Oct 02 AT 12:48 AM Clark Wimberly 75 Comments

Come find us at the Big Android BBQ, we’ll be the ones with lots of free stuff


It’s been a full year of waiting but the Big Android BBQ is finally upon us! If you somehow haven’t heard, the Big Android BBQ is an annual multi-day event that takes place right here in Austin, Texas.

While we aren’t hosting this year, the Android and Me crew will be on hand in full force with a huge sack of goodies, including a new line of extremely limited t-shirts, a pair of Jawbone Jambox speakers, even some NVIDIA Tegra 2 devices!

To ensure the merriment of all Android geeks in attendance, we’ve paired with @NVIDIATegra to give away TWO devices during the BBQ. For starters, we’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the charity raffle to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The other top prizes are an unopened Tab from Google I/O and an HP TouchPad running CyanogenMod, and we’re having the Android and Me staff and BBQ organizers sign our Tab’s box, so you’ve got a shot at some really kickass and rare prizes.

During the event we’ll also be wandering around with an exclusive preview build of a brand new (and highly anticipated) game, Shadowgun. Shadowgun is a duck and run 3D sci-fi shooter and is the latest supergame to debut in the TegraZone. We’ve paired with our friends at @MADFINGERGames and @NVIDIATegra to bring you an exclusive chance to play the unreleased game, live at the BBQ. If you find us and can rack up a kill or two, we’ll drop your name in a drawing to win a Motorola Photon 4G. Yeah, you can win a phone for playing an unreleased game. Awesome enough for you?

On top of the devices, we went the extra mile with a fun community project we’d been toying with for some time now: a series of tees inspired by specific folks in the Android community. We’ve designed and printed a half dozen brand new designs, all of which we’ll have on hand at the BBQ, for free. Check out the entire line below:

Super Android Bros

The first tee features myself and my brother Taylor styled in the classical ways of the great Super Mario Bros. Like many of you, we’ve played Nintendo, and more specifically Mario Bros, since we were kids, so I don’t really think I need to explain how awesome this tee makes me feel.


We had our good friend Ray Frenden re-imagine the CyanogenMod logo in a badass 3D action pose, printed all in shades of cyan. The main main himself, Steve Kondik, will be at the BBQ and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give props to the most popular custom build of all time.

Android and Meat

Ever since we unveiled our new logo, you guys have been asking for tees. So we had Angie take our logo and do it up in true BBQ style, as a big chunk of beef. This is the perfect shirt to say I like phones. But I also like beef.

I’m With Chavez

Chris Chavez is an Android superstar known for his ridiculously awesome YouTube videos and his even more ridiculously awesome hair. He currently contributes to Phandroid but you can also find him in his natural habitat on Twitter, where he accidentally all his free time.

PS: You’ll notice Chris requested a v-neck. He says that’s the only way to roll.

BigKeivan has a posse

If you don’t know @BigKeivan, big shame on you. Keivan lives here in Austin and is one of the hosts of the Austin Android Users Group. He also works for T-Mobile and is a pro chef in training. He also tweets a lot and given the preceding details, you ought be following him.

Inside the Tegra Zone

Deep inside any phone you’ll find a bunch of tiny, hard working Androids, as depicted here. They’ve surrounded the NVIDIA logo for what looks like a party and we thought that was a shirt-worthy event.

How do I score a shirt?

There will be a lot of ways to win a free shirt, so just stay on your toes. We’ll actually be giving the batches of shirts to the individual personalities they represent and they’ll be handing out the shirts as they please. For example, some of the shirts are for us, so we might give some away on Twitter (via @androidandme), there might be an on-site competition, or we might throw them from the stage- just be on your toes.

For those of you unable to attend, we’re saving a small handful of tees to giveaway right here in this post. To enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. The catch is that this contest is open to And Me Accounts only, so you’ve gotta be registered on this site. If you are, you’re in! Leave a comment below and we’ll pick 3 winners at random on Monday morning.

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We’ll see you guys at the BBQ!

We’re excited to see everyone again at the second annual Big Android BBQ and wanted to give a huge thanks to those sites hosting the event. The guys at AndroidSWAG, AndroidSpin, AndroidGuys, AndroidCentral, and xda-developers put in a ton of work to make sure the entire Android community could meet up and have a good time.

Once again, I also want to thank @NVIDIATegra for powering another awesome giveaway. If you’re not following them yet, you really should be. They power tablet and phone giveaways weekly (or more often) and are always game to collaborate.

To the folks attending the BBQ: come find us to be the first to get your hands on Shadowgun and maybe score a prize. To the Android fans online joining us only in spirit this weekend, leave a comment below for a chance to win a piece of the SWAG from one of the coolest Android events of the year. Good luck!

Update: We’ve emailed the winners. Thanks for playing guys!

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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  • Gurka123

    I want the Android and Meat t-shirt!

  • nipcarlover

    Would love a new -Shirt!

  • djfoo

    I want that epic CyanogenMod tee shirt. Please pick me!!!! I’m serious!

  • mexican001

    I’d love to be there… too bad I live in another country =/

    • xavier7

      Me too :/

  • DPtheKid

    I wish I went , next year I will.

  • xavier7

    Oh man, the V-NECK.
    Pretty pleaseeeee.

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    I got the exploding andy would love a android and meat!

  • Panatella

    Too bad the bbq isnt around three corner for me, but since this is an annual event i will be there in in a few years! Just hoping that by that time you guys aren’t all superstars, so i dont have to stand behind a fence en scream your names and pass out like a little popfan.
    Anyway, enjoy your Android and me(at)!
    Oh, I’d like win a shirt too!

