Dec 022010
 

Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow geeks.

As this incredible year comes to a close, we are rapidly approaching what some would consider the most highly anticipated movie ever.

Over 22 years ago, in 1982, we were first sucked to the Grid, rode lightcycles, flew Solar Sailers, and faced off against the Master Control Program.

Now, it’s time to grab your identity discs and get ready to go back to where it all started.

  • Date: Tuesday, December 14th
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Regal Sawgrass IMAX (yes, you read that right)

This is the final #geekviewpreview of 2010 and it has been over 3 months in the making.

You honestly have no idea how much has gone into arranging us to get these extremely rare tickets.

For those of you who have never been to a #geekviewpreview, you are in for a real treat IF you get there early.

Like each sneak preview previously, no seat is guaranteed and they are first come, first serve.

Just to give you an example of how determined people are to get into these showings:

For “The Social Network”, the line started at 4:00pm for the 7:00pm show.

For MegaMind, it was worse, with people lining up starting around 3.

For Harry Potter, the line actually started at 10:00am and was at least 50 people deep by 4:00pm for a 7:30pm show.  Eventually, the line stretched the length of the AMC Aventura at least 3 times and filled 2 theaters.

So if you’re chosen, be prepared to get there early and stand in line (just like a Disney ride smack in the middle of the summer).

By now, you’re probably asking yourselves, just how will **I** be chosen.  Well, that’s actually a good question.

It would seem that ever since I teased this announcement on Twitter, it has already gained quite the interest:

Info about the most anticipated #geekview of 2010 is forthcoming. Watch this feed to learn more. End of Line….

dee_deez

@sflsocialgeeks Please be TRON, please be TRON!!! *fingers crossed* #geekviewpreview

stacitheblondie


@dee_deez @sflsocialgeeks i will willingly drive all the way up north for #TRON!

STACISMAIL

@dee_deez @sflsocialgeeks Can u put me on the list for #geekviewpreview ? The 1st part of accepting it is admitting it: #Imageek

dee_deez

@STACISMAIL @sflsocialgeeks Requirement should be to sing #Imageek to the tune of BEP’s “Imma be” to get in the #geekviewpreview :-P

STACISMAIL

Done deal! #notBEP RT @dee_deez@STACISMAIL @sflsocialgeeks sing #Imageek to the tune of BEP’s “Imma be” to get in the#geekviewpreview :-P

@STACISMAIL I like my idea LOL still need approval from Mr. @sflsocialgeeks, though!#geekviewpreview
@dee_deez @sflsocialgeeks @stacismail@stacitheblondie I want in on the action!!!!#geekviewpreview gimme! I will bring #Cookies

I might have to let @iamJeffCohen tag along just to help balance out the estrogen. @STACISMAIL@dee_deez @stacitheblondie @BeahBunnie

BeahBunnie


@sflsocialgeeks @iamJeffCohen @STACISMAIL@dee_deez @stacitheblondie I love jeff as long as he wears his “flash gorden” top :)

@BeahBunnie @sflsocialgeeks @STACISMAIL@dee_deez @stacitheblondie Deal. Flash Gordon meets… TRON? Hopefully.


While I am tempted to go with @dee_deez’s recommendation, I’ve decided not to, especially since I only have a limited number of tickets available.
So, here’s how this is going to go down…

For your faithful following of my Twitter feed, prompt responses, and amusing conversation, you’re all in.  Congrats.

  • @highguyz

For your prompt responses on Facebook and your enjoyable company at the previous #geekviewpreviews, you will get to join us too.

Now, unlike the previous showings, these are not 2 for 1 passes.  If you get chosen, it’s you and you alone.  Don’t worry about not knowing anyone because we’re an awesome group of people and we always have tons of fun.  I just need to make this restriction so that the most people can go who’ve never been to one of our #geekviewpreview before.

So now comes the free-for-all for the 5 remaining tickets.

Log in using your Facebook or Twitter account below and leave a comment telling me why you think you should be chosen to go.
Extra consideration will be given to those who talk about any of the following:
  • the first time time you saw the original TRON
  • what you remember most about the original TRON
  • what about the original TRON inspired you
  • what you thought was the geekiest moment (or dialog) in the original TRON for its time and why it stands out or its cultural significance
  • links to photos that display or demonstrate your devotion to all things TRON
  • more ideas/suggestions to come as I think of them…..
Don’t rush into this.  Take your time.  Please be as detailed or specific as possible.  The better the story, the more likely you’re going to be in the running.
The deadline for entry is 10:00 pm ESTFriday night, December 10th.
Winners will be announced Sunday night, December 12th.
Note: You can also improve your chances of being chosen by tweeting the following link (http://bit.ly/gamsJQ) to this blog post and/or by using any of the following #hashtags between now and the deadline:
  • #geekviewpreview
  • #gvp
  • #geekview
  • #sflgamegrid
  • #geeksridelightcycles

Good luck.

End of Line…..

 Posted by at 9:30 pm
Nov 142010
 

Thank you to all who entered our #geekviewpreview contest this weekend.  I’m now proud to announce the winners chosen to get passes for tomorrow night’s #geekviewpreview of the second-to-last Harry Potter- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

To those winners, please remember that seating #geekviewpreview is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and IS NOT GUARANTEED.  The earlier you get there, the better your chances of getting in.

  • Location: AMC Aventura
  • Showtime: 7:00pm
  • Meet-up Time: 4:00pm

The first winner is Jesse Antonio Hernandez, otherwise known as @highguyz on Twitter.  Jesse has been to every single #geekviewpreview so far, and we’re thrilled to have him join us.

I mean its Harry frickin Potter and the Deathly Hallows :-X #geekviewpreview @sflsocialgeeks >>> http://bit.ly/bHnhgj

I met one half of our second winners at our #MegaMind #geekviewpreview.  That’s right- congrats Deborah Dee Dee Zinn (@dee_deez) & @jarret23.

“Yes, please!!! :-) @sflsocialgeeks RT @jarret23: Hook up @dee_deez and I for Harry Potter! #geekviewpreviewhttp://bit.ly/dlraP8 1:36pm 11/11/2010 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

The next pair of tickets go to the duo who run the BIG, or Broward Intellectual Game Night, and are Event Organizers for the South Florida Social Geeks.  Let’s give a big hand for Alejandro Loayza (@alejandroamet) & Carla Young (@wherescarla).

To-do this weekend: watch all Harry Potter movies b4 the #geekviewpreview of HP7 with the @sflsocialgeeks. http://bit.ly/bHnhgj

This next winner caught my attention with their most recent tweet, getting their entry in just under the wire.  @SIK3333, that’s right, you won the next pair of tickets, but you better be wearing this tomorrow.

@sfsocialgeeks Did you know I bought Hufflepuff robes yesterday for the premier? Can’t wait to see DH http://bit.ly/bHnhgj #geekviewpreview

I’ve kind of purposefully dragged this announcement on before getting to this person because they seem to be the most anxious out of all of our entries.  They definitely sent the most tweets and completely carpet bombed us.  Yes, that’s right.  I’m talking about you Hilary Klein (aka @hrk85).  You and @sethgrossmayer have won yourselves tickets to the #geekviewpreview tomorrow.  But, you better bring enough Butterbeer for all of us.

Pretty please w/butterbeer on top? @sethgrossmayer &I want to see Deathly Hallows pt 1#geekviewpreview http://bit.ly/bHnhgj@sflsocialgeeks

The sixth, and final, pair of tickets have been won by a guy who’s first #geekviewpreview turned out to be a huge dud; so hopefully this will make up for #skyline.  Congrats to @kevincramsay.

@sflsocialgeeks I’m pretty sure this is a winning entry for the #geekviewpreview of the new Harry Potter. More Info – http://bit.ly/bHnhgj

Sorry to those of you who didn’t win, but be sure to follow our Twitter feed for more #geekviewpreview showings.

Once again, congratulations to you all and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

UPDATED with pictures:

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 Posted by at 9:39 am
Nov 112010
 

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Fellow Geeks.

After 3 months of work, I am proud to announce that we are giving away passes to the #geekviewpreview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow: Part 1.

  • Date: Monday night, November 15th
  • Location: AMC Aventura
  • Showtime: 7:00pm
  • Meet-up Time: 4:00pm

By now, you’re probably saying to yourself, “enough already, how can I get in?”

  • Method #1- Leave a comment below
    • If you are on Twitter, log in using your Twitter account, NOT Facebook.
    • Make sure to include your email address.
    • Each comment represents a single entry in the drawing.
    • Only one comment per person.
    • If you leave more than one comment, unless replied to by me, you will forfeit your entry.
  • Method #2- Post a Status update on Facebook tagging the “South Florida Social Geeks” FAN Page.
    • You can post one today, one tomorrow, and one on Saturday.  Each update counts as a separate entry.
    • The status update MUST contain the hashtag #geekviewpreview
    • The status update MUST contain the following bit.ly link- http://bit.ly/bHnhgj
  • Method #3- Tweet with the hashtag #geekviewpreview and link to the following bit.ly link-http://bit.ly/bHnhgj
    • You must be following @sflsocialgeeks
    • You can enter up to 3 times a day over the next three days

As you can see, you can essential enter the drawing up to 13 times, but the maximum amount of times that you can win is twice = 2 Tickets = 1 pass.

  1. 1 Blog Comment
  2. 3 Facebook Status Updates (1 a day)
  3. 9 Tweets (3 a day)

ALL entries must be received by 10:00pm EST Saturday night, November 13th.

Note: We currently have at least 6 passes, meaning at least 12 lucky geeks will get to see Harry Potter Monday night.

Will you be one of them?

 Posted by at 12:07 pm
Nov 032010
 

That’s right, the next #geekview preview is going to be a doozy.

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Showtime is 11:00 PM
Location: Aventura AMC

Just like all #geekviewpreviews, it is strongly recommended to get there at least 1 to 2 hours ahead of time. Please know that unlike previous #geekviewpreviews, there will be no reserved seating.

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Review by @Hihguyz: http://highguyz.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-skyline.html

 Posted by at 12:34 pm
Oct 282010
 

This event is limited to those who have RSVP’ed either through Twitter or have contacted me directly.

