Hey Gamers with Jobs. How are you? How's your mother?
Maybe you've noticed something. Fellow GWJ and super, awesome thread contributor Amoebic sure did. And she has an idea that I would like to formalize.
There are a lot of folks getting together from the site on Saturday October 23rd. Some are meeting in Ohio, some in Vancouver, and some in the SF Bay Area.
What are YOU doing that weekend? What are you doing on the 23rd of October 2010? Do you have a home? Would you like to invite others over to share in some shenanigans? Maybe you know of a local bar that could stand a Goodjer invasion.
I would like to formally invite ALL Gamers with Jobs across the world to participate in this challenge: Participate in a GWJ get together on October 23rd. Let's make October 23rd International Goodjer Day!
Maybe you can host? Maybe you can coordinate? Maybe you can participate in a Slap & Tickle near you?
Let's see how many folks we can get from all over to throw a little shindig (as small as two forumites count!).
Maybe we can all participate in a video conference at some point? Or perhaps throw together an epic video of the events of the day/night involving our fellows, and then we can combine all of the video into some crazy, GWJ-focused New Years At Times Square kind of thing. Hell, I'd even volunteer to solicit and edit the movie together.
What say you? Are you up for the challenge?
UPDATE: Amoebic made a map! Add your S&T event so that others can find it!
UPDATE: Here are some guidelines for running your own S&T on International Goodjer Day:
Rule the First: If you have a GWJ shirt - wear it
Rule the Second: Save a seat at the table for BNPederson as the honorary GWJ attendee. (Seriously, this dude has been to more S&Ts all over the world than the conf call folks). Rabbit suggests placing a tophat tastefully in his chair.
Rule the Third: During your local S&T, call the voicemail line and leave a message detailing the debauchery occurring at your event.
Rule the Fourth: make #GWJ trend on twitter. Whether you participate in the Slap & Tickle Heard 'Round the World or not, help make IGD official by tweeting like a storm and don't forget to include the GWJ hashtag!
F the placeholder art. This is the real deal, courtesy of the awesome 7inchsplit:
UPDATE 9/28: Stand up gent TENEMAN suggested coupling this event with some sort of fundraiser for Child's Play. THE DETAILS ARE BELOW:
Here's the official thread, but thanks to trueheart78 and oilypenguin, you can now purchase the incredible image above (lovingly crafted by Mr. 7inchsplit himself) with proceeds benefiting Child's Play.
For the low, low price of $15 US, you can own your very own Unofficial GWJ Poster commemorating the International Goodjer Day Slap & Tickle Heard 'Round the World! And don't forget, the proceeds go straight to Child's Play! What are you waiting for? Buy three today!