Sponsors

Big thanks to everyone who supported us and donated to Child’s Play, or helped us with prizes.  We couldn’t have been as successful without their help.  All of our sponsors are listed below!

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Irrational Games

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Once we had decided that we were doing BioShock Marathon, we sent a few messages over to Irrational using the Contact form.  We didn’t hear anything back but didn’t think much of it.  I mean this is a big video game developer that is in the middle of working on the Burial at Sea DLC.  They don’t have time for a little site like us.

Just to try it though, we did some digging and reached out to their Community Manager J on Twitter.  Boy are we glad we did.  J and the rest of the crew over at Irrational have been huge supporters for us doing the marathon.  They helped promote us on the official Facebook page, helped line up interviews with some of the Irrational staff and even sent us some super sweet prizes.

Just reinforces to us how much Irrational cares about their community!

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Plaid Hat Games

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Our group loves board games.  When we aren’t hosting charity gaming events, we are generally found at someone’s house trying out a bunch of new games.  Last time we were at PAX East and we heard about Plaid Hat Games, who make one of our favorites in Summoner Wars, was going to make a board game that took place in the BioShock Infinite universe, we were excited.  Then when we decided to have BioShock as the inspiration of our new marathon, we just knew that we had to reach out to them.

Lucky for us, they immediately sent out a few copies of Siege of Columbia and we are so thankful for their help and support.

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AFK Tavern

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  • A wonderful place to sit and watch the marathon!

1510 41st Street
Everett, WA, 98201

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When we first starting out as a marathon, I read up on a new geeky themed bar and restaurant opening up in Everett, Washington, about 30 or so minutes from Seattle.  The AFK Tavern was just recently opened up about two weeks prior to our first Mass Effect Marathon and we asked if they could show the marathon in the restaurant.  Amazingly, they said yes, and they have been showing our charity events there ever since.  I’ll still never forget us livestreaming what was happening in the bar on our own livestream and talking with the people there.

Lucky for us, we’ve had the good fortune of actually going to the AFK Tavern and let me tell you, this place is amazing.  Great food, some of the best cocktails I have ever had, and a very comfortable atmosphere that any geek or gamer would enjoy.  If you are anywhere in or near Washington state, and you want to watch BioShock Marathon, why not go do it at the AFK Tavern?  Just tell them that we sent ya.  =)

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TeeFury

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Most of of us in this group have been buying T-Shirts from TeeFury for the last year or so, and when we decided to do the marathon, we reached out to them about potentially sponsoring us.  Understandably, they had just finished up a charity event benefiting Child’s Play and didn’t have much else to give.  I was totally fine with that, but Stephanie from TeeFury really went out of her way to help us anyway that she could.

In addition to promoting the event, she also sent our group a bunch of BioShock themed T-shirts to wear during the event.  Her generosity was really appreciated and I can’t thank her and the rest of the staff at TeeFury enough.

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Ron Guyatt & Indy Lytle

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Ron’s Facebook | Indy’s Facebook | Etsy

Ron’s BioShock poster is something that I’ve actually seen around for a few years now.  His idea for taking the iconic image of a Big Daddy and making a mock movie poster out of it, was really smart, and something that has been a favorite of mine for a while.  Not only was Ron completely excited to help us out, he also sent along the stellar artwork from his fiancee Indy.  What a damn talented family those two are going to have.  =)

Devin Kraft of Cheshire Cat Art

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Oh Devin, how awesome you are.  Let me count the ways … I mean I could seriously start counting here but it would take a lifetime for me to ever come close to finishing that.  In all seriousness though, Devin really stepped up for us.  Despite having a limited budget and not being able to ship out stuff to our headquarters here in New Jersey, he still was able to help out the marathon with his artwork.  Not many artists who would trust their high-resolution art files to a complete stranger, but Devin did just that.  That right there, is someone who wanted to help out charity no matter what, and we are really grateful for that.

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Dan Baker

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  • Welcome to Rapture Metal Sign, made from 26 gauge galvanized steel

Etsy

When we go looking for potential prizes, we see a lot of great items.  Artwork, jewelery, props, but we also see a lot of unique stuff that we never expected.  That’s what happened when we saw the Welcome to Rapture signs from Dan Baker.  These things were tall, substantial and made out of friggin’ metal!  I mean who wouldn’t want this in their house?

Alyx and George of Bullets and Petals Workshop

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  • Adam & Eve Syringe Necklaces each with 18″ metal necklace chain.
  • Charge & Return to Sender Vigor Necklaces each with 18″ metal necklace chain

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Plasmid and Vigor necklaces.  I don’t see anything bad about that!  Big thanks to Alyx and George for helping out the marathon and sending over some of their fantastic jewelery.  As a side note, after they sent over the Return to Sender and Charge vigor necklaces, I got inspired to play with those vigors in my practice run of Infinite.  Man … that’s a great combination!  =)

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Joey Spiotto of JoeBot Records

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Adorable does not quite do enough justice to the art style of Joe.  Whether it’s the video game inspired children’s book he drew up, or the geek culture vinyl record covers, Joe really knows how to make a stylized and unique art print.  His Me and My Big Daddy print is one of our favorites, so we just had to go out and buy a few of the T-Shirts with that design.  What a great style and artist!

