Saturday, June 18, 2016

Holy Grail Pub Crawl — MUST READ!

Thinking about coming to tonight's HOLY GRAIL PUB CRAWL? If so, PLEASE take a few minutes to read all the details below about what event producer MarksterCon.com has planned so you'll be sure to have a great time and also help the event move along as smoothly as possible:

ARE THERE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE?
Advanced tickets for the HOLY GRAIL PUB CRAWL on June 18th are still available online at mcp.xorbia.com and will go offline at noon on Saturday, June 18th. After that you can purchase tickets "walk up" at Diesel Filling Station from 7pm-10pm for $30 cash (exact change please if possible). If you only want to see the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at 11pm and by-pass the crawl, you can buy tickets just for the movie via Fandango HERE.

PUB CRAWL MAP (download):
(CLICK and download this map
to your cell phone)
New to the Virginia Highlands area or maybe you aren't sure which pubs are where? We've got your set-up. Simply click HERE to download a map of the HOLY GRAIL PUB CRAWL (Click and hold on the map to save to your phone. Click “Save Image”) then refer to that image during the event that you just saved to your phone. This map shows where registration is, as well as the event crawl layout and the final stop at the Plaza Theater for the 11pm showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Then, during the event on June 18th, simply revisit this map that you have saved on your cell phone so you'll know the route to find the HOLY GRAIL.

EVENT HASHTAGs (please use):
#holygrailpubcrawl #markstercon #lipsdownondixie #plazaatlanta @markstercon

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PARKING:
We suggest looking over this map (click to enlarge) and see where some of your closer options are. There is free parking, paid parking and metered parking in various locations within easy walking distance of pub crawl registration Diesel Filling Station (beginning of crawl) or the end of the event near Plaza TheaterNOTE: The CVS parking lot (across from Diesel Filling Station) has automated paid machines now.

We also suggest you take a LYFT to the event, ESPECIALLY if you plan on drinking any alcoholic beverages – maybe even share a ride with friends. If you do use LYFT, make sure to use the code "Markster" for a $20 $50 free credit towards your first LYFT ride.

REGISTRATION (7-10pm):
Diesel Filling Station (21+)
Registration will be located at Diesel Filling Station, starting at 7pm (till 10pm). Please make sure to bring your Xorbia ticket with you. Everyone who is registered must go through the line (which means you can not register for your friends, even if you purchased tickets for them as they will need to also come through the line). A valid 21+ I.D. is required at both registration and also before entering all participating venues. If you have any questions about this event, feel free to ask Registration staff when checking in! Registration ends at 10pm – all shots should be claimed by 10:30pm!

EVENT PHOTOS:
Pete from
BOOF PHOTOGRAPHICS
After you make it to Diesel Filling Station for registration, make sure you go inside and get your photo taken by Pete of BOOF Photographics. All online photos are FREE and complimentary for all attendees. A few days after the event, we'll upload the images via HolyGrailPubCrawl.com for you to view/tag/share. Costumes not required to take photos, also show off your new commemorative t-shirts!  NOTE: Photo area at Diesel Filling Station will close at approx. 10:30pm, with registration ending at 10pm.

BE SAFE ON THE STREETS:
When walking to the different pubs PLEASE use the sidewalks or crosswalks. PLEASE use the designated crosswalks and look BOTH WAYS before crossing the road. In addition to keeping an eye out for yourself, also watch for other attendees to make sure they also stay safe. Although all of the participating pubs are on the same side of the street, attendees will still need to cross at certain intersections to continue on their journey to the final stop at Plaza Theater.

BRING CASH!
To make things run much more smoothly, please BRING CASH (to pay for any drinks or food you may purchase on your own). Once you place and receive your order at the bar (if not at a table), please move away from the bar area to give others a chance to place an order. The 5 official pubs (leading to Plaza Atlanta) have a full menu (we've posted links to their menu's further down on this page) and everything is good (we’ve eatten at each venue multiple times so we know!). We highly encourage you to take the time to grab either an appetizer or full meal at one of the venues to help show your support so we can do this again. And please, remember to tip your wait staff.

