Jul 08 AT 12:51 PM Clark Wimberly 22 Comments

Androids, assemble! The Big TX Android BBQ is coming soon!

This October marks the two year release of the G1, the first Android device many of us came to know and love. Soon, it will also mark one of the largest, wildest, most beef-fueled, community-organized gatherings of Android fans ever attempted. The Big TX Android BBQ will be thrown on October 3rd, at the Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Tx. The event is being hosted by the likes of Android Swag, Android Guys, @thedroidguy, @bigkeivan, and of course, Android and Me.

For a measly $25 (until Aug 15) you get all-you-can-eat BBQ, a totally rad free tee (designed by our own Angie Strickland), all the Android fellowship you can handle, and maybe some special guests. Aaron from Android Swag has been wheeling and dealing trying to land solid entertainment and guests for the BBQ but so far has been keeping his surprises close to his chest.

To make it as easy as possible to attend, Aaron even lined up a discount code for those flying Continental. Using the code ZJE9896123 will get you a cool 10% off flights and we are still working on lining up some hotel (or even some camping) discounts for people who want to spend a few days here in Austin.

If you’re looking to fly free, you may want to check out the big contest currently being run by our friend @thedroidguy. He’s giving away round-trip airfare to the event and you can enter to win simply by tweeting.

Free Tee Contest

limited tee

limited tee

To get some BBQ buzz going, we are going to give away three free limited edition exploded Andy tees to three random tweeters today. To enter, simply tweet about the BBQ with the hashtag #bigandroidbbq and include a link to this page (http://bit.ly/9bHcGr), the BBQ page, the Android Guys announcement- really just anything talking about the BBQ.

Tomorrow at 5PM CST I’ll announce the three winners. These tees are out of production, and the one’s we’ve got left are from a special pre-production run. They won’t be printed again, so this might be your last chance to win one…

Orrrrrr you could catch me on the Android Guys Thursday Night Podcast tonite, where I’ll be giving away another set of tees. Last week on the podcast with @scottyabrown they made the official Big TX Android BBQ announcement and this week he is nice enough to have us back on to fan the flames and give away some more free stuff.

I should stress that these aren’t the tees you actually get for attending the BBQ, that tee you can see here. These are just some of the very last of our limited run of Exploded Andy tees from artist Gary Booth.

To Recap

BBQ coming in October, just $25, comes with crazy food and a free tee. It’s a no brainer. If you can get yourself into the area around that time, you should be joining us. Listen to the podcast tonite for more details, or keep an eye on the official site or the @androidbbq twitter account for more updates as they develop. See you there…

$25 (until Aug 15) – http://bigtxbbq.com/attend

Source: Big TX Android BBQ

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://Website sgb101

    So wish I lived in the US :-(

  • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

    So excited for this.

    See you on the podcast

  • http://Website jonathan m

    Sweet! I work at continental airlines :)

  • http://Website 176Mercurio

    I’m soooo Gonna be there!! and I’m gonna invite all my UT friends!! It’s going down in the ATX!!

    • http://Website jeremy

      UT as in Utah or University of Tampa

      • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

        My money’s on the University of Texas.

  • http://Website Jacob

    w00t! I cannot wait. See you in Austin >:-D

  • http://hatermag.com Jef Cashless

    I will probably attend. UT’s my alma mater and I’m just down 290 in Houston. Get Dj Mel, Nick Nick, Chicken George, Starsign or Prince Klassen to spin at this thing and I’m definitely there. haha.

    Oh yeah, so this is gonna be catered by The Saltlick, RIGHT?!! lol. Meh, I’ll settle with Rudy’s lol.

  • http://Website madscientist

    I’ll be there. One of many reasons I love austin tx.

    • http://Website madscientist

      I’ll video as much as I can and post everything on YouTube.
      Imagine the Foursquare Check-ins.

  • http://Website Jeremiah

    Do vegetarians get a discount?

