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Last Chance to Enter For Slashdot Anniversary Party Grand Prize

CmdrTaco posted about 7 years ago | from the party-like-its-1997 dept. 86

Today is your last chance to enter the Slashdot 10-Year Anniversary party contest. All you need to do is send pictures, videos, or whatever party evidence you can email to anniversary at slashdot dot org. The winner will be whoever sends the things that make their party look the coolest, the most nerdish etc. We've seen signs, games, etc so far... and of course, the winner gets $1k at ThinkGeek. Both the Ann Arbor and Silicon Valley parties were great. Much alcohol consumed. Old friends chatted with. New friends met. I hope many of you around the net got your t-shirts and had good times.

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I'll pass (2, Informative)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about 7 years ago | (#21157883)

I hosted a party and never even got my T-shirt.

In other news, I may have already won the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, but probably not.

Re:I'll pass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158027)

We in Oxford also received no T-Shirts for our party [] !

Oxford Slashdotters demand justice!

Too bad - it was fun (1)

whackco (599646) | about 7 years ago | (#21158179)

We had a huge party in Los Angeles, and had over 50 people come, gave out custom shirts because we were one of the first! Check it out:

Slashdot 10 Year - Los Angeles []

Can't wait till 20!

New Low Integer Contest (1)

lmnfrs (829146) | about 7 years ago | (#21159299)

Very nice, but our party was on the 9th!

..and our fourth is tomorrow!

Sweet! (1)

homer_ca (144738) | about 7 years ago | (#21159909)

Thanks for the gallery link.

Re:Too bad - it was fun (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21160553)

women at a /. party?? whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? ...

Re:I'll pass (1)

ClayJar (126217) | about 7 years ago | (#21158181)

Apparently only the cool people got T-shirts. If even my underwater party wasn't enough to get any participants or even a T-shirt, I suppose it was T-shirts for the cool people with the big drinking parties... Wait a minute, so after 10 years, Slashdot has moved from geek style to grown-up frat boy? Popular people and alcohol get all the free stuff, and the nerds are left with nothing but an innate sense that they haven't sold out. ;)

Honestly, if nobody else even bothered to show up, what chance do I have of winning any cool people stuff? I didn't even have a camera diver, so I couldn't do the underwater birthday cake with candles that I'd prepped. (Note that disposable lighters don't work below about 35 feet or so, and the cake display was at 50 feet. Matches worked well in tests.)

*More* honestly, it's just a whole lot of bother, and I'm too lazy to deal with it for the mathematically infinitesimal chance of winning a prize. I'd be more likely to bother if there *weren't* a prize. I don't have to admit any of that, however, as the classic "I'm being oppressed" whine is far more in character for a random post pulled from the first ten years. I figure the least I can do is whine properly if I'm going to be too lazy to bother sending anything in so I can lose a contest. ;)

But... but... Taco hopes! (1)

InvisblePinkUnicorn (1126837) | about 7 years ago | (#21158255)

Didn't you see what Taco said?

"I hope many of you around the net got your t-shirts."

Can't you see? Can't you see how much he hopes you got your t-shirts? Isn't the uniquely-human ideal of hope more worthwhile than any guarantee?

Re:But... but... Taco hopes! (1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about 7 years ago | (#21159077)

Can't you see? Can't you see how much he hopes you got your t-shirts?

It's just a handle. You don't really have to live your life by it.

It's only a shirt (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158341)

If you're not an XL, then you may not be missing out, although it was cool to get a free shirt just for showing up.

In P.A. I met Brindle, SuperQ, Pathwalker, Scuttlemonkey, Hemos, Taco, and a bunch of people that I only know by their real first name. The crowd was about as old as I was expecting, but the /. stereotype was easily broken with the number of female members, or friends of members. The music was great (thanks to Brindle and co.) and everyone was friendly as nobody had to worry about being too much of a nerd. I look forward to 2017.

Party on, /.ers!

Sign Me Up Before World War III (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158355)

with Iran [] .

I hope this gets oil to U.S. $ 150 / barrel.

