group. With that in mind, I've started up the DtoidSF toidlet to act as our own mini oasis of all things related to our awesome community here in San Francisco!

How does it work? Well, whenever you write a blog, if you are added to the toidlet, you will be able to send your blog to be posted in this group along with being the main c-blog area. Being featured in this toidlet means that if anyone wants to get a quick glimpse of the goings on of our little community, they can just check it out in one location.

On the official account, I will be sending all the NARP posts to the toidlet, but where you come in is post other blogs here as well! It would be great to showcase the blogging chops of our community in one place, in particular recaps of all the events we go to! I'd love it if the next time you guys go to an event, take some photos, videos, and just blog about your great time...then send it to the DtoidSF toidlet. This way, we will have a one stop place for showing off the awesomeness that is the DtoidSF community group!

If you are a member of DtoidSF, but arent on the Toidlet yet, send a PM to the DtoidSanFrancisco account and I'll add you to the list! And if you have any ideas for how else we can utilize this group, just mention them in the comments, or in the emailer! Happy Blogging!

The link to our Toidlet is here again: DtoidSF Toidlet

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9:33 PM on 01.29.2011  

February NARP events

Hey DtoidSF!




February is the month of LOVE!!! You know what I love? Meeting up with all you awesome community members in SF! (Not to mention Snickers ice cream and SSF4) Anyway, as always we have a list of great events for you to take part in! Come meet up with your Dtoid Army soldiers as we start to take over the world!


What: Geeks vs Geeks Trivia Night
Where: Fly Bar
When: Monday, Feb 7th, 7:30 PM

Are you a geek? Do you know what Oz's band name was in Buffy? How about who's singer's head was in an entire episode of Futurama? Well, on Feb 7th, Geeks vs Geeks is having a trivia night over at Fly Bar, and it would be awesome if we could get a DtoidSF team to represent! And fear not, there actually are prizes awarded for the winners :D.

What: Super Nerd Night!
Where: Rogue Ale's Public House
When: Tuesday, Feb 8, 7:00 PM

From the facebook invite:

"Super Nerd Night is the monthly gathering of the geeks at Rogue, where the usual bar crowd is replaced with a mini-convention of comic book, video game, role-playing game and general nerd culture aficionados. Super Nerd Night has mutated from a simple video game tournament between friends into an all-encompassing meet and geek."

Many more DtoidSFers have been showing up to this event and meeting lots of cool, new people! So if you haven't made it out to one (like me) try to show up! :D


What: The Room Midnight Showing!
Where: Piedmont Theater in Oakland
When: Saturday, Feb 17th, 12:00 AM

The Room. In a movie theater. Spoons.

You need to make sure to join in on this, I promise if you have not experienced The Room, you havent lived. The Oscars nominees like Black Swan are crap when compared to this masterpiece of a movie. Tommy Wiseau is a fine Shakepearean actor and brilliant director.

Make sure to join in the emailer to organize the car pool trips and such. OMG THIS WILL BE THE BEST NARP EVER!

Anyway, that's whats planned this month for DtoidSF! As per usual, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter! Hope to see you at an event!

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12:31 AM on 01.05.2011  

January NARP events

Hey DtoidSF!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WHOO!


OMG..Ke$ha was a MESS performing this....it's amazing <3


I hope you guys totally had a happy holiday and a rocking New Years, but now its time to look ahead to 2011 and all the things we have in store! My community manager New Year's Resolution is that this year, DtoidSF will be doing alot more meetups in the city and various new locations, and try to get some joint game industry/DtoidSF stuff going along...so look forward to that stuff later this year!

Whats coming up for the rest of this month? Read on below to find out!


What: Super Nerd Night!
Where: Rogue Ale's Public House
When: Tuesday, Jan 11th, 7:00 PM

From the facebook invite:

"Super Nerd Night is the monthly gathering of the geeks at Rogue, where the usual bar crowd is replaced with a mini-convention of comic book, video game, role-playing game and general nerd culture aficionados. Super Nerd Night has mutated from a simple video game tournament between friends into an all-encompassing meet and geek."

