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!
Nintendo gotta get set up!
Ah, Eric Lin: stalwart ex-Engadget writer, bestest buddy, and one of the masterminds behind PhoneScoop.
We actually had a bouncer this time — but we bounced him because it was a free admission, all ages gig.
Outside, the line was already partying.
You can't see very well, but that line runs clear down the block (and around the corner, from what we heard).
T-Mobile in the hizzy!
Try as you will, my friend, no amount of pouting is gonna get this guy to turn over his Xbox 360 to you.
Showing off the 360's Media Center Extender capabilities.
Getting their DS on.
Ex-Engadget mad scientist PT puts the make on an Easyshare One.
Did we mention there was a mezzanine?
They love the DS, what can we say?
The Windows Mobile guys crashed the party with a vintage smartphone prototype and a Universal.
And apparently an HTC Apache / PPC-6700, too.
A Dad that takes you to an Engadget party? That's a rad dad.
Engadget publisher MC Shawn Gold warms up the crowd.
This thing on?
After a lengthy Q&A session, it was time for...
There were many gadgets and cellphones to be handed out.
And some T-shirts at the end, too.
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!