Are you troubled by strange noises in the night?
Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?
Have you or your family actually seen a spook, specter, or ghost?
If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Make plans to join Geeks Who Drink on Saturday, October 25th for the biggest Ghostbusters event in 30 years - Don't Cross the Streams: A Ghostbusters Quiz.
We came, we saw, we quizzed its ass, and now we're ready to unleash eight rounds worth of interrogative ectoplasm on you devotees of the greatest cinematic duology of all time. If you pray before a handmade Bill Murray shrine each night before bed and greet each blind date with the words "Are you the Keymaster?", this quiz is for you. 'Cause bustin' makes you feel good.
On Saturday, October 25th, just in time for Halloween and the 30th anniversary of the year that was 1984, we're bringing our first-ever Ghostbusters quiz to select cities across the country. Check below for venues and times and make sure to arrive early, because we expect this one to be more packed than a party at Louis Tully's place.
Find your Ernie Hudson at our Facebook event page and get your ass to Ebay - you don't want to be the only team without costumes. Maybe pick up a bag of marshmallows too. You know, for snacks.
Cheaters will be heavily sedated and thrown into a lake of pink, angsty goo. That means no Internet devices during the quiz, so get all your IMDb scouring in while you still can. We can't promise we won't ask about "The Real Ghostbusters" and those comic books too, because we're ruthless like that.
Admission is $5 per person, so bring what you would have spent on half a ticket to Ghostbusters III and put your team in the running for a big, fancy cash prize. We'll even give you room for six team members (teammates possessed by Sumerian demigods totally count as two people). The more quizzers we have, the bigger the prizes! You might want to come prepared with more than one team name, though, because "This Man Has No Dick" will likely go fast.
Don't see your city's info? Check back often, as we'll be adding more venues soon.
ALBUQUERQUE | 9pm | O'Niell's Heights | 3301 Juan Tabo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
AUSTIN | 4pm | The Highball | 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
BOISE | 5pm | The Piper Pub | 150 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702
BOSTON | 6pm | Common Ground | 85 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
CHICAGO | 7pm | Connie's Pizza | 1030 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
COLORADO SPRINGS | 5pm | Green Man Taproom | 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
DALLAS/FT WORTH | Time TBD | Alamo Drafthouse | 100 S Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080 (see special booking instructions in the FAQs below)
DENVER | 4pm | Moe's BBQ Aurora | 2727 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014
HOUSTON | Time/Venue TBD
KANSAS CITY | Time/Venue TBD
KNOXVILLE | 5pm | Preservation Pub | 28 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
LAS VEGAS | 8pm | Aces & Ales Tenaya | 2801 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
LOS ANGELES | 6pm | Beachfront 301 | 301 Main St #101, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
MILWAUKEE | Time TBD | World of Beer | 1300 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
NEW ORLEANS | 7pm | Twelve Mile | 500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119
PORTLAND | 5pm | Biddy McGraw's | 6000 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
ROCHESTER | 3pm | Lovin Cup | 300 Park Point Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
SACRAMENTO | 3pm | Alley Katz | 2019 O St, Sacramento, CA 95811
SALT LAKE CITY | 6pm | Piper Down | 1492 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
SAN ANTONIO | 5pm | Firehouse Pub | 5380 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218
SEATTLE | 4pm | Capitol Cider | 818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
SPOKANE | 8pm | Brooklyn Deli | 122 S Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201
TUCSON | 8pm | The Canyon's Crown | 6958 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
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 email@example.com.
Okay? Okay. Please check back soon for a link to buy tickets to the D/FW quiz.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see about making that happen.
Want to see what's already been done? Check out our previous themed quizzes!