For those of you who have been at the Tuesday meetings, you know that
I am going to be hosting a LAN party at Hive13 next weekend, Apr
16-18th. The event is a private one for the gaming community I run,
www.arsclan.net so it's not a bunch of random people. We do no
advertising for the event and don't charge for entry, etc. It really
is more a gathering of friends and community members to play
videogames and hang out for a weekend. We have people flying in from
all over North America to hang out.
The demographic for my gaming community is very much like our own,
mostly men, lots of engineers and IT guys, average age is probably
early 30s. We all started playing Counter-Strike together via the net
in 2000 when we were in college and never stopped hanging out. This
event marks our tenth year hosting this particular LAN in April.
In order to fit the tables in and whatnot, I am going to be moving
some of the larger items around. I of course want to do so with the
utmost of sensitivity to the projects that are going on, and to that
end I need your help. If you have small parts or anything you are
worried about being lost as we shuffle things around, please secure it
over the next 2 weeks! I will be shifting tools (like the table saw)
to the workbench area. Large items like the empty arcade cabinets
will be move to the dirty room. (Speaking of, PlayerTwo - can I
borrow your dolly?)
I will of course be returning everything to its proper place on Sunday
after the party is over. The goal is that you won't even notice that
anything is different.
The general schedule is as follows-
Friday, daytime - I will be at the Hive, making room for things by
moving tables around. The rental company is delivering banquet tables
and chairs in the morning, and myself and helpers will be setting
things up. Friday evening is more setup and generally hanging out,
but probably not a ton of gaming.
Saturday, daytime - random gaming, lots of tabletop and board gaming,
poker, etc. An afternoon trip to see "Kick Ass" at the Levee is in
the works. Saturday evening, we are actually serving dinner. We are
smoking 4 large pork shoulders and 6 chickens and will be serving a
huge BBQ dinner. The gaming will go late into the evening, of all
types. I would love to use one of our projectors for Rock Band.
Chris Davis, can we use one of yours or is there another one you would
Sunday is breakdown and clean up time. Everyone will be out by Noon
and thereafter we will return things to their pre-party state.
Of course any member of the Hive is encouraged to attend any and all
parts of the party. If you want to bring your computer to participate
in the LAN, just let me know and I will reserve you a space.