You are invited to our second Technically Philly event.
Working with our friends at Geekadelphia, we are hosting a release party for Timegate’s upcoming first person science-fiction shooter, Section 8 on Wednesday, Aug. 26th beginning at 8 p.m. at Tattooed Mom on South Street near 5th Street.
This is primed to be a great event for the geekier portion of our readership, complete with free games, T-shirts, posters, drink specials and even appropriately-themed goodies from Open Source Cupcakes. We’re expecting appearances from Joystiq, the Videogame Growth Initiative and many, many others.
You can confirm on the Facebook announcement.
For those of you who love big community events with lots of free swag and great people, then consider this the end of the announcement. For those of you who are following our growth as a news product, here’s a quick tour through our logic.
While we will cover attempts by locals to bring a notable video game industry to Philadelphia and are happy to be a part of that, we wouldn’t ever otherwise report on video games like Section 8, so we don’t feel there’s any ethical conflict in promoting the product.
This is very much a chance for us to promote our own product, too, in addition to meeting more of you in our community and develop a further partnership with Geekadelphia which, we gotta admit, is a pretty cool crew. You know, and also have a great time.
That said, we have also looked into future revenue generation from events like this and hope to develop more regular events, but this one is, yes, our first and completely free. We also plan on diversifying future events, based around business, VC, startups and others. Video games are just a start. We’re building a sustainable brand and want to keep you all in the know.
If you have any concerns, let us know. Otherwise, confirm on the Facebook announcement and shout out your excitement in the comments.
Section 8 Release Party @ Tattooed Mom
8 p.m. – Midnight
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
530 South St
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