Donation Drive 2010 Begins


Every year at GWJ we take a month out of the calendar and open up the trusty old account to whatever monetary kindness you all care to impart, and every year we are genuinely awed by the outpouring of generosity from this community. As we again put hat in hand we do so with the hope that you have found another year of podcasts, articles, commentary, slap and tickles, and forums worth not only your time but a little financial support.

Supporting the site is as simple as clicking the make a donation link on the sidebar.

And, of course, we wouldn't dream of kicking off the donation drive without also announcing another year of prizes and give-aways, not to mention another yet to be revealed forum icon. As has become the custom, the Grand Prize is your choice of an Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii or fancy new video card -- an EVGA GeForce GTX 460.


We also have a very cool prize donated from our good friends at Irrational Games, a cool Murder of Crows statue from Bioshock Infinite signed by the Irrational art team and Ken Levine.


We will only be accepting donations (and entries into our prize giveaway) until 11:59pm October 15, 2010. Every donation of $10 or more is eligible for an entry into our giveaway -- additional entries are added for larger donations. To ensure that you get all the benefits of your donation it is VERY IMPORTANT you read after the bump for more details.

IMPORTANT - READ THIS: Being involved in the donation drive giveaway and getting your forum icon is a two step process - you must send a separate e-mail to [email protected] with the subject Donation Info. You must include your forum name, the name under which you donated and the amount donated. Icons and donation information will be updated periodically, and there may be a delay between submitting your donation and receiving confirmation and a new icon.

How To Donate:

We offer two ways to donate.

Email: [email protected]

Also note the handy dandy donate button to the left.

*Read This!* If you would like to be entered into the prize contest and receive your latest icon you must send a separate email to [email protected] with the subject Donation Info. You must include your forum name, the name under which you donated if it is different and the amount donated. If you don't, you may not be eligible for the prizes or your donation icon!

Snail Mail : Please note, all snail mail donations must arrive before October 10th to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Send early! To receive the snail mail address, please send a Private Message through the site to Elysium.

The donation drive will run through 11:59pm October 15, 2010, at that time the link to the donation links will be taken down, and no more donations will be accepted until the next drive.

As always donors get a special forum icon added to their name. First time donors get a golden key. If this is your second year donating you get a gold watch. Three years earns the iconic weiner bomb, four years gets you a company car, five years a company jet, six years a fancy yacht. Seven years is your very own Corporate Companion Cube, and for the elite few who have been with us since day one and donated to the site for all eight drives ... well, let's just say our next icon is ready to really bind you to the site.

How to Win :

As always we offer multiple entries for those of you who donate a little more.

The scale for this year is the same as previous years.

Donations/Entries into the drawing (U.S. funds)
$10 - $24 = 1 entry
$25 - $49 = 2 entries
$50 - $74 = 3 entries
$75 and up = 4 entries

Only one prize per person! Winners will be drawn on a date and time to be announced.

The Prizes:

If you're not from North America, you can still win the grand prize provided you have a local site we can order from!

Staff of GWJ and their families are not eligible to win (staff of GWJ being defined as anyone who has ever had posting privileges to the front page).

All prizes are new and in original packaging.

Grand Prize


Runner-Up Prize

Your choice of a Nintendo DS, Sony PSP Go or a 32GB iPod Touch


Additional Prizes (We will periodically be adding prizes here)

Again, friend of the site and international bon vivant Ken Levine and the kind folks over at Irrational games have ponied up some signed swag for the refined Bioshock Infinite lovers. Our prize package this year includes an awesome Murder of Crows statue signed by the Irrational art team.


We are also offering one of two $60 gift cards for a

Game of Your Choice


Prize drawings will be announced at a later date.

Thanks again for your continued support now and year round.



Very nice. Very nice.

Congratz on another fantastic year! So glad to have been a part of it


Really happy that I can finally donate this year.

Time to scrounge up some cash.

P.S As a relatively new member of the community I would like to thank you, for everything. You have helped me out in a tough part of my life.

Donation and email sent.

I hope the new icon is a gold TARDIS.

It sucks that I missed a couple of donation rounds during GWJ hiatuses so I'm behind the curve on my gold idolatry. I'm going to hold off until payday to get my car.

At least you did not promise a better search feature this year!

I just posted in the Whiskey Media thread about how I would rather donate what I can to GWJ than other sites. Mouth, meet Money. That Murder of Crows bottle is even cooler than the Sander Cohen.

skeletonframes wrote:

That Murder of Crows bottle is even cooler than the Sander Cohen.

Should we be calling it a murder of douchebags?

McChuck wrote:

I hope the new icon is a gold TARDIS.

Oh my god that would be AWESOME!

Call me strange, but while I can't think of anything now as my brain is broken from my 90 some odd hour work week, a Gold TARDIS doesn't do much for me. Gold SR71? Now we're talking

Will it be a new Slim 360?

Donation sent! Thanks for another year of awesomeness (and evil enablement), everyone.

Donated and mailed! Thanks for an awesome site!

Will it be a new Slim 360?

Yes. It will. My Google image fu sucks.

Donation and email sent, thanks for another great year!

I'm slightly saddened that there is no awesome Ducki soap as a prize this year. That soap kicked 15 different kinds of ass. Even so: donation submitted, you guys are awesome.

Come to me, my darling weiner bomb! Yesssssss

Oh no! My first donation drive where I may not be able to donate! THE HORROR!
I may have to sell a kidney..

I predict the new golden icon will be a golden swingline stapler.

Good lord, is it that time already?

Thanks for creating and buildng a fun community. The podcast alone is worth it but the recent S&T at Pax made it all the better. Happy to help out! Donation and e-mail sent.


FWIW, Ken signed the Bottle as well. Note -- bottle contains mysterious liquid which cannot be consumed, and bottle cannot be opened. If there was a way to turn this into a personal flask, I would have confiscated it as contraband. For the children.

I don't suppose the new icon is a golden parachute, is it?

Never donated before, but all the talk about Whiskey Media opening up for memberships reminded me that I've always meant to. I think the only thing still left now on my personal list of "stuff I should donate to but haven't" is NPR.

Rat Boy wrote:

I don't suppose the new icon is a golden parachute, is it?

You know, we tried that one. Couldn't make it work in the space we have there.

Donation sent! Wish I could afford to send a little more. Thanks for everything!


I think everyone knows why.

I'll have to wait until payday, but you'll get your lucre.

One question on the prizes: is it a DSi, DSi XL, or DS Lite? Not that I have a chance in hell of winning it, but it'd be good to know what I'm crossing my fingers for.

Certis wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

I don't suppose the new icon is a golden parachute, is it?

You know, we tried that one. Couldn't make it work in the space we have there.

a golden Stan? or are you saving that for something special

donation sent, thanks again for a great site+community+podcast

i've only got $15 in my paypal account ATM, will there be a running tally of donations if I do it more than once or should I just wait until payday?