One of the most popular (go figure) attractions of Expo Icrontic every year is the epic swag table; we get a lot of support from a lot of awesome companies, and we pile everything onto a table for attendees to oogle and ogle and goo and gah over all during the event. For participating in various events, attendees get tickets; they can put their tickets into prize jars that represent the various pieces of swag on the table and at the conclusion of Expo, we draw names for the prizes. The beauty of this “Chinese-style” auction is that people only put tickets in for prizes they actually want, or can use, rather than winning something that they don’t need.
This year, we are proud to be sponsored by the following excellent companies:
Purveyors of the world’s fastest SSDs, OCZ has been another very generous and supportive company to Icrontic over the years. This year, they’re coming through once again with tons of swag for the eager tech-savvy masses, including a few t-shirts, some water bottles, buttons, bags, screwdriver kits, and, oh you know, no big deal, a 120gb Vertex 3 SSD, the ever-famous OCZ Behemoth mousepads, and a PC Power & Cooling PSU. Awww yiss!
Futuremark, makers of the what could be considered the world’s standard for enthusiast and hobbyist benchmarking software, 3DMark, has been consistently awesome in providing both 3DMark Advanced keys for our group as well as hardware in the past. This year, they’re providing 10 keys for 3DMark Advance
Last year, Genius and their GX Gaming brand came through strong and did us a solid by providing some of their DeathTaker gaming mouse models and Cavimanus gaming headsets for our prize table. This year they’re back with a vengeance, and providing us with some awesome new gaming mouse models: a GX Gaming Gila mouse and a GX Gaming Cavimanus headset for our ultimate gaming pleasure. What’s more, they’re sending along the new F-1000 gaming arcade stick!
Fractal Design is an innovative PC case company that we’ve covered in the past and have really loved checking out at Computex and CES. To show their support of the PC gaming community, they’re sending along one of their awesome Define R4 Titanium Grey (with window) cases, as well as a Define Mini case for those who are looking for a feature-packed Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX enclosure.
NZXT is an Icrontic favorite, as over the years we’ve reviewed many of their awesome cases and accessories. They’re also very popular prize giveaways at the Expo Icrontic prize table, and this year should be no exception. NZXT is kindly sending along NZXT T-shirts, earplugs, two NZXT GRID 10-port fan hubs, two NZXT Sentry Mix 2 fan controllers, and a bunch of other swag.
AMD has awesome GPUs. That is a fact. AMD is sending along a Radeon HD 7870 retail package. That is also a fact. You can win this card. Fact. Questions?
A new sponsor for Expo Icrontic, we are very happy to announce that SEGA has thrown in support in the form of many awesome games, including codes for Jet Set Radio, Bayonetta, Sonic Generations, AND a couple of Collector’s Editions of the epic Company of Heroes 2.
We’ve been covering OtherWorldComputing and Newer Technology for a few years now, and have always come away with a strong appreciation for their product lines, from the Mercury Electra SSDs to the awesome (and currently installed in IcronticHQ) Power2U USB electrical outlets. This year, they are giving us the Icrontic High Five and donating some awesome prizes for the swag table, including some NewerTech Mousepads, NewerTech toolkits, and, oh, you know, a 120gb Mercury Electra 6G SSD. Get those tickets ready, because that’s gonna be a hot prize jar.
Every single year, without fail, EA Games comes through with some awesome games for us to give away as a gesture of community outreach. They have been one of our most consistent and appreciated supporters. In the past they’ve provided console games for a variety of platforms, including Wii, Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. They don’t skimp, either: AAA titles like Dead Space, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, and more have all made appearances at previous events. This year, they sent along four Xbox 360 games: Need for Speed Most Wanted: Limited Edition, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: Masters Historic Edition, SSX, and Army of Two: The Devil’s Circle.
As always, this post will be updated as more sponsors come online and more prizes are added. Stay tuned!