Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Evening of Extraordinary Proportions

On December 11th, we will be hosting a joint benefit for Riseup, a 10 year old tech collective that provides email and list hosting for much of the activist community, and UBEW, our local radical tech collective.

You are invited. It will, we believe, be quite an extraordinary affair.

an Elegant Three-Course Dinner,
with a
Semi-Silent Auction of Unusual and Curious Items,
Destruction of Frustrating Technology,

and finally
resolving the infamous "War of the Currents" after 100 years,
an Exhibition Prizefighting Match
Nikola "Master of Lightning" Tesla
Thomas "Wizard of Menlo Park" Edison.

Old Timey Formal Dress (steamy and late 19 Century formal) encouraged

Our goal is to raise between $2000 and $4000 for Riseup. This will also support UBEW's modest budget in the next year.

Saturday 11 December 6pm to 10pm
Sliding Scale Donation to support Riseup and UBEW
$20 - $35 presale
$25 - $45 as the door
Tickets are available here online.

Here is a small sample of some of the Types of Items that will be Auctioned-Off at the Semi-Silent Auction:
  • Steam-punk Jewelry
  • Stimulating Geek Dates
  • The Work of Talented Local Artists
  • Open Source Software Bundles
  • Exciting Adventures
  • Tantalizing Libations