Seth Quest of Hanfree wins a prize, gives thanks to the Lord of Lottery.
We met some amazingly fantastic people at our first-ever shindig (at San Francisco’s Il Pirata) and gave out a smorgasbord of smashing raffle prizes.
For those of you who made it, thanks for coming out; for those who couldn’t, stop with all the moping! We had so much fun at this one, we’re going to start throwing them more often — so keep your eyes peeled.
Our gratitude to all the folks who were kind enough to pitch in with prizes for the raffle:
And of course, pronstar Lexi Belle, who came out to help MC the raffle. Thanks Lexi! See you all at the next one!
Some lucky sod's about to go home with an iSkin keyboard condom; that's Lexi Belle about to identify said sod as Cult of Mac writer Lonnie Lazar looks on jealously.
A happy partier wins a fancy iPhone case from Sena (yes, we very carefully matched all our winner's shirts with the interior of each prize box).
We gave away a few of these way-gorgeous iPhone Obsessed photography books by Dan Marcolina.
Not sure exactly what's going on here, but I don't think anyone is paying any attention to Lonnie at this point.
Lexi was almost as enthusiastic about giving the prizes out as the winners were about receiving them! Awesome. So was the cool iPad bra thingy Pink Visual set up on Lexi's chest, which rotated images of bra-clad breasts (and one of a hairy guy's chest) every few seconds.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman
came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large
. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com
and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter