April 12 | Associated
DULUTH, Minn. — If you play lots of video games and
are frequently taunted as a "spaz," a new prom may
be just for you.
The inaugural Geek Prom is
planned for Saturday at Duluth’s NorShor Theater.
"We’re not covering
anything up," organizer Paul Lundgren said. "It’s
spastic fits of clumsy dancing."
The theme of the Geek Prom
is "We are through being cool."
"No matter how much of
a geek you are, there will be someone there who is a bigger
geek than you," he said. "Unless you end up being
King or Queen Geek. And to be the best at anything, that can’t
be bad, can it?"
The night is being promoted
as a party for adults who don’t fit in to have some
fun with their own kind. And Lundgren said it’s not
a slam against geeks. Everyone’s a geek in some way,
he said, including himself.
The evening will include video
games where geeks can square off against each other. And Promoter
Scott Lunt said the bar will serve drinks named after geek
icons, like pocket protectors and Leonard Nimoy.