We are still here, and still planning on another LAN, again not until early 2012. We hope to have some more info for you by August, and hope to see all of you at our next event. Stay tuned for more updates!
For those who might be wondering, CryoLAN does not have any events currently planned for 2011. This may change in the next month or two, but for now we’re looking at early 2012 for our next LAN party.
We’ll keep you informed of when and if this plan changes! In the mean time, be sure to check out www.lan69.com for information on JonnyFunFun’s upcoming March LAN party! Seating is limited, and seating will be COLD, but it’s always an awesome event at his place. You might even spot a wild, mildly Russian, Izumo there!
Our thanks go out to all of the attendees of CryoLAN: RedOktober, and our sponsors as well!
While the event did not go quite as we’d planned for it to, it was still a success for the most part. Pretty much everyone in attendance walked away with some awesome from our massive assorment of sponsorship items, and a good time was had overall.
The sole power interruption at the event was an event that affected all of the local area, apparently due to a piece of electrical equipment at a sub-station undergoing a SMEF (poor squirrel, there wasn’t anything left to bury… ).
The staff is discussing the possible timing for our next event, and we should be able to give an estimated date for it by the end of 2010.
Thanks again to those who attended, and we hope to see even more of you at our next event!
Yep, that’s right – Thermaltake has signed on to send us some more mystery prizes (we love those here at CryoLAN – we get to be just as surprised as you attendees!). Give their site a visit and buy some of their cool stuff, and be sure to add them on facebook and check out the contest they’re running!
And as always, you folks should all pre-reg! There are plenty of tickets so you might be thinking you’ll save some time and just do it at the door, but you will still need to be entered into the system, and we’d love it if it was done ahead of time so you can just stroll in, setup and start gaming immediately!
We’ve got another sponsor to add to our growing list of CryoLAN supporters, and this one it as intriguing as it is amusing.
The makers of Kickbutt Energy Ballz are going to be sending us some of their oddly named and highly energizing Ballz. You can check them out here. We’ve been looking for an energy food/drink sponsor, and we’re glad to have them on board. Our attendees always appreciate a quick pick-me-up, and I assure you these do the trick. 40mg of caffiene per ball, and they’re pretty tasty too. A lot quicker and easier to ingest than a cup of coffee, and far more portable as well. According to their literature, they’re potentially good for you too!
Regarding attendance, we’ve got one last $25 seat and there’s two good reasons for you to pre-pay now. First, you want to be sure you’ve got a seat reserved before our next e-mail. We’ve recieved some of our sponsorship materials, and will be announcing the details in our next blast e-mail late Sunday. I’ll tell you now that one of our sponsors has sent us over $500 worth of computer gear to give away. That’s just ONE sponsor, and we’ve got more stuff coming to us.
The second bit of news applies to people considering buying a VIP ticket for CryoLAN: Red Oktober.
We’ve pretty much finalized the VIP incentive pack and we’ll have some interesting things to give our VIPs. The best one of the bunch is this. If you pay for VIP at Red Oktober, you’ll get a token you can turn in for $20 cash back at our next event after Red Oktober. You can wait for more details tomorrow night, but we’ve only got 15 more VIP slots available. These seats could end up moving quickly, so if you’re reading this here you’ve got a little bit of an edge over everyone else. Act now to secure your VIP slot, because we’re cutting off VIP signup at 10:10.10PM on 10/10/10! (We’ll round that time up to Midnight on the 10th, just to make it easier on people).
Our thanks go out again to CryoLAN staff member The_Kid for securing for us another pair of sponsors, and another valuable piece of gear for our attendees!
Bigfoot Networks is stepping up to the plate with one of their Killer network cards, a Killer 2100 to be exact. For gamers looking to trim a few more milliseconds off of their ping times these cards might be one of the few ways to do that shy of having a fiber optic trunk line run straight into your house. They also look a lot better than your average PCI-E card, so it won’t look like you’re slapping a relic from the early ages of computing into your brand new case.
This card is fast, efficient, attractive and easy to use. Who could want more from their NIC?
There’s five discounted pre-pay spots available for registration right now for anyone who wants them. There’s only five though, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. It’ll be a day or two before I send out a mass e-mail, and once we do those seats will get picked up quickly! You don’t have long to snag a discounted entry, so act fast!
Get your $5 discount HERE while they last!
P.S. If you pay this way but still want VIP just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you instructions on how to pay the extra $20 via PayPal.
While CryoLAN Red Oktober isn’t going to be a costume party, we certainly recognize the fact that our event takes place on Halloween weekend. Since I’ve heard it mentioned a few times that people are concerned about the timing of CryoLAN falling on Halloween, I’ve decided to offer some incentives to those who decide to show up at CryoLAN Red Oktober dressed up in their costume of choice.
Here’s the deal:
Two people will recieve $30 cash back at CryoLAN based on their costumes.
The first person will be chosen by the staff, and they will be picked based on what we feel is the most creative costume at the event. When we say creative, we mean a costume of a character we weren’t expecting, or an ingenius way to put together the costume itself.
The second person will be chosen by the attendees by a concensus vote. This will be a measure of the costume’s overall popularity.
Watch the forums for a soon-to-be-posted official announcement in the tournaments area!
CryoLAN Red Oktober might be the biggest and best LAN party taking place this fall, but there’s plenty of other events to keep people busy this fall.
Taking place this weekend is LANminds, at Maximus’ house in Kenmore, NY. He’s got a huge TV, a comfy couch, and room for about a dozen gamers to sit comfortably! 82 Kenton Rd Kenmore NY 14217 is the place, and people usually start filing in at/around 7-8PM on Friday night. LAN wraps up sometime Sunday afternoon. No big tournaments or prizes, just a good time among good friends.
JonnyFunFun’s LAN is also coming up in November, just two weeks after CryoLAN. Jonny’s re-re-done his website, so you can register for the event here. It’s an adults-only LAN, so keep that in mind when you go to sign up!
Last but not least in today’s news, Water Street Games and Hobby, in Dunkirk, NY, is hosting a pre-release tournament for the next expansion of Magic: The Gathering called Scars of Mirrodin. For most of our readers this might be a bit of a drive, but of all of the pre-releases that will be taking place on that weekend this is the one I’ll be attending. The organizer really knows what he’s doing, is great with rules questions, and has some of the smoothest running events I’ve ever seen. Registration begins at 10AM on October 26th at the Days Inn in Dunkirk, NY on Route 60.
Want to learn about a great game that you can get for about $10? Read this post, the first in a series that Izumo plans on writing about games that can be enjoyed for a minimal amount of cash. Read the review in this forum post!