Party On! At A Windows 7 Launch Party Near You

So where has Pedro been? Well, it’s been one of those months whereeven burning the candle at both ends hasn’t allowed for much bloggingopportunity.  That stuff we call “work & life” – note to self:need to build up a stash of articles for times like this.  Won’t dothat again….so if anyone is still out there listening, get this!  I’mgoing to be hosting a Geeking Out In Georgetown Windows 7 Launch Party!

Pedro's Having A Windows 7 Launch Party. Now What?

This will so NOT be my Windows 7 Launch Party!

Yes, I know. {Insert Microsoft/Geek JokeHere}.  A Windows 7 launch party host – not exactly an impressivepickup line for a Saturday night.  But then again, I’m happily marriedwith a history of being able to “geek it out with the best” – so whynot.  After all, the mid 90’s was the last time I was at any similartype of geek event.  Remember lugging your “gaming desktop” tosomeone’s place for those “gaming lan parties”? Quake, Descent, UnrealTournament, Starcraft.  Simpler times – now that was “geeky”.

So why am I doing it?

Is it because Microsoft is doing a bang up job at marketingthis event? Not exactly. In fact, had I seen these video’s prior toregistering – I probably would never have thrown my hat into the ring.

Is it because of the free stuff?

  • All hosts will receive:
    • One limited Signature Edition Windows 7 Ultimate
    • One Deck of Playing Cards with Windows 7 Desktop Design
    • One Puzzle with Windows 7 Desktop Design
    • One Poster with Windows 7 Desktop Design
    • Ten Tote Bags with Windows 7 Desktop Design for hosts and guests
  • Also included in USA party packs:
    • One package of streamers for decoration
    • One package of balloons for decoration
    • One table top centerpiece for decoration
    • One package of Windows 7 napkins

    Well, the free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate certainly doesn’thurt. It also has the potential of being the most most significantoperating system launches in the last 10 years.  It is certainly make or break time for Microsoft, and this sets the stage for the battle against the Google OS.

    So time to start thinking about what I will plan for my Windows 7 Launch Party.  Here’s my list so far:

    1. Good Food, Good Friends, Open Bar, Did I Say Food Already? :-)

    2. Free Wi-Fi!

    3. XBox 360 & PS3 Gaming stations

    4. Windows 7 “hands on” machine – hooked up to 52″ LCD Widescreen and home theater sound system

    5. Door Prizes – time to give away some of my Geek paraphernalia.   No one goes home empty handed!

    • Shrink Wrapped Copy Of Windows 95
    • Well Used, Long Abandoned Windows 95 Keychain
    • Copy of Douglas Coupland’s 1995 Microserfs
    • Choice of Bill Gates Biographies
    • Shrink Wrapped Copy Of MS-DOS 1.0
    • Shrink Wrapped Box of 5.25″ Dysan Premium Floppy Disks
    • Open Box of OS/2 Warp – including CPI-C Programming Guide


    6. Video & Digital Cam’s – Capture moments, upload to House Party Site, Facebook, Twitter, your Social Media site of choice!

    7. Weather permitting – outdoorevent. Bonfire. More drinks.  Guitar available..Singing encouraged. Video camera on standby. Grin!

    Anybody else hosting a party? Got any ideas to help me out?Pounce on that comments link and talk to me! Think I deserve a big “L”on my forehead? Well, after watching those Microsoft video’s…startingto wonder!



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