George W. Bush

Re:I'll pass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158519)

I also hosted a party, but never got my shirts (or anything else.)
Party included one astronomer, one astrophysicist, one network admin, one writer, one "life of the party" crazy guy, one Mensa president and two good looking nerd babes.
We had a great time and migrated from the computers to the tv to the trivial pursuit game to the telescope. Great conversation.
One of the partygoers felt bad that I never got my shirts and ordered a Slashdot shirt from ebay for me.
So I sorta got a shirt (but not from slashdot)

Re:I'll pass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158577)

We ... migrated from the computers to the tv to the trivial pursuit game to the telescope.

Sounds like a real barn burner.

Re:I'll pass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158735)

The party supposed to end at 8:00 p.m. Last person left at 1:45 a.m.
Obviously, it WAS a barn burner.
I'm kinda glad you missed it, though.

Re:I'll pass (1)

KEnderK (1171753) | about 7 years ago | (#21159207)

Yeah, Anonymous Coward ruins everything!

Re:I'll pass (1)

Ogive17 (691899) | about 7 years ago | (#21158947)

I'm sure the logistics were a nightmare.. maybe they picked the 20 biggest parties and sent shirts to them.. There was around 12 people at the get-together I went to (even had a 3 digit UID in attendance) and not one word about shirts. And although it would have been a nice bonus.. I wasn't expecting to get a shirt anyway.

Re:I'll pass (1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about 7 years ago | (#21159041)

And although it would have been a nice bonus.. I wasn't expecting to get a shirt anyway.

I didn't really expect it either, despite all the "host a party - get shirts" hype. Sighs and goes back to work.

the next so-called 'human that raises a hand (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21159119)

in any direection towards damage of the creator's innocents, will be the cause/bearer of the end game. thank you. pay attention robIE

Didn't make it to any party this time (1)

neo-mkrey (948389) | about 7 years ago | (#21157899)

Holding out for the big 25th anniversary bash!

T-shirt sizes for next party (2)

daeg (828071) | about 7 years ago | (#21157961)

I know the logistics might be a bit hard, but next time can different sized shirts be included -- pretty please? XL is a tad much, even in a shrinkable cotton shirt. Trying to make a size Small out of an XL is a tad hard, even for the fabrically-inclined.

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about 7 years ago | (#21157985)

Trying to make a size Small out of an XL is a tad hard, even for the fabrically-inclined.

There are Slashdotters smaller than XL? Hmmm, must recalculate worldview...

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (1)

InvisblePinkUnicorn (1126837) | about 7 years ago | (#21158297)

"There are Slashdotters smaller than XL? Hmmm, must recalculate worldview..."

Only the ones who know there is an "outside world" where parties occur - and this is by far a minority of users.

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (1)

Spleen (9387) | about 7 years ago | (#21160937)

Interesting. College Parties are exactly the reason most of my friends aren't able to fit into sizes smaller then XL.

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (1)

xaxa (988988) | about 7 years ago | (#21162643)

My solution is to get so drunk at said parties that, after missing the bus at 4am, I decide I don't want to wait for the next one (probably 10 to 30 minutes later) and will jog home. This once took four hours, although usually it's nearer to one hour. London between 4am and about 6-8am is a strange and beautiful place: when I really do jog (...then walk) home for four hours the combination of a sleeping city, deserted streets, coupled with me gradually sobering up as dawn comes, a little exercise, sunrise and the city waking is fantastic.

(Of course, dancing like a lunatic until I collapse from exhaustion in the corner also helps, and is something else I do regularly.)

Anyway... enough of Slashdot posting -- I have to sort out when I'm meeting people for a gig tomorrow, and for clubbing on Wednesday, and a house party on Friday, and more clubbing on Saturday :-)

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158001)

You mean you didn't receive your Slashdot brand industrial lard buckets with your shirts? Huh, I was pretty sure they had worked out a solution to this problem.

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 7 years ago | (#21158209)

Not with the slashdot shirts, at least the ones I have bought in the past. I made one for my wife by simply washing it in HOT with a HOT rinse, then throw it in the dryer at volcanic high until 100% dry and hot to the touch. Shrinks them a good 3 sizes easily. It's incredibly how far you can shrink a t-shirt in the wash when you know how or discover it by accident a few times...

