Events

Harry Potter Trivia – The Geeky Cauldron

Dear quizzer, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to attend The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary information and equipment. Quiz begins on October 15th at 7pm. We await your owl … actually, please send no owls. Just go to the quiz and sign up. Owls are dangerous wild animals.

Cheaters will be subjected to the Cruciatus Curse if they are found using self-correcting ink, spellchecking quills or any dishonorable Muggle devices. The quiz will have equal portions questions about the books and the movies and we’ll also be asking a smattering of questions about The Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts and other stories set in the Potterverse to separate the contenders from the pretenders. You better break out your Timeturners as you’ve got quite a lot of material to cover. Perhaps your local apothecary shop has powdered dragon horn?

Cheaters will be subjected to the Cruciatus Curse if they are found using self-correcting ink, spellchecking quills or any dishonorable Muggle devices. The quiz will have equal portions questions about the books and the movies and we’ll also be asking a smattering of questions about The Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts and other stories set in the Potterverse to separate the contenders from the pretenders. You better break out your Timeturners as you’ve got quite a lot of material to cover. Perhaps your local apothecary shop has powdered dragon horn?

Make sure you visit Gringotts before quiz, as admission is 8 sickles, 13 knuts. We will accept Muggle money, of course, so that comes to $5 per person. Winners will be awarded a fat purse (trust us, it will not be leprechaun gold). Your team is limited to 6 wizards and you might want to come prepared with more than one team name. You’re not the only ones who picked “You’re a Quizzard Harry”.

Purchase your tickets at https://tix.geekswhodrink.com!

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THEMED QUIZ FAQs

Can people under 21 play?
Unfortunately not. All team members must be over 21.

What if I don’t like beer?
We rarely encounter patrons that we can’t find a beer for that they’ll love. Let our beertenders guide you through our menu and find a brew that works for you. That said; if beer really isn’t your thing, and you are not willing to taste our offerings, then this probably isn’t the event for you…we are a brewery after all. Obviously we encourage responsible drinking and the use of a designated driver to ensure everyone’s safety. It should be noted that we can only legally serve beer that is made on premise. Outside alcoholic beverages will not be tolerated in any form. If discovered, the entire team will be asked to leave immediately.

Should I wear a costume?
YES! There may even be a costume contest should there be enough people in the spirit.

How do you sign up? Where do you buy tickets?
Head on over to https://tix.geekswhodrink.com to get your team registered and purchase your tickets.
Remember: you can add team members, but you can’t subtract, so make sure you’re signing up for the people you’ve got.

I didn’t buy tickets, can I just show up?
As long as the event isn’t sold out, we will accommodate some walk-up teams. Please make sure you have $5 in cash for each member of your team.

Will I get some sort of email confirmation?
You should receive an automated email with your team information.

Do I need to bring some kind of printed or digital ticket?
No, your registration is saved in our system and our host will simply confirm with you that the number of players you pre-paid for is correct before the quiz begins.

I can no longer attend/my teammate(s) backed out, can I request a refund?
There are no refunds for theme quiz tickets. In the event Geeks Who Drink or our venue cancels or reschedules a theme quiz, refunds will be made available to those impacted.

My city says “Sold Out”! Now what?
It’s unlikely space will open, but you can drop us a response on this form and we’ll notify teams if additional space opens up!

How do you change your team name, number of players on the team or cancel a registration?
You should be able to make any of those changes by logging in at https://tix.geekswhodrink.com and updating your registration there.

Is this a free quiz?
No, it’s $5 per person to play and you need to purchase those tickets in advance.

What’s the maximum/minimum players per team?
There is no minimum, but if you want to win, you should have a fully staffed squad. We’re happy to help you find teammates in advance on social media or on the day of. Team maximum is strictly six players, as always. Everyone sitting with you is considered part of your team.

Do spectators have to pay?
Yes. Yes, they do. Spectators generally have to pay for sporting events, right? This also goes for Geeks Who Drink employees that aren’t working at the event and the people they make love to.

Can my dad/girlfriend/friend sit at our table and not play?
No. Six people max on a team and all players must pay. If they’re sitting with you and not playing, we’re going to ask that they move.

How is the prize amount determined?
In most cases, the prize amount is 50% of the total take. Why not 100%? Because we have to cover our costs of producing and marketing these event quizzes. If the pot is sufficiently large, we’ll split it between first and second or first, second and third place.

Will BLANK TOPIC be covered?
Everything is fair game. Study hard. Apply yourself. And we never give clues.

How long will the quiz last?
Our regular quizzes run about 2 hours, but themed quizzes require a bit more heavy lifting in terms of logistics, scoring and extra stuff we may have planned. Average is about 2 1/2 hours.

I’d like to help promote the quiz/talk to you on my podcast/contribute some bonus prizes.
Great! Contact us at marketing@geekswhodrink.com and we’ll see about making that happen.