There’s less than a week to go until the big GeekWire launch event, next Wednesday evening in Seattle — have you gotten your ticket yet? — and today we got a chance to test out our specially constructed GeekBall court for the first time.

What’s GeekBall, you ask? As you can see in the video above, it’s a hybrid of billiards and soccer. And after playing a few games today, we can attest to the fact that it’s a total blast. It will be the centerpiece of the GeekWire Launch Event at the Showbox Sodo, including featured match-ups and pick-up games for attendees.

But it’s hardly the only game at the event. Our sponsors are hosting a variety of great activities throughout the night, with prizes including an iPad, five Kobo e-readers, an Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.

Big Fish Games will also be staging a mini-golf putt-off, with a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a Wii and an iPad.

DecideMadrona Venture Group and Maveron will be hosting hoops — featuring NBA great Detlef Schrempf.

Filter presents: FilterBook Live! On an actual 12-foot high “Wall,” you’ll be invited to share your drawings and ideas about what the future looks like to you!  Not an artist? Not to worry!  Some helpful Filter folks can be “hired” as “Draw-vatars” to artistically interpret your vision to the Wall.  Best of all, you’ll receive an extra drink ticket AND be entered for a chance to win an Xbox 360 with a Kinect motion sensor..

Gist/RIM presents: Foosball Tournament! Fast-paced tourney-style foos offers the opportunity for trash talk, t-shirts, and entry into a drawing for a Blackberry Playbook.

Kobo presents: Face Off! KOBO’s VP of Business Development also happens to be a retired hockey player, and can’t wait to dust off his sticks and pads to face-off against … you.  All will enjoy suiting up and a chance to win the puck from Todd Humphrey, and five lucky winners will go home with a Kobo ereader.

TechDwellers presents: Beer Pong! Whether you’re reminiscing about your college days or getting into startup character, you won’t want to miss a tried and true favorite: beer pong. Beer included.  From your good friends at TechDwellers, who will bring the table from their Georgetown digs.

thePlatform presents: Jeopardy! Ready to get your trivia on?  Calisthenics for your brain and index finger– strut your stuff and buzz in for fabulous prizes courtesy of thePlatform.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 22, at the ShowBox Sodo, 1700 First Ave. S.

Go here to get your ticket, and get those legs warmed up for GeekBall! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.

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  • http://twitter.com/RedRussak Joshua ‘Red’ Russak

    geek-tastic!

  • Tyson

    Any plans for another Catan tournament downtown?

  • Bob Silver

    Cook looks unbeatable.

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, that was some highly selective editing. :)

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