While exploring MetaCon, I heard whispers on the wind of a super secret party that was supposedly taking place up on the fifth floor. In fact, it was so secret that it was dubbed “The Party That Never Was,” and it was not allowed to affiliate itself with MetaCon in any way. Apparently it existed in this grey area of “We’re not technically supposed to be doing this, but we’re doing it anyway. Out of spite.”
Since the word “Party” is in our title, obviously GeekParty needed to attend this barely legal bash of epic proportions. I grabbed a couple cameras, rounded up Alcoholic Luigi, and crashed the thing.
Before being allowed to set foot in the room, we were carded by a guy who took his job incredibly seriously for a drunk dude. No underage attendees under any circumstances. At least these guys party responsibly.
As soon as we walked in, we were very loudly, forcefully, and drunkenly told, “No cameras!” I took this as a sign that something awesome was about to happen and immediately started filming. Oddly enough, no one seemed to mind.
We talked to the bartender (yes, there was an actual bartender serving drinks right in the room), and he told us his sad tale of how the party was originally supposed to be an official MetaCon thing, but wasn’t allowed to due to some unforeseen circumstances. I don’t remember what those were, but we got that whole conversation on camera. Unfortunately, I was a bit too drunk to operate the equipment effectively, and all the footage was lost. I would apologize for my clumsiness, but fuck you.
Luigi and I handed out GeekParty stickers and regaled the partygoers with our stories of geek culture journalism while we were treated to pink floofy drinks and Jello shots. Oh yeah, and there was a dance room too, but we didn’t go in there. At least, I don’t think we did.
Whatever happened after that is kind of a blur, but we took some pictures. Check those out.