In honor of International STAR WARS DAY on May 4th, Richmond set to host the GALACTIC PUB CRAWL
May the 4th (Be With You), also known as International STAR WARS DAY, will be the perfect time for people to break out their inner galactic geek. Therefore, in honor of this rebellious day, Richmond will be hosting the GALACTIC PUB CRAWL
(21+) in historic Scott’s Addition neighborhood with the help of event producer Markster Con.
Seen primarily as a STAR WARS-themed event, but due to it’s “galactic” name and theme, it will also attract other sci-fi fandoms such
as Doctor Who, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate, Battlestar Galactic and others so power up your lightsaber and join event producer Markster
Con to celebrate the geeky-est day of the year with your fellow galactic nerds. Venues participating in Scott’s Addition will include Bingo
Beer Co. (host of SPACE PORT Registration), Boulevard Burger & Brew, Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar, Hof Garden, Three
Notch’d RVA Collab House, Courthouse Creek Cider, Don’t Look Back –Triple, The Circuit Arcade Bar and with Blue Bee Cider.
Attendees will be treated to awesome schwag including “Dark Side” or “Light Side” keepsake badges as well as color-changing Lightsabers
with sound (free for the first 150 who come through registration), a commemorative GALACTIC PUB CRAWL pin, photo ops, as well as
competitively priced themed drinks and possibly a charity auction (TBD). The Circuit Arcade Bar, one of the stops that features 80+
retro and modern video games, will also provide $4.00 worth of video game tokens to registered attendees to enjoy.
Attendees will register at the host pub (i.e. SPACE PORT), located at Bingo Beer Co. and then travel at their leisure to other participating
venues, each offering different Galactic-themed drinks and/or food. Although dressing in costume is not required it is highly encouraged
and expected, with many attendees wearing STAR WARS or other sci-fi fandom inspired outfits or even just their favorite sci-fi t-shirts to
show their support for either the Empire or Rebellion or any other sci-fi fandom if they’d like. Anyone 21+ wanting to celebrate May the
4th (Be With You) in the RVA area, this will be the event not to miss. This year is extra special since it lands on a Saturday.
The GALACTIC PUB CRAWL is produced by Markster Con, a year-round, full-time event production company geared mainly towards
the adult-aged geek and alternative demographic with a heavy dose of costuming. Established in June of 2012 by owner Mark Baggett — a
graduate of James Madison University — the company now produces, on average, one to three large-scale events per month in various
cities across the SouthEast which include pub crawls, dances, geek trivia nights, mingles, costume photo studio parties and other social
gatherings. Event themes vary, often inspired by fandoms such as STAR WARS, Game Of Thrones, SuperHeroes & Villains, Disney,
Zombies, Vampires, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, video games and even Unicorns, with attendance typically between 150 to 1,000+
people. Previously based out of Atlanta but now Richmond, Markster Con produces adult-aged events in Atlanta, Athens, and Savannah,
Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina as well as Miami, Florida. In March of 2019 Markster Con expanded into Richmond, Virginia as
well as Birmingham, Alabama with plans to also expand into the Washington, D.C. area. Markster Con also plans to bring a WIZARD
WEEKEND, complete with a Wizard Prom and Wizard Pub Crawl, to Richmond on September 6 & 7, 2019.
DATE: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 TIME: Registration (3-7pm); Event (3-9pm) INFO/TICKETS: http://ww.CrawlRVA.com
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