Offbeat Empire reception post-mortem… #Events#geekgirlcon October 12 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride Offbeat Empire Reception from Seattle videographer Tim O'Hara. A month ago, I wasn't sure this party was going to happen. Suddenly I was a month away from hosting a huge party for a big bunch of people (more than my wedding!) and I realized I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I am a publisher, not an event planner! This is not my gig! I had visions of the gorgeous space I'd booked completely empty, the only attendees being a half-smattering of my bored friends standing around out of pity, and my Empire staffers shuffling around uneasily. "Is there anything to eat?" someone would say, and I'd be all "OH SHIT. I forgot to finalize the catering with Shooby Doo." This was my special nightmare. I called the folks at Urban Light Studios, and told them I might have to cancel the event… but they wouldn't let me back out. "We know someone who can help," they told me. "You're going to love her." And thus, thanks to Kelli from Shindig Events, the Offbeat Empire party was not only saved — it was ROCKED THE FUCK OUT. Please oh please, come with me as I relive the evening via the amazing photos captured by Jonas Seaman… CLICK HERE! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Geek Girl Con panel photos totally waiting for LOLCAT captions NEXT Watch the Offbeat Empire panel at Geek Girl Con Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] I don't even know how to talk about how sad I am that I wasn't at this party. Why does Seattle have to be so far awaaaaaaaaayeeeeee? Congratulations. Reply SO next time something like this happens, can you get an Offbeat Vendor to supply the Mario Tubes so everyone from everywhere can get there? K THANKS. Reply This looks like a ton of fun….I hate Ohio sometimes LOL. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.