It’s been just over a week since we landed in San Antonio, TX to attend PAX South 2016, and the memories are still very strong. The 3-day whirlwind event saw thousands of gamers from all over the US and the world come together to celebrate all things geek. More impressive, though, was the sheer volume of traffic the GUNNAR booth handled. Beginning the hour before the doors opened to the general public on Friday, our staff saw a steady flow of curious people come up and try on a pair of glasses. And wouldn’t you know? Before lunch hit on the first day, we had already sold out of stock on two different styles.
While at the show, the GUNNARS crew had two different giveaways going at the same time. The first was a daily raffle where fans in attendance had a chance to win one of several prizes, including one of two gift boxes loaded with GUNNAR swag and a pair of glasses. The response was phenomenal, and with roughly 30 minutes before the 4 PM CST daily giveaway time, we had dozens of enthusiastic people surrounding the booth crowding in to make sure they could hear the ticket numbers as they were called out. The second contest was a drawing held on the Tuesday after returning from PAX South where 6 lucky entrants received a 3-month supply of GUNNARS. Basically, they got 3 free pairs!
All-in-all, it was a very fun event and by the last day, nearly every single pair of glasses we brought had sold out. We’re already looking forward to next year’s show! We just uploaded all of our photos to our Facebook page so feel free to check out the celebrity visitors and crowds that came by: Click me!