Once-a-month. Always different.Each month features a new venerable celebrity guest judge for a surprise creative prompt to invent a new experience. Then laugh with other creators as they attempt to do the same.Sharpies provided. Cocktails encouraged. Plus all the goofy club traditions, secret-handshakes, and purple velvet jackets you'd expect in a creativity social club. Welcome to the club, you Imagi-Ne'er-Do-Wells.
Imagi-Ne'er-Do-Wells is now LAST THURSDAYS of every monthwith ticket drop & celebrity judge notifications via email & instagram.
Imagi-Ne'er-Do-Wells next monthly meeting is...
7pm Thursday, Feb 29th Please arrive at Two Bit Circus by 6:45 PMto allow 15 minutes for check-in and drinks. Our infamous creativity game begins at 7:00 pm sharp. Only registered ticket holders may attend Imagi-Ne'er-Do-Wells.Unfortunately, no latecomers can be admitted.
ANDY BAUCH, CEO and co-founder of MORTY - the world’s official directory of immersive attractions.
Before the world began, there was the darkness. And then a twinkle - ART came into existence. Scattered. Defying description. No audience could find it. No creator could profit.
So then ANDY said, “let there be Morty.” And there was Morty.
From Andy’s outstretched fingers springs every immersive thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of escape room and haunt worldwide, letting no commercial relationship, such as an advertisement or partnership sully his promise of trustworthy reviews. Forever and ever. Amen.
(Mr Bauch could not be reached to approve this bio by press time.)
*** WARNING - FALLING ASTERISKS! ***** Please be aware, each month's meeting may later be rebroadcast as a podcast. By attending you agree you're cool with us featuring your voice, image and any original creations you elect to share.
What on Earth am I getting myself into?
Your (practically free) $5 donation includes entrance to LA's Two Bit Circusamusement micro-park at 634 Mateo St, 90021. After the meeting, stay, play & socialize until closing time!
It includes the company of brilliant creative weirdos like yourself for good-spirited laughs and goofy club traditions!
It includes all the geeky thrills of playing our one-of-a-kind, fun-and-funny creative charette game. Always different. Always different.
And don't forget, every month features a totally original creative challenge, a special celebrity guest judge and fabulous prizes for the ten top concepts!
Hosted by president-for-life,your friend and mine, Brett Jackson
Watch our full June 2023 meeting:
June's Theme: The Most Immersive Conference Imaginablewith Venerable Celebrity Judges Dave Cobb from Animal Repair ShopJessica Creane from IKantKoan and Joanna Garner from Meow Wolf
On the heat map of immersive Los Angeles, HATCH ESCAPES is a white hot star of mastery and convenience. Containing both LAB RAT (“best escape room in LA,” and “8th best escape room in the world”) and THE NEST (“Outstanding Achievement in Immersive” THEA Award 2020) you will not find a higher concentration of excellence — with more on the way — from one parking spot.
When they say, “comparison is the thief of joy,” creative polymath Tommy Wallach is that thief.
In addition to his work with Hatch, Tommy has published five YA novels with Simon & Schuster, including We All Looked Up, which spent over six months on the New York Times Best Sellers list. As a screenwriter, he's sold feature films and TV shows, including the limited series JonBenet (Paramount+), whose pilot is set to be directed by David O. Russell. His musical Vicky & Frank was recently optioned for development for Broadway by Tony-award-winning producer Joey Parnes. His short study of the video game Outer WIlds is forthcoming from Boss Fight Books in 2024. Also get a load of his hair. Thick and effortless as a yearling collie.
Not to be outdone, Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp makes Tommy look like garbage.
Terry spent the aughts writing musicals and racking up degrees, the teens running moving and storage companies and raising teenagers, and now is the far cleverer half of the duo behind Hatch Escapes. His beautiful hair is shorter, but its collies would be the breed standard of the Kennel Club, with healthy pups going for over $5,000.
(Hatch Escapes could not be reached to approve this bio by press time.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What on Earth am I getting myself into?
This is a creative game & social activity for creatives.
Who is this for?
Creators of experience. Without exclusion, all creatives working or playing in themed experience or immersive art. And any creative weirdos who enjoy silly brainstorming in that artistic medium which contains all others: experience.
Is this thing associated with Disney?
Lord no. Absolutely and categorically not. Would we be allowed to write the word "BONERMANIA" here in this FAQ if Disney had to approve it? Methinks not.
We are 100% UNAFFILIATED, UNAUTHORIZED & UNENDORSEDBY THE (MERCIFUL) WALT DISNEY FAMILY OF COMPANIES.
We are a place FOR creators of experience. Many of us do work in themed entertainment, but EVERYONE is welcome. Even maybe a few folks who work in creative for the house of mouse.
This sounds hard! Can anyone do it? Do I have to be an artist?
Fear not. The Imagi-Ne'er-Do-Wells is a safe zone to play creative and make cool stuff. Be BRAVE to MAKE NEW FRIENDS!
Will I be on camera?
Yep. Every meeting, it's unique creative challenge, all the cool stuff folks make and all the club hi-jinks may be rebroadcast as a podcast.
Can I be a total menace?
Nope. Everybody here is nice and you should plan to be nice, respectful and cool.
Is this kid friendly?
Abso-maybe. Here's the thing, all our Live Action Attractions are family-friendly, positive, inclusive and workplace appropriate in their hosted content. However they're also fully interactive and attended by an adult audience who are encouraged to drink and carouse. No abusive behavior is tolerated, but folks can sometimes get rowdy when they're blowing off steam. We're happy to have older kids with an adult guardian present, but you as the parent must determine your comfort level with what they'll be exposed to.
How long is the show?
The formal club proceedings last approximately 90 minutes with 30 minutes in the middle for socializing. After the show, of course, you're encouraged to hang around and socialize with your new pals until closing time.
The show starts promptly at the listed game time and no latecomers can be admitted. Short answer: you have to arrive 20 minutes early.
What if I'm running a little late?
Hooboy. It's hard to say no to you. But, if you're not confident you can arrive on time, perhaps next month. Out of respect for the audience and performers no latecomers can be admitted. And no refunds, bub.
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