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Dtoid meetups for the month of May

3:00 PM on 05.04.2011 // Jesse Cortez

Hey Destructoid!

No Apparent Reason Parties -- NARPs for short -- are a long standing tradition here at Destructoid. NARPs are parties hosted by Dtoiders for Dtoiders and everyone is welcome to attend a party. It's about playing games and interacting with other people all in the name of having a good time.

According to Jonathan Coulton, the month of May brings interesting outdoor recreational activities. In the same spirit of the month, Dtoid Regional Groups from all over the world are making plans to meetup at various events for gaming, movies, and all around great times. As a community, Dtoid just keeps growing, as the community is hoping to reintroduce two new groups, Dtoid Southeast and Dtoid Toronto.

Read on below to see what NARPs are happening in the Midwest, New York, Australia and elsewhere!

Who: Dtoid Australia - FooLiz
What: Trivia, Movie Night, Miss Burlesque

When: May 2, 8, 16, 21th

This month, members of Dtoid Australia will be going to the usual Mana Bar trivia nights, as well as having a movie night at the house of BLiz in honor of Zombie Awareness month. However, they will also be attending a Miss Burlesque show which seems awesome!

Be sure to follow Dtoid Australia on Twitter and Facebook as well as check out the Google group for details of these events and much more!

Who: Dtoid New York - Powerglove 
What: Blipfest 2011
When: May 19-21

Dtoid New York is headed to Blipfest 2011! The guys in DtoidNY call Blipfest one of the largest gatherings of the year, and this year is extra special. For the first time, Dtoider Zen Albatross will be performing during the festival, so you should totally go out and support him!

More information can be found in the emailer, so check it out!

Who: Dtoid San Francisco - Tactix 
What: Karaoke night, Super Nerd Night, Fanimecon
When: May 7th, 11th, 27-30th

DtoidSF has a lot of events planned, from a karaoke night, to the monthly Super Nerd Night, as well Fanimecon at the end of this month. So much to do, and so little time to do it in!

Be sure to follow DtoidSF on Twitter and Facebook as well as check out the Google group for details of these events and others! 

Who: Dtoid New England - Senisan
What: Siete de Mayo
When: May 7th

On Saturday, at Dtoider HeyRicochet's house, members of DtoidNE will be gathering for a night of retro goodness! From a MAME cabinet to systems on 4 different TV's, this event will be a blast!

Be sure to follow Dtoid New England on their Google groupYoutube, and Flickr!!

Who: Dtoid Midwest - Jon Bloodspray
What: Dtoid Midwest NARP 2011
When: June 20th

It may not technically be in May, but this is one epic NARP and one that needs planning. In June, Jon Bloodspray will be hosting the Midwest NARP 2011. Word on the blog-o-sphere is that the NARP last year was too epic for words. So if you live in the area, or even just want to fly out to visit, let them know!

Make sure to join the Google group and Facebook group for more info! And check out the other goings on in this forum thread.

Who: Dtoid Baltimore/DC - Hitogoroshi
What: BaltiNARP

When: May 13-15th

The month of May brings the semi-annual BaltiNARP at Procyon's house. This gathering will boast at least 7 TV's and monitors with lost of classic games. Changston might even be on hand with some of his amazing cooking!

Also, join the Baltimore/DC Google Group as well as a blog dedicated to gatherings!!

Who: Dtoid Europe - Hollie Bennett, mistic
What: EuroNARP4
When: July 15th weekend

It's still two months away, but you can never start planning too early in advance! Dtoid Europe's annual EuroNARP will be here before you know it!

Please join our Dtoid Europe Google Group Emailer and to follow our blog: Dtoid Europe-Cblog, as well as our Facebook group!

And now...a list of other groups that might not have anything planned as of yet, but keep checking in. New events happen all the time!

Who: Dtoid Austin - Sean Carey 

Check out their google group for any upcoming events!

Who: Dtoid Los Angeles - Jonathan Ross 

Be sure to follow Dtoid Los Angeles on Facebook as well as check out the Google group for details of these events and other things! 

Who: Dtoid Phoenix - Dexter345

Near Phoenix? Make sure to get involved in one of the newer city groups by checking out their Google Group

Who: Dtoid Northwest - Kai, DJDuffy, King3vbo 

Check out the Google group here for more info!

One more announcement!

There have been a couple of city groups that are on the verge of starting up again! If you live in either of these areas make sure to join these groups to help them get off the ground and running!

Who: Dtoid Southeast
Who: Dtoid Toronto

That's all for this month! Make sure to check our our city group post from earlier this month for a list of a couple established community groups.  More and more keep springing up, so if your area isn't represented, and you'd be interested in heading a group, email me at [email protected]

Hope to see you at a Dtoid event!



Jesse Cortez,
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