[Just wanted to put in a good word for this week's Umloud in San Francisco, since it seems to be a mighty fine event, and Think Services/GDC is now one of the sponsors, so you have even less excuse for not going and getting your socks rocked off.]

The organizers of charity Rock Band event Umloud! have announced final plans for this Wednesday's San Francisco event supporting Child's Play, with GSW parent Think Services and the Game Developers Conference stepping up as Gold Sponsors.

The event, to be held at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco this Wednesday, is an annual fundraiser event for Child’s Play Charity, a “gamers’ charity” started by Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik that provides toys and games to Children’s Hospitals around the country, including Oakland Children’s Hospital.

The spiritual-successor to last year’s successful Funde Razor, and hosted by gaming industry veterans Chris Kohler (Wired), Joe Markert (Gamehelper), and John “Seg” Seggerson (Telltale Games), Umloud! will hit the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California on December 9th.

It will feature a full-blown Rock Band 2 main stage set up courtesy of Harmonix Music Systems, where "you and your band can melt the face of San Francisco clean off at one of the hottest music venues in the city, all in the name of charity!"

Doors open at the DNA Lounge at 7:00pm and the party will last until 2:00am. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 upon entry to the event, and all attendees will be entered into a raffle with prizes and limited edition gaming swag, courtesy of participating sponsors.

There are also 'band package' tickets and opportunities to donate to Umloud if you can't make it in person.

"Umloud! is one of our core community fundraisers at Child’s Play. We rely heavily on the efforts of video game community, and events such as Umloud! form the backbone of that support," said Kristin Lindsay, Project Manager for Child’s Play Charity.

More information on the event is available at the official Umloud! website.