  • http://Website geololj

    I am so jealous! I wish I could be there :(
    Don’t let us out though! Record everything! From a mouthfull of beef to the drank fellows who will be there! I am expecting a huge video so we can get a taste of the event :D

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      I’m going to be one of the drank fellows, and will be too drank to operate a video. Sorry man ;)

  • http://alanmcgarrity.info Alan McGarrity

    I so want one of the t-shirts, and I want to attend, Sadly I don’t live in the US nevermind texas.

  • http://Website Jesse_Krebs

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  • http://Website bubbles

    I smell a road trip coming, I say we get a bus or a Winnebago,some strippers, keg and go on a Android road trip. Texas here we come. Who is with me.

  • http://Website tha bigchorizo

    fuck yeah! I live in austin!!! suck it apple!!

  • noriega713

    Android= Big BBQ . Apple= …Well …Who cares!!!…

  • http://Website Drew

    Sweet! I’m totally in! From Dallas to Austin.. it’s already on my calendar! It’d be sweet if they could get some reps from Google or some cool phone previews…but if not, I can totally make due with bbq and beer beer beer!

  • http://Website Martin

    Sweet!!

    I live less than a mile away from Fiesta Gardens!!

    Just BTW, there is a hostel across the lake from Fiesta Gardens that has super cheap accommodations.

  • webdevmike

    Ya know, I live in Austin. I might just attend this shindig.

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  1. sgb101Guest 5 years ago

    So wish I lived in the US :-(

  2. So excited for this.

    See you on the podcast

  3. jonathan mGuest 5 years ago

    Sweet! I work at continental airlines :)

  4. 176MercurioGuest 5 years ago

    I’m soooo Gonna be there!! and I’m gonna invite all my UT friends!! It’s going down in the ATX!!

  5. JacobGuest 5 years ago

    w00t! I cannot wait. See you in Austin >:-D

  6. Jef CashlessGuest 5 years ago

    I will probably attend. UT’s my alma mater and I’m just down 290 in Houston. Get Dj Mel, Nick Nick, Chicken George, Starsign or Prince Klassen to spin at this thing and I’m definitely there. haha.

    Oh yeah, so this is gonna be catered by The Saltlick, RIGHT?!! lol. Meh, I’ll settle with Rudy’s lol.

  7. madscientistGuest 5 years ago

    I’ll be there. One of many reasons I love austin tx.

    • madscientistGuest 5 years ago

      I’ll video as much as I can and post everything on YouTube.
      Imagine the Foursquare Check-ins.

  8. JeremiahGuest 5 years ago

    Do vegetarians get a discount?

  9. geololjGuest 5 years ago

    I am so jealous! I wish I could be there :(
    Don’t let us out though! Record everything! From a mouthfull of beef to the drank fellows who will be there! I am expecting a huge video so we can get a taste of the event :D

  10. Alan McGarrityGuest 5 years ago

    I so want one of the t-shirts, and I want to attend, Sadly I don’t live in the US nevermind texas.

  11. Jesse_KrebsGuest 5 years ago

    PLease shoot film we all want to see how it went down!

    DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…DONT FORGET SHOOT FILM…

    …SORRY GUYS i GET OVERWHELMED WHEN IT COMES TO ANDROID.

  12. bubblesGuest 5 years ago

    I smell a road trip coming, I say we get a bus or a Winnebago,some strippers, keg and go on a Android road trip. Texas here we come. Who is with me.

  13. tha bigchorizoGuest 5 years ago

    fuck yeah! I live in austin!!! suck it apple!!

  14. Android= Big BBQ . Apple= …Well …Who cares!!!…

  15. DrewGuest 5 years ago

    Sweet! I’m totally in! From Dallas to Austin.. it’s already on my calendar! It’d be sweet if they could get some reps from Google or some cool phone previews…but if not, I can totally make due with bbq and beer beer beer!

  16. MartinGuest 5 years ago

    Sweet!!

    I live less than a mile away from Fiesta Gardens!!

    Just BTW, there is a hostel across the lake from Fiesta Gardens that has super cheap accommodations.

  17. Ya know, I live in Austin. I might just attend this shindig.

  18. Barbecue Spare PartsGuest 3 years ago

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