Say there, perhaps you've heard about that little Engadget NYC reader meetup / holiday party happening on December 19th? Well we've got a little more info for you (and some important details) that might be of note. First we wanted to show off some of the stuff we're going to be giving away, and we thought there would be no better illustration than these amazing Fallout 3 "Nuclear Winter Survival Kit" bundles from Microsoft (pictured above). Some details:

PC bundle
  • Alienware Area 51 m15x laptop
  • Fallout 3 Collector's Edition (PC)
  • Fallout 3 Token (redeemable for Operation: Anchorage premium downloadable content in January '09)
  • SideWinder mouse
  • Wenger Impulse Notebook Case by SwissGear
  • Emergency blanket
Xbox 360 bundle
  • Xbox 360 Elite console
  • Fallout 3 Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)
  • Fallout 3 Token (redeemable for Operation: Anchorage premium downloadable content in January '09)
  • 1-yr Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription
  • Emergency blanket

These are just two of many, many succulent giveaways you could walk away with if you attend. Nokia has also graciously offered up some free N-Gage content. If you're an N-Gage user, you can bring your device to the meetup and they'll hook you up with a free game! The company is also outfitting a handful of readers with Ovi-equipped devices during the event so they can stream live content. Five (5) readers will be selected -- if you'd like to be one of the chosen few, leave a comment on this post, and we'll contact you with more info!

Additionally, our main homeboys from Make are going to be in attendance with some projects and magazines, as well as a pretty cool surprise to show off that we're awfully excited about.

Just added: LIvescribe will be giving away a Pulse (courtesy of Target), Palm is handing out a Treo Pro, and Neat Receipts has graciously offered up 3 Neat Desks!

Read on after the break for more details about the meetup!




Right now we've got participation (and giveaways) from the following companies: Nokia, Microsoft (Zune and Xbox), T-Mobile, Palm, HP, SanDisk, Peek, Sling, Bug Labs, Neat Receipts, Livescribe, Rhapsody, and Make. Here's some super-important details about the event:
  • We're giving away tens of thousands of dollars in gear! Including...
  • SanDisk 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB microSD cards for the first 200 people through the door!
  • Free food, and free drink tickets for the first 500 people
  • Live Q&A session with Engadget editors
  • Music for the evening will be provided by Justin VanDerVolgen (of !!! and Outhud)
  • The event is 18 TO ENTER / 21 TO DRINK, AND YOU MUST BRING AN ID. ADMISSION IS FREE. Sorry younger readers, but we'll do a follow-up all ages event soon!
  • The venue capacity tops out at a tiny bit over 1000, so you if you're coming, be sure to get there early!

When: Friday, December 19th, 7:00PM to 12:00AM
Where: Hiro Ballroom, 371 W. 16th St., New York, NY. 10011

You can RSVP (or just discuss plans) for the event on Facebook here.



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For media interested in attending, please ping us at: nycreadermeetup [at] gmail [dot] com
Note: space for media is very limited as this is a reader event. Readers, you're all set -- no need to email us.

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