Well, PAX Prime is over (and with it, the convention season—at least for me). The convention was an extra day this year, extending into Monday, and it was entirely sold out. Our GeekDad/GeekMom panel was pretty well attended, and this year we even included some of the “geek spawn” on the panel. Stay tuned for more about the panel, and watch for a separate post about the show!
As usual, we gave away a lot of great swag at our PAX “Geek Parenting” panel on Saturday, and we couldn’t have done it without all the generous contributions from our prize donors. Here’s a list of all the people and companies who contributed prizes. Click on any of the links to visit company sites and get more information about the great giveaways. If you missed out, be sure to come to our panels in the future—we won’t always have the same mix of prizes, but we always have a great time.
Congratulations to our scavenger hunt winners, too! We didn’t have as many participants as we’d hoped, but here are our top five photo hunters: Bruce McLeod; Matt Titelbaum; Chris & Zinn Bellevie; Jessica Guardado; and James, Barrett, and Audrey Stowe.
If you did win a prize, why not tweet a picture of you (and your geeklets) with your prize? I’ve included Twitter accounts below so you can help express thanks to all these awesome folks (and include @GeekDads so we’ll see it, too!).
Very special thanks to Activision, who gave us enough Skylanders figurines to give one to everyone who showed up to our panel, and ThinkGeek, who provided Joystick-its for everyone and surprised us with the Tauntan sleeping bag and Wampa rug. We were very tempted to “forget” to bring those to the panel.
Here’s a little photo gallery of some other audience members with prizes. We didn’t manage to get pictures of nearly everyone. Thanks for coming—hope you went away with something to think about and maybe something to play with!
Skylanders figurines and a Joystick-it
Geek Mom Book!
Apparently MegaMonkey won ZoxSo
MST3K and Oz Fluxx
Magic: The Gathering
Invasion From Outer Space
Shadowrun 5th Edition
Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Nerf Zombie Blaster
Tauntaun sleeping bag
Note: if I’ve left anyone off the list, please contact me and I’ll get it updated right away!