  • http://mobileboard.blogspot.com piter1225

    Tegra2 shirt looks really awesome, would be great to have one!

  • KB

    I could always use a good T-Shirt!

  • Johan Ribbing

    What happened to the t-shirt contest? Haven’t decided upon a winner yet? These looks great though.

  • hollow.droid

    Damn, count me in for one of the t-shirts, those actually look pretty bad ass!

  • lgdar3

    Wish I was there! Cyanogen!!

  • coggy9

    I wish I could go. School gets in the way every year. >.<

  • psipher



    Android and meat and the tegra zone one looks coooooooooool! hope i will win! :)


    Man I wish I had the means ….. Anyway have a blast guyz and gals… Have a few on me and congrats to all the winners !

  • levelm

    Tegra Zone or Cyanogen Mod for me!

  • Jugglingwj

    I’ll take one and wear it on my Google At A Glance podcast!

  • drauks

    Give me.

  • mfadzil

    Pick me !

  • Instrumentals

    Good shit.

  • Merridus

    All those shirts look awesome. I would love one.

  • SickPigeon

    Great designs! Wish I was at the BBQ because I’m tall, I’d surely snag one.

  • DroidPower

    yes yes yes

  • donger

    yes please

  • Jeremy Chan

    I can’t travel that far, but i think a tee shirt is all i can get

  • YellowDucati

    I would love some swag.

    I am an Austinite on vacation in Colorado during the BBQ. Last year was a blast and I am already looking forward to next year.

  • justs

    I hate that I am missing the Great Android BBQ! Austin, android and bbq? Winning combo! Some delicious swag might ease my pain. :)

  • mardenator

    That CyanogenMod shirt looks so epic!

  • mukul.modi

    Sadly too young to go to Austin even though my bro studies there..hope i win something :-D

  • sledgeb

    I wish I could make it to Austin, maybe next time.

  • Interpol91

    Too bad I live no where near Austin :(…but I should be there soon since I love Android so much!!

    • RiverDog

      That Tegra Zone shirt is cool!

  • RBI411

    Cyanogenmod one, Meat one and Tegra Zone one are awesome. I wants.

  • John

    I wish I coud of gone so bad! But a shirt will make it all better!

  • wilso850

    Next year hopefully I can go! I want the meat one or the Chris Chavez one hahaha I love the android community

  • jpow22

    Hook a brother up!

  • aj34

    I wish I could be there. Maybe I will get lucky and get picked for a prize

  • R.S

    LOL at the Super Android Brothers T-Shirt.

    Its hard for me to tell from the pic but do the characters resemble you guy?

    • Interpol91

      Yes they are. It’s written below the image.

  • triangle

    I would have love to have gone to the BBQ, but live no where close to Austin, so maybe I can win a shirt.

  • ZRod

    o! Android and Meat or that Tegra one! I should’ve gone =(

  • http://stuartlayton.com StuartLayton

    Awesome SWAG, I’d love to get some. too bad I won’t be able to make it to the BBQ

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com Sketchy alx

    All of those shirts are awesome! I wish i could be there for all the fun! Keep Rockin!

    • http://alxrock.deviantart.com Sketchy alx

      oh yeah, and Chris Chavez knows what’s up. V-Necks are the way to roll.

  • Archie53

    Those are some sweet shirts, if I don’t win one I would be interested in maybe buying one or two.

  • Aleksey_US

    I’d love a shirt

  • AmaSan25

    i want the @Gamercore shirt!! i love him!! im his biggest fan..i stalked err i mean i followed him before he had hair..ok enough creepiness lol but i want that shirt!!

  • cpk86

    Wish I was there! I’ll try to win a shirt instead…

  • st0650

    Man the meat shirt looks mighty tasty!

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  • amosque57

    android bros shirt is pretty awesome

  • RootMe

    Android shirts from the greatest community members would be awesome.

  • rev2redlineguy

    Hey, I am not picky! I will take whatever shirt they will be willing to give me. Winning a free prize from such an awesome website is just great to me. I love Android and Me and will be glad to get a cool shirt or any prize. So please, I would LOVE to get a cool prize from yall! Pick me pick me!

  • emiskowi

    It be some awesome to win some swag since I miss the awesome BBQ!

  • fartyarty

    gimme some swag! and ribs

  • sargas

    For the swag

  • rond

    I’d like to score a T-shirt.

  • simon1961

    Android and Meat. A truly wheres the beef and Android shirt.

  • bp

    That inside the tegra zone shirt is awesome!

  • rfvgyhn

    As a great man (Michael Scott) once said, “Swaaaaaag.”

  • jdaudier

    I’m a huge Android fan! I hope I can win a t-shirt!

  • http://Note Uncemister

    I guess I’m the only one who wants another jambox to add to my collection lol

  • Zfwaeld

    A T-shirt would be great!

  • Artificial Bacon

    Why does almost everyone have a -1 on this post; we’re all here to support Android and to get one of those delicious looking shirts, right? Good luck to everyone but I so hope to win an Android & Meat shirt. ^_^

  • Jaredstilley

    if I was in texas I would totally be there! That sounds like the coolest thing ever

  • inhuman5000

    The tegra zone one, I like the best!

  • geetanjaligg

    i want tegra zone or the android and meat !!

  • http://www.squide.com squide

    Shirts look awesome, would love to have one!

  • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

    Man, I totally wish I didn’t live so far away from Texas! I want a t-shirt :(

    How many times can you enter? just once or once per day?

  • SmithDroid

    Sweet SWAG!