The First Annual Pen Awards posted 3/28 at 5:15:49 PM PST by Ron Penton
Welcome to the FIRST ANNUAL PEN AWARDS!!!
This years grab was somewhat meager, but there were a few diamonds in the rough.
Swagalicious posted 3/27 at 12:12:37 AM PST by Gaiiden
Well, either I just didn't have enough time to go around collecting swag, there wasn't as much interesting swag this year compared to last, or both. Or, I may have just finally gotten tired of hauling 15 pounds of crap home with me every year. That could be it. Even so I wish I had managed to procure more. So even tho I fall behind compared to last year, and can't hold a candle to Ron, the new Swag King, I think I made a decent showing. Note please that this is only half of the total swag I managed to get my hands on. The rest was in the form of food and candy, which seemed to be rather popular this year. (mmmmmm Ho Ho's) Of course there's no way I was going to let food sit around long enough for me to photograph it so if you want to see it well... actually it might even be too late for that. Unless... right I'll stop talking now.
Graft Haul : Day Three posted 3/26 at 5:29:03 PM PST by John Hattan
I must confess. Your dearest friend and Graftmeister General just didn't have the spark for doing an orgy of trinket-hunting today, so the take was much more modest.
2 Days of Swag posted 3/25 at 10:52:28 PM PST by Ron Penton
After two days of swag gathering, I feel somewhat disappointed. Gone are the cool CD holders and samurai swords of last year; instead almost all we can find this year are mints and hersheys kisses... WHAT KIND OF SWAG IS THAT?!!
Ah well, here's a pic of what I grabbed so far:
Perhaps the coolest thing I've found this year was the light-up tops that Sony was giving away.
Maybe they'll have new cool stuff tomorrow? Maybe not. At one point today I realised I was grabbing every CD I could because they came in cool clamshell cases or other interesting designs. Kind of sad when you're grabbing CD's just for the cases...
Press Kits Galore posted 3/25 at 10:20:34 PM PST by Ron Penton
This isn't exactly "graft grab", but it's related. In the press lounge, there's a table where everyone puts their "press kits" and hopes that we'll pick them up, read them, and write about them.
I got as far as step 1, and then gave up. Do you see how many of these things there are?
You expect me to read all of THAT?! Hell no!
I leafed through the Discreet kit, because they had a cool folder. But honestly people, if you REALLY want me to read your announcements, you need to include some COOL FREE STUFF that will make me at least marginally interested in what you have to offer. HINT HINT.
Free stuff == good.
Oh and don't forget posted 3/25 at 10:11:56 PM PST by John Hattan
Virtually all of this mighty pile of worthless giveaways I've been collecting over the past three days will go to one lucky reader! If you haven't yet signed up, head over here and do so now!
I'll be keeping the pens. Everything else can be YOURS!!!
Graft Haul : Day Two posted 3/25 at 10:02:24 PM PST by John Hattan
Mmmm, soda posted 3/25 at 9:51:09 AM PST by John Hattan
Free handheld game gizmo posted 3/25 at 9:49:00 AM PST by John Hattan
Da Bag posted 3/25 at 9:37:18 AM PST by John Hattan
Nothing particularly startling about the bag this year. Just loads of ads and a couple of maps and schedules and such.
Graft Haul : Day One posted 3/24 at 9:57:57 PM PST by John Hattan