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Vendors at FRAG LAN - December 2007
Thursday, 29 November 2007 18:34

Good news for all. At the December event, there will be 2 vendors trading their products. The first is Cafe Pronta and they will be supplying gorgeous coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. as well as other cooldrinks, chips, sweets and chocolates. They will also cater boerewors rolls and bacon rolls on-site for all you that don't want to partake in the "The Great Scooter's Pizza Order". The second vendor will be Matrix Warehouse and they will be stock a variety of products, including blank storage media, network cards, other peripherals, etc.

I trust all the LAN'ners welcome this idea and will offer support to these vendors as we hope to have them on board for the future too. See you there. 8 days and counting.....


Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2007 18:36
December event
Thursday, 11 October 2007 12:48

We've set the date for the next event to be 7-9 December. Unfortunately the Crawford hall was already booked, so we're making a temporary move to the Drama Hall at Westville Boys High - feedback that I've received is that it's only slightly smaller than the Crawford hall, and that it meets the power requirements.

Bookings for the December event are already open via LanGames - and as usual, if you can't book that way, feel free to drop me an e-mail or a call.

As far as tournaments go, we'll be running DotA again. In addition, due to popular request, Counter-Strike 1.6 will be making an appearance; this will be the main tournament at the event. There will also be some classic WarCraft III and Unreal Tournament 2004. Added to that, we're going to be trying something new this time around - at 22:00 on the Saturday, we'll run the game of your choice. Please register on the forums and tell us what you would like it to be - the game that gets the most votes will win.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Friday 7 December

  • 19:00 - Doors Open
  • 22:00 - DotA tournament starts (will run all weekend)

Saturday 8 December

      • 08:00 - Breakfast on sale
      • 11:00 - Unreal 2004
      • 13:00 - Lunch on sale
      • 15:00 - Warcraft III
      • 19:00 - Counter-Strike 1.6 tournament (main tournament)
      • 22:00 - YOU decide what we run; please tell us on the forums. (Obviously it has to be something not mentioned above.)

Sunday 9 December

      • 11:00 - Doors close

We've done a bit of an upgrade to our networking infrastructure, and purchased a 48 port Gigabit smart switch for the networking core. Of those ports, 10 ports will be used for uplinks to other switches, and we'll be offering 10 ports on the core switch for the first 10 people that show up. The other 28 ports on the switch can be booked for. Once you've registered for the event, drop me an e-mail or phone call (see the Bookings page for the contact details) indicating that you want to be upgraded to business class the core switch and I'll take care of the rest. Obviously, if you don't do this, I will assume that you're quite happy with a 10/100 connection.

The entrance fee structure will work like this:

  • Basic entrance - R60
  • Tournament participation - R75
  • Plugged into core switch - R70
  • Plugged into core switch and tournament participation - R90

The first 10 people to arrive will be charged R50 (excluding the tournament fee) and will (as previously mentioned) be plugged into the core switch.

As far as prizes go for the event - so far, we've organised around R2000 worth of prizes for the event, and will look at more.

Finally, a word about multiplugs. We had a couple of issues with these at the last event, so for the December event, we will be testing all your equipment with a multimeter before we allow you to plug into the power grid.

Happy fragging! :)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2007 16:00
September debriefing
Monday, 01 October 2007 10:15

Thanks to all of you who came to the September event - I received some very positive feedback about the event. I'm sure that you guys (in general) had a great time at the end of the day, which is what really counts.

If you attended and you have some feedback on the event, please post in this thread on the forums. Tell us what we did right, and what we did wrong. If we got something wrong (and there will be at least one person who didn't like something), please tell us how we can improve, otherwise we'll never get better.

We haven't set a date for the next LAN, but the admin team will be having a get-together soon, and one of the things we'll discuss is when the next event will be. Just bear in mind that school exams are not too far away, which will influence our ability to get the venue again.

Looking forward to the next one! :)

Update: Oops. Forgot to post the link to the aforementioned forum thread. Here it is. :P

Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2007 22:33
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