Scott Hanselman

Raising Money for Diabetes with Halo 3 on Oct 11

September 28, 2007 Comment on this post [8] Posted in Diabetes | Gaming | Microsoft
Sponsored By - Windows Internet Explorer (2) Here's the big announcement. Strap on.


Wanna play Halo 3? You might.

Wanna play it in High Def? Possibly.

How about playing Halo 3 in a 50 foot screen in Super Hi-Def (2048p[1])?

Wanna get powned bigger than life? Join us.


It's at Cinetopia, of course. It's in Vancouver, WA, just north of Portland, OR. This is the NW's most awesome theater. Actual waiters with actual food. Leather seats. Top of the line video and audio. Super HD in every theater. Seriously, this is the only theater Mo and I go to because once you've experienced it you're ruined for other theaters. It's a little pricey, but it's great for date night.

It's 18 or older unless you have a parent escorting you - note that Halo is an "M" rated game. We'll have one Large Theater with a 88 seat capacity and a Living Room Theater with 63 seats. The Living Room Theater is 21 and older. We'll also have a number of Xboxes and Plasmas setup. It'll be a social mingling, eating, fun event. We might have some Guitar Hero also.


We're doing this because Halo is fun and Diabetes sucks. We're hoping to cancel them out. The event is being organized by Rich Claussen and fellow MSFTie Jason Mauer and myself.


one of the three living room theatersOk, this is important. We're trying to raise money for the Fight Against Diabetes and get folks to join us for the Diabetes Walk on October 20th. The fee is $25 (or more, and more is encouraged) at the door, with all proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association.

We're throttled to 120 people. We might raise this if some folks can't make it, but if you register for this event, DO SHOW UP because you're taking an actual human-sized slot that someone else could use. We'll have sponsors there with tables (if you'd like to sponsor a table, let me know) with their various geek wares.

Register for this event at with the RSVP code "FIGHTDIABETES". The event is Thursday, October 11th from 7pm to Midnight.

Note that the banner in the upper left of the reservation site does mention the “PRELAUNCH PARTY 09 24 07” even though the center box shows “10/11/07 – Cinetopia”. Just make sure to use the right RSVP code.

If you don't make it, don't worry, we're going to video/photo/save for posterity as much as we can and get it up on Flickr. It's going to be awesome.

Hope to see you there.

[1] Interpolated by a commercial line-doubler.

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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September 28, 2007 22:00
Excellent idea! I'll so be there.
September 28, 2007 22:08
Count me in. :) I guess I'll need to do some serious practicing between now and then!
September 28, 2007 22:08
I would soooo be there if I were even an inch on that side of the Mississippi!
September 28, 2007 22:23
Make sure to register!
September 29, 2007 0:04
Excellent idea! It's a great way to raise money for a great cause.
September 29, 2007 10:49
I'll so be there.Excellent idea!
October 01, 2007 21:45

Have a blast. You're doing an great job on the fund-raising. I ended up raising about $11,300 for my local ride here, so I can't complain. But I see the types of numbers you're getting and it's almost enough to raise my A1C! :-)
October 19, 2007 8:11
Perhaps I'm biased because I like your blog. I often have differing opinion
from yours. Sometimes it is better to differ each other because it gives a
totally new perspective in our outlook. I honestly believe yours is one of
the best blogs on the web. Thanks for the nice work. :-)

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