Episode 59 – Swag Tier’s stamp of approval for Interphex

In this episode of Swag Tier, Steven talks about non-gaming conventions he has attended at Megan’s favorite convention center, the Jacob Javits Center.  Tune in to hear how Steven manages to learn about biomedical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, eat freshly baked cookies, and win contests all in one day!

INTERPHEX, the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”.

New York Build Expo, the leading construction & design expo to focus exclusively on projects across New York City.

Episode 52 – Snake! Snake! Oh, it’s a snake!

For this episode of Swag Tier, Caitlin joins Megan and Steven to tell them about her first experience attending PAX South.  Other topics include:

  • a story Steven crafted for Caitlin using Rory’s Story Cubes where he was voluntold to include snakes as protagonists;
  • Caitlin’s failed attempts to acquire swag at PAX South;
  • Steven’s first experience as a PAX Exhibitor;
  • how Megan and Caitlin almost ditched a night out with friends to stay home and play Overcooked in their pajamas.

Episode 28 – Steven’s 20 pound swag bag

Steven recaps his swag haul from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in New York City.  Other topics of discussion include:

  • Megan’s (strong) dislike of sriracha;
  • the compelling stories and strong characters in Mr. Robot and Death Note;
  • Steven’s desk setup that ensures he doesn’t need to get up for anything other than going to the bathroom.

Episode 9 – It’s Worth It!

Let us bring you back to the late 90’s and 2000’s when AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Neopets were at the height of their popularity!  But we don’t want to shock you with such an abrupt change so quickly, so we’ll gently ease you in by allowing a seed that we planted for you in episode 8 to blossom – the story of Megan’s first girlfriend.  Throughout our travels through time, we’ll:

  • introduce you to “Meganisms,” which are Megan’s butchered versions of popular idioms
  • share some of our favorite quotes, including the origin of, “It’s worth it!”
  • reminisce about old blogging websites
  • sympathize with Megan’s traumatic Neopets experience (but only until she tells us why she deserved what she got)
  • fawn over Steven’s mad swag collecting skillz at the Neopets booth during the New York Licensing Expo
  • take it down to the Little White Church with Rebecca at PAX East 2012

Episode 2 – Just tuck it in!

After immediately falling asleep upon arrival back to the hotel the night before, Steven and I chat about our plans for day 2 of the convention, with a little recap of some of the highlights from day 1. Tune in if you’re interested in:

  1. hearing Steven desperately try to salvage sponsorship potential for this podcast,
  2. discovering what Hearthstone abilities Glozell has,
  3. learning how to best run a raffle at a convention,
  4. and finding out what the heck this photo is about:
Give me liberty, or give me steam codes!

Give me liberty, or give me steam codes!