GeekWire Calendar: Celebration

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ONLINE EVENT: Microsoft 45th Anniversary Online Celebration

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 5 @ 7:00 pm

45 years ago a company was formed that changed the world forever. In 1975, childhood friends Paul Allen and Bill Gates formed Microsoft. Microsoft has provided a lasting impact in many areas over the last 45 years, not only in the software field but a plethora of others including hardware, productivity, gaming and more. To mark this latest anniversary, Living Computers: Museum + Labs will honor Microsoft with a fully immersive online experience, starting with the official anniversary date on…

CANCELED: Yuri’s Night 2020

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The whole world celebrated on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth; now, the festivities continue with our annual Yuri’s Night 21+ spaceflight party! Don’t miss this space-themed spectacle that joins art, dance, music and technology in tribute to everyone’s celestial journey. Dance in the towering all-glass Great Gallery, transformed into an intergalactic nightclub with some of the best electronic music DJs from Seattle and beyond, with MOONBOOTS taking center stage and support…

Seattle Surge Homestand | Insurgence: A Call of Duty Experience

April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome the Seattle Surge home for the first time as they participate in a weekend of competitive matches featuring 7 other top teams from the Call of Duty League! April 19 at WAMU Theater Match filled weekend featuring Chicago Huntsmen, London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Minnesota RøKKR , Optic Gaming Los Angeles, New York Subliners, Paris Legion, and your Seattle Surge. Exclusive merchandise drops 64 team Challengers tournament* And much more Pick up your weekend passes now! VIP Passes…

Crypticon Seattle

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Crypticon will fill the DoubleTree with hundreds of gorehounds, bloodsluts, zombbros, and creepazoids. Dress up and enter the cosplay contest, compete in the writing and horror makeup competitions, browse haunted Cthulhu/zombie/vampire/etc. goods, and party on the 13th floor.

Tech Alliance State of Technology Luncheon

May 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Technology Alliance’s annual State of Technology Luncheon attracts an exclusive group of the region’s top business, education, research, and government officials. We are thrilled to welcome Mary Kipp, CEO of Puget Sound Energy as the featured speaker. Ms Kipp became President of PSE last year and assumed the mantle of CEO in January. She’ll be talking about innovation in the energy sector and her plans to make PSE a leader when it comes to solving climate change. With all of the recent announcements around…

GeekWire Awards

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, May 19 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) for one of the region’s most-anticipated events: The GeekWire Awards, presented by Wave Business. Continuing this great tradition, we’ll reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers.  We’ll celebrate movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and innovators: The tech rock stars of the Pacific Northwest. Heavy appetizers, signature cocktails, wine, and beer will be served. Past winners have included Tableau, Zulily, PopCap, OfferUp, Convoy, Avalara’s…

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SIFF and MoPOP bring you the somewhat less pronounceable acronym SFFSFF. The mini-fest is composed of nearly two dozen new sci-fi and fantasy short films judged by a nationally assembled jury. Snap up tickets quickly; the event tends to sell out. March 28, 2020—SFFSFF Screening @ SIFF Cinema Egyptian March 29, 2020—SFFSFF Encore Screening @ SIFF Cinema Uptown A note on format from the organizers: “10 short films will screen in the first session followed by 10 short films in…

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