So we need to get some arranging done.
We're planning a LAN party for June 25th. It's been in the works for a while, but we really haven't done much about it yet other than talk.
We had to plan the date a fair good distance out, because Eric and some others have tricky schedules. Additionally, we've had Mother's Day, Father's Day, my daughter's birthday, and various other things in a relatively short period.
After some discussion, it was decided that it would be nice to align the LAN party with the Summer Solstice. The Solstice is on the 21st (every year), and the 25th is the first following Saturday.
If you choose to bring goat-skin leggings and dance around in celebration of the Solstice, we can likely accommodate your preference to do so. Pentagrams, however, would be considered over the line and should not be worn. It is at the Walker home, after all.
So, right off the top of my head, here's a preliminary guest list:
...er...really? That's it? Surely I'm forgetting someone.
If you're not listed above and you'd like to be, just say so. I forget things sometimes.
There is food to think of. Here's the tally; once we had Baja Fresh cater our LAN party. It was bad. You can hit the archives if you want details, but it was just bad. Never again. And the store that Baja Fresh catered out of has since closed. A good sign as far as I'm concerned.
We also had Garcia's cater our last party. It was good. Very, very good. They did forget to bring a couple of things, but those were things that the manager was giving to us for free anyway, so it was no big deal. The food was on time (because we sent someone for it), delicious, reasonably priced, hot, and just generally warm-fuzzy-ish. In short, we got a good experience from Garcia's.
So Garcia's is high in the running for catering this next party, but not necessarily a done deal. Talk to Leon or myself if you feel that you have a better idea.
And: Prizes. I want prizes for this next LAN party. I'm not sure how I want it done yet, so I could use some help on how to set up HL tourneys (Krys, are you listening?).
If you have some sort of geeky swag that you're not using, then we'd love to make it a prize. Please talk to me about it.
I wish to foster a community feeling among Phischkneght members and friends in the planning and throwing of these events. If we all pitch in, we can help each other have a great time and probably save a few bucks. And I'd like to point out that our LAN parties are not money-making propositions. The October LAN party ended up costing me around $50, and the December party set Leon back around $60.We don't mind this because we love playing with our friends. And eating good food. They're both great.
So whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.