Oh yes, humans -- it's happening again! After a painfully long wait, we're finally kicking our reader meetups back into gear. The first in the series will take place in New York City on October 21st, and it's going to be a killer. The all-ages event is sponsored by Sprint and will feature a slew of amazing companies in attendance. What companies, you ask? How about Sony PlayStation, Research In Motion, Palm, Sony VAIO, Bug Labs, Sling, Roku, Sonos, Boxee, Peek, and many more (we're adding names as we type)! In addition to the tons of gadgets and gear you'll be able to get your hands on, we'll have giveaways, demos, music, food, and drinks for everyone.

The meetup takes place in NYC at Espace (635 W. 42nd St, New York, NY, between 11th and 12th Ave.), and will run from 6:30PM until 10:30PM. Capacity for the venue is around 1000, and we'll likely fill up -- so plan on getting there nice and early!

We'll be coming at you with more details and an updated partner list, but for now, mark the date down and get ready to party. You can sign up and discuss the event at our Facebook page, too.

Note: The image above? Soon to be another limited edition T-shirt collaboration between eBoy and Engadget!