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Last Chance to Enter For Slashdot Anniversary Party Grand Prize 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 (Score:3, Informative)

    by Just Some Guy ( 3352 ) <> on Monday October 29, 2007 @12:11PM (#21157883) Homepage Journal

    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.

    • 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!
    • by ClayJar ( 126217 )
      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 hav
    • 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?
      • 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.

    • by Ogive17 ( 691899 )
      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.
      • 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.

  • Holding out for the big 25th anniversary bash!
  • by daeg ( 828071 ) on Monday October 29, 2007 @12:19PM (#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.
    • 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...

      • "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.
        • by Spleen ( 9387 )
          Interesting. College Parties are exactly the reason most of my friends aren't able to fit into sizes smaller then XL.
        • by xaxa ( 988988 )
          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
    • by Lumpy ( 12016 )
      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 Thin
    • by RM6f9 ( 825298 )
      '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).
  • 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.
  • Eugene, OR (Score:3, Interesting)

    by notanatheist ( 581086 ) on Monday October 29, 2007 @12:24PM (#21158015) Homepage
    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!
  • Ahhh! The grammar! It hurts my eyes!
  • We had a huge bash in Los Angeles, and had custom T-Shirts and everything! Check it all out:

    Slashdot 10 Year - Los Angeles []
    • 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 buil

  • Is that US, Canadian or Zimbabwean?
    • 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.
    • Is that US, Canadian or Zimbabwean?
      it's in Quatloos []. Please turn in your nerd card at the door.
  • And here is the pictures from Kampala: []
    (try our whopping 64Kbps connection /., that's our daily reality)
  • 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?!?
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 Du
    • 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.

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

  • 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 : []
  • 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 a
  • 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 [].
  • 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?
  • 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.

  • 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.
    • by smurd ( 48976 )
      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.
  • 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.
    • by cojsl ( 694820 )
      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.
  • 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) :-)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 i
  • 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.
  • by ynotds ( 318243 ) on Monday October 29, 2007 @05:38PM (#21162383) Homepage Journal
    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"?? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward
    > 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)
  • 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.
  • Drinking will be permitted as long as you wear a bib... []
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • Here are the pictures from the Toronto bash []. iPhone quality (i.e. 'meh'). Around 40 showed up. Great time.
  • 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!
  • by q2k ( 67077 )
    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.
    • 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...
  • 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 we

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