Kids Need to Read Geek Prom
Sponsored by Bookmans
Hosted by Phoenix Comicon
Friday, June 6, 2014
Valley of the Sun Ballroom
Don't miss the annual Kids Need to Read Geek Prom, sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and hosted by Phoenix Comicon. An entire ballroom is devoted to the KNTR Geek Prom, enabling throngs of Geekanoids to attend this quirky soiree.
Due to the Geekerosity of our Geektabulous friends at Bookmans, all proceeds benefit Kids Need to Read, a foundation that does not discriminate against Geeks, Dweebs, or Nerds. This is the Big Bang Party! Expect Geektastic music and dancing, tons of prizes, special guests, retro gaming-themed decorations and photo set, Fashion Geektacular, and crowning of the 2014 KNTR Geek Monarchs.
The theme for Geek Prom 2014 is Retro Gaming. Dress in your Geeky best and enter the Fashion Geektacular to vie for the titles of Geek King, Geek Queen, Geek Prince, and Geek Princess! Any appropriate Geek attire may be modeled during the Fashion Geektacular, including the themes of CLASSIC GEEK (dweeb, nerd, etc.), CONTEMPORARY GEEK (superhero, video game character, etc.), or RETRO GAMING GEEK (Legend of Zelda, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Space Invaders, etc.). The Royal Geek Monarchs are serenaded to Geeks of America each year by Geekariffic performer Steven Riley. Date and time of Fashion Geektacular judging to be determined. Contestants will participate in a final strut on the catwalk during the prom, followed by the crowning of the winners as the 2014 Geek Monarchs.
Have your stylin' photo taken under the magnificent edifice renowned in all of Geekdom as the Geek Arch.
The finest of Geekola will be played for your auditory and dancing pleasure. Geeky dancing is the norm, so no need to worry about emulating John Travolta . . . unless Travolta-emulating is your heart's desire. Anything goes at the KNTR Geek Prom, except bullying, which will get you tossed out of the Geeky Gates!
Geeksages, Geekonnieres, Geek Blinkies, and Ray Guns will be available for a small donation at the KNTR booth and at the door, while quantities last. Dress code is Geek casual or formal—real Geeks won't even need a costume!
Come celebrate the Glory of Geek at this don't miss Geek Gala, only at the inimitable Phoenix Comicon!
Ticketing Information for Kids Need to Read Geek Prom 2014
Only 1,200 tickets will be offered for the Geek Prom and are now on sale at the Phoenix Comicon website. They are only $15 each when purchased prior to the convention. Ticket price will be $20 each if purchased during the convention at the Kids Need to Read booth. Due to the generosity of our supremely Geektacular sponsor, Bookmans, your ticket will include a photo op underneath the glorious new Geek Arch at no extra charge! One free photo op per ticket holder; image files will be available on Flickr after the convention. Your ticket will have a unique barcode that you will redeem at the door of the Geek Prom. Geek Prom tickets may be purchased at a different time than Phoenix Comicon memberships, but you must have a Phoenix Comicon membership to attend the Geek Prom. Cash bar. No separate beer garden this year! YAY! Rated PG-13. Do not miss out on the Friday Night Big Event of Phoenix Comicon!
Twitter Feed: #KNTRGeekProm
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
Geek Crowns Sponsor
Duct'd by Cayci
Denise Gary—Kids Need to Read
Gus Matos—Arizona Avengers
Michael Dougherty—Big Damn Films
Fashion Geektacular Judges
Lori Cothrun—Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
Wynter Holden—Phoenix New Times
Jonathan Simon—Lightning Octopus
Fashion Geektacular Announcer
Peter Steigerwald—Aspen Comics
Fashion Geektacular Geektress of Coronation
Victoria Paege—Actress, Model
Singer: Geeks of America
Steven Riley—Author, Illustrator
KNTR Geek Prom Photo Galleries
Sponsored by Bookmans KNTR Geek Prom 2012
Sponsored by Bookmans KNTR Geek Prom 2011
Sponsored by Bookmans KNTR Geek Prom 2010
Sponsored by Bookmans
KNTR Geek Prom Blogs
- Fourth Annual KNTR Geek Prom was Fab! (2013)
- 2012: A Geek Odyssey (aka KNTR Geek Prom)
- KNTR Geek Prom 2011: Director's Choice Awards
- Geekdom Floods the Kids Need to Read Geek Prom (2010, Part 1)
- Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton Preside over Geeky-anity at the Kids Need to Read Geek Prom (2010, Part 2)
- How to Dress in Style at a Geek Prom! (2010, Part 3)
Shaking it Up at the Kids Need to Read Geek Prom
Hosting the Kids Need to Read Geek Prom at Phoenix Comicon involves lots of joyful geek dancing! Thank you to Project D for creating this fun surprise!