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.
February is the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean that the Dtoid community slacks off in terms of event planning. Regional groups from around the world are planning some great outings to places like gaming/LAN centers, arcade, movie theaters, and house parties. So in honor of the month that brings us Valentine’s day, head to a NARP and share your love of the community with other Dtoiders!
Read on to see what NARPs are happening in Australia, Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere!
Who: Dtoid Australia – FooLiz
What: Girl Night, Trivia Night, and Fooliz’s Party
When: Feb 5, 8, 22, 26th
Australia is having lots of stuff happening this month! Besides the standard trivia nights happening at Mana Bar, there will be an awesome Girl night at Fooliz’s place as well as a birthday celebration…its even a THEMED PARTY! So check out the blog for more details!
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 San Francisco – Tactix
What: Trivia Night, Super Nerd Night, The Room
When: Feb 7, 8, 17th
DtoidSF is going to try a new event this month, called Geeks vs Geeks trivia night. Like Dtoid Australia, they want to show their dominance in all things geek. There is also plans to go to watch a midnight showing of The Room in Oakland.
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 Chicago – AwesomeExMachina
What: Ultimate Gaming Blowout and The Room
When: Feb 11, 20th
Dtoid Chicago will be going to Ignite Entertainment again, and this time, have even snagged a 20% off deal for the night. Not only that, Chicago will also be watching The Room at Music Box Theater. The coolest part about it, Tommy Wiseau will be there as well! YOU’RE TEARING ME APART!
Check our the Google Group emailer for more info, and check out the Facebook and Twitter for other info!
Who: Dtoid Europe – Hollie Bennett, mistic
What: EuroNARP 3.5
When: Feb 19th
February is here, and its time for the EuroNARP! “Teh Lair” will be open to celebrate mistic’s birthday for an awesome weekend in Belgium. Make sure to register ahead of time at this link, so there can be an accurate supply of food for the weekend. There will be lots of gaming and video streaming happening, so try to make it out!
Please join our Dtoid Europe Google Group Emailer and to follow our blog: Dtoid Europe-Cblog, as well as our Facebook group!
Who: Dtoid Baltimore/DC – Hitogoroshi
What: Arcade trip
When: Feb 4th
The guys at Baltimore are planning to head out to Crabtowne USA on Feb 4th for some beer, crabs, and cabinets. So if you like any of those things (odds are you like them all), meet up!
Also, join the Baltimore/DC Google Group as well as a blog dedicated to gatherings!!
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 New England – Senisan
Be sure to follow Dtoid New England on their Google group, Youtube, and Flickr!!
Who: Dtoid Midwest – Jon Bloodspray
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 New York – Powerglove
What: DtoidNY party in New Jersey
When: Feb 26th
Make sure to check in on the emailer to find out about events!
Who: Dtoid Phoenix – Dexter345
What: Howie’s Game Shack
When: Feb 26th or 27th
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!
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!