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AG LANFest 2017!

parallax aCSGO posted Mar 28, 17  -  LANFestabyss gamingAG LanFestEventlanfestLANFest 2017
|.aG.| LANFest 2017!
Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18

Venue
Monaca Station 57
913 Taylor Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061
Returning the the 5th consecutive year!

Registration Info
See you next year!

Other registration Need-To-Knows

BYOC LAN Admission - $35
In order to bring your own PC and truly participate in the LAN, you must purchase a BYOC pass; this covers your physical space, power, and network port. We just need you to get here with your rig and set it up. We can accommodate up to 40 BYOC players.
General Admission - $20
Grants you access to the event space if you are not bringing a PC. In doing so, you will have access to consoles (ooh, Towerfall. ooh, Goldeneye) D&D, Drawful, tabletop/cards, etc. You will also be able to play audience to ongoing tournaments and any random giveaways or non-PC tournaments that may occur.
(NEW!) Bring Your Badge from last year to get a $5 kitchen voucher!
Games
2017 will feature another delightful Siamese CS:GO tournament, more HL2DM, more Towerfall, and Drawful. Other games and tournaments will be announced after we gauge interest. We eagerly seek your input on what games or events you'd like to see, so head over to the forum and tell us what YOU want to see at LANFest 2017.

You Should Bring...
  • Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
  • Monitor, if needed (Only one, 27" or less so er'body has space)
  • All cables & adapters, power, display, networking*, etc.
  • Power Strip Plug/Surge Protector
  • Headset (no speakers, please!)
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • Mousing surface (the tables will not be conducive to mousing!)
  • Charger and/or batteries if you have any wireless peripherals

* If, for whatever reason, you do not have a cable/it doesn't work/it isn't long enough, we will have CAT6 on site that we can custom-cut (ensuring proper length). These cables will be $5 for up to fifteen feet and are yours to keep. This makes your life easier. Why?


  • it is one less thing to have to remember to pack
  • you will not have to make another stop if you forgot to pack one
  • you will not have to pay ludicrous retail prices for it
  • you will be sure you have the correct length for the event (from your seat).


Also, please ensure that the computer you bring is up-to-date with OS updates, Steam Updates, and any games you plan to play before you arrive. This doesn't only mean more time to play for you, but it also means that bandwidth isn't being hogged by such downloads/installs so that everyone can enjoy high-quality network connectivity and gameplay.

Food

As always, we will have made-to-order food available for purchase at the event. Although our menu changes slightly from year-to-year, you'll always see our usual items. Orders will be able to be made via our Ordering System, which will feature enhancements over last year's version.

Otherwise, there are a handful of restaurants nearby. Our brochures will have a map with that info.

Hotel Info

As of 3/28/17, the five hotels near the venue have availability. Rates start at $87 per night and run through $144. Google conveniently lists the available options here. Remember, you may be able to get a better rate with a AAA membership or corporate affiliation. Remember: Hotel rates change all the time, so you may rate ranges may differ from what was posted above. We suggest splitting a room with a friend!

Merchandise

Abyss Gaming shirts will be available for purchase at the event. Buying shirts helps support the LAN and allows it to continue living!



As always, tell your friends! We grow mostly by word of mouth.
Send them our way to check this info out, or just flat out have them tag (or drag them?) along!

You can find the official LANFest 2017 Discussion Thread here.
Also, you shouldn't really drag your friends. Consent is important, and is as simple as tea. You should, however, encourage them not to be shy! We've had only good, albeit weird (aka all of us; part of the territory) people at our events. We hope to see you in October!



NOTE: This event (and all other Abyss Gaming events thus far) is not a "For Profit" event. Any money that is collected on top of our costs will be reinvested in the next event, prizes or tournaments. All staff are volunteers. There are no paid positions associated with this event.

AG LANFest 2016

parallax aCSGO posted Apr 20, 16  -  Community LANFestabyss gamingAG LanFestEventLANlanfestLANFest 2016
|.aG.| LANFest 2016!

We are getting closer!! More news about this year to come. Please stay tuned for additional information!


...The fourth annual Abyss Gaming LANFest event!

Date
Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23
The whole weekend

Venue
Monaca Station 57
913 Taylor Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061
Returning the the 4th consecutive year!

Registration Info
Buy tickets here.

Other registration Need-To-Knows

BYOC LAN Admission - $30
General (No PC) Admission - $15
 

 Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Explanation of Admission

In order to bring your own PC and truly participate in the LAN, you must purchase a BYOC pass; this covers your physical space, power, and network port.

General Admission is to grant you access to the event space if you are not bringing a PC. In doing so, you will have access to consoles, tabletop/cards, etc. You will also be able to play audience to ongoing tournaments and any random giveaways or non-PC tournaments that may occur.

Modus Operandi
BYOC (bring your own computer). We just need you to get here with your rig and set it up. We can accommodate up to 40 BYOC players. We will also have consoles (one word: Smash), tabletop (DND and perhaps others), and cards. We will have two rates for access - general admission and with a PC.
Games
2016 will feature another delightful Siamese CS:GO tournament, more HL2DM, more Towerfall, and Drawful. Other games and tournaments will be announced after we gauge interest. As always, we not only welcome but eagerly encourage input on what games or events you'd like to see, so head over to the forum and tell us what YOU want to see at LANFest 2016.

You Should Bring...

  • Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
  • Monitor, if needed (Only one, 27" or less so er'body has space)
  • All cables & adapters, power, display, networking*, etc.
  • Power Strip Plug/Surge Protector
  • Headset (no speakers, please!)
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • Mousing surface (the tables will not be conducive to mousing!)
  • Charger and/or batteries if you have any wireless peripherals
* If, for whatever reason, you do not have a cable/it doesn't work/it isn't long enough, we will have CAT6 on site that we can custom-cut (ensuring proper length). These cables will be $5 for up to fifteen feet and are yours to keep. This makes your life easier. Why?

