Every year since 1997, I've gone to the Game Developer's Conference. I hang out with game people, have game conversations, and go to game talks. I also get the spokes-models to take ridiculous pictures with me. Mostly I collect all the weird, random things the companies are giving away.
Two years ago, I decided I'd start giving things away, too.
I stocked up on tiny stuffed animals and handed a few out. Then a few more. I gave away almost a hundred, having to make several runs to the local party store to get enough.
The next year, I went with PlaDoh. At first, I thought it would be a huge flop. It wasn't. Let me tell you, there's nothing like handing someone you respect a jar of PlaDoh and having her face light up. Again, I had to run to the store to buy more.
This year, I'd like to give away something again. I'd like your help choosing. Here's what I've got so far:
This was the runner-up from last year. I never got into it as a kid and had to look up what it did, exactly. Seems it bounces, oozes, and cracks. It also picks up newsprint, but who has a newspaper anymore?
Advantage: Big enough to put my name and number on them.
Disadvantage: Sounds like the beginning of a mass shooting.
Stuffed Dinosaurs or PlaDoh
Because I'm not all that original.
Not much fun, but I am going to a video game conference. When I meet people, I could say "Hey, you met me! That's an achievement. Here, gained a level."
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Or just suggest something. I'm game.