2018 Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin Honor Recipients
In 2018 PDXLAN celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary. Over the years PDXLAN has hosted 50+ events, raised more than $500,000 in charity donations, and become a community that outshines any other gaming community on the planet when it comes to respect, inclusion, and generosity. One hundred coins were minted with unique numbers to mark this occasion.
PDXLAN didn’t get where it is without the help of key individuals who either championed PDXLAN to their co-workers, thought of PDXLAN attendees first, or made sure PDXLAN was an event that was supported no matter what. These people are key route markers along the path to where PDXLAN is today. These people are who I credit as being influential to where we are today. These people are coins 1-50.
Coins 51-99 are being given to attendees & staff who have either:
1. Been a reflection of PDXLAN’s core values of Respect, Inclusion, and Generosity -or-
2. Been someone that could be relied on when tension is high, and the stress is real
In all there are only 100 of these special coins, each with it’s own unique number. These coins represent the highest and most sincere thanks I know how to give.
Thank you to…
|… to serve as a reminder of the community you started, and the good you’ve done with it since
|… for being a friend, for your support, and for being an example to me
|… for thinking of ways to involve PDXLAN with a company we love, for being there for our community many times
|… for the memories we’ve shared through many events together, believing in me. You will always be “Aunt Sheryl”
|… for being a genuine friend, for your belief in what PDXLAN is doing, for the laughter and good times at dinners
|… for thinking to give me something special, for the fun we’ve had at events
|… for being someone who believes in PDXLAN, and works to support us. *NOT* for kicking the can in Boston
|… for supporting our Mod Contest and making it special to the modders
|… for being a genuine person, and a genuine friend over the years
|… for your enthusiasm for PDXLAN and me & for licking my forehead and laughing hysterically
|… for being an inspiration to me, for being a woman that kicks ass, for being a friend to Jessica and me
|… for your belief in me, support of PDXLAN, and for the genuine person you are
|… for always believing in me, always listening to me when I’m down, and for putting out my fires
|… for your giving heart to help support our charities, for being a friend, and for the memories we share at a Denny’s in Texas with Phil.
|… for being a supporter of PDXLAN since nearly the beginning!
|… for being one of the most giving people to help support our charity drives with many games over the years
|… for supporting PDXLAN as much as you do, for always finding a way to help PDXLAN
|… for your support and hard work for PDXLAN since 2003, for the Internet support of many events
|… for the years of support of PDXLAN, for banging on cases and making me smile
|… for thinking of Jessica and I often making us feel special, for your support of PDXLAN
|… for your support of PDXLAN, for keeping PDXLAN in mind for new things, for keeping Dave in line.
|Mom & Dad
|… for giving me principals in life, for supporting me taking on any challenge
|… for being a person that inspires me, for your support, and for your friendship over the years
|… for the love that you have shown staff at the events. (To be rotated between Domer, Edwin, Tyler, Victoria, John, and Ogre)
|… for the support of our LAN, and the remembrance of a friend to both of us. ~R.I.P. Sam Harmer
|… for being someone that supports our community, for being a genuine friend to Jess and me, and for being as inspiration to me
|… for supporting PDXLAN, for being a person who puts his all into what he is doing, for being a man that shows respect & courage
|… for your support over the years, and for inspiring me over the years as you’ve become stronger, and more kick ass than ever
|… for your support of PDXLAN over the years
|… for supporting our LAN prizes, helping Jessica, myself, and the staff many times
|“Willamette Valley Gamers”
|… for being such a generous group, for being a group with enthusiasm, for being my home LAN
|… for being the most enthusiastic group during the raffle, It helps me know this is all worth doing
|… for being the first to believe in PDXLAN, and for the joy you brought our community ~ R.I.P.
|… for Murica, for being a group that shows enthusiasm, for being an example of a stellar group
|… for being someone I can bounce ideas off of, trust to give good advice, and being a friend the past 15 years
|… for your constant support, the fun times, and the comedy you brought to everything
|… for the work you put into making PDXLAN part of your life, even when it is so chaotic
|… for always taking on extra stuff, and being one of the first to jump in and help.