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Stefanie Roth of Stormblood Curiosities

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  • Vigor Bottle – Commission

Official Website | Etsy | Facebook | Twitter | DeviantArt

Plasmid and Vigor necklaces. I don’t see anything bad about that! Big thanks to Alyx and George for helping out the marathon and sending over some of their fantastic jewelery. As a side note, after they sent over the Return to Sender and Charge vigor necklaces, I got inspired to play with those vigors in my practice run of Infinite. Man … that’s a great combination! =)

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Steph of Sova Leatherworks

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  • Big Daddy – Leather Wallet
  • Songbird – Leather Wallet

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Just because you donate a ton of money to Child’s Play, doesn’t mean you can’t still have a stylish wallet.  I mean sure, not much may be in there, but you still need it!  That’s where Steph from Sova Leatherworks comes in.  Absolutely amazing work here, and she can make whatever you would like.  Just be aware though that her commissions are extremely limited so if you want her to make you something, and trust me when I say that you do, be sure to contact her fast!  =)

Kodi Sershon of Krampus Press

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Kodi over at Krampus Press has such a unique art style that these are some of my favorite posters to look at for the marathon.  I mean I obviously love all of the artwork, but the minimalist / cell shaded / whatever you want to call it style of the pieces really spoke to me.  It was also great to have some items that highlighted some of the “villains” of the BioShock series.

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Hugh Kha of Squire Sword

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Etsy

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As someone who has many desks filled with action figures and little vinyl figurines, the prospect of having BioShock themed standees to put up seemed very fun to me.  If that seemed fun to me, it must be awesome to other people as well, right?  Big thanks to Hugh for being so positive about helping us out.  Go check out his website, there are tons of fun little standees from many different fandoms for you to partake in.  =)

Megan Kennedy of Abuse Of Reason

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Etsy | DeviantArt | Facebook

The look of Rapture that Megan crafted is stellar.  No doubt about that.  You get a really good vertical slice of what Rapture is all about in the print, between the splicers, the masks, the Andrew Ryan quotes, and the ruined nature of this city under the water.  Really fantastic job, so happy that Megan was able to provide us with a print.

Martin of LifetimeArt

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  • Booker Dewitt – Replica Box
  • Pistol – Prop
  • Various Notes – Replica notes from the actual box in BioShock Infinite

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Martin’s ability to accurately recreate all of the items that Booker gets in his personalized box at the beginning of Infinite is truly remarkable.  Everything is there, the images, the pass code, the coordinates to New York City, a pistol, and even a few silver eagles to get around Columbia with.  Absolutely fantastic prop and something that any Infinite fan would want to have in their collection.

Jo Roberts of Eitanya Designs

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Etsy | Facebook | DeviantArt

Jo Roberts has been with us since the very beginning.  Back when we were running Mass Effect Marathon, we had seen Jo’s designs up on Kotaku.  She was kind enough to make a new and different plushie for each and every marathon event we have ever had.  Her work is some of the best we have seen out there, and we can’t thank her enough for consistently helping us raise a ton of money for sick children.  She’s the best, and you should definitely ask her for a commission.

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Petra Germany of Hall of Femme

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These jewelery pieces from Petra are fabulous.  Not only will you be able to show your love of the BioShock series, but you’ll also look fashionable while you are at it.  The level of detail in each and every piece that she has created is inspiring, and beautiful.  Do whatever you can to win these items during the marathon.  If for some reason you can’t, then please support Petra and buy a few pieces.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Jack Storms

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I think that Jack was the very first person to agree to help us out with BioShock Marathon.  That of course puts him in a very special place in our heart as his prop work is amazing and we appreciate the hard work.  We were really impressed with his props and we just know that the rest of our viewers will as well.  Huge thanks to you Jack!

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Ian Finch-Field of SkinzNhydez

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There are a lot of iconic things that came out of Rapture and the first BioShock game, but one of the biggest were the splicer masks heavily seen around Sander Cohen.  Ian of SkinzNhydez is a master leatherworker and so when we saw his splicer masks we absolutely needed to auction one off.  As much as we thought the ruined / bloody version of the mask was, we figured it might be a little bit nicer to get a pristine version of the mask done up.  That way you can remember the good old days of Rapture, and who knows, wear this to an actual masquerade party.  =)

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Rowena Zahnrei

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Etsy

Rowena really went above and beyond for BioShock Marathon.  Sending us one crocheted creation would have been more than enough.  Instead of doing that though, she sent us three!  The Big Daddy she sent was huge and very well detailed.  Songbird has working wings and the QBert has the most adorable googly eyes.  My head is still spinning trying to figure out how she did it, but man, what fantastic work.  =)

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Rebecca Major of VGPerlers

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Etsy | Facebook

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Don’t know what it is, but I absolutely love Bead Sprites.  Taking characters and locations that are distinctly high resolution, and then reimagining them into 8-16 bit versions is something I take immense joy in seeing.  Thankfully for us, Rebecca had a few sprites ready to offer up to the cause and we are really grateful that she did.  Her work is fantastic and you should go check it out and buy yourself something!

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Bonnie Garcia of Bonstermatic Creations

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Etsy

Bonnie’s work with the Bird or Cage cross stitch really caught my eye.  It captured the 1910 era feeling of Americana, while still giving the theme of Infinite.  At least it did to me.  Bonnie was so nice to work with and she was able to send us this piece under a really serious time crunch.  If you have any further ideas on some other cross stitch work, you should run it by her.  I’m sure she can create something fantastic for you.  =)

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