Scott Hanselman

Retrospective: Halo 3 Fights Diabetes

October 13, '07 Comments [4] Posted in Diabetes | Gaming
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It was epic. Truly epic. Thfe stuff you tell, if not your grandchildren, your middle-aged nerdy neighbor about. We had a great time at Cinetopia and raised a lot of money for the American Diabetes Association.

You can make a tax-deductible donation today!

Big Thanks to Everyone involved:

  • Jason Mauer and Microsoft Portland for the Xboxes, the Halo 3 games, organization, logistics and his tireless work and two 42" plasmas.
  • Rich Claussen for all things business, negotiations, and convincing Cinetopia we had a good idea.
  • Greg Hughes for his press-contacting expertise and for spreading the word in creative ways in the Oregonian, the Willamette Week and on KXL radio.
  • The SAO for their sponsorship and for all their help the evening of the event!
  • John Poore, Michael Willits, Jennifer Bernstein and everyone at Robert Half Technology for their sponsorship and their commitment to the community!
  • Wendy Fatz and Rodger DeGeorge from CompView for believing in the dream and loaning us two projectors.
  • Lee Williamson and PADNUG for the Food and Drinks!
  • Aivea for their sponsorship and generous donation!
  • Rudyard and the team at Cinetopia, a locally-owned rockin' sweet luxury theatre, for shutting down 2 of their 8 Super-HD screens!

And lastly, to everyone who donated and everyone who was powned or dispensed pownage all evening long!

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Let's do it again soon!

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007 3:49:40 PM UTC
Looks like it was a good time! Wish I could have been there.

Not to nitpick, but isn't it technically "pwned," not "powned?"
Saturday, October 13, 2007 6:18:19 PM UTC
Wow - congrats all round on raising money and looked like a fab way to go about it too.
Gregor Suttie
Saturday, October 13, 2007 7:29:24 PM UTC
We will Halo again... oh yes...

-Jason

p.s. the plasma TVs are Microsoft's, too (I've got one sitting in my cubicle at the office :)
Monday, October 15, 2007 6:27:12 AM UTC
Hey Scott, this was truly a great event - something that probably just had been an imagination and topic of "how it would be like if..." conversations. We had to leave at 10 to do our 3 hr drive back but we enjoyed every moment of this event and absolute best theater! BTW, thanks for giving me primer on controls :)
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