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LET THE WOOKIEE WIN: A STAR WARS QUIZ

One night only.
Sunday, May 4th at select Geeks Who Drink venues.

Talk some smack, find some teammates and join the wretched hive of scum and villainy on our Facebook event page

“Oh Star Wars / Nothing but Star Wars / Give me those Star Wars / Don’t let them end.”  - Bill Murray, 1978

We’ve quizzed you about the Bluths of Los Angeles, the Whites of Albuquerque, and the Lannisters of Westeros. On Sunday, May the Fourth, Geeks Who Drink proudly presents our eight round exploration of all things related to the Skywalkers of Tatooine. We’re calling it LET THE WOOKIEE WIN: A ‘STAR WARS’ QUIZ, and it’s going to be the biggest and grandest STAR WARS quiz event of all time.

Listen up, because we’re going to kill a TON of Bothans to bring you this quiz. Our questions will cover all three films from the original Star Wars trilogy -- that’s Episodes IV, V, and VI -- and material related to ONLY those three films. Study like a thorough padawan; they may never say the names of those bounty hunters Vader sends after the Millenium Falcon, but we consider that info fair game.

That also means no cartoons, no role-playing adventures, no videogames, no comic books, no Ewok Adventures, no Extended Universe novels, and absolutely ZERO questions about the prequels. Okay okay okay, we’ll do ONE question about the Holiday Special, and it’s going to be really, really hard (watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c3B18gAJyc).

So dust off those laserdiscs, consult your Wookieepedia, and start recruiting. Geeks Who Drink rules limit teams to a six player max, so choose wisely. We charge a $5 admission fee for each player, and the more players, the bigger the pot. Prizes are usually expected to be in the hundreds of dollars -- the more players, the bigger the pot of credits, so invite your friends.
Until then... May the Fourth, we’ll be with you. 

ALBUQUERQUE | 8pm | O’Niell’s (Nob Hill) | 4310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
ANCHORAGE | 7pm | Chilkoot Charlies | 2435 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503
AUSTIN | 6pm | Opal Divines Penn Field | 3601 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
BOSTON | 8pm | White Horse Tavern | 116 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
BRISTOL, CT | 6pm | Barley Vine | 182 Main Street Bristol, Connecticut 06010
CHICAGO | 7pm | Fizz Bar | 3220 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
CORPUS CHRISTI | 6pm | Cassidy's Irish Pub | 601 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401
COLORADO SPRINGS | 6pm | McCabe's | 520 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
DALLAS | 7pm | Bryan Street Tavern | 4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
DENVER | 5pm | Three Lions Pub | 2239 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
FORT COLLINS, CO | 4pm | Beau Jo's | 205 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
GLENDALE | 4pm | Complex | 806 Colorado St, Glendale, CA
GREELEY, CO | 6pm | Tavern at St. Michael's Square | 2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634
HOUSTON | 6pm | Baker Street Pub (Rice Village) | 5510 Morningside Dr Houston, TX 77005
KANSAS CITY | 6pm | Charlie Hooper’s | 12 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113
MADISON, WI | 4pm | Buck and Badger | 115 State St, Madison, WI 53703 
MINNEAPOLIS | 2pm | Cardinal Tavern | 2920 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
NEW ORLEANS | 6pm | Twelve Mile Limit | 500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119
NEW YORK CITY (BROOKLYN) | 7pm | SuperCollider | 609 4th Ave Brooklyn, New York 11215
PHOENIX | 5pm | Devil's Advocate | 955 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
PORTLAND | 5pm | Buffalo Gap | 6835 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219
RALEIGH, NC | 6pm | Natty Greene’s | 505 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
ROCHESTER | 5pm | Lovin’ Cup | 300 Park Point Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
SACRAMENTO | 7:30pm | Alley Katz | 2019 O St, Sacramento, CA 95811
SALT LAKE CITY | 7:30pm | Piper Down | 1492 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
SAN ANTONIO | 7pm | Firehouse Pub | 5380 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218
SEATTLE | 6pm | Buckley’s in Belltown | 2331 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98121
TORRANCE, CA | 3pm | Alpine Village | 833 W Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90502
TUCSON | 7pm | Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

THEMED QUIZ FAQs

Can people under 21 play? It’s up to the bar, and each venue’s going to be a little different. Check with them before you make any plans. 

Really, I don’t need to know ANYTHING from the prequels or the Expanded Universe? We’re not planning to include any questions that you could only know if you’d studied that stuff. Our editorial staff might have to make some judgment calls, but the main point is to make it so that you don’t have to track down every Star Wars comic, novel or game ever made to compete, and that you have no need to rewatch Episodes 1-3.

Should I wear a costume? YES! Some of our venues may have a costume contest if there's enough participation, but that's up to the venue and host.

How do you sign up? Where do you buy tickets? You don’t. Get to the quiz venue early (we recommend an hour minimum) with cash for your entry fee to ensure seating.

Is this a free quiz? No, it's $5 per person to play (bring cash!), and we'll ask you to pay for everyone on your team before we give you quiz materials.

What's the maximum/minimum players per team? There is no minimum, but if you want to win, you should have a fully staffed squad. Use our Facebook and Twitter to recruit. Team maximum is strictly six players, as always.

Can we play the quiz twice by traveling to another city? No. No. And no. First of all, that’d be impressive, because our themed quizzes are now always on one day (with the rarest of exceptions). Secondly, even if you figure out a way to cheat, don't do it. 

Can minors play? That's entirely up to the venue. Check with them.

Do spectators have to pay? Yes. Yes, they do. Spectators generally have to pay for sporting events, right? This also goes for Geeks Who Drink employees that aren't working at the event.

Can my dad/girlfriend/friend sit at our table and not play? No. Six people max seated at a table and all players must pay.

Can you host this at BLANK bar in BLANK city? No. We host these at venues that meet certain criteria. So, if we're not in your city, there won't be a quiz. If we're in your city, and there's no quiz, we're sorry. Feel free to let us know if you think demand is there, and maybe next time we'll get it started.

Is there a prize for second place? Nope, this is winner take all. But second place is impressive; you should be proud.

How is the prize amount determined? In most cases, the prize amount is 50% of the total take. Why not 100%? Because we have to cover our costs of producing and marketing these event quizzes.

Will BLANK TOPIC be covered? Everything is fair game. Study hard. Apply yourself. And we never give clues.

Do I need to RSVP? Seating is first-come, first-served and there are no reservations. These things quite often sell out, so get there early to guarantee a seat.

I'd like to contribute some bonus prizes. Contact John at jws@geekswhodrink.com and he'll see about making that happen.

Want to see what's already been done? Check out our previous themed quizzes!