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Cookie Brigade, PAX Prime 2011 - Post-PAX Brigadier Questionairre Ready!

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  • PRDPRD Kristin Lindsay I am a meat popsicle.Registered User regular
    Kristin from Child's Play chiming in here, to announce in an extremely official capacity to say that the Cookie Brigade ROCKS!

    Jamie & I had a chat with VThornheart, and we all agreed that this year, we'd really love the opportunity to meet as many of you as possible to say thank you personally. It amazes me that you all essentially make your PAX experiences all about distributing cookies for charity. You kids are crazy.... in that lovable, extremely appreciated way. <3

    The Meet-Up:

    PAX Sunday, Aug. 28th - 4pm
    4th Floor South Lobby, the stair above the PAX show office (where that goofy water feature and lots of plants are)

    If you can, we'd love any and all bakers, distributors and other Cookie Brigadiers to meet us there, say hello, pose for some pictures and bask in our extreme gratitude!

    ~ Love Kristin & Jamie from Child's Play!

  • hml151hml151 Registered User regular
    I will have to make it, I don't need any thanks but would love to meet people behind this great charity and see what else I could do.

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  • RogueBunnyRogueBunny Registered User
    hml151 wrote:
    I will have to make it, I don't need any thanks but would love to meet people behind this great charity and see what else I could do.

    I am with you! I love being a part of this awesome project! Every year it makes my PAX even more meaningful! Thanks for the thanks!

  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Yay! You rock Kristin! =) =)

    ATTENTION ALL BRIGADIERS:

    If you haven't done so already... and you're planning on Brigadiering, go to the website NOW and register for the PAX Prime 2011 event:

    http://www.cookie-brigade.com/events/pax-prime-2011

    We want as accurate of a count as possible of how many bakers and distributors we're expecting to have! Thank you so much!

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  • GeekyPrincessGeekyPrincess Registered User regular
    If anyone in the Seattle are is still making dough and needs eggs let me know, I have five dozen that I won't be able to use all of!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Phew, it sounds like you were on a massive baking binge too! We're going to have so many cookies!

    Oy, we're going to need an army of distributors! =)

    Believe me though, this is a very good problem to have. The bad problems are when we run out of cookies, like we did at PAX East 2010. =)

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  • GeekyPrincessGeekyPrincess Registered User regular
    I had extra teenagers in the house today, they wanted to help make cookies!

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  • SwordMageSwordMage Registered User regular
    I'll have a small selection of sugar cookies for distribution. I know it's not the massive amounts other people have made, but I figure every little bit counts!

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  • Menolly07Menolly07 Registered User regular
    So... I should leave the Lemon Portal Cakebombs at home, VT? Because my gamers will eat them. I mean... If we have to many sweets. #hahahahakidding

    Super awesome about the Child's Play Meet-Up as well. Looking forward to that. I'm from Pittsburgh, and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a really busy hospital. Children's has some of the most advanced treatment options out there for cancer and is the foremost hospital for pediatric transplantation. This means that we have a lot of long term peds patients. I know those kids really appreciate the chance to see at little normalcy, and, for a kid, nothing is more normal then play. <3

    Still PAXing strong. [E] for lyfe. ELand forever.
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  • PRDPRD Kristin Lindsay I am a meat popsicle.Registered User regular
    I'm excited to meet as many of you as possible! Hopefully most of you can make it.

  • RogueBunnyRogueBunny Registered User
    ONE WEEK!!!
    I AM SO EXCITED (seriously I am bouncing everywhere... I think it is starting to scare people..)

  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Yay! We're almost there!

    Time for one more broken record announcement!

    Everyone who hasn't already, hurry up and register at:

    http://www.cookie-brigade.com/events/pax-prime-2011

    So that we have a decent count of who's coming!

    Contact lists and such will be made on Sunday, so be sure to check the site before you head out to Seattle!

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  • EruditeAphroditeEruditeAphrodite Registered User
    YEEHAW, a Brigader meetup sounds like an awesome shindig. I can't wait to meet every pony there!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Down to the wire everyone!

    All Brigadiers, please make sure you are versed in the information contained at this link:

    http://www.cookie-brigade.com/groups/pax-prime-2011/forum

    In particular, check out the sticky (yellow) posts at the top. There's a lot of information that will be very useful to you so that you know where to go and what to do! Please contact me if you have any questions!

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Great News! I got my employer to donate $500 to Child's Play as a sort of Corporate Match for the massive amount of cookies that I'm baking. VT, canI count that toward my $$ achievement?

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Oh... that's pretty freaking awesome! I honestly never imagined that a company would do that... I've tried with a couple of my employers over the years to get them to contribute to Child's Play in one way or another, but it never worked out. Well done!! =)

    I guess it would count...? Yeah, it makes sense: your acts as a Brigadier is getting that money to Child's Play, so I think that counts! Just remind me when the dust settles and I start doing the achievement tallying, in case I forget. PAX tends to be a cookie-smothering fog that clouds my memory of events leading up to it. =)

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  • CybitCybit Merch Underling RedmondRegistered User regular
    Friend of sfenix who signed up to help distribute if necessary. (I might be crashing at sfenix's place, if she is who I think she is, otherwise, I'm going to be rather embarrassed shortly)

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Oh... that's pretty freaking awesome! I honestly never imagined that a company would do that... I've tried with a couple of my employers over the years to get them to contribute to Child's Play in one way or another, but it never worked out.

    You have to be a girl, with the magical gift of guilt.

    That... and crying helps.

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  • GeekyPrincessGeekyPrincess Registered User regular
    Oh... that's pretty freaking awesome! I honestly never imagined that a company would do that... I've tried with a couple of my employers over the years to get them to contribute to Child's Play in one way or another, but it never worked out.

    You have to be a girl, with the magical gift of guilt.

    That... and crying helps.

    Boobs don't hurt either ;-)

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    They do if you're Madonna.

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  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    Hey VThornheart... I was late to sign up to the Cookie Brigade dedicated site... just did it now. Apologies! Been very busy. But, I plan to make my contribution as always. :)

    My work has... begun
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  • Menolly07Menolly07 Registered User regular
    So. All cookies/sweets are packed. Now to see if I make baggage weight. I have:
    Chocolate/Almond/Walnut chip: 8 2/3 dozen
    Chocolate/Potato Chippers: 9 2/3 dozen
    Times Are Tough Trailmix: 9 4/5 dozen
    Cherry White Chocolate Twitter Pops: 4 9/10 Dozen
    Gamer Bites: 9 ½ dozen
    Burn Your Mouth Down Portal Cakebombs: 12 Dozen
    Spicy Mexican Double Chocolate Chip cookies: 9 ½ dozen

    They come in at a whopping 105 POUNDS!!! Yes, I weighed them. I had to figure out how to evenly distribute the weight. >.<

    Still PAXing strong. [E] for lyfe. ELand forever.
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  • aerynkellyaerynkelly nothing to see here, move along Registered User regular
    Menolly07 wrote:
    So. All cookies/sweets are packed. Now to see if I make baggage weight. I have:
    Chocolate/Almond/Walnut chip: 8 2/3 dozen
    Chocolate/Potato Chippers: 9 2/3 dozen
    Times Are Tough Trailmix: 9 4/5 dozen
    Cherry White Chocolate Twitter Pops: 4 9/10 Dozen
    Gamer Bites: 9 ½ dozen
    Burn Your Mouth Down Portal Cakebombs: 12 Dozen
    Spicy Mexican Double Chocolate Chip cookies: 9 ½ dozen

    They come in at a whopping 105 POUNDS!!! Yes, I weighed them. I had to figure out how to evenly distribute the weight. >.<

    O.M.G. That is a lot of cookies!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Holy cows and goats Menolly, awesome!

    And DJ!!!!! Man, I was beginning to wonder if you were going to show up! I'm really glad you're coming, it wouldn't be the same with you! I'll get your account set up right away! Woot!

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  • RogueBunnyRogueBunny Registered User
    Alright... 500 Rice Krispies treats cooled, cut, and wrapped. Working tonight on mini cupcakes for Cultural Geek Girl to give out, so they will be as fresh as possible since I fly out in the morning. Excited to drop stuff off on Friday morning and keep some for myself for distributing!

    PAX here comes Cookie Brigade!!

  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Phew, awesome RogueBunny! That's fantastic! =) I always forget about rice krispies... they're popular when we get them, but we often don't get many (or any). I get the feeling that they'll be popular!

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  • KaelasKaelas Registered User
    oops, i didn't sign up, someone just today (day before pax) about the pax prime group, i was just in baking group. And I have the cookies here. AAAnd my phone is dead, i'm gonna borrow someone's phone and call ya thorn.

  • FengShuiNinjaFengShuiNinja Registered User
    edited August 2011
    I got really busy baking for a wedding and only managed to make 72 cookie bars. Sorry guys.

    I will totally be at the meet up on Sunday! <3

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  • GeekyPrincessGeekyPrincess Registered User regular
    I am done! Two Amazon boxes of bagged and labeled cookies are ready to come in tomorrow morning. Picking up a friend at the buttcrack of dawn to head in with us and she's got a few dozen to bring in too.

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  • FengShuiNinjaFengShuiNinja Registered User
    Ooh, I almost forgot--

    I am still hosting that dinner party on Saturday, August 27th at 5pm.
    This is in Belltown and within walking distance from PAX. PM me for details. Not sure if I am allowed to post addresses/phone numbers [of the building/phone number for our room]. >.>
    Everyone is welcome to come. This is very low key and there will be kids present.

  • Lady LilybellLady Lilybell Geeky Crafter & Baker South Shore, MARegistered User regular
    Good Luck everyone with the cookies. Let's raise for money for charity! -From an Eastie who can't have summers off.

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  • aerynkellyaerynkelly nothing to see here, move along Registered User regular
    I'm home and monitoring Twitter for #CookieBrigade so be sure to check there periodically for hungry lines! You can also follow my cookie brigade Twitter list for communications http://twitter.com/#!/aerynkelly/cookie-brigade

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Oh, sweet! You rock Aeryn! =)

    Anyone who still needs to drop off that hasn't yet: be sure to check the CB website for the meeting info and/or the "Supply Location". You can go to either of those to drop off!

    Any bakers who've changed their mind about distributing and want to distribute, feel free to also come over whenever you can and we can get you set up to go as a distributor! =)

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  • recycledairrecycledair Registered User regular
    Donated today, and the twitter pop was delightful. Just wanted to say that this so awesome and hope you guys raise lots of money!

  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Wooot! =) Thank you so much!!

    I'm about to begin the day one counts.

    ... this may take a while.

    That's a good thing! =)

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Umm... we're up to $2080 and change, and I've counted a bit more than 1/3 of it. It's taking so long... I think I need to sleep and resume again in the morning, otherwise I'm going to wake up face down on the money counter. =)

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    $3200 and counting, and now I really do have to go to bed!

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    I want to give a shoutout to the person who made the florentines (http://bigboldbeautifulfood.blogspot.com/2009/12/cookie-swap-ruths-florentine-cookies.html). OMG what a labor of love (they're not a quick cookie to make)! They're thin and just chewy enough not to crumble in the distribution bags. Attendees who know what they are, are all OVER them if I mention I have some. Thanks!!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    Yes, it's true! I never believed that a cookie that thin could be so durable at the same time! It was truly amazing to see!

    Also, I only have three bags left uncounted, but now I have to get ready to bring this stuff down for the morning meeting... but just as an update, we're at $3916.15 from Friday with three bags still left uncounted. My current estimate would be that we have at least $4500 so far... so we're on pace to break $10,000 in donations for Child's Play thanks to all of you awesome people out there who are donating!!! Thank you so much for helping out Child's Play! Now let's see what we can do today! =)

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    Guys, congratulations on an incredible PAX. You did an amazing job, and I wish I could have helped out more than I did, but hey, at least I got to escort y'all through BYOC. :D

    Since it looks like the number wasn't announced in the thread yet, I'll let someone official do that, but it's mind blowing what you guys accomplished. A serious congratulations to all of you.

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