July 11, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
The Big Android BBQ is slated to be bigger than ever. The annual party/meeting of Android enthusiasts is moving to a bigger venue in a bigger city capable of handling bigger crowds. Come to think of it, it’s in Texas, so that’s no surprise.
The 2012 Big Android BBQ will take place October 19-21 in the Dallas suburb Hurst, Texas. It’s the first time the event has been hosted outside of Austin, and there are a lot more talks, events, and people expected. That’s why we’re sending out a friendly reminder today that tickets for the event are on sale now.
Tickets start at $50 and only 1,000 will be available at the price, so you might want to start making plans. You can order tickets now at Eventbrite. If you’re interested in perhaps getting a few more perks out of your visit, here’s a breakdown of all the ticket options for people attending the event (there’s also a swag pack for people unable to attend).
- The $50 ‘Froyo’ package gives you access to three times as many sessions than previous years and also includes a ticket to BBQ after party on Sunday.
- The $100 ‘Gingerbread’ package includes an expedited entry and registration as well as a reserved seat at the keynote address and a bottle of Ray Walters’ secret BBQ rub.
- The $150 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ package includes private “behind-the-scenes” lunches on Saturday and Sunday.
- The $250 ‘Jelly Bean’ package includes a small, private BBQ dinner on Saturday night with members of the Cyanogenmod team and Sponsorship representatives.
After CES and Google I/O, The Big Android BBQ is my favorite trip each year. While CES and I/O are an overload of gadgets, drinks, meetings, and more gadgets, they are work for me. It’s work that’s way more fun than I deserve, but work nonetheless.
The Big Android BBQ on the other hand is a party. You get a more relaxed atmosphere and great grub with people who love Android as much as you do. It’s just a great way to hang-out, have a few drinks, talk Android, eat BBQ, win prizes, see product demos, meet developers, and make the occasional marriage proposal.
Never been? Well, now might be a good time to watch recap videos from the 2011 BBQ and the inaugural BBQ in 2010 to see if you might want to have your wallet ready to order tomorrow.