|… for taking on the role, and for putting in the work to make our projection systems cool
|… for making sure Jessica and I always have help loading, and unloading – it means a lot.
|… for always being first to help at the event after I’ve said “I need someone”, for having an exceptional judgement, for having such an amazing sense of responsibility
|… for being a loyal friend whom I can count on when the stress of an event is real
|… for not only helping with mod contests, but helping new modders in our community
|… for your generosity and giving heart to others in the community
|… for inspiring modding in our community for 10 years, and being one of the most humble people I know
|… for always taking the time to help others with modding in the community
|Ron Lee Christianson
|… for inspiring our community by making our jaw drop at many mod paint jobs
|… for being the herder of staff for me so many times, it meant a lot
|… for sponsoring PDXLAN no matter what company you work for
|… for being one of the first PDXLAN sponsors, and hooking up staff with amazing backpacks.
|… for stepping in to help us at the last minute many times, for being a human shield at events
|… for the laughter and good times, for being a human shield at events
|… for your giving heart to others, for your support, and for the Arnold Palmer
|… for keeping Jessica company, for being someone who doesn’t take poop from anyone, for believing in Jessica & me.
|… Lost in mail. Coin down!
|Norm and Alene Davis
|… for being good friends we can trust with anything, for your support, for the laughter
|… for your giving heart, for your support
|… for your support over the years, and for the awesome things you brought
|Lori and Anthony
|… for always asking me how I am doing, for being friends outside of the LAN, for the camping and good times
|… for always lending an ear to me, giving advice, and making graphics for PDXLAN
|… for being an uplifting person, and a role model to both Jessica and me for over a decade
|… for volunteering your self for pre-event workouts, to date the only attendee who ever has
|… for the help you give Jessica before the event, for the help you provide during the event with Monster
|… for the personal kindness your family has shown to Jessica and I, for your amazing cooking
|… for your excitement, kind words, and support
|… for your support despite a rocky road, for your friendship
|… for listening to me vent, for challenging me, for being a friend
|Matt “Jeep” Brown
|… for being so welcoming and helpful to new attendees, and for making us all laugh ~ R.I.P.
|… for her $1,000 donation at PDXLAN Spring 2019
|Ken Han Liang
|… for his donation at PDXLAN Spring 2019
|… for his donation at PDXLAN Spring 2019
|… for kicking ass together, for your support, and the laughter
|… for your kind personality, and warm heart
|… for your support of the staff with treats, for your generous heart
|… for the years of support and counsel you’ve given to me and the LAN
|… for your continued support of our event as one of the longest running attendees
|… for the time you brought Jessica and I something for the Holidays, it meant a lot
|… for being an amazing staff member, and for everything you helped with
|… for your counsel over the years, for your support
|… for being staff for over a decade, for your constant support
|… for stepping to help with the forums, for being staff
|… for always helping with setup, for being staff
|… for helping with tournaments, for being staff
|… for always helping with setup, for being staff, and for banana bread
|… for your support of us, and the impact NVIDIA has had on what PDXLAN has become
|… for your willingness to always step in and help, for being staff
|… for taking time away from your family to help staff the events
|… for being very helpful, for being staff, and for bringing Tris
|… for being Demented’s backup, the Dutch, and for keeping the guys on staff in line.
|… for helping staff the events, and for the time you spend away from your newborn
|… for stepping up to help where needed, for making Jenga, and for being staff
|… The “PDXLAN Coin” ~ hangs in the office to remind us all of the friends we’ve met at the LAN, all the memories we’ve shared together, and all the laughter that PDXLAN has brought.
A bold number designates a number chosen deliberately
011 ~ The year we kicked ass on a ship
013 ~ Because that’s Jessica’s number
018 ~ Because he does what he wants
022 ~ The day their son was born, his favorite number
024 ~ “Table 24 for life”
033 ~ Phil Scholz Jersey Number
035 ~ His favorite number, and football Jersey number
042 ~ Because I’ve known Joe long enough to know he thinks he knows the answer to everything, just like me.
068 ~ So you can always be next to Jeep
069 ~ Because Jeep would have giggled at the number
081 ~ The only person other than Vector, to choose their own number.
093 ~ The year NVIDIA was founded