[Noisebridge-discuss] Set the date for a Noisebridge Fundraiser

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 11 03:33:44 UTC 2013

Yay!  I'm in. It should be a way fun evening.
I'd suggest 7pm to 11pm for the fundraiser.  (And, no need to kick anyone out at 11pm.)
Maybe we could have short workshops/demos from 6pm to 7pm that people can sign up for?
During the entire event, we should have someone sitting at the door, at a small table, with a donation box, with a sign that says something like: "Suggested donation $10". Of course, no one will be turned away for lack of funds (but we don't need to say that on the sign).

From: sundquistjames at gmail.com
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:26:00 -0700
Subject: Re: Set the date for a Noisebridge Fundraiser
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Hey All,

 We're having a Noisefund BetaRaiser this March, the 30th. Send me back a confirmation if you're still able/interested in partaking; we love you all and your enthusiasm.

Musically, the potential idea is:

Dubious Ranger, Dwayne's Band (not sure of their name), Carl & Beatrice, Noisejam Orchestra. This'll be very cool as it puts the emphasis on homemade instruments. If all the bands are cool with it, I believe it would be excellent to allow Noisejam people to jam along (they're people who've built their own kooky instruments at Noisebridge).

Outside of music, the more concrete ideas are:

Tony will man a table for ZiP zine. Mitch Altman will demo cool circuit hacking. Someone will step-up to man a table for a silent art auction. Persons unknown will help with a pleasant setup and teardown, which will cause minimal chaos. Someone will step up to help provide food for the event which can be enjoyed by all. It seems byob is the concept of the day, which will hopefully avoid the need for a liquor license (correct me on this). Like everything else, the event will be done by optional donation.

Big questions we currently face:

How long should this be? Perhaps 6 or 7pm - 11pm, with music from 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
Could someone teach the vinyl cutter and laser cutter, or perhaps the maker bots? It would be awesome to let people sign up as small groups to check these things out in 15 or 20min rotations. Share your thoughts!

This is what is rolling around my head at the moment. Let's hack away on it,

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM, James Sundquist <sundquistjames at gmail.com> wrote:
A simple affair with art for sale, or a splendid gala event with performances, bands, food, and an art auction.

Date is tentative for sometime around April. Do we want to do March 29th, a Friday, for the fundraiser or April 26th, a Friday? My personal opinion is to get quieter bands with homemade instruments into the space. So far we can basically confirm March 29th for Dubious Ranger, Dwayne's Band, Carl & Beatrice; this puts the emphasis on homemade instruments, avoids using an outside venue, and keeps things at Noisebridge. I also suggest reaching out to Vegan Hackers, 5moF, Noise Jam, and any other groups that represent highlights of the space. We should have foot, art, music, the whole deal.

DanF has multiple paintings ready to auction.
James has six bands ready to play March 29th or 30th. 2 loud punk groups, 2 not-very-loud bands with homemade instruments, 2 acoustic bands.
Someone should reach out to Noisejam (done), Vegan Hackers, 5moF, Circuit Hacking Mondays (done), and any other group you think would be cool.

I've CC'ed Stan the Organizer, band members, Mitch @ Circuit Hacking Mondays, Johny @ Noise Jam
This e-mail references the wiki (Art) section for the event planning, previous discussion threads in February, and was mentioned at the Noisebridge meeting (but no one wrote it down). Do *not* e-mail me personally; let's keep this on discuss where it belongs. 		 	   		  

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