With the LAN now just days away we wanted to take this time to send out one last email update to let you know some of what is going on, remind you of a few important changes and give a shout out to our awesome sponsors who are supporting AWOL 22 with some awesome prizes!
--= NEW STUFF =--
If you have not checked out the AWOL website or Facebook page in a while you may have missed that we’ve got our new Deployment Kits posted and available for upgrade. Upgrading in advance avoids the $5 at-the-door fee and helps our venue hosts prepare everything in advance! There will be a hard cutoff for upgrades before the event which is Wednesday, August 14, 2013. If you have not upgraded by that time you will have to upgrade at the door, no exceptions.
--Do Not-- send money via PayPal for a ninja upgrade, it will be refunded!
--New Tournament Director—
New to staff for AWOL LAN 22, Dino has joined us as the new tournament director. Some of you may remember him from the overnight Magic: The Gathering tournaments from AWOL 21. We look forward to seeing what he comes up with in this coming event as well as the future.
--= Some things you need to know =--
--AWOL After Hours--
Having been a success at AWOL 21 we will be bring back AWOL After Hours with the help of NOMAD Game Center. This is for anyone who does not want to go to bed but does not want to sit in front of their PC for a few hours.
Along with various board games set up in the party rooms we will be hosting some Magic: The Gathering tournaments and general play.
-- Magic: The Gathering –
• First is an 8 player limited draft which will have sign up on ALP at a specific time at the event.
• Second will be a Mini-Masters tourney which we will have a limited number of -free- packs for to get you started
You can find more information about this here http://link.awollan.com/fnm
In case you have not been on the forums lately or missed a few events here are some things you might have missed.
-- Seating chart changes --
As you probably noticed when you registered; we have changed the seating chart to help make it easier to navigate the room as well as giving more room for everyone. Something you may have not noticed is that all our tables are now 6’. This gives you exactly 3’ x 30” of space. Please keep this in mind when choosing what to bring to the LAN.
-- Official Tournament List & Rules --
The official tournament list and rules has been posted in the forums. Please go check it out so you and your team can get to practicing and strategizing. http://link.awollan.com/tourneys
Want to get a head start on things?
Go sign up and get your teams together on ALP before the event starts! http://alp.awollan.com
--= Some things you may have forgotten =--
Here are some things you need to know when attending an AWOL LAN
-- Power --
One of the biggest things we have to watch for is power consumption. Please keep in mind that you are allotted 4amps of power and that roughly equates to 480watts. If your machines draws more than that you will likely cause a brownout on your circuit which is shared with up to 5 other people. That is bad…. Don’t be bad….
While we’re talking power, remember that you WILL need to bring your own power strip. We suggest a power strip with a surge suppressor but remember, do not bring UPS battery backups.
-- Network --
You are allotted one IP / network connection. Remember that as per our LAN FAQ’s, switches/routers are NOT allowed. Also, you do not need to bring your own Ethernet cable as you will have one available right at your seat.
You know what; this would be a great time to reacquaint yourself with the LAN Rules http://link.awollan.com/rules
-- Waiver --
Keep in mind that everyone is required to sign a waiver for the event and if you are 17 years old or younger you MUST have your waiver signed by your parent or legal guardian. You may be asked to provide ID upon check-in. http://link.awollan.com/waiver
--= AWOL LAN 22 Sponsors =--
We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting AWOL 22. Please show your appreciation and support by visiting their Facebook pages linked below and liking them.
Nomad Game Center https://www.facebook.com/nomadgamecenter
Computer Wizards http://www.ec-cw.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Computer ... 1644321406
DCO Corporation http://dcocorporation.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DCOCorporation
MoJo PC’s LLC http://www.mojopcs.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mojo-PCs ... 2223115851
Enermax http://www.enermax.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enermax-USA/81272339953
Lepa http://www.lepatek.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/LEPA/187517894621951
Futuremark Corporation http://www.futuremark.com/
theSlanket http://shop.theslanket.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Slanket
Silverstone Technologies http://www.silverstonetek.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SilverStoneTechnology
GX Gaming http://www.gx-gaming.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/GX-Gamin ... 0065996072
Seasonic http://www.seasonic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Seasonic
TRENDnet http://www.trendnet.com/ https://www.facebook.com/trendnet
Mountain Mods http://www.mountainmods.com/
Roccat http://www.roccat.org/home/ https://www.facebook.com/ROCCAT
CPU Magazine http://www.computerpoweruser.com/Digita ... fault.aspx https://www.facebook.com/ComputerPowerU ... ts&fref=ts https://twitter.com/cpumag
--= The rest of it =--
So here we are at the end of the email where I say something like “remember to keep an eye on the official forums at http://www.AWOLLAN.com
for more information about the upcoming events”.
Also, despite poplar geek stereotypes, we’re actually social!
Check us out on:
Facebook Event: http://link.awollan.com/fbevent
We also have our very own Steam group!
Want to check out videos from previous AWOL LANs and get togethers?
AWOL Youtube channel: http://link.awollan.com/youtube
That’s all folks! See you at AWOL LAN 22!