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News From Chase Masterson

By Christian
March 14, 2000 - 11:49 PM

Stompy Kuhr from the official Chase Masteron Fanclub just forwarded us a letter which was sent to them by Chase Masterson (Leeta) herself, giving an update on what she's currently doing:

Hi, Everybody!

I hope this finds you all well. Apologies for being a little out of touch--I've been mostly out of town--but I'm sure its been busy for you, too. Just want to let you know about a really fun thing I'm hosting this weekend--it's The Sexiest Geek Alive Contest, being held @ the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, TX.

You can find out about it at my website (Chasemasterson.com) (shameless plug--hey! I'm in a tough business!), which has finally been updated, thanks to Siouxzan, complete with quotes and jokes of the day, thanks to Siouxzan and Stompy. Hope you can tune in, and pass the word along to members of your fan club, if you can--it's going to be fun!--

Much love,

Chase

This was accompanied by the following press release:

! Message number: 57 of 110 reply - reply all - forward - view sourceprevious - next From: stompy@chaseclub.com To: christian@trektoday.com Subject: FORM: TREKTODAY.COM News Submission Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 23:33:00 -0600 Name = Stompy Kuhr Email = stompy@chaseclub.com News URL = http://www.chaseclub.com News = From Chase herself Hi, Everybody! I hope this finds you all well. Apologies for being a little out of touch--I've been mostly out of town--but I'm sure its been busy for you, too. Just want to let you know about a really fun thing I'm hosting this weekend--it's The Sexiest Geek Alive Contest, being held @ the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, TX. You can find out about it at my website (Chasemasterson.com) (shameless plug--hey! I'm in a tough business!), which has finally been updated, thanks to Siouxzan, complete with quotes and jokes of the day, thanks to Siouxzan and Stompy. Hope you can tune in, and pass the word along to members of your fan club, if you can--it's going to be fun!-- Much love, Chase CHASE MASTERSON HOSTS THE SEXIEST GEEK ALIVE CONTEST AS FEATURED ON GOODMORNING AMERICA, CNN AND WIRED.COM

(AUSTIN, TX) Every year People Magazine puts the smiling face of some movie star on their front cover for the "Sexiest Man Alive" issue. Bestowing such an honor on celebrities ignores the fact the Geeks have now inherited the earth. For example, note that AOL just bought Time Warner-not the other way around.

Geek & Guru, the infotainment multimedia show on AOL-Time Warner's Road Runner, wishes to correct People's egregious error by hosting the first annual "Sexiest Geek Alive Contest," on March 14th, the final night of the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference in Austin, Tx. For more info, go to Geekandguru.com.

Sci-fi siren Chase Masterson, who has starred on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" for the past five years, (see ChaseMasterson.com) will be emceeing the event.

On top of that, "The Sexiest Geek Alive" Contest is being sponsored by the Texas Bikini Team, who will escort the finalists on and offstage.

"Like it or not, this is Bill Gates' world-we just live in it," says Scott Rehling, 31, Channel Partner Manager for Exodus Communications. Rehling is a member of two prominent Austin bands-Dysfunkshun Junkshun and Curiously Strong. Rehling joined the contest early and hopes that his musical talent will give him a competitive edge on his geeky brethren.

Sorry Scott, unless you can hum in Linux, you have just a good as shot as every other geek.

Twelve finalists have been selected. Photos, video interviews and bios of the twelve sexiest geeks will then be available for flaming at the Geek & Guru website. The finalists will be chosen--from their online questionnaire responses, knowledge of Star Trek trivia, and how well they wear a pocket protector-by a panel of High Tech geeks.

The "Sexiest Geek Alive Pageant" will be held Tuesday, March 14th, at Babe's Bar and Grill, 208 E 6th Street, and features Ginger MacKenzie-MP3.com's "Best Artist of 1999." New York's Jet Set Six will headline and more acts to be announced.

The winner of the "Sexiest Geek Alive" title will be announced at the Pageant and simulcast over the Internet by ClubCastLive.com. All proceeds from the event go to the SIMS foundation, which provides medical benefits to musicians and their families. Go to Clubcastlive.com to hear the live broadcast.

Rumor has it that Geek and Guru will also be publishing a "Sexiest Geek" calendar, but that rumor cannot be substantiated at press time. There are also rumblings of placing one of the finalists on a poster with two members of the Texas Bikini Team on each arm. Hopefully this will be marketed toward young geeks-in-training with the caption, "BE NICE TO THE GEEKS. SOMEDAY YOU'LL WORK FOR THEM."

Thanks go out to the Official Chase Masterson Fan Club for this!

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