Are we really set on tie-dye? I'm not sure I'd buy one if that's the case.
My favorite geeky t-shirts are attractive cuts with nice colors, and they have logos or geek-nature that could look like some design to the uninformed.
Like with Star Wars shirts. I stay away from the annoying ones and embrace the subtle ones.
Annoying: http://static.gamesradar.com/images/tot ... -scout.jpg
Subtle: http://www.ecomretailshop.com/wp-conten ... 00x300.jpg
I think this color blue could be a nice start, and is not completely separate from TR branding:http://static5.shop.indiatimes.com/imag ... ue-tee.jpg
(Ignore his douchebag face. Like Keanu Reaves, he can't help it.)
Similar for girls:http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/9 ... 1397114086
It doesn't have to be blue, but a basic color and cut, and then we work on the design. It could be something straight-up TR in terms of name or acronym with the magnifying glass on circuits. It could be gerbil themed (although I hope it isn't). It could be an inside joke, maybe based around purportedly, or my very own invention: TechPurport. Or maybe it could be some un-wordy reference to looking inside the second. I'm sure we can come up with something.
I see we've got a lot of people serious about beer. Is anyone else interested in cocktails? Or reasonable dosages of good spirits? If so, maybe we can connect to sip our favorites. I've already waxed poetically about rum, but I've got a few interesting tequilas I could share as well.
And just yesterday I discovered a simple cocktail with apple-flavored whiskey, ginger beer, bitters, and ice that is superb. And a week ago, my girlfriend and I perfected pina coladas - big batches for a big party could be a lot of work, but it could be a lot of fun too.
If nothing else, my girlfriend is a fan of red wine. Maybe some people want to have a mini tasting with people bringing a bottle of their favorite affordable wine to share. Little flights for those who geek out about wine. I'd love to participate.Not concerning anything:
What general things should I plan on bringing? Is it a pot-luck? Is there a sign-up for foods and sodas and things? Should I buy some lawn chairs? Bring card games or s'more ingredients or a big bag of kazoos?
Maybe if I bring my HD5870, someone will have pity on me and give me an upgrade for free.