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LANFest 2019

parallax aCSGO posted Jan 11, 19  -  Community LANFestAG LanFestEventLANLANFest 2019
|.aG.| LANFest 2019!
Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23


Venue
Monaca Station 57
913 Taylor Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061
Returning the the 7th consecutive year!

Registration Info
Registration is now live!
Pre-registration ENDS May 17, 2019; you will still be able to register in advance, but door pricing will be in effect.

Other registration Need-To-Knows

BYOC LAN Admission - $25 ($35 after the pre-reg period)
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 - $10 ($20 after the pre-reg period)
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.
Other Perks:
Bring Your Badge from 2016-2018 to get a free BAWLS energy drink!
Bring Your Own Lanyard to get a $1 kitchen voucher!
Games
2019 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 want your input on what games or events you'd like to see, so let us know on the forum what you'd like to see at LANFest 2019.

You Should Bring...
  • Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
  • Monitor, if needed (Only one please, 27" or less to be considerate of others' 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
  • any games you plan to play

before you arrive. This means more play time for you and more bandwidth for everyone. We want to ensure 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.

Otherwise, there are a handful of restaurants nearby. Our at-event publications will have a map with that info.

Hotel Info

As of 1/11/19, the five hotels near the venue have availability. Local hotel rates are currently in the neighborhood of $100/night. 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 rates when you shop and book 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 the community and the event. Funds from shirt sales go right back into future events and keeping our servers online.



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 2019 Discussion Thread here.



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.

Last Call: Jersey and Pro Hoodie

Phaytel aCSGODota 2 posted May 4, 18

Alright guys... As the title says, this is the last call to pre-order our custom eSports Pro Jersey and/or a Pro Hoodie. 

Placing Your Order

Discussion/requests to be added to the list will take place on Discord. We will need to know:

  • desired gamertag (will be printed in all uppercase per the design; but we will copy and paste your formatting/spelling)
  • e-mail
  • & size based on the size charts below.

Pricing

These will be available from the manufacturer on demand via links we will share to their website, however, they will be much cheaper to buy with this bulk order.

Normal Price Current Bulk Price Lowest Bulk Price (Qty needed)
eSports Jersey $49.99 /each $30 /each $25 /each (100+ ordered)
Pro Hoodie (zip) $59.99 /each $45 /each $38 /each (100+ ordered)

Other merchandise will be available from our vendor but not part of this bulk order/promotional pricing opportunity. The other items we are having designed from them are listed below:

  • Pro Jacket - $59.99
  • T-Shirt - $22.99 (bulk order later)
  • Hoodie (pull over) - $49.99
  • Flag (banner) - $29.99

Collecting Payment

We will be generating and issuing Paypal invoices to the e-mail we have listed.

Note: Unless you have purchased a LAN ticket and talked to me about paying for your pre-order at the LAN, you will be removed from the list if the invoice isn't paid prior to the placement of the order.

If you are not picking up your purchase at the LAN, there may be a small additional shipping fee added to your invoice.

Other Need-to-Knows

The deadline to secure the promotional bulk order pricing on Jerseys and Pro Hoodies is May 12. After that, the promotional offer expires and all merchandise will be available for individual order, including personalization (gamertag), at regular price from our vendor, Akquire. Links to our merch with Akquire will be provided once they are configured.

Additionally, because these are personalized, all sales are final.

Designs & Size Charts

Jersey Design - Draft 1 -- The only pending revision is removing the "First Last" names from the back

Draft 1 of eSports Jersey

Jersey Size Chart 

Size Chart for Jersey

Hoodie Design - Draft 1

Draft 1 - Pro Hoodie

Pro Hoodie Size Chart

Pro Hoodie Size chart

Measurement Tips

To find your size, take a similar article of clothing (shirt or hoodie) whose fit you enjoy. Lay it flat and smooth on a surface and measure in the areas that correspond to the size chart markings. Use that measurement to determine your size. :)

See you guys at the LAN!

::: UPDATE :::

There are a few other designs available. The only one I am going to include at this very second is the flag.

LANFest 2018

parallax aCSGO posted Jan 5, 18
|.aG.| LANFest 2018!
Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17

Venue
Monaca Station 57
913 Taylor Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061
Returning the the 6th consecutive year!

Registration Info
Register here!

Other registration Need-To-Knows

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.
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.
Other Perks:
Bring Your Badge from 2016 or 2017 to get a free BAWLS energy drink!
Bring Your Own Lanyard to get a $1 kitchen voucher!
Games
2018 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 want your input on what games or events you'd like to see, so let us know on the forum what you'd like to see at LANFest 2018.

You Should Bring...
  • Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
  • Monitor, if needed (Only one please, 27" or less to be considerate of others' 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
  • any games you plan to play

before you arrive. This means more play time for you and more bandwidth for everyone. We want to ensure 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 at-event publications will have a map with that info.

Hotel Info

As of 1/5/18, the five hotels near the venue have availability. Local hotel rates start at $68 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 rates when you shop and book 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 the community and the event. Funds from shirt sales go right back into future events and keeping our servers online.



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 2018 Discussion Thread here.



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.

BAWLS via Freight

parallax aCSGO posted May 1, 17

Friday -- 

Phone: ring ring

Me: *answers*

Person on Phone: Hi this is Lisa from R&L Carriers.

Lisa: We have a shipment from BAWLS coming for you that we'd like to get to you in the next business day or so.

Me: Oh, they shipped freight?!

Lisa: Can we send a semi, or does your street need a smaller box truck?

Me: Definitely need a box truck. A semi would have a bad time.

Lisa: Okay, noted. How's Monday?

Me: I assume someone's going to have to be on site to receive the delivery?

Lisa: Yep - will there by between 9AM and 1PM?

Me: Sure.

This Morning --

Phixious worked from home today to receive this special delivery:

Yes - that is a partially unloaded pallet of BAWLS. Delivered via Freight this morning, hauled up to our storage facility (aka tiny apartment because we don't have a proper storage facility at this time) by Phix. For LANFest 2017...because we lova ya.

Many!

Massive thanks to BAWLS for working with us to make this happen!

Like previous years, BAWLS has generously provided us with swag to give away at the event. For the first time, though, they were able to provide us with cases of cans at a great price. BAWLS cans are:

  • Six fluid ounces larger than their bottled brethren
  • Lighter weight than the bottles (even with more product); a case of cans weighs 28 lbs whereas a case of bottles weighs 31.4lbs
  • Not susceptible to breakage like bottles are. No risk of broken glass!
  • Available in all the same delicious flavors we've offered in the past
  • Take up less room in trash/recycling when crushed
  • More-easily recycled

Price-per-can will be the same as the price-per-bottle last year.

See you in June!

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.

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