Granted your mileage may vary, Some el-cheapo "fruit of the loom" t-shirts wont shrink more than a 1/2 a size while a witty Think geek shirt I had shrunk to action figure size the same way.

Re:T-shirt sizes for next party (1)

RM6f9 (825298) | about 7 years ago | (#21166103)

'Tis far, far easier to tailor an XL down to a small than it is to add enough fabric to make it look right as a XXXLT. (Add a 4th 'X' if it shrinks).

ODE TO ROCKIES FANS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21157991)

LISTEN UP, PEOPLE. THIS IS THE NATURE BOY COMING LIVE TO YOU FROM THE GOOD ALL CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, BOSTON MASS. What the hell did we just witness here, folks? You call that a series, it's a shellacking. Yeah, you told us all about your streak, 21 of 22. Well you're on a new streak now Rockies, 0 FOR 4. How's that treating ya. I've taken dumps that had a better shot at winning a World Series Game. Colorado must be pretty clean right now because the Red Sox just swept the place for you. And don't even get me started about the tickets. Have you lovable losers ever heard of Ticketmaster? Oh, no, we'll sell them ourselves you said. Right before your server melted down into a pool of lava. Nice job. Denial of service? Yes, it's called people trying to buy fucking tickets, and you were denying them service. And what the hell was up with the dorky costumes, Rockie fans? Stormtroopers? George Lucas called, he said get a life. You should have dressed up like bad little boys, because you got spanked. You best pitcher gets slapped for 7 runs in the first inning, how'd you like them apples. They're going to rename Coors Field to Fenway West, because we own it now. Colorado RedSoxies, has a nice ring to it. This has to be the most embarrassing series of baseball the world has ever witnessed. Your team must have been on that rocky mountain high John Denver is always singing about. Slapped around like a bunch of stooges by the undeniably best team in baseball. Big Papi, Manny being Manny, the Papelbon dance, Dice K. I hope you enjoyed it, Rockies, and took lots of pictures, because it's over for you. We won't be holding our breath for "next year." So Rockie fans, when you finally get around to taking the training wheels off and get a real baseball team, give us a call. But until then, please refrain from stinking up the post-season for the rest of the country and just go ahead and root for the best team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox. You don't have to like it, but you will learn to, what, LOVE IT, or my name isn't the Nature Boy. wooooo woooooo

Re:ODE TO ROCKIES FANS (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158039)

Stay classy, Boston.


Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158201)

It's Boston. The classiest thing they ever did was send airplanes from their airport into the trade towers.

But have they ever been made responsible for their role in allowing 9/11 to happen? Nope. The victims are still in court, trying to get Boston to pay for their criminal negligence.

New York City (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | about 7 years ago | (#21158005)

Just a quick note to the New York City party attendees - opencity did finally receive the swag meant for us. [] I imagine plans for the inevitable manhunt are forthcoming.

NY NY - so nice we're having it twice. (1)

opencity (582224) | about 7 years ago | (#21160815)

A new location / date will be announced this time with t-shirts!
Yet another excuse to fall off the wagon.

Info here or at myslashdottag+interactive at gee male.

Re:NY NY - so nice we're having it twice. (1)

NewYorkCountryLawyer (912032) | more than 6 years ago | (#21191575)

Okie dokie. Too bad they closed the last thread.

I was there (1)

lawnsprinkler (1012271) | about 7 years ago | (#21166593)

The party was scheduled for 6pm-10pm & I arrived to Cakeshop late at 10pm. The staff at Cakeshop said they were on the third party of the night & that the geeks had left hours ago but outside, amongst the hipsters smoking, I was able to spot the party animals of the slashdot crowd maligning perl & discussing the New York Times database. We took a picture [] & I went back in to Cakeshop to enjoy the hipster [] heavy [] metal [] party [] . I closed out the bar & went home [] .

