(Tickets and info via Eventbrite page)

Join hundreds of movers-and-shakers in the tech community, as we take a moment to celebrate “geeks who give back.”  We’ll toast the men and women of the 2012 GeekWire calendar, and  Newsmakers of the Year, but that’s not all.  Enjoy calendar-themed activities, spirited contests, techie give-aways and the geekiest of chic nights on the town, not to mention your own complimentary copy of the coveted calendar.

What to expect: The evening will be festive without being a formal sit-down affair; hors d’oeuvres will be passed and we’ll feature a tasty buffet.  “Heavy apps” include chicken satay, teriyaki meatball lollipops, spanikopita, mac and cheese, and more.  With your admission you’ll also receive a drink ticket from GeekWire– but wait, there’s more!  The first 100 guests to arrive with a donation for the Toys for Tots drive will also receive an extra cocktail, as will those who encounter Stormtroopers from a galaxy far, far away.

The evening’s activities: Take a swag-studded tour of the Year in Geek.  From National Umbrella Day (February 10), to National Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you), play to win fabulous prizes. Attire for this gala? No need to get formal. Fancy if you like, and flying your GeekWire red, white and black is a bonus. Fame and prizes await our “best dressed guests.”