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John and I had fun reconnecting with familiar faces and making a ton of new friends at gdgt live in Seattle last night. It was a great crowd, and a fun evening. A big thanks to Peter Rojas, Ryan Block, Barry Myers and the rest of the gdgt crew (and sponsors) for bringing the gadget show to town.

The competition was fierce over in the GeekWire corner, as attendees vied for the high score in Galaga, the classic arcade game, which was the runaway pick in the GeekWire reader voting prior to the event.

Our winner — whose score of 81,820 held up for the whole night — was David Grossman, who was appropriately attired in a shirt with a “Geek” name-patch (pictured below). He’ll be getting a Nintendo 3DS as a prize.

Other highlights from the night: T-Mobile’s Seafair-themed photo booth and Microsoft’s Windows Phone table, featuring a pile of mangoes — as in, real mangoes — in honor of the code name of the next Windows Phone update.

Quite a few attendees brought in their old mobile phones to participate in AT&T’s Revolve cell-phone history project, and it was fun to see the

And it was neat to see team Headshot — the project that won a gdgt table in our pitch contest — showing off its virtual laser-tag app for Windows Phone.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to talk and shoot down some aliens, and we hope you enjoy those GeekWire shirts and laptop stickers.

David Grossman on his way to victory.
Mangoes, and Mango.
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