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Jessica Keener Photography
Photos by Jessica Keener

More than 1,000 Seattle geeks, tasty food, cold drinks, great conversation and an epic impromptu dance floor inside one of the coolest venues in the city — yep, the GeekWire Gala had it all.

Jessica Keener PhotographyWe had so much fun hosting all of you Wednesday night at the newly-renovated Museum of History & Industry in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood for one of our favorite events of the year.

As in years past, we enjoyed great toasting the top Newsmakers of the Year and anointing them with snazzy black and red GeekWire soccer scarfs. We’re also grateful to all of you who contributed to our charitable partner, Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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A few of our 2013 Newsmakers of the Year: Makerhaus’ Ellie and Mike Kemery; Zulily co-founders Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon.

Of course, this night wouldn’t have been possible without our great sponsors. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsors (WhitePagesMcAdams Wright RagenMOZWave Broadband, Knoll), Silver sponsors (DoubleDownPicMonkeySeattle Children’s Research InstituteFirst Tech Credit UnionCar2Go, MOHAIRally SoftwareParllay, ) and supporting sponsors (VertaforeVitamin TFirst Aid Shot Therapy and Protingent).

We have photos and social media reaction below. Here are a few tweets from the night (you can also check out this sweet Tagboard to see more):

And here’s what went down in the photo booth. (Full gallery here.)

And finally, here’s a big collection of photos from the night. Click on any image to open a gallery. Big thanks to Jessica Keener for taking these lovely shots.

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