Geek Fair 2005 Shortened Press Release

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On Saturday, July 16, Free Geek will celebrate 5 years of operating the Community Technology Center with a Street Party and Fund Raiser. Geek Fair Five! is a free event for all ages. Festivities start at 1pm and go until 7pm, and will be held in front of Free Geek at SE 10th and Market.

The street party will have two stages of live music and delicious organic food & refreshments. There will be tons of fun stuff to check out: “Beat-the Geek” game show, Smash-tacular! (you get to go all “Office Space” on a printer of your choosing), eco-friendly info. booths, video gaming room, indy video screenings, chunk bikes and kids activities. You'll also be able to bid on fabulous items at our silent auction or peruse Free Geek's thrift store.

Geek Fair Five! will be showcasing several geeked-out local performers, including: The Bad Mintons, Beliss, Dorado, The Black Peppercorns, Empty Room, Like a Circus Fire, Raina Rose, The Sprockettes, Trashcan Joe, Tre Music and Dan Mills, Vivian's Keeper, Chunk 666, SweetJuice, and The Vulturines.

Geek Fair Five! is sponsored by Free Geek and the following local businesses and organizations: Backspace, CD Baby, The City Repair Project, KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio, Roots Organic Brewery, SCRAP and Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program.

Free Geek is a local non-profit organization that recycles and refurbishes donated computers and other electronic equipment, making it available to individuals and non-profits in the community. Volunteers can participate, learn and earn a free computer system in the process.

For more information, check out the Geek Fair webpage at

Super-short version:

On Saturday, July 16 from 1 until 7pm, Free Geek will celebrate 5 years of operation with a fabulous street party. Geek Fair Five! is a free event for all ages, and will feature organic refreshments, printer smashing, kids' activities, booths, two stages of live music, and much more. Local bands Trashcan Joe, The Black Peppercorns, Vivian's Keeper, Like a Circus Fire, and Beliss will all be there. Local bicycle phenoms The Sprockettes, Chunk 666, and the Clown House will also make appearances.

That's Geek Fair, Saturday, July 16th, from 1 - 7pm at the Free Geek facilities (1731 SE 10th Ave. 2.5 blocks south of Hawthorne).

For more info, go to