This week they will be hosting a Raskulls tournament! So go show your skills and represent Dtoid while playing as the Mr. Dtoid character!

What: Jonathan Coulton Concert!!!!
Where: Great American Music Hall
When: Thursday, Jan 20th, 7:30 PM

Are you one of the people who are "Still Alive?" Well, this concert may not be in the month of May, but its just around the corner! This month, Jonathan Coulton will be performing a concert for the SF fans at the Great American Music Hall. Many DtoidSF members brought us info about this concert during the break, and many people have already bought their tickets, so if you are interested in possibly meeting up, you should buy them too! Or if you are already going, let us know in the emailer, so we can possibly plan to meetup before or after the show!


What: MvC3 Tournament!
Where:???
When: Jan 27th

Yes! All my pleading to the Capcom people paid off ;). On the 27th, Melody has informed us via the Capcom-unity blog that there will be a Gamespot hosted MvC3 tournament somewhere in the Bay Area! WHOOO!

I'm going to try my darndest to get there, as I'm sure many DtoidSFers will, once the details emerge....so keep checking our emailer and facebook to find out the details later!

Anyway, that's whats planned this month for DtoidSF! As per usual, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter! Hope to see you at an event!

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11:39 PM on 12.27.2010  

New Years Eve celebration!



Hey guys!

Are you going to be in San Francisco during New Years Eve? If so, you should come out and meet up with the DtoidSF crew! We plan to do a bar crawl along Market St in San Francisco as we welcome the coming of 2011, also known as "how-are-they-going-to-make-the-stupid-glasses-with-2011?" Our plans are below!

What: TWENTY ELEVEN!!! Flying Cars or GTFO! New Year's Eve Bar Crawl

Time: Officially at 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM or longer (depending on people)

Location: Starting at Steff's Sports Bar @ 8PM, New bar around Market Street every hour.

Bar #2 Dave's
29 3rd St
(between Kearny St & Market St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Bar #3 Gold Dust Lounge (Cash Only)
247 Powell St
(between Geary St & Ofarrell St)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Street drinking at 11 pm!

Description: 2010!!! Was it good? Was it bad? Either way, come celebrate it with your friends in DtoidSF. Come join us in drinking to remember the good times or in drinking to forget the bad times that shall not be named.....EVER!

We are starting the party at Steff's Sports Bar. Every hour up to 11 pm, we are hitting a new bar in the area! Then at 11 pm, we are Flaskin' it to Union Square. So join us.....and together we shall rule New Year's Eve as Gamer Site and Community.

Side Notes: If it is raining, we'll stay put where ever we land until the rain is over. If better/less populated bars are found, they maybe added to the list.

To stay update on the event or get lost from the group, follow me at @zakupilot256 on twitter the night of. You can also follow @DtoidSF to keep up with the night!

For more information about this event, make sure to check out our emailer, and let us know if you will make it on our facebook invite!

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1:25 AM on 11.30.2010  

December NARP events

HO HO HO!



Hey DtoidSF! Its getting chilly here in the East Bay, and what better way to fight off the cold than by meeting up with your fellow Dtoiders and having some awesome events! Below are some things that are planned for the month of December in and around San Francisco for you guys!

What: Kihten's Bday party
Where: Rogue Ales Public House
When: Dec 3rd at 8:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIHTEN! New DtoidSF member Krista just turned 27 this week, and to celebrate, she has invited all of DtoidSF to meet up at the Rogue Ales Public House starting at 8pm. A new hangout for the DtoidSF community, this place usually offers a monthly "Super Nerd Night" that we are starting to make our presence known <3.

On this Friday, we will meet there to eat, drink (homemade rootbeer floats!) and watch movies such as Scott Pilgrim and Dr. Horrible! So I hope to see you all there!



What: Umloud!
Where: DNA Lounge
When: Dec 9 at 7PM

UMLOUD! This is an AWESOME charity event that takes place every year to benefit the well known Child's Play Charity. This night involves people performing Rock Band songs on the main stage of DNA Lounge with full lights, smoke effects and and amazing sound system, all for charity. By going, not only will you be getting a great show, you will also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for awesome swag that has been donated by various game companies.