Eugene, OR (2, Interesting)

notanatheist (581086) | about 7 years ago | (#21158015)

We ended up with about a dozen people. T-shirts were late but we're thankful for them. They were handed out to LUG members that have Slashdot IDs. About half the geeks watched Transformers on the big screen and the other half played pool while all consumed massive quantities of snacks and caffeine. Thanks SlashCrew!

"Old friends chatted with" (1)

MeditationSensation (1121241) | about 7 years ago | (#21158107)

Ahhh! The grammar! It hurts my eyes!

Re:"Old friends chatted with" (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | about 7 years ago | (#21158195)

Preface that phrase with "There were" and the grammar, though in the passive, works fine.

Just as prefacing "Much alcohol consumed" with "There was" works in the same fashion.

Re:"Old friends chatted with" (1)

MeditationSensation (1121241) | about 7 years ago | (#21158259)

This was mostly a chance for me to rip on Taco.

Los Angeles (1)

whackco (599646) | about 7 years ago | (#21158121)

We had a huge bash in Los Angeles, and had custom T-Shirts and everything! Check it all out:

Slashdot 10 Year - Los Angeles []

Re:Los Angeles (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158447)

Wow, asians really do wear their hair all like they are in an anime.

Los Angeles - The Arsenal (1)

ackthpt (218170) | about 7 years ago | (#21162143)

I thought this place would be a sports bar associated with Arsenal F.C. [] but see it was the site of a spanish colonial arsenal. Interesting history...

  • 1874 erected
  • Fell down (in Santa Ana winds)
  • re-erected
  • 1916 washed away in flood
  • 1929 re-erected, again
  • 1949 burned down
  • 1950 re-erected and this time it stayed!

Reminds me of something ... "Listen, lad. I built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So, I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp, but the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands."

$1k (1)

Rik Sweeney (471717) | about 7 years ago | (#21158133)

Is that US, Canadian or Zimbabwean?

Re:$1k (1)

prelelat (201821) | about 7 years ago | (#21159017)

Seeing as the Canadian dollar is worth more than the other two I hope it's the Canadian dollar. Though seeing as thinkgeek is an American company you would think it would be obvious that it was USD.

Re:$1k (1)

eclectro (227083) | about 7 years ago | (#21160733)

Is that US, Canadian or Zimbabwean?
it's in Quatloos [] . Please turn in your nerd card at the door.

My photos were all blurred (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158147)

You wouldn't believe what I went through.

I went to the Dutch slashdot party. When I came in, I asked the barman 'hi, I'm for slashdot, where are they'. He pointed to a table with four women. I was pretty stunned to find they were very beautiful.

With a little hesitation, I walked over and said in a questioning way 'slashdot?...'. 'Yeah, sure' they said, invited me to sit down and shoved a beer in my face. The evening went by like a train with lots of laughter, drinks and I made a couple of pics. After one brunette apologized and went home, the other three exchanged meaningful glances and all of a sudden asked me to join them for a little after party.

We went to a grande discotheque close by. More drinks and loud music follewed, with really wild dancing. Again I shot lots of pics with my cam. After a couple of hours, the place closed, but the girlswere really worked up and invited me to come home with them. I can't really repeat here what happened, but let me tell you, it was wild, WILD WILD like it was 1999. I used the 'video' feature of my photo camera to the max.

When I woke up and had a quick shower with the cute brunette with the curly hair, I went to work. I couldn't contain myself and spilled the story to my coworkers. We pulled the pics off the camera through the USB. I have a Linux workstation and had to reconnect the camera in order to get a connection. It was slow as molasses and reported an error halfway.I pointed Konqueror to the folder where the pics were uploaded and I'm like *WTF* all pics were completely garbled. What's worse, somehow the fucking KDE had ruined the pics on my camera as well. I screamed in frustration, while my coworkers were all joking about how I had drunk too much and had woken up in the arms of a bearded, smelly kernel hacker instead.

So just for the record I'm putting this story here. I really, REALLY met some real hot female kernel hackers and had a thoroughly wild night with them. I just can't back it up with pics for the Slashdot Anniversary Party Grand Prize.

Re:My photos were all blurred (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21158317)

Good to see that somebody out there can actually be bothered writing new trolls instead of spamming shitty GNAA copypasta.

