Pico Day is this weekend. I wish I could go this year. I don't know if Tom's planning on doing Tank Awards during Pico Day, or if that will come later, nor if the Tankies will include 2011 and 2012.
I think Abobo's Big Adventure is a nominee for 2012. I hope we win since we've gotten the shaft as "Game of the Year" from all the other web competitions out there. I wouldn't mind losing too much to Fancy Pants or Madness though.
I went to two Pico Days in the past. It was a blast both times. There's nothing like meeting the real people behind all the stuff you see on this web site.
One incident in particular stands out to me:
My most recent visit was in 2010 (I think) and, for some reason, there was a fake rubber phallus floating around the NG office. I was sitting in the TV area watching a movie or playing streetfighter or something and Stamper came over with the little rubber wiener. He shoved it down his pants and pulled it out through the front zipper in his shorts.
Mind you, this particular rubber device was very lifelike, so it appeared Stamper had exposed himself and was just sitting there nonchalantly enjoying the television program with his flaccid junk hanging out. Well, Tom eventually walked up and started having a conversation with us. At one point his eyes flicked down to Stamper's shorts and a very strange look crossed his face.
I believe that, if memory serves, Stamper then started yanking the protrusion around violently and began blurting out exotic jungle sounds. I was in tears from laughter and Tom just shook his head and walked away.
THIS IS THE KIND OF FUN YOU CAN HAVE IF YOU GO TO PICO DAY!
P.S. I found this picture of the Boston Bomber wearing a BoMToons shirt: