Done & dusted


We've come out the other side of another wildly successful CPT Aus event.

Granted, there were a few hiccups with round explanation (I shouldn't be allowed near the explainses), but if we look at our KPIs, I think we can tick them off:

  • Fill a room with awesome people - CHECK
  • Ask questions and seek answers to those questions - CHECK
  • Give out loads of prizes and auction items - CHECKITY CHECK
  • Have fun and have a good laugh (even if only aimed at me) - CHECKARINO
  • Raise money for the kids - CHECK, CHECK and CHECK again!

How much? Well, how does $6,835 sound? Sounds pretty good, eh?

That takes our three year total to $16,955.

I'm just going to take a moment to process that.

Huge and eternal thanks to all of our prize donors, venue providers, ticket buyers and assistance givers. It was a great night, and would literally not be possible without all your amazing help.



Easier than we thought

Time for another story.

One of the things that warms the cockles of my black, twisted heart was the enthusiasm with which people have given us prizes and general support. It's also been a bit surprising how many people have, and the way in which they have. Even people who've had to say no have done so in a friendly and non-form-letter-y way.

One of the first such surprises was the result of a "what the hell, it's worth a try" email to Turtle Beach. I knew their stuff was solid, and popular with lots of my video gamer mates, so figured it was worth a go. I assumed the response would be a polite "sorry, but no", what with them being a pretty big mob who probably have their own giving schemes in place. So I was tickled a very manly salmon colour when the email response came, not from, but from an actual named email address and very firmly in the affirmative.

Several weeks later and an exceedingly generous box of stuffs arrived at Casa de Euan. A similar package arrived last year as well, and they were our second returning sponsor to sign on for 2016. 

Details will be finalised and announced later in the year, but for now we'll just throw out a huge thanks to Turtle Beach for there past and ongoing support. 

CPT Aus 2015 - THANK YOU!!!

For those who weren't there last night, or who missed it when we read things out, here's a list of people we'd like to officially thank for helping make the night the resounding success that it was.

Brian at Qwertees

Jenn and CAH team at Cards Against Humanity

Emma at Global Gear

Chris and Johnny at Brotherwise Games

Crystal from Crystalsidyll

Lola at Turtle Beach

 The amazing folks from Greater Than Games; Paul, Chris, Adam

Nick at Good Games

Matt from the Enigma Room

Luke from the Sons of Obi Wan

Ed, Ryan and Andrew from Uppercut Games

Al from Senyac Games

Will Hungerford from Privateer Press

Julia from Asmadi Games

David from Grail Games

Jackie from Jackie’s Crochet Creations

Andy from Sweet to the Bone

Miriam for the Cthulhu beanie

Adam Strang for his PAX Pass

Joel for the mechanics and questions for the best round EVER!

Super huge thanks to:

James & Cato from Games Lab, for giving us a home for the event 

Wil at Hasbro for giving us such great support 

Jamie Dillion, the Child’s Play boss lady, for helping crystalise the event and for liaising and with supporters

Erick and Brian for the hugely generous donation of PAX Merch!

Owen, Shayne, David, Kwaizy, and Fatsoda for helping organise the event

TofuSama, Lamiroire, Goldfish, and Andrew for being the best minions a fella could ask for

ALL OF OUR ATTENDEES for getting into the spirit of the night and digging deep to help sick kids and their families.

CPT Aus 2015 - Wrap up

We did it!

The dawning of a new day sees me sipping coffee, contemplating roti for lunch, and  looking back over last night's amazing event, analysing just precisely how awesome it was.

 Spoiler alert: it was EPICALLY awesome!

The attendees were blown away with the prize stash, the auction items, and all the other things on offer. 

The standout round of the night was Truth by Consensus, wherein tables were presented with and either/or question - for example, Terminator 2 or Aliens, Best ninja turtle - and whichever answer was chosen by the most tables became the right answer. The reactions from the attendees were marvellous and passionate. And they were clearly all insane, because the room chose Terminator 2 over Aliens. Madness.

All of the auctions went really well. with the SDCC Devastator and a 15 year limited edition Pinny Arcade pin being hotly contested.

I realise by now you're all yelling at me for burying the lead, so I'll come out and say it. We didn't equal our target of funds raised from last year, we didn't even just beat it, we smashed it. All together, we raised $5720

This is an awesome result, and we literally couldn't have done it without the support of our amazing sponsors, dedicated admin and org team, and all of our tops attendees. You're all amazing.

Thanks hugely once more for you collective and inidividual fabulousness, and we're already looking forward to CPT Aus 2016!