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King and Queen of the Geeks to be named at Geek Prom

April 12 | Associated Press

DULUTH, Minn. — If you play lots of video games and are frequently taunted as a "spaz," a new prom may be just for you.

The inaugural Geek Prom is planned for Saturday at Duluth’s NorShor Theater.

"We’re not covering anything up," organizer Paul Lundgren said. "It’s spastic fits of clumsy dancing."

The theme of the Geek Prom is "We are through being cool."

"No matter how much of a geek you are, there will be someone there who is a bigger geek than you," he said. "Unless you end up being King or Queen Geek. And to be the best at anything, that can’t be bad, can it?"

The night is being promoted as a party for adults who don’t fit in to have some fun with their own kind. And Lundgren said it’s not a slam against geeks. Everyone’s a geek in some way, he said, including himself.

The evening will include video games where geeks can square off against each other. And Promoter Scott Lunt said the bar will serve drinks named after geek icons, like pocket protectors and Leonard Nimoy.