  • it is one less thing to have to remember to pack
  • you will not have to make another stop if you forgot to pack one
  • you will not have to pay ludicrous retail prices for it
  • you will be sure you have the correct length for the event (from your seat).


Also, please ensure that the computer you bring is up-to-date with OS updates, Steam Updates, and any games you plan to play before you arrive. This doesn't only mean more time to play for you, but it also means that bandwidth isn't being hogged by such downloads/installs so that everyone can enjoy high-quality network connectivity and gameplay.


Hotel Info

As of 9/17/2016 for days 10/20 thru 10/23. These are the regular rates published on the below hotels' sites; you may be able to get a better rate with a AAA membership or corporate affiliation. Remember: Hotel rates change all the time, so you may find rates different from what is shared below.

Comfort Suites - Rooms start at $99 per night, some rooms have microwaves and mini fridges. Room rentals include complimentary hot breakfast.

Hampton Inn - Rooms start at $144 per night.

Holiday Inn Express - Regular rooms start at $108 per night, suites start at $141 per night. Room rentals include complimentary breakfast.

Fairfield Inn - Rates vary dependng on room type, seem to go from $127 thru $169 per night.

MyPlace hotel - $98 per night regardless of if you get a single queen bed or two queen beds. Because this is setup as an extended stay hotel (there's no minimum stay duration), rooms are outfitted with a kitchenette featuring a small (but not mini!) fridge, microwave, sink, coffee pot, and two-burner stovetop.

Merchandise

Abyss Gaming shirts will be available for purchase at the event.



As always, tell your friends! We grow mostly by word of mouth.
Send them our way to check this info out, or just flat out have them tag (or drag them?) along!

You can find the official LANFest 2016 Discussion Thread here.


Also, you shouldn't really drag your friends. Consent is important, and is as simple as tea. You should, however, encourage them not to be shy! We've had only good, albeit weird (aka all of us; part of the territory) people at our events. We hope to see you in October!



NOTE: This event (and all other Abyss Gaming events thus far) is not a "For Profit" event. Any money that is collected on top of our costs will be reinvested in the next event, prizes or tournaments. All staff are volunteers. There are no paid positions associated with this event.

Remember when Coca-Cola discontinued Surge? It was a dark time for a lot of you, right?

Thanks to the outcry of thousands of nerds and other caffeine junkies, Coca-Cola brought it back. It is my distinct pleasure to announce that

SURGE WILL BE AT LANFEST 2015!

This throwback drink will be available in addition to all four flavors of BAWLS (original Guarana, Root Beer, Cherry, and Orange!), plus Red Bull (and also coffee, which is delicious but perhaps not as exciting to you).

Other menu information is available in this thread on the forums.

We are announcing a new way to interact with the community, get free stuff, earn admin, and even special privileges on all of the game servers. You can even have us implement a game server of your choosing (compatibility/availability may vary).

 

In the new system implemented on the website, you will be able to earn points in various ways. The following chart will display how to earn points:

 

Action

Value

Requirements

Forum Post

1 Point

Must be a valid post. A portion of the point will be deducted for SPAM and non-contributive comments.

Article Comments

1 Point

Must be a valid post. A portion of the point will be deducted for SPAM and non-contributive comments.

Donations (USD)

20 Points per $1 USD

These will be automatically added to your account when you make a donation. There will be a bonus awarded at specific donation points.

Donations (Items)

20 points per $1 market value

See Donations (USD)

Game Awards

Value to Vary

These points will be awarded for GameME awards on a weekly/monthly basis. Award winners will receive points based on the award (list/chart to come later).

Forum Awards

Value to Vary

Weekly and monthly post count awards, recruiter award, and tutorial award. Values to be determined (coming soon).

Recruiter

150 Points

When you refer someone to the website/community, you will be awarded when they reach a 50 (valid) post count.


Tutorial Post

10+1 points

When you write a tutorial post, you will receive 10 points + 1 additional point for the post. These posts will need to be tagged with [Tutorial].



Tutorial Link

1+1 point per

You will receive 1 points per valid tutorial link + 1 point for the post. These can be links to YouTube videos or other forums where a good tutorial is written. Must be tagged with [Tutorial Link].

Kudos

1 point per

Kudos on your valid posts will earn you additional points. Please obey the rules. Site admin will downvote or remove kudos if, "trading" is suspected.

Game Night

25 points

When you participate in an AbyssGaming game night, you will receive an additional 25 points for attending the entire nights session. If you are late or leave early, it will be at the event managers discretion to award your points (partial or full value).

Birthday

50 points

Active community members who have listed their birthday with receive an additional fifty points. It’s your birthday - have some damn points!

 

Criteria for a valid post will be included in the rules for each forum. FAQ after the jump.

BHOPSOLEET $$$CSGO2018 LANFest Tutorial post? Would that be like giving up some of my secrets to the open public...
eXecute x How do we know how many points we have?
The fine folks at Trion Worlds were kind and awesome enough to grant us fifty (50) keys for the fourth Closed Beta Event of ArcheAge to distribute at the LANFest event.

All interested BYOC LANFest participants will receive a key.

This closed Beta event runs from 1PM EST today (August 22) through 1PM August 27.

Abyss Gaming is playing on North American server Ollo. If you aren't attending |.aG.| LANFest but got into the Beta, we look forward to seeing you online!

Thank you, Trion!

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