Seattle Area Geeks: Can’t make it PAX? There’s other video game fun to be had

Didn’t get tickets to PAX?  Decided to stay home with the littler kids? No fear, there is still gaming fun to be had in the greater Seattle area PAX weekend, and BONUS! It’s free (even food, I’ve been told!).

DigiPen Institute of Technology -the super cool video game college – in Redmond is hosting it’s second “DigiPen Day” on Saturday, August 27.

From their website:

You are invited to celebrate DigiPen Day with us on Saturday, August 27, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at DigiPen’s Redmond campus! This event marks the one-year anniversary of the ribbon-cutting ceremony of DigiPen’s current facilities, where Mayor John Marchione officially declared it “DigiPen Day” in the city of Redmond. This year, we will open our doors to the public once again and invite everyone in the community to play, create, and explore the worlds of gaming and art with us!
The event will include:
  • Video games created by our students
  • Life drawing sessions taught by our instructors
  • Robotic race cars
  • Free food from our Bits & Bytes CafĂ©
  • Fun prizes
  • And much more!
DigiPen’s campus is located at 9931 Willows Road NE in Redmond, WA. We hope you and your family can join us for this wonderful event! Please RSVP and direct any questions to Steph Caron, DigiPen’s Admissions outreach manager, at scaron[at]digipen[dot]edu.

You don’t have to miss out on sampling what the brightest up and coming game designers have created even if you are headed to PAX.  DigiPen students will be demo-ing their creations there as well. Make sure to check the hard-working students out and offer your constructive criticism.

Seattle Area Geeks: EMP Seeking New Members for Youth Advisory Board

I would have LOVED this opportunity as a teen!

From the EMP’s website:

Experience Music Project seeks new members for the 2011-2012 Youth Advisory Board (YAB)! The mission of this program is to connect teenagers to the Northwest’s all ages arts and music scene by giving them an opportunity to be a driving force in EMP’s teen programming. YAB members are invited to create and promote teen programs, work with local musicians and artists, meet other creative types in the community, and help out with Sound Off!, EMP’s annual battle of the bands.

For more information and to apply click here.

Seattle Area Geeks: Give Big today!

Today is the Seattle Foundation’s Give Big Day. Donations made through The Seattle Foundation’s online Giving Center on June 23, 2011 between 7:00 a.m. and midnight will be stretched by $500,000, thanks to support for GiveBIG from The Seattle Foundation and local businesses.

About the Seattle Foundation:

Founded in 1946, The Seattle Foundation is your local, definitive resource for giving. We provide the reliable insight and tools you need to make the most of your giving. Whatever your charitable budget, we can help you give wisely and have the impact you want.

As one of the nation’s largest community foundations with total assets of nearly $600 million, we are governed by a board of respected community leaders and have an unwavering reputation among donors and the community at large.

You’d be hard pressed to not find your particular philathropic area of interest represented. You can make donations of any size, so even with a small budget you can help make a difference. 

We’re going to donate to the Pacific Science Center to start.  Who did you donate to?

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