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  • by pjf (2464) on 2008.05.26 3:44 (#63030) Homepage Journal

    I feel that I should be embarrassed by this, but I think I've purchased exactly one T-shirt in the last ten years; and that was a Perl Mongers T-shirt.

    Despite this, I have draws filled to overflowing with T-shirts. I get one per conference, and I attend at least 3-4 conferences per year. Each conference will have sponsors, often I'll get T-shirts from them. I'm usually a speaker, which means speaker swag, and that usually means T-shirts and beer.

    My very best conference swag (excluding the beer) have always been things other than T-shirts. I love my Linux.conf.au hats and sunscreen, and last year OSDC gave me an official conference speaker towel (complete with conference branding). I've been really hanging out for official conference socks, but I seem to be the only one who feels they're a good idea.

    None of my T-shirts have any naughty words printed on them, and those that have sponsor branding I rarely wear outside the house. So the question of permissions is rendered somewhat moot by the reality of my wardrobe. Perhaps I should start attending conferences on naughty words?

    As for this being a neat gimmick to get free T-shirts, the buy-one, subvert the media, get one free only works for subverting the national media, and the show will probably only air in Melbourne for its first season. So even if Dave Green et al were still in the business, I still wouldn't qualify.

    So, fame and fortune, yes. Extra T-shirts? Probably not many.

    • I'm in Melbourne. Now, if only my old TV could tune in to channel 31. I'll have to investigate.

      Don't forget to blog us on the screening time.

      And if you want a really (cough, cough) handsome guest...
      • I think if the show was about beauty, I wouldn't be a fixture. ;)

        Screenings won't happen until September at the earliest, but I'll cheerfully blog about them.