Operation Supply Drop is a charity designed to build video game care packages for troops deployed to High Threat areas overseas and to date have raised over 58,000 dollars for their charity! Wanting to do our part, Charisma + 2 is full of busy little bees organizing the Dallas portion of Operation Supply Drop’s nationwide Veteran’s Day party, 8-Bit Salute! Those who are not local to the major event cities (Dallas, Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles) don’t fret! There are plenty of ways to get involved and do some good deeds from the comfort of your own home as well!
“The “8-Bit Salute to Veterans” is what happens when a charity “goes loud”. Operation Supply Drop, in conjunction with a team of dedicated allied websites and supporters, is throwing a nationwide Veteran’s Day weekend party on November 10th with events in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York City with two more cities currently in the works to join forces to raise money to build a series of absurdly large video game care packages for multiple units stationed in Afghanistan…as well as a possible stateside surprise or two.” – OSD Press Release, September 11, 2012
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DALLAS: CHARISMA + 2 EVENT DETAILS!
An quick overview of the event!
The Kung Fu Saloon features 20 classic vintage arcade games and private karaoke rooms which will be housing some XBOX stations specifically for this event!
More updates will be added as they are announced, so check back frequently!
Nov 7th – UPDATE #8 – VIRTUAL SWAG TOUR! Charisma + 2 President Yvonna Lynn made a fun little video detailing some of the raffle prizes for lucky entrants!
Nov 3rd - UPDATE #7 – VALVE’s employee edition of the Left 4 Dead TANK statue! We will post a video of it later. It is so heavy and awesome!
Nov 3rd – Media Update #2 – EGM! More promotion for 8-Bit Salute is featured on EGM!
Nov 2nd – UPDATE #6 – TREYARCH! Treyarch’s Team autographed a Call of Duty: Black Ops II poster which will be up for grabs to the lucky raffle participants! Wouldn’t this look great framed over your fireplace?
Nov 2nd – Media Update - NEWSPAPERS! Charisma + 2′s efforts are featured in the Dallas Morning News!
Oct 25th – UPDATE #5 – CYBERSPORTS.NET LOOKIE! We made the cover of CSN – find out where to SIGN up for the tourney here!
UPDATE #1 – RAFFLE! As Dallas is one of the four strong “city teams,” Operation Supply Drop has let us know that we be raffling (not bidding so YOU have a shot at this amazing swanky 25th Anniversary Street Fighter chess set (which is a spanking $275 value) to be raffled off supplied by Capcom, bundled with an assortment of posters, shirts, and general swag!
UPDATE #2 – EVEN MORE SWAG! The brains behind Borderlands, Gearbox Software has kindly made up a great swag basket for us to raffle off for donations!
UPDATE #3 - SINGLE? Need a little spice in the love life? Get your geek on, as two lovely ladies from Dallas-based website International House of Geek will be on hand to host their Geek Speed Dating! A minimum of 5 men and 5 women will be required to hold the event.
UPDATE #4 – ONLINE TOURNAMENT! Charisma + 2 gamer models not located in Dallas will be holding an online tournament of Quakelive! The winner will receive a hand written letter from John Carmack, programmer and co-founder of iD Software, on iD letterhead sealed in wax within a shadow box. A five dollar participation fee will go directly to the Operation Supply Drop donations.
Not local? No worries! Check out what’s happening at the Operation Supply Drop 8-Bit Salute near you!
Playboy’s Miss October 2012 and legitimate video game competitor Pamela Horton will be attending the festivities in Los Angeles for the Medal of Honor: Warfighter tournament held at the Los Angeles Film School. For more information, visit the OSD press release here!
The city of lights is using them wisely to highlight Dj Cutman and his chip-tunes video game themed dance party at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY!
Want to make a contribution but too far away from one of the event locations? Aside from joining the gorgeous Charisma + 2 models online via Quakelive, there are tons of ways to help join the cause! From making donations remotely or sending in video games that don’t get enough TLC at home, Operation Supply Drop has a great staff that can assist you in figuring out what you can do to be a part of this amazing charity. Hop on their website to find out how.
See you in November, soldiers!
Kimmie Britt is a Red Lantern in the making and better known by her intergalactic smuggler alias, killerrqueen. Pint sized and full of sarcasm, when this hardcore gaming addict and metal music fiend is not hanging out with her puppy BFF, the aptly named Luke Skywalker, you can usually find her yelling in front of some form of electronic. From acting to designing to video editing, Kimmie has a wide range of tools in her arsenal and is never afraid to use them. As if that isn’t cool enough, Kimmie is the co-founder and head of badassness at IHOGeek.com, Media Manager and gamer model for Charisma + 2, and also a budding Khaleesi. Me nem nessa.