== 2013 Noisebridge Benefit ==
DATE TBA—April 2013 (tentative)
Noisebridge needs money. An idea is circulating to host a benefit/fundraiser event at Noisebridge in March or April (Ides of March or April Fool's Day soiree?) It could be a simple affair with art for sale donated by local artists, or a splendid gala event with performances, bands, alt fashion show, &c (someone suggested a hacker art auction). Potential really fab way to replenish the NB coffers, clear out old stuff & revitalize the space with new members. In order for it to happen, a bunch of people must come together to organize & commit. People already tentatively involved include DanF, TLongshanks, KimKim & Gay Jew Josh (written w/ approval). To get involved, subscribe & post to Noisebridge-discuss or you can email noizparty-at-riseup.net.
I've seen DanF working on multiple paintings to auction over the weekend.
James (sundquistjames-at-gmail) can coordinate music/live bands if people want them. April works best. Please share your thoughts on the Noisebridge-discuss list.
Longshanks (longshanks-at-spaz.org) sent the following response to JamesSun, DanF et al. but did not Cc the entire Discuss list:
I'm very much in favor of live bands (For One Night Only —@ NoizBridge!) & can see that being huge & fun. Same with the art auction w/ 100% of proceeds to NB. April seems like a good bet. April Fool's Day Benefit? Or later in the month, since by gosh February is more than halfway over already...
Cc'ing to DanF: Dan, do you remember at the hackathon/A. Swartz memorial there was a guy you & I were both talking to, who was from the East Bay & said he had experience organizing/promoting successful fundraisers in the past? You & him were talking about the band Grandaddy (which maybe he used to be in) as I was leaving, & I told him to give you his contact info 'cause he seemed into the fundraiser idea....did you get it? Thx
Please also include my friend Stan (an NB frequenter). In addition to possibly playing (he is in a costume jug band called Thee Hobo Gobbelins), he wants to help organize & is experienced so doing. Maybe the 3 or 4 of you (JamesS, DanF, StanOz & *404 Error-NameNotFound*) can be the 'Music Comity [sic] of the 2013 Noisebridge Benefit Planning Group (NBPG). Quoted message from StanOz follows:
Forwarded message Subject: benefit From: Stan Osborne <stan-at-ana.com> Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
I will help. Just let me know what I should do next. Just pick a date and I will pack the place with volunteers and deep pockets as I am a certifiable event organizer. In the 1990's I was the locaal arrangements chair for two different ACM conferences held in San Francisco. These were in different years and held in local event venues. The first was 3.5 days long and the second one was 12 days. I personally negotiated all the contracts for the hall(s), catering, banquets, transporation, etc., and I know how to motivate volunteers for 100% volunteer projects. I know the first event was a success as I was later told the event made money for ACM.
Stan Osborne Volunteer Tutor @ NB