Showtime starts at 7:30.

As for all sneak previews, please show up at least 60-90 minutes ahead of time.

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.

If you are interested in attending, and we have not already spoken, you must let me know as soon as possible as there are a limited # of tickets left.

Each pass is good for up to 2 people.

  • Deborah Zinn (@dee_deez)
  • Sabrina Slapak
  • Alejandro A Loayza (@ameto79)
  • Carla Young (@wherescarla)
  • Jesse Hernande (@Hihguyz) [+1]
  • Mike McDonough (@MiKeMcDnet) [+1]

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#geekviewpreview Tweets:

@highguyz: Yeah thats fine RT @sflsocialgeeks #MegaMind #geekviewpreview is next Tues 730pm at Aventura. That work for you?

@dee_deez: So excited for tomorrow’s @sflsocialgeeks #geekviewpreview of Megamind!

@highguyz: Tonight we a have #geekviewpreview of Megamind. Planning a review of the film so you can know if its worth taking your kids,nephews, neices.

@dee_deez: #geekviewpreview of Megamind! (@ AMC Aventura 24 w/ 2 others) http://4sq.com/4WwfG1

@ameto79: Turning phone off. About to watch Megamind with the @sflsocialgeeks. Thank you #geekviewpreview

@dee_deez: Megamind rocked!!! Great soundtrack, too! Thanks sooo much to @sflsocialgeeks for the awesome #geekviewpreview!

@sethschneids: Lucky RT @dee_deez: Megamind rocked!!! Great soundtrack, too! Thanks sooo much to @sflsocialgeeks for the awesome #geekviewpreview!

@ameto79: Had an awesome time at the Megamind #geekviewpreview with the @sflsocialgeeks. Pretty cool references to movie and video game classics!

@mikemcdnet: @dee_deez @sflsocialgeeks Wish I could have made it.  :~(  Hope to make the next #geekviewpreview.  P.S. Marc, you kick ass!  #KissingAss

@dee_deez: @MiKeMcDnet @sflsocialgeeks He does and so did the movie! Definitely worth checking out! :-) #geekviewpreview

@highguyz: @sflsocialgeeksThanks once again for the megamind #geekviewpreview. the 3-D was an awesome surprise. good seeing ya my friend :)

@sflsocialgeeks: Thanks to @dee_deez @ameto79 & @highguyz for joining us at the #geekviewpreview last night for #megamind. We had a blast.

 Posted by at 3:31 pm
Sep 202010
 

This event is limited to those who have RSVP’ed either through Twitter or have contacted me directly.

Showtime starts at 7:30.

As for all sneak previews, please show up at least 60-90 minutes ahead of time.

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.

After the show is over, we will be conducting a panel discussing Facebook, privacy concerns, and how it has grown to where it is today.

If you are interested in attending, and we have not already spoken, you have till the end of the day to let me know as there are a limited # of tickets left.

Each pass is good for 2 people.

[UPDATE: Here is who attended]

* Carla Young (@wherescarla)
* Alejandro A Loayza
* Ryan Gerald Teixeira (@ryantxr)
* Vanessa Montes (@vanessamontes)
* (+1)
* Suzy (@subeehonee)
* (+1)
* Jessica Fernandez (@SFXMissJess)
* Robert Martinez
* Mike McDonough (@MiKeMcDnet)
*  (+1)
* Melissa Lovio Sanchez (@SoMelificent)
* Agustin Sanchez
* Christina Durham (@chritinadurham)
* Shane Powers
* Jesse Hernande (@Hihguyz)
* Gabrielle Barrios


The line is just getting started



@SoMelificent



@MiKeMcDnet



@SFXMissJess



@Simay018 & @christinadurham



@Highguyz



@christinadurham: meeting some great people @MiKeMcDnet & @subeehonee #geekviewpreview



@vanessamontes,@caroschwarz, @Highguyz, @MikeMcDnet, @SFXMissJess, Enrique, @lightning290, @Simay018,@christinadurham, @subeehonee



@highguyz & friends talk tattoos.



@ryantxr talks email marketing w/ @christinadurham



@lightning890 enjoys some of D&Bs great fries.


@subeehonee‎: The social network was fantastic. Thank you @sflsocialgeeks for the tickets. #geekviewpreview.

@MiKeMcDnet‎: @infamouskidd it was a great flick… Saw it w/ #geekviewpreview

@MiKeMcDnet‎: @sflsocialgeeks Thanks for the tix to “the social network”. Me and Enrique had a blast @ #geekviewpreview !!!

@christinadurham: Just finished watching The Social Network. Definitely a must see. Fincher & Sorkin how can u go wrong? #geekviewpreview @sflsocialgeeks
6:45 PM Sep 21st via Twitter for iPhone

@highguyz‎: Once again thank you for having us. it was an honor

@Highguyz:The Social Network’ Movie Review – thanks to the #geekviewpreview

@ameto79‎: I saw the social network thx to #geekviewpreview and the @sflsocialgeeks. Zuck will have a hard time shaking the a-hole rep after that…

 Posted by at 11:56 am