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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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!