Single Day Lan Party

09:00 10th - 02:00 11th September 2011

Would you be interested in attending a Single Day Lan Party?

I'm interested in attending on Saturday 10th September 2011
2
12%
I'm interested in attending on Saturday 8th October 2011
1
6%
I'm interested in attending on either 10th Sept or 8th Oct.
8
47%
I'm interested but can't make either date
0
No votes
I can't do the whole day, but I'm up for a pub and movie in the evening
2
12%
Single day lan party? You've got to be kidding
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17

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Single Day Lan Party

Postby neon » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:52 pm

There is quite a big gap till the next WestLAN event in November - to fill that gap we are tempted to run a single day event for those suffering from Lan Party withdrawal symptoms. Rather than try and compress 3 days worth of regular lan activities into a single day, we're thinking of taking a somewhat different approach. For those who want to bring their PCs along, it's business as usual. Although not everyone wants to bring a computer along for a single day event but you might be interested in just meeting up with like minded lanners for a slightly more social event.

A rough outline for the day:
  • 9am - Event opens.
  • 9am-6pm - Gaming of whatever games people fancy
  • 6-7pm - Find a local pub/restaurant/takeaway for a meal
  • 8-9pm - Back to the hall where we'll break out the projector and possibly a film or two - or more gaming if you so wish (the hall should be big enough not to cause a problem for those who want to game some more)
  • Midnight-2am - Pack up and head home
Rather than have to attend for the whole day, people would be free to come and go. If you only want to come along for a meal and the films of an evening, you're more than welcome along!

We would be limiting these events to at most 20-25 people - this means we're more likely to get full game servers of whatever we fancy playing. It's also easier to find a pub to take 20 people than say 40 or 50.
Rather than stick to our regular table layout, we would aim for something a little more social.

We've got some dates available for running such an event in the regular Budleigh hall. We currently have the 10th September and the 8th October as possible dates.
Rather than our regular ticket price, these single day events would be around £10 for the whole day or a reduced price for just the evening. (You would have to pay your own way in the pub though)

Would anyone be interested in attending such an event? Please vote in the poll above!

If these prove popular we would look to use different halls. For example, we would look to run single day events in Plymouth, Bristol or Dorset (just a few examples). Wherever there is a hall and enough people who fancy attending an event.

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby iMess » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:58 pm

Neil, voting is b0rked - won't let me vote, says its "invalid".

Sept 10th is a good time for me as it's right in the middle.

Thorpe Park day out would be fun too, just depends when it is and monies.
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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby neon » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:13 pm

Dave, err, not a lot I can do about that. Which option were you trying to click? The only one I can imagine that might be causing difficulties I've reworded to avoid the / character - encase that was causing a problem. Try a different browser? err..

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby Merson » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:27 pm

Might be something to do with the permissions on your new forum rank.

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby xconspirisist » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:14 am

There were more posts in this thread, but they were talking about the idea of a social day to the theme park, those posts were split to another thread.

Back on track, single day LAN, well I helped organize it with the rest of the staff, so I already will say I am up for it of course, this was Neils idea though, so lads, rally up and show your support!

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby AlienX » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:20 am

singleDayLan = true;

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby iMess » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:00 pm

neon wrote:Dave, err, not a lot I can do about that. Which option were you trying to click? The only one I can imagine that might be causing difficulties I've reworded to avoid the / character - encase that was causing a problem. Try a different browser? err..


I use Opera at home. They use IE6 at work. Still getting this;

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby Crafty » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:35 pm

sounds good, im sure me, merson and jani will be interested as a collective :D
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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby neon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:42 pm

Based on the poll results so far - we have now booked the 10th September date. Event sign up will go up on the website soon hopefully.

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby Merson » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:51 pm

Won't be bringing my rig to this (too much hassle for one sole day) but would be good if people bring any board games, poker sets and the like.
I could see a herculean monopoly or poker game breaking out :)

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby Neomancer » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:12 pm

i've been meaning to buy a big poker set. so i'm up for some games..

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby iMess » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:07 pm

I'd bring my EVE board game but it mite go on for longer than 1 day lol.
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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby Neomancer » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:01 pm

did you actually buy it?

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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby iMess » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:13 pm

Yeh, EVE store sale price :D $14.99
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Re: Single Day Lan Party

Postby Techfreak-SSM » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:24 am

neon wrote:Based on the poll results so far - we have now booked the 10th September date. Event sign up will go up on the website soon hopefully.


Rocking, The butt scratcher admin will be there :mrgreen:
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