Engadget Seattle event

So if you hadn't heard from one of our seven hundred announcements, last week we had our Seattle reader meetup - turns out it was our biggest ever! Somewhere between 350 - 400 people showed up to mingle with other gadget lovers, play some Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS, chat up Peter and I about all things (En)gadget, and just drink some free booze on us. We gave away a ton of prizes (courtesy of Griffin, Microsoft, Nintendo, Samsung, and T-Mobile) and partied for a solid few hours kegger-style before getting busted by the cops (from what little we recall, Pete and I wound up spending that night in the drunk tank).

We'll hit you all back soon with the secret location of our next reader meetup, but until then,  thanks again to Boxwave for sponsoring the event, and thanks, Seattle, you were wonderful hosts! Click on for the ginormous gallery of reader event pics!

Engadget Seattle event

Nintendo gotta get set up!


Engadget Seattle event

Ah, Eric Lin: stalwart ex-Engadget writer, bestest buddy, and one of the masterminds behind PhoneScoop.


Engadget Seattle event

We actually had a bouncer this time — but we bounced him because it was a free admission, all ages gig.


Engadget Seattle event

Outside, the line was already partying.


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

You can't see very well, but that line runs clear down the block (and around the corner, from what we heard).


Engadget Seattle event

T-Mobile in the hizzy!


Engadget Seattle event

Try as you will, my friend, no amount of pouting is gonna get this guy to turn over his Xbox 360 to you.


Engadget Seattle event

Showing off the 360's Media Center Extender capabilities.


Engadget Seattle event

Getting their DS on.


Engadget Seattle event

Ex-Engadget mad scientist PT puts the make on an Easyshare One.


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Did we mention there was a mezzanine?


Engadget Seattle event

They love the DS, what can we say?


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

The Windows Mobile guys crashed the party with a vintage smartphone prototype and a Universal.


Engadget Seattle event

And apparently an HTC Apache / PPC-6700, too.


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

A Dad that takes you to an Engadget party? That's a rad dad.


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget publisher MC Shawn Gold warms up the crowd.


Engadget Seattle event

This thing on?


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

After a lengthy Q&A session, it was time for...


Seattle reader event

The loot!


Engadget Seattle event

There were many gadgets and cellphones to be handed out.


Engadget Seattle event

Engadget Seattle event

And some T-shirts at the end, too.


Engadget Seattle event

Where's the afterparty, dude?

Special thanks to Mike P., Slaven R., and Rawley R. for sending in their pictures. And thanks again Seattle, you guys were amazing!

See also:
The Engadget Reader Meetup: The Aftermath (part I, NY)
The Engadget Reader Meetup: The Aftermath (part II, DC)
The Engadget Reader Meetup: The Aftermath (part III, SF)

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