Friday, August 26, 2011

Announcing SoSG Fest 2011! UPDATED

UPDATE: Thanks to Jason for figuring out that Fox had changed the time of the game. The Dodger game--now 6:05 first pitch--now conflicts with the USC game but we are still set on doing it that evening. Details to follow.

Congrats to those of you who found information on SoSG Fest 2011 through the "soft launch". That's right, we posted a clue to this event over two weeks ago, and the intrepid few who found the link hidden in our sidebar have had their calendars cleared for a while now (I'm talking to you, Mr. Customer, Josh S., Quadsevens, Mr. LA SC, Steve K., Jason, Dusty Baker, and Keven C).

Bonus points already go to you eight (we'll leave the link up for a while just for kicks, though we've closed comments on that thread).

That's right, we are gluttons for punishment and as such are opening up SoSG Fest 2011 on the afternoon evening of September 10, 2011, at a secret location again in Los Angeles. Last year's inaugural SoSG Fest 2010 was a blast, so we're bringing it back again this year.

You guys know the drill. We believe that the SoSG community is more fit to congregate at a bar to watch a Dodger game together on television, rather than have us deal with the logistical nightmare of pre-game ticket distributions for a night at the Stadium. Plus, this way, we can focus our energies on conversation with some snarky friends over a pint of beer, or four.

We'll provide at least some of the food and grub. There may be some prizes awarded. And the Dodgers @ Giants game, once again on Fox, will again be televised (last year's effort didn't go so well, by the way; just setting your expectations LOW). (I believe the USC game has a 4:30p kickoff.)

All of us Sons (at least, the five of us who remain) are really thankful and appreciative to have you as our readers, so we want to subsidize a portion of this event for you. Bring your livers, a little bit of cash, and a finely-sharpened can of sarcastic whupass, and come watch a game with some of the Sons and the SoSG readers.

Also, like last year, we are limited on space for this event so we are going to ask you to apply, just as we did last year. So, if you are available on September 10, 2011, and interested in attending, please send us an email, with your SoSG screen name and a brief paragraph on why you think you should be invited to SoSG Fest 2011--and, to those of you who attended SoSG Fest 2010, what training you've done in the past year to gear up for this event.

Historical frequency of comments, bonus points for having found the hidden sidebar link, and of course cash bribes, will all be taken into consideration in judging these entries. The Sons will make their wholly arbritrary decisions and will send emails with separate instructions on the event location and time to the winners.

Good luck!

15 comments:

DelinO said...

Suddenly this hot dog picture just feels dirty.

Sorry for sullying it with my post below :-)

Dusty Baker said...

@Big Daddy D

I just referenced the same thing in your post below! DIrty minds...

Fred's Brim said...

Can't wait to hear the results of this one!

Spank Horst said...

So that's what all the bullshit was about. Maybe next time I'll bother looking for clues. Right. I'll be waiting for the police report on this shindig.

Jason said...

I believe the USC game is at 4:30 pm that afternoon. First pitch for the Dodgers game is now 6:05 pm (thanks, Fox!).

Not that that really affects me since my college team is playing a D-I-AA team at 10 am that day. And will probably still lose.

Steve Sax said...

Oh, shit. This alone may cancel SoSG fest.

Which is better: Sat at 6p, or Sun at 1p? I don't even know if we can get the place for either one. Or if I can go.

DAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Okay, we've moved the time to the evening to accommodate the first pitch. The only wrinkle on which I'm trying to get confirmation is whether it's televised or not...

Jason said...

The Giants are doing their usual local broadcast on CSN so actually seeing the game may require a spot with the MLB Extra Innings package and the ability to stomach a Giants broadcast team.

Fred's Brim said...

Ooof that's the day of the Stanford-Duke game too. I wish Duke was better so I could shit-talk Saxy but we'll be lucky to keep them under 80 points

Jason said...

The 10th may also correspond with the next P and A puzzle release.

Steve Sax said...

actually foggy told me the next P&A releases over labor day weekend, as to not conflict with NPL

Dusty Baker said...

That night is fine with me, too. I have the whole day blocked off for SoSG.

what_difference_does_it_make said...

I'm stuck in Oklahoma City till December for work.... :/

what_difference_does_it_make said...

Hope you (lucky few that got invited or bribed their way into it) guys have as much fun as I did at last years SOSG fest!

Dusty Baker said...

Word up, WDDIM!