Geek Fair 2005 Setup Schedule

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This page is for GEEK FAIR coordinators so they can help set up.

July 15 (day before)


7-9am One or two volunteers to go with Oso

  • Tents

9-11am One or two volunteers to go with Oso

  • Tables & Barricades (SEUL)
  • Tables (St. Phillip Neary)
  • Popups (City Repair)

1-4pm One or two volunteers need to pickup:

  • Safeway: SE 25th and Hawthorne:
  • 8 bags of Ice
  • 2 full cases PBRs (so, about 50 cans of beer total)
  • ~150 10-12 ounce cups for water
  • 4 or 5 huge boxes of generic band-aids
  • 24 rolls of TP: cheap stuff!
  • Lippman's Party Supplies: 50 SE Yamhill
  • Raffle tickets

Outside Setup

7pm One or two volunteers

  • Put out "No Parking" signs along entire block and parking lot entries

Indoor Setup


  • Move stuff out of the classroom, meeting room, staff lounge
  • Put up signage
  • Clean and stock bathrooms
  • Set up meeting room as bar
  • Set up lab as gaming place
  • Take terminals down in classroom (neatly!)
  • Haul in tables, tents, etc. when they come in
  • Take flourescents down in staff lounge
  • Take down and roll up rugs. Put 'em in lounge
  • Make it pretty

July 16 (day-of)



  • Pickup dunk tank


  • Start filling dunk tank at 9am (takes 2-1/2 to 3 hrs!)
  • At 9:30, send 2-3 volunteers with Ken to pick up towers then put in place
  • Put up stage and backdrop
  • Put up tents
  • Put out tables and chairs
  • Set up T-pony
  • Set up sound
  • Move dumpster in parking lot
  • Volunteer hang-out area, including food
  • Set up water stations and super soakers
  • Sandwich signs at major streets
  • Booth org signs at appropriate tables

Silent Auction


  • Be sure we have all bid sheets and winner-tracking spreadsheet is complete
  • Be sure we have copies of certificates
  • Lay stuff out: prize next to or above bid sheet, with business cards/brochures closeby
  • You might want to tape bid sheets down
  • Put up signage

Kids' Area


  • Lay out stuff
  • Put up sign
  • get ready for munchkins to come

Info Booth

noon-1pm What should be there:

  • Info booth binder with:
    • Booth list
    • Band list, including which stage they play on, who the sound engineer is for that stage, and who to check in with
    • Program
    • Copy of site plan
  • Raffle items, tickets, and sign
  • Big info booth sign
  • Water and cups



  • Collect implements of destruction
  • Put printers close
  • Get cashbox

Book Sale


  • Lay out books
  • Get cash box
  • Signage: books $0.50-1.00