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This is a Tribute: A Hunger Games Quiz

One night only.
Thursday, November 20th at select Geeks Who Drink venues.

Impress some sponsors, find some allies and ensure the odds are in your favor on the Facebook Event Page.
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It’s reaping day, so volunteer as tribute for the games and show The Capitol that they don’t own you. Thursday, November 20th, Geeks Who Drink will bring you the pub quiz President Snow doesn't want you to see. We don’t care if you’re on team Peeta or team Gale, this one’s for you. We’re calling it This is a Tribute: A Hunger Games Quiz. Spend some time at the training center and remember that the Hunger Games can only have one winner. Fame and riches await you.

The bulk of the quiz will cover the events of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Non-spoiler-y events of Mockingjay may also make an appearance, so bring a friend who’s joined the rebellion against The Capitol. Both the books and the films are fair game. The quiz will be done in time for you to catch a midnight showing of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, so bust out your movies and study hard. The sponsors will be looking closely at your training scores.

This ain’t no Quarter Quell and normal Geeks Who Drink rules apply. You will be limited to teams of six players, so make sure you’ve allied with only the strongest tributes. We charge a $5 admission fee for each player, and the more players, the bigger the pot.

A portion of the proceeds from the quiz will be donated to local food banks, so you can fight hunger just by showing up. As fans of a good pun, and doing good, we couldn't resist.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

ALBUQUERQUE | 9pm | O’Niell’s (Nob Hill) | 4310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
AUSTIN | 8pm | Opal Divine’s Marina | 12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727
BOSTON | 9pm | Devlin’s | 332 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135
COLORADO SPRINGS | 8pm | Jack Quinn’s | 21 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
CHICAGO | 8:30pm | Fizz Bar | 3220 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
DALLAS/FT WORTH | 7pm | Alamo Drafthouse | 100 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080 (see special booking instructions in the FAQ below)
DENVER | 7pm | Fado | 1735 19th St, Denver, CO 80202
FORT COLLINS | 7:00pm | Pateros Creek Brewing | 242 N College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524
HOUSTON | 8pm | Heights Lodge | 4115 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
KANSAS CITY/LAWRENCE | 8pm | Charlie Hooper’s | 12 W. 63rd St. Kansas City, MO 64113
KNOXVILLE | 8pm | Scruffy City Hall | 32 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
LAS VEGAS | 8pm | Aces & Ales Tenaya | 2801 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
LOS ANGELES| 8pm | Hamburger Mary’s | 8288 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90046
LUBBOCK, TX | 7pm | Alamo Drafthouse | 120 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416 (see special booking instructions in the FAQ below)
MADISON | 8:30pm | Buck and Badger | 115 State St, Madison, WI 53703
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL | 7pm | Cardinal Tavern | 2920 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
NASHVILLE | 8pm | 312 Pizza | 371 Monroe Street, Nashville, TN 37208
PORTLAND, OR | 8pm | Punch Bowl Social | 340 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204
ROCHESTER | 8pm | Wall Street Bar & Grill | 330 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
SACRAMENTO | 7:30pm | Alley Katz | 2019 O Street Sacramento, CA 95811
SALT LAKE CITY | 8pm | A Bar Named Sue | 3928 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84124
SAN ANTONIO | 8pm | Firehouse Pub | 5380 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218
SEATTLE | 8pm | Pies & Pints | 1215 NE 65th St Seattle, WA 98115
TUCSON | 8pm | Bumsted’s | 500 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

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. 

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. EXCEPTION LEVEL MIDNIGHT: The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX will run a reservation system for seats. See below.

Alamo Drafthouse Ticketing Instructions

1) Using the system you'll buy your tickets for your WHOLE TEAM. Did someone drop out? Need to add a player? We'll deal with that on the day of the event (come early). 

2) Please don't leave empty seats. We're one big happy family and we're going to do whatever we can to fit in as many people as we can. Thus, no buffer seats, okay? 

3) Don't get married to your spot in the theater. We reserve the right to reassign seats and/or move to a different auditorium, thus changing your row and seat assignment. Questions or concerns? Email quizmaster Stephanie Stone-Robb at stephanie@geekswhodrink.com.

Okay? Okay. Buy tickets at this link for the Dallas/Ft. Worth: http://drafthouse.com/movies/this-is-a-tribute-a-hunger-games-quiz/dfw
For Lubbock, buy tickets here: http://drafthouse.com/movies/this-is-a-tribute-a-hunger-games-quiz/lubbock

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 and the people they make love to.

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.

How long will the quiz last? Our regular quizzes run about 1.5-2 hours, but themed quizzes require a bit more heavy lifting in terms of logistics, scoring and extra stuff we may have planned. Average is about 3 hours.

I'd like to help promote the quiz/talk to you on my podcast/contribute some bonus prizes. Great! Contact us at marketing@geekswhodrink.com and we'll see about making that happen.

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