TEAM FOX CHARITY DRIVE:
Once you get to the Plaza Theater, make sure to participate in the TEAM FOX Holy Grail Charity Drive. Members from Lips Down On Dixie, Inc. have created unique themed grails that you can donate funds to and in return get raffle tickets for great prizes – so bring $1 singles!! 100% of funds raised will be donated to TEAM FOX which benefits Parkinson's Disease research.

Inaugural HOLY GRAIL
PUB CRAWL t-shirt 
ROCKY HORROR  PUB CRAWL SHIRTS (pick-up):
If you pre-purchased an event t-shirt with your ticket, make sure to pick it up during registration (7-10pm) at Diesel Filling Station. Feel free to slip it on and wear it proudly during the rest of the event if you aren't wearing a costume. Staff at the registration table will have your requested size set aside so please make sure you ask to pick yours up.

COSTUME CONTEST:
Lips Down On Dixie will be hosting a COSTUME CONTEST at Plaza Theater at 11pm before the movie – they'll pick people from the crowd for those who are interested!

EARN A FREE TICKET:
Earn a FREE TICKET to Markster Con's July 9th GHOSTBUSTIN' DANCE PARTY! Yes...that's right – FREE! During the event, simply find the 6 banners, take photos and follow THESE GUIDELINES. By doing so, you'll get a free ticket to the highly anticipated Ghostbuster themed event on July 9th (18+) paying homage to the original movie. It will be Markster Con's biggest production yet so make sure you find out how to get your FREE TICKETS – if you complete your quest and do everything right, free tickets are guaranteed!

COMMEMORATIVE 1.25" PIN:
All ticketed attendees please make sure to pick up your 1.25" commemorative HOLY GRAIL PUB CRAWL pin when checking in at registration at Diesel Filling Station. NOTE: Pins can be claimed from 7-10:00pm at the registration table.

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HOLY GRAIL THEMED SHOTS (5 total):
When visiting each of the HOLY GRAIL PUB CRAWL stops, present your numbered wristband TAB at the bar area for a themed shot. Event wristbands are for those who are registered. NOTE: All shots should be claimed by 10:30pm (if you want to claim them).

TAB # / SHOT NAME / @ LOCATION
Tab #1) KILLER RABBIT (@ Diesel Filling Station)
Tab #2) COCONUT MILK (@ Limerick Junction)
Tab #3) THE BLACK KNIGHT (@ Dark Horse Tavern)
Tab #4) HOLY HAND GRENADE (@ Hand In Hand Pub)
Tab #5) FRENCH TAUNTER (@ Neighbor's Pub)
NOTE: Your event wristband also gets you admission to the 11pm screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Diesel Filling Station's
RING OF FIRE Burger
PUB FOOD MENUS:
While at the crawl, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to pick a pub and have dinner or a round of appetizers and/or drinks. A wide variety of food will be available at all of the host pub stops and for your convenience, here are their online menus for your browsing:
• Limerick Junction: MENU
• Diesel Filling Station: MENU
• Dark Horse Tavern: MENU
• HAND IN HAND PUB: MENU
• Neighbor's Pub: MENU

QUESTIONS DURING THE EVENT?
If you have  questions during the event, feel free to ask at the Registration table (Diesel Filling Station), they’ll do their best to find out the answer(s).

ABBEY OF THE HOLY GOATS:
If you are a fan of beer, make sure to try our sponsor beer, ABBEY OF THE HOLY GOATS – a new brewery that's making headlines out of Roswell. Diesel Filling Station will have some of the tasty brews featured on tap which will be a perfect opportunity to give them a try!

For future geek-themed events in Atlanta, please visit www.MarksterCon.com for more info.