Re:My photos were all blurred (1)

eclectro (227083) | about 7 years ago | (#21160755)

Thanks for the fish story. Where I got off the train was the shower with the cute brunette. Something else and you would have had me.

Re:My photos were all blurred (1)

Vinz (99797) | about 7 years ago | (#21162865)

Then you woke up and the smell prompted you to rinse that dry beer off your beard. Man, never again, such an overhang...

We were supposed to get swag??? (1)

UncleTogie (1004853) | about 7 years ago | (#21158227)

Wow. All we got in San Antonio was a hard to find party in a back room with around 8-10 people. Where do we apply for swag?!?

Negative at Baltimore, MD (Capt. Larry's) (1)

strredwolf (532) | about 7 years ago | (#21158265)

Only three of us were together and our host didn't show up. We had a good time chatting tech and history. No swag, though!!! [] is the party link.

Re:Negative at Baltimore, MD (Capt. Larry's) (1)

dwhite21787 (166571) | about 7 years ago | (#21171043)

The party at Germantown, MD, had 6 people (7 had registered) on Oct. 25 - I (the host) received 6 shirts the afternoon of the 24th.

Toronto t-shirts (1)

tearmeapart (674637) | about 7 years ago | (#21158331)

What happened with the t-shirts that were supposed to be handed out at the Toronto, Ontario gathering?
Around 55 disappointed people showed up. Fortunately, though, moods quickly changed when we realized that the beer was cheap and, especially, the bar had WiFi!

(I have not seen the t-shirts on eBay yet, but I am guessing it is just a matter of time before the local organizer loses his patience and starts selling them.)

(psst... If the organizer is reading this... meet me behind Eaton Center (near Yonge and Dundas, opposite the court house and City Hall, where most of the corruption happens), and I will give you $50 CDN for some of that sweet t-shirt.)

no dice! (1)

Stu Charlton (1311) | about 7 years ago | (#21166201)

Hehe, wish I could help, but I never got the box of T-shirts, and the venue never called me to indicate they had ever received any ...

On the bright side, Taco did send me the PDF for the poster I did up.

Omaha, NE (1)

Programmerman (1166739) | about 7 years ago | (#21158545)

Five of us actually showed up. We've actually received our t-shirts now (and we're working to schedule another get-together for the near-future for everyone to actually collect said shirts). Sadly, our reality wasn't nearly as nerdy: no signs, no "special t-shirts," not even a laptop-based OS-Showdown. The nerdiest thing at the table was either my camera or shinyhat's iPhone.

I Saw Rob Malda @ Palo Alto (1)

TheSpook (149776) | about 7 years ago | (#21158617)

His sticker said "Beef Cake" and he wore it on his back.

Where are we supposed to send mail ? (DNF) (1)

zopeuse (1171187) | about 7 years ago | (#21158795)

Hello We had a party in Lyon, France and we took a lot of pictures !!! Btw Duke Nukem Forever was released during our party. I am sure you can't stay without the link, now ... So where are we supposed to send it to qualify for the Party Grand Prize ?
Our Party []
DVD cover []
Duke Nukem []
Some of us [] we didn't have any /. t-shirt but we even enjoyed our party : []

How do we know you got our photos? (1)

zoontf (64411) | about 7 years ago | (#21158883)

I sent in a photo submission, but never heard back. Should I assume the best, or worst?

Here in Central VT we had about 15 to 20 people show. We had a cake and poster and some brief presentations, lots of discussion... we retired to the local brewpub after the initial party and sat around drinking and talking about nerdy stuff until about 10:30pm... with the party starting at 6:30, that's not bad. T-shrits arrived late, but I won't complain about free schwag! We are going to use it to convince people to do awesome presentations at the monthly VAGUE meetings... do a good presentation, get a free T-shirt! Works out great for the organizers, the presenters, and the public!

Thanks Slashdot, for everything, and happy burfday!

Fun times were had by all (1)

KiboMaster (129566) | about 7 years ago | (#21158965)

I attended the Ann Arbor Party. I got into a conversation with Hemos about Vasectomies. I got a good laugh [] the next morning when I read penny arcade [] .