There will be also be a silent auction which will give you the chance to win some really awesome rare items that are too good to be merely raffled off. All this for only a $10 entrance to the event, the full proceeds of which go to benefit Child's Play. So check out more information at the Umloud website, and come rock out for charity! And if you buy your tickets online here, you can get two pieces of swag!



What: DtoidSF Holiday Celebration
Where: DtoidHQ
When Dec 18th

Finally, what would December be without a holiday celebration? Our community will be getting together to have a little holiday get-together on Dec 18th. The event will take place at Dtoid HQ, and we are planning on having a Secret Santa, wear our tackiest holiday sweaters, and play some holiday themed games! This party will be live streamed on the Justin.tv stream for the rest of the dtoid community to check out!

If you are interested in the holiday meetup, it is really important to join the emailer! You will need to sign up to get into the Secret Santa list!

These are all the events that are being planned for this month! Hope to see you guys at one, two, or ALL of them! If for some reason you cant make it out, though, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

And dont forget to join the emailer, follow our facebook page and twitter, and check out the youtube channel for awesome community things!

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3:09 AM on 09.29.2010  

October NARP events!

Hey guys!

Where did September go? September was an AWESOME month which brought us PAX and my birthday, but now its over. But thats ok, cause we have the amazing month of October to look forward to! And thus I bring you our planned events for this month! Its a big one!



What: Extra Life 24 hr Gaming Marathon
Where: South van Awesome
When: Oct 16-17th, 8am-8am!!!

As of now, there is one major event being planned, and thats the Extra Life Gaming Marathon. As you may or may not have heard, the Extra Life charity organization is one started by Sarcastic Gamer that puts raising money for charity our gamers' hands. Its an annual marathon in which we take donations to raise money for the local Children's Miracle hospital. Alex Sanderson and I are planning a 24 hour gaming marathon where we will take donations. This event will be on Oct. 16th and run from 8am to 8 am!

We have a variety of games and systems that we want to showcase throughout the day, which will include modern favorites such as Halo:Reach and Super Street Fighter 4 as well as retro games such as Ninja Gaiden and Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers! 24 hours is a LONG time to have just one person gaming, so we are asking for the DtoidSF crew to come help out and game with us all day/night!

This event will be streamed online using Ustream, so the greater Destructoid community will be able to watch, join in, and donate money for charity! We are also hoping on giving away some swag and prizes throughout the night, so everyone should feel free to tune into the stream!

There will be tons more details about this the sooner it gets to the date, and the more finalized the plans get....but make sure to make it out to South van Awesome to help us get through the day! Also we need to spread the word early to those who want to support us before the event even starts...so tell your co-workers, friends, and family that you will be going to a charity event and are asking for their help!

Look forward to the Extra Life cblog coming later!!! Or start your donating at our donation page below

DtoidSF Extra Life donation page


Lets do a good deed this month, shall we?

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11:45 PM on 09.09.2010  

September NARP events

Hey SF!

Have you recovered from PAX yet? I haven't, but that doesnt mean I can stop planning the events for this month. There are two things that you definitely want to check out! Read about them below!


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What: Learn To Play
Where: Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, Cuperino, CA
When: September 17 at 5:30pm - September 18 at 9:00pm

Community member JohnPierre has worked really hard to set up a games as art exhibit called Learn to Play. Taken from the flier, Learn to Play is "an exhibition with games that challenge us to to look at who and what we are, or can be - so we can explore life directions driven by our choice and conscience" A good amount of Dtoiders are planning to check out this exhibit on the 17th, so you should too!


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What: Tactix-con
Where: South van Awesome
When: Sept 18th 7:00pm

The benefit of managing a city group is that I can through my own birthday party!!! This is less of a NARP, then a TOTALLY APPARENT REASON PARTY, because I will be turning one year older on this day. This party will be similar to the Worldwide NARP party in that we will have Rock Band projected on the wall, lots of games to play, and lots of booze and good people to hang out with. I also promise a showing of the greatest movie of all time (for now) The Room, on our projector screen. Details about the party will be forthcoming in the emailer, so stay tuned!

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Hope to see you at one of these events!

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