Revisiting some of the awesome artwork from Takei Back the Night, Geeks OUT’s 2012 art show honoring gay geek pioneer George Takei! Artists really knocked it out of the park!
Submissions are now open for the March 2013 show Dream Weaver, paying homage to geek muse Sigourney Weaver! Get drawing!! Additional information and submission guidelines are available at dreamweavernyc.com
George Takei has truly gone where few (okay, no one) has gone before—he’s a Japanese internment camp survivor, a swashbuckling starship pilot, a civic do-gooder, a fanboy peace-broker, “Apprentice” contestant, and a booming voice for marriage equality. He’s more than just a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. George Takei is a force for good in the universe! There's no one quite like him in American popular culture and New York-based Geeks OUT plans to pay homage his work, life, and handsome face.
George Takei's 75th birthday is Friday, April 20th and Geeks OUT will be hosting a grand party in his honor. We are going to display and raffle off works of art inspired by Mr. Takei created by an exciting group or artists, including: Abby Denson, Andy Swist, Bill Roundy, Carlo Quispe, Costello Tagliapietra, Daniel Nyari, David Cowles, Jarrod Pope, John Jennison, Jono Jarret, Justin Russo, Justin Winslow, Logan Faerber, Marc Scheff, Mark Hammermeister, Mathew Kessler, PJ McQuade, Rica Takashima, Rob Clarke, Rogan Josh, Sam Spaeth, Suzana Harcum, Tim Piotrowski, Zach Weiner and more!
There will be cheap drinks and DJ Dave Huge will be providing the soundtrack.
For press inquiries about Takei Back the Night, contact Patrick Yacco and Jono Jarrett at email@example.com.
What’s The Fund Raiser For?
Proceeds from the event will benefit Geeks OUT, an organization out to rally and represent the growing community of comics and sci-fi fans who are queer. Geeks OUT holds monthly social events and establishes a queer-positive presence at comic conventions. For more information, visit www.geeksout.org.
Would you like to volunteer to help out with the event? Contact Joey at firstname.lastname@example.org.