Photoshop? (1)

slapout (93640) | about 7 years ago | (#21159021)

Is it ok if we photoshop...errrr...GIMP some pictures to make it look like we had a slashdot party when we really didn't?

Best. Prize. Ever. (1)

BESTouff (531293) | about 7 years ago | (#21159053)

Hey /., you surely want to give the winner the Best Prize Ever ? Not just a lousy "DeCSS" T-shirt or an USB frying pan ? Something that will make them happy, something they will brag about ? Well, I've got it:

give them a 1-digit ID.

That's all.

Philadelphia party (1)

k3v0 (592611) | about 7 years ago | (#21159307)

The Philadelphia party was great, around 25 people came. I got rid of all the tshirts and even got one from timothy.

The winner of the evening's contest for lowest slashdot ID was RZG, who received 2 free passes to a local strip club. much fun was had, and I have a gallery [] set up with pictures I took.

Re:Philadelphia party (1)

smurd (48976) | about 7 years ago | (#21160187)

It was a good time 'till the laptop pictures came out!
Did you ever get a passing motorist to puke?
I'll email some bad pics from my cell to you.

Denver party a nice time (1)

peter303 (12292) | about 7 years ago | (#21159537)

About 20-25 people showed up, got their /. teeshirts, and several good pints. It was right next to World Series stadium, though that wasnt a game night. Thanks to Blue Meanie for hosting.

Re:Denver party a nice time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21160021)

. It was right next to World Series stadium,

That would be "Coors Field", Chang.

Re:Denver party a nice time (1)

cojsl (694820) | about 7 years ago | (#21165511)

Nice to meet you Peter, and all the other attendees! Blue Meanie was a great host. I'd bet that Denver won the "best beer selection" award.

Mine was best if you think of the context! (1)

rozojc (1165387) | about 7 years ago | (#21159839)

Well, I live in Colombia, South America, and we managed to get two, TWO, YES TWO PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA WHO READ SLASHDOT!!! So, taking the context into consideration, our party was a complete success as I was not expecting to find another Slashdot reader here (BTW, our party was just having a coffee, after all we have a great coffee, and a couple of beers) :-)

Re:Mine was best if you think of the context! (1)

rozojc (1165387) | about 7 years ago | (#21160211)

Oh, and we didn't get a TSHIRT! Imagine that!

T-Shirts for non-US parties? (1)

atamyrat (980611) | about 7 years ago | (#21160195)

I hope many of you around the net got your t-shirts and had good times.
Has anyone from outside US received /. T-Shirts?
Just want to know if we are alone who organized a party and haven't got them.

Re:T-Shirts for non-US parties? (1)

slashflood (697891) | about 7 years ago | (#21160479)

No shirts for non-Americans, I guess.

Houston Slashdot party (1)

athloi (1075845) | about 7 years ago | (#21160291)

The Houston Slashdot party [] was quite a success, with a write-up at that link. I'm grateful for all the people I met and hope to see you maniacs again when my wounds heal.

Anchorage, AK party... (1)

ak_hepcat (468765) | about 7 years ago | (#21161277)

Well, we only had three people show up, so it was much smaller than the dozen that said they were going to.

Of course, nobody popped an email to me, so I couldn't send them reminders (none of the folks have visible
emails in their profiles) so, what do ya do?

We didn't get the swag until a week after the party, although it did arrive via two-day air.
Interesting that.

But we had fun, and drank good beer and ate good pizza, and swapped some fun stories.

Really, it was all about the beer and pizza, and that made it a win.

Madison party was a big success (1)

tomthegeek (1145233) | about 7 years ago | (#21161349)

Quite a few people showed up for the size of the town (at least 20). Zonk was hosting and was very friendly, got to talk about games with him for a bit. He brought plenty of t-shirts for everybody and some thinkgeek catalogs to hand out. I couldn't stay for very long but it was fun while I was there.

Acceptances misleading (2, Informative)

ynotds (318243) | about 7 years ago | (#21162383)

Last time I checked we were supposedly going to have the second biggest gathering outside North America, with 31 acceptances.

