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Poll Results: Can you come to this event?

 
  • 9% (23)
    Yes - I would like to bench rigs with Ln2.
  • 7% (18)
    Yes - I would like to spectate for the whole day.
  • 4% (12)
    Yes - I would like to spectate for part of the day.
  • 47% (118)
    Yes - I would like to participate in the LAN.
  • 31% (78)
    No - I can't come and would like to suggest another event location / time.
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Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie View Post

Thanks for letting us know this was still happening.
The silence was starting to get a bit worrying.

I just hope we get at least 6 weeks notice before the event takes place so people are able to clear schedules and such.
Thanks again for the update Rikk
Trust me, I'm on your side with trying to get these formally announced and open for registration as early as possible but with some of the partners we work with trying to pin down dates is like trying to nail water to a wall.
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Originally Posted by RikkAndrsn View Post

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Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie View Post

Thanks for letting us know this was still happening.
The silence was starting to get a bit worrying.

I just hope we get at least 6 weeks notice before the event takes place so people are able to clear schedules and such.
Thanks again for the update Rikk
Trust me, I'm on your side with trying to get these formally announced and open for registration as early as possible but with some of the partners we work with trying to pin down dates is like trying to nail water to a wall.

I used to try and organize some small events and know it can be a disaster trying to get people to commit to dates and work together.
Cant even being to understand the headache it must be for an event on this scale.

Just want to say thanks for putting in the effort thumb.gif
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I used to try and organize some small events till I took an arrow to the knee.
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I haven't been on here in a while. Have I missed any announcements for upcoming LAN events around the GTA?
   
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I haven't been on here in a while. Have I missed any announcements for upcoming LAN events around the GTA?

None so far! smile.gif
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Created this group to help keep people nice and organized:
OCN Toronto LAN Parties & Meetups

Here's a quick update (from what I know, which may be incomplete):

We were unable to come to terms with Steamwhistle on a weekend that worked for both us and them in the June/July time frame. Admin and myself (and presumably whoever else is involved from the shadows) are back to looking at venues. One of the reasons this has been difficult is because we're fully committed to finding a location with suitable internet so we don't have a repeat of everyone sharing a single DSL line, and venues in Toronto tend to fall into two categories: small (around 5k sq ft) with no internet and too little power; and large (10k+ sq ft) with sometimes enough power and internet but usually very expensive. This puts us in a situation where we more or less have to change our strategy of coming up with a size and budget and then finding a suitable venue to picking a venue and then working backwards towards making it viable.

From my personal experience having worked with over 35 LAN parties of various sizes in both the US and Canada, I would say that having this event in June is pretty unrealistic. The next 2ish weeks will determine if the same thing happens to July. We are still committed to hosting a LAN party this summer, but at the end of the day we're limited by the availability of Toronto venues and that's what's making this tricky.
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Originally Posted by RikkAndrsn View Post

Created this group to help keep people nice and organized:
OCN Toronto LAN Parties & Meetups

Here's a quick update (from what I know, which may be incomplete):

We were unable to come to terms with Steamwhistle on a weekend that worked for both us and them in the June/July time frame. Admin and myself (and presumably whoever else is involved from the shadows) are back to looking at venues. One of the reasons this has been difficult is because we're fully committed to finding a location with suitable internet so we don't have a repeat of everyone sharing a single DSL line, and venues in Toronto tend to fall into two categories: small (around 5k sq ft) with no internet and too little power; and large (10k+ sq ft) with sometimes enough power and internet but usually very expensive. This puts us in a situation where we more or less have to change our strategy of coming up with a size and budget and then finding a suitable venue to picking a venue and then working backwards towards making it viable.

From my personal experience having worked with over 35 LAN parties of various sizes in both the US and Canada, I would say that having this event in June is pretty unrealistic. The next 2ish weeks will determine if the same thing happens to July. We are still committed to hosting a LAN party this summer, but at the end of the day we're limited by the availability of Toronto venues and that's what's making this tricky.
Thanks for the update! smile.gif I'm sure you guys will pull through!
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Originally Posted by RikkAndrsn View Post

Created this group to help keep people nice and organized:
OCN Toronto LAN Parties & Meetups

Here's a quick update (from what I know, which may be incomplete):

We were unable to come to terms with Steamwhistle on a weekend that worked for both us and them in the June/July time frame. Admin and myself (and presumably whoever else is involved from the shadows) are back to looking at venues. One of the reasons this has been difficult is because we're fully committed to finding a location with suitable internet so we don't have a repeat of everyone sharing a single DSL line, and venues in Toronto tend to fall into two categories: small (around 5k sq ft) with no internet and too little power; and large (10k+ sq ft) with sometimes enough power and internet but usually very expensive. This puts us in a situation where we more or less have to change our strategy of coming up with a size and budget and then finding a suitable venue to picking a venue and then working backwards towards making it viable.

From my personal experience having worked with over 35 LAN parties of various sizes in both the US and Canada, I would say that having this event in June is pretty unrealistic. The next 2ish weeks will determine if the same thing happens to July. We are still committed to hosting a LAN party this summer, but at the end of the day we're limited by the availability of Toronto venues and that's what's making this tricky.

Steamwhistle eh?

...why not have the event at the Steam Whistle brewery? They have an area they use for banquets/private parties.

And you know...their beer thumb.gif
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Steamwhistle eh?

...why not have the event at the Steam Whistle brewery? They have an area they use for banquets/private parties.

And you know...their beer thumb.gif

Next to the Rogers center? That's the one he's talking about.
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Next to the Rogers center? That's the one he's talking about.

Oh okay, I saw him mention steam whistle but I wasn't sure if he was talking about that as a venue.
I went on a weekend trip with the ex to Toronto in the summer and toured Steam Whistle...a very good thing to do with a gf / place to go on a date. Was a lot of fun.
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