I need suggestions for my Logan's Run party!
December 2, 2009 10:58 AM   Subscribe

What be fun and appropriate to do, eat or drink at a Logan's Run party?

There doesn't seem to be any acceptable way for me to avoid turning 30 next month, so I may as well make the most of it. I'm going to have a birthday party, but before the big day I'm also going to have a get-together exclusively for my under-30 friends, planned around a commemorative screening of the best 30th birthday movie ever made, Logan's Run. Unfortunately, I'm not intimately familiar with the details of the universe, so I've come to seek suggestions. What would be some suitable activities, food and drinks to have at such an event?
posted by Faint of Butt to Grab Bag (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Fish, plankton, sea greens... protein from the sea!
posted by Artw at 11:01 AM on December 2, 2009


These things will definitely be served, Artw, but do you have any suggestions for particular preparations?
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:09 AM on December 2, 2009


Hookers on a carousel.
posted by bertrandom at 11:09 AM on December 2, 2009


Color-changing ice cubes.
posted by rokusan at 11:12 AM on December 2, 2009


Other than this awesome cake idea, there's the City of Domes website and the Highly Unofficial Logan's Run FAQ for universe information.

As far as the party goes, maybe you could have coffee with rock candy stir sticks? Try to find large (3/4 inch) plastic rhinestones in the appropriate age colors and attach them to palms with spirit gum? Some sort of relay race so people can say "Run, runner!" to each other? Make all of the guys dress in black and the women in pastel colors (not necessarily scantily-clad, but you get the idea.)?

I'm turning 30 next year and my mother and husband are threatening to throw me a Logan's Run-themed party as well, so I'm looking forward to what other people suggest!
posted by KoPi_42 at 11:12 AM on December 2, 2009


These things will definitely be served, Artw, but do you have any suggestions for particular preparations?

The food should be served on a tray by someone dressed as a robot and riding a disguised segway. And by served I mean they should promise the food to the guests, then try to kill them.

Later on there will be a lot of cats.
posted by Artw at 11:12 AM on December 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


This rum is aged 30 years. You could call it Logan's Rum!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 11:15 AM on December 2, 2009 [11 favorites]


I'm not intimately familar with the details of the universe either, but as a child of the 70's the guns used in the film featured heavily in my imaginary gun play. Perhaps buy or rent some home laser guns and have basement or outdoor lazer tag.

Or go low budget and get some regular Nerf dart guns.
posted by jeremias at 11:18 AM on December 2, 2009


There doesn't seem to be any acceptable way for me to avoid turning 30 next month

Hmm. Some kind of game themed on floating up to the ceiling and exploding?
posted by Artw at 11:20 AM on December 2, 2009


. . .to make it more relevant, all the under-30 people at your party on one team, all the over-30s on another.
posted by jeremias at 11:20 AM on December 2, 2009


All the 30-and-over people should have to leave at midnight. Including you.
posted by rokusan at 11:25 AM on December 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Casual sex?
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:26 AM on December 2, 2009


You just need something bright red served in a tall cylinder. Just check the video starting at about 4:20.
posted by nanojath at 11:42 AM on December 2, 2009


At the end of the night, play Logan's Sanctuary, the soundtrack to the imaginary sequel.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:48 AM on December 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


You could play hide-and-seek-tag! The guests who are hiding are "Runners;" the people searching for and tagging them are "Sandmen." The Runners have to hide from the Sandmen and make their way back to touch "Sanctuary" (home base) before they are tagged by a Sandman. Bonus: Give the Runners blinking red lights that they must wear, to make hiding more difficult.

This will require a park or large backyard, but man that'd be cool.
posted by castlebravo at 11:51 AM on December 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Buy and modify a copy of Elefun to represent the Carrousel.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:15 PM on December 2, 2009


D'oh! Elefun link
posted by dirtdirt at 12:16 PM on December 2, 2009


Fill your house with cats.
posted by grumblebee at 12:22 PM on December 2, 2009


Farrah Fawcett was in that movie. Maybe someone needs to wear a blonde Farrah wig and keep flipping it back a lot.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 12:50 PM on December 2, 2009


Everyone should be issued Lifeclocks (which can be a simple as stickers), yours will have to be red, and then you can decide how closely you want to stick to the color scheme (in the table).
posted by grapesaresour at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2009


Maybe someone needs to wear a blonde Farrah wig and keep flipping it back a lot.

Maybe everyone should.

Different kind of party?
posted by rokusan at 3:19 PM on December 2, 2009


Yeah, lots of casual sex. Also impractically tall thin glasses for your drinks. Body-dissolving rocketpacks would be good too, but may be hard to source.

Unwitting suicide as a finale?
posted by pompomtom at 3:40 PM on December 2, 2009


play laser tag among 100s of cats while naked
posted by beerbajay at 6:08 PM on December 2, 2009


For the real Logan's Run experience, spend the afternoon in a mall.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:23 AM on December 3, 2009


Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. The party was yesterday, and it was small and unelaborate, but it was fun. In the end, I printed up signs with slogans like "Just say yes to Carrousel," "You will be renewed" and "The Fraternal Order of Sandmen wishes to remind you: all runners will be terminated," and taped them to the walls. There was also one subversive sign with a picture of an ankh and the text "Sancturary is real." (This fan site was a good source of inspiration.) I bought some big rhinestones to serve as lifeclocks and distributed them appropriately. I made a brief speech before the movie, thanking everyone for coming to my Lastday party before I am to be renewed in the fiery ritual of Carrousel. We ate fish, sea greens and protein from the sea, in the form of sushi and rice crackers with seaweed (fresh as harvest day!). And although we didn't have any impractically tall and narrow drinking vessels, we did drink something bright red: pre-mixed Bacardi Rum Runner, and judicious use of a Sharpie made it easy to change the label from "Rum Runner" to "Run, Runner!"

There was also a cat.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:36 AM on December 14, 2009


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