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Welcome to the Destructoid San Francisco group. This blog is meant for all Dtoiders that are in or near the San Francisco area. The purpose here is to set up community events such as NARPs and any type of get together like conventions, cons, industry events, etc. This is done for and by the community because sometimes, just talking to each other on the Internets isn't enough.

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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!

Hey DtoidSF!


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!
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!

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!


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!

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?

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!


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!


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!


Hope to see you at one of these events!
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