The eight of us who actually turned up on the right night had an enjoyable evening, albeit with far too much cake.

The obligatory photographic record [] was already linked from my rarely used journal [] .

"Coolest"?? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21163323)

> winner will be whoever sends the things that make their party look the coolest,

Getting a bunch of geeks together and awarding a prize for "coolest party" is like getting a bunch of golden retrievers together and offering a reward for "best haiku"...

(not an AC but posting from work so can't login for policy reasons)

Slashdot Party Bogota (1)

Ractive (679038) | about 7 years ago | (#21163383)

Ok we hosted a party in Bogota with the amazing figure of 2 (that's two) attendees, had some beers and empanadas.
We haven't found a link or address to send the pictures but I guess I'll just post the URL for everybody to see [] , hope it counts for the contest.

OK I'll feel like cheating if I don't say this: The cake is fake just a masterpiece of photoshop art.

Had a Great Time!! (1)

22_9_3_11_25 (645799) | about 7 years ago | (#21165947)

Down here in sunny Florida we had a great time. Everyone who signed up , showed up, and the party ran on for 2 hours past the scheduled end time. I got to meet another female /. member and actually our uid's were lower than most of them menfolk there. My guess is we definatly had the largest percentage of female slashdotters at a party. We cooked out and I made brownies for dessert. We basically sat around eating and talking about slashdot, Gnu/Linux, RMS, Microsoft , Google and weapons. (not necessarily in that order) While we won't be winning any prizes for coolest party it was a great idea and got us out from behind our screens and meeting face to face. A strange and wondrous new experience for us.

The lamest party of geekdom (1)

stm2 (141831) | about 7 years ago | (#21166161)

I set up a party at "San Jose 5" bar in Buenos Aires. But the place was closed. So I end up alone:

Me @ San Jose bar []
(short link [] )

There should be a prize for this :)

San Francisco! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#21166167)

When are we having a make-up party?

Toronto party pics (1)

Stu Charlton (1311) | about 7 years ago | (#21166213)

Here are the pictures from the Toronto bash [] . iPhone quality (i.e. 'meh'). Around 40 showed up. Great time.

Geeky goodness in Colorado Springs (1)

vesuvana (1166821) | about 7 years ago | (#21166589)

It was a good time in Colorado Springs, with new faces and familiar ones. Not everyone who signed up showed up, but about 10 of us kept the geek fire burning. Lots o games, geek trivia, geeky prizes (my comp since no /. schwag showed) and a darn good bartender. We may spin off a semi-regular geek-in to welcome those who were interested but couldn't attend. Slashdot gets a good start on the next 10!

re: (1)

q2k (67077) | about 7 years ago | (#21170009)

I too hosted a party and never heard from anybody at Slashdot. We had person show up who I think was there primarily for the free stuff. The rest of us just looked at it as a chance to get out and have a couple of brews.

Re: (1)

mark_shiffer (1165761) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173919)

Same here. Hosted party, no free stuff, but we did get to drink some brews. Quite disappointed in the lack of organization/response from slashdot though. Ah well...

Paris party went well (1)

anticypher (48312) | about 7 years ago | (#21170495)

Thanks to Vinz [] , we had a reasonably good party. Drinking Guinness in an Irish pub, a few attempts at video gaming with a wii, a nice dinner in a good restaurant, then attempts to get some classy photos of Paris with the slashdot logo. Much comparing of geekiness, what techie universes we travel in, a DSW of who has used computers the longest, and generally a good time had by all.

Only 8 of the 18 who signed up managed to make it. There was a serious transport strike during the first attempt at a party, as well as competing with crowds of drunken Rugby fans for space in an Irish pub. So the Paris party was delayed one week which cost us in participation. But I also know several /.ers who just didn't want to be photographed in the crowd of geeks.

A few of my photos I've put up on Flickr [] , and I'll try to get more of them processed and up later when time permits. []

A quick request for everyone posting photos to sharing sites that support tags, can you add the tag "slashdot" or "slashdotparty" so we can find them later.

the AC
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