Offbeat Empire staff MINGLO: Wednesday April 17, 2013 in Seattle

March 21 2013 | offbeatbride

Remember the Offbeat Empire party fall of 2011? That was fun, wasn't it? In the spirit of that good time, we're going to be getting involved with more actual REAL LIFE events this year, starting with a reader meet-up in Seattle next month:


  • Wednesday April 17th 2013, 6-9pm
  • Gamma Ray Games' Ray Gun Lounge, Seattle WA (501 E Pine St, between Summit Ave & Belmont Ave)
  • FREE, 21+ (we love our kids, but we love a night without them!)

The staff of the Offbeat Empire all work from their homes in their pajamas, but once a year they make the trek to the Northwest for our annual staff retreat. This year, we'll be hosting a little soiree for readers, where you can meet the geeks who crank out the blogs you love.

In attendance:

  • Ariel, Publisher of the Offbeat Empire
  • Megan, Managing Editor of Offbeat Home & Offbeat Bride
  • Superman, Associate Editor of Offbeat Bride
  • Stephanie, Managing Editor of Offbeat Families
  • Caroline, Offbeat Empire copyeditor and Contributing Tentacles Editor
  • Kellbot, Offbeat Empire web developer

So much awesomeness to enjoy

We'll be playing MINGLO, which is basically like hipster bingo, except for catered to offbeat interests. Can you find fellow attendees who identify as polyamorous? Someone wearing an octopus somewhere? Someone who's in grad school? Someone who's lactating? Mingle, meet some staffers, meet some fellow readers, and see if you can get a bingo to win sweet-ass prizes!

We'll also have amazing awesomness courtesy of some of our favorite local indie biz folk…


For those of you not in Seattle, don't worry: we've got a big announcement that may get the in-person Offbeat Empire vibe a little closer to you…

  1. I'd love to come! However, Seattle is a little too far from Kitchener-Waterloo, and I'm a little too broke. Guess I'll just have to hang tight and wait for the announcement you mention at the end…

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  2. I would SO come down from Vancouver but…on a Wednesday…might be tough. I am going to try my best though! Very exciting!

  3. Nooooooo! We're making our obligatory visit-the-States-every-two-years-to-satisfy-the-fam trip this April, but we won't be in Seattle until the 23rd… Lame sauce! 🙁

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