Posted by Tasha on September 14th, 2010 in Uncategorized
UPDATE//Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Congrats, Stephanie – the lucky number was two this time, and you’re the holder of the 2nd entry. E-mail me ASAP to claim your prize.
Thanks to all for playing – see you at Ignite Tulsa 3!
If you’re the kind of person who turns to a blog to find out what’s going on in Tulsa, then odds are you probably know all about Ignite Tulsa, or you’ve at least heard of it.
In case you haven’t, though, here’s the scoop: Ignite Tulsa is a self-described open mic night for geeks.
To me, it’s like an evening of live blogging written by a bunch of different people who really get a thrill out of divulging their life- and career-hacking secrets to a group of strangers and friends alike, all in real-time. And the members of the audience are the ones that benefit, having the opportunity to soak up the varied (and sometimes quite strange) expertise of nearly 20 individuals in one evening.
It’s also the best networking event in the city right now, but you know what? I hate the term “networking event.” So I won’t say that. Let’s just say that it’s a huge party with a microphone, some bright lights and a camera in the middle, and that all the cool kids – including you, TDT readers – are invited.
At the center of the event are the speakers as they do their best to get through their five-minute talks without falling behind the automagic slide advancer, which does its thing every 15 seconds. At the top of the heap of talks is local filmmaker Jack Frank with his talk, Stuff That’s Gone: Lost Tulsa Icons. I have it on good authority that he’ll talk a great deal about the late Admiral Twin Drive-In. The award-winning Joe Kelley of the KRMG Morning News will lead the event as its emcee.
Topics of other speakers’ talks range from genetic mutations to yo-yos to kicking ass to robots to the importance of small adventures. My talk will be about hacking into the best of what your city has to offer, whether it’s Tulsa or not.
But it should be Tulsa. Because, well, read this blog.
We also do arts and crafts with common office supplies at Ignite Tulsa.
That’s how we roll. Arts and crafts and a total aversion to long, drawn-out, over-inflated Powerpoint presentations.
General admission tickets are sold out at this point, but VIP tickets are still available.
Fr $14.97, VIP ticket holders get the following:
Prime seating. You’ll be able to see the whites of my eyes and whether or not my pesky ninja chin hair makes a surprise appearance during my talk from where you’ll be sitting. And if I choke, you’ll be the first to know that I’m a sweaty nervous person. That’s close, baby – real close.
Extra beer tickets. Ignite attendees get two beer tickets, but you’ll have more. Which automatically makes you cooler and mightier than everyone else there. You could carry a jewel-encrusted staff and subjugate your fellow Ignite attendees accordingly.
Recognition at the event. Here’s your chance at 15 minutes of fame. Actually, it might be more like 15 seconds, but still. It’ll count.
Good karma. All proceeds of VIP ticket sales benefit the Admiral Twin rebuilding effort.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your VIP tickets to Ignite 3. All of your wildest dreams will come true.
Except the one about the three-story Thundercats birthday cake topped with glitter and 150,000 slap bracelets. You know – the one that you’ve wanted since you were five? That’s never going to happen. Not on my watch. Because this is a Barbie dress cake kind of universe, man. Barbie dress cakes for the win!
If you want to help in the rebuilding effort and score tickets to this sold out Ignite event at the same time, spend $14.97 – you know, roughly what you spent at the bar on two measly drinks and a tip Saturday night – and get a ticket to the top.
Or, if you’re lucky, you can win a pair of tickets, right here at TDT.
How? Head to the comments section of this post and tell me about your favorite birthday cake ever. Don’t ask why, especially when it comes to birthday cake. It’s just to just go with the flow when it comes to these kinds of matters.
You have until tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 15) at 11am to enter. I’ll pick a winner Wednesday afternoon.
Good luck! And starting thinking about what you could speak about at Ignite Tulsa 4. Submissions will be due before you can say “I want a that-floozy-Midge-needs-to-keep-her-hands-off-of-Ken cake for my birthday.”