How do I find Geek Prom? Where is the Duluth Play
The Underground is in basement level of the St.
Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, also known as Duluth's
Historic Union Depot, or simply "the Depot." The
address is 506 W. Michigan St.
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Where can I park?
There is a parking ramp next to the Depot. Street parking
at nearby metered spots is free during evening hours.
Will there be wireless Internet available
for bloggers and other laptop-addicted ninnies?
Does Geek Prom
recommend a hotel to people from out of town?
Yes. The Voyageur Lakewalk Inn at 333 E. Superior
St. is the best deal we've found among hotels within the vicinity
of the prom. You can also use these handy lil' guides: Hotels
and Motels | Bed
Does Geek Prom receive money from any hotel in exchange
for promoting it?
No, but we're open to the prospect.
Who goes to the Geek Prom? Is the
event just for smart people with taped glasses?
You’ll be sure to find all types of misfit
at Geek Prom, including nerds, dill-weeds, spazzes, dorks,
doofuses, dweebs, Einsteins, putzes, pizza faces, queer bait,
brainiacs, space cadets, mathletes, gamers, Trekkies, marching-band
members, disc jockeys, zeros, hobbyists, greenies, rejects
and just about every kind of weakling in the world. Any career
masturbator who is at least 21 years old is a good candidate
to attend Geek Prom.
What if I can't find a date?
Just because this is a prom doesn't mean you should bring
a date. It is very much expected and preferred that you will
come either alone or with someone who is related to you.
What if, through some miracle, I
do find a date. Is that frowned upon?
Well, not really. You won't be persecuted or anything like
that. As long as your date is such an awesome geek that it
cancels out any cool points having a date might earn you,
you should be fine.
I don’t like to be called
a geek; I’m a Spastic American. Can Geek Prom be more
sensitive to that?
No. You should be proud to be a geek. We’ve
taken the word back. We are empowered by it. The word “geek”
has no negative connotation. It is a compliment.
How should I dress for the prom?
Whatever your mom lays out on the bed for you should
be just fine. Ladies, remember: The higher up your waistline
you wear your pants, the more your bust will be accentuated.
Will there be strange languages
spoken? How should I respond if someone uses technology terms
I don’t understand or speaks in Klingon?
Just say, “It’s all geek to me.”
Seriously, though. If I'm not into
Star Trek and Star Wars and am not interested
in arguing about lightsabres and Warp Drive, what is there
There will certainly be people discussing political allegory,
subtle or otherwise, in Battlestar Galactica. So,
Will there be alcohol available
at Geek Prom?
Will there be a photo station? What
will the photographer charge?
Yes, there will be a photo station. In 2009 the photographer
charged $5; that'll probably be the deal this year.
I heard that there have been streakers
at Geek Prom. Is that true?
There were streakers at the first seven Geek Proms. In the
most recent two, there were not. It's never officially been
part of the show. Some people just get carried away. It's
called the Geek Streak.
I also heard streakers were pepper
sprayed one year and charged with indecent exposure. Is that
Yeah. A St. Paul cop freaked out in 2007. The prom committee
is trying to raise money to help out the streakers, who suffered
too much for too little reason. Read more about that here.
One time, I stayed up all night
drinking Shasta Moon Mist and playing D& D with some friends
from my swim team. We put on a They Might Be Giants tape and
started jumping around until I threw up on my Converse high-tops.
Is Geek Prom like that?
Is Geek Prom becoming popular,
thereby threatening its integrity?
Not yet. Give it another year or two.