You're invited to an online Oscar party!


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 23, 2013, 6:05 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2013, 7:28 pm
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By Shane Brown, sbrown@qconline.com

I'm throwing an online Oscar party tonight, and you're invited!

I'm gathering some of the biggest pop-culture geeks in the Quad-Cities at the International House of Shane, and we'll be on Quad-Cities Online during the Academy Awards telecast, live-blogging our thoughts, comments and fashion advice from the confines of my living room.

Stop by the QCOnline.com main page and join the fun! Or go directly to qconline.com/live to join in. The party will start at 6:30 p.m. and run until the show ends -- or until we die from boredom and/or old age, whichever happens first.

















 




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