What was coming

Gatherings

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 | 01:15 PM | by
What about a CAD get together?

Well, there are some people organizing one for down south, in the Florida area. You can check out the info in this thread in the forum. Unfortunately I can't attend, so I can't make it official, and I accept no responsibility, blah blah blah.

But I have been thinking about the possibility of having a similar gathering around here where I now live, the Virginia, Washington DC, Baltimore area. I was considering just a day of hanging out... catch a movie, hit an arcade, etc.

I would need help with this though. For instance, I'd need someone to point me in the direction of a really great arcade or LAN center in the area. I would also need anyone who was interested to email me so I know about how many people would want to show up to something like this.

I do as many conventions as I can, but they often seem so impersonal. I can talk to one or two people, but there are always more waiting in line behind them, so the whole thing seems rushed. I don't really get to hang out with CAD fans as I'd like to. So let me know what you think. If I get enough suggestions and enough interest, I may attempt to oranize one.

So, I'm about to start the fourth and final disk of FireFly. The show has been very entertaining so far, and I'm starting to join the crowd with the "why the fuck did they cancel this?" feeling. It's unfortunate, to say the least.

Oh well. Any time they want to release season three of 24 will be just dandy.

CADLAN 2004?

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 | 04:29 PM | by
I've had a decent amount of interest in this idea. A few people have mentioned a LAN center in Virginia here. I think the problem with that is that we'd be capped at forty-eight people playing at one time. Which means that if more than that attended, there wouldn't be much to do. However we'd be less restricted. Everything would already be set up, the games would already be installed, and we could come and go as we pleased, and maybe all hit up a nearby theater to catch a movie or something.

Our other option is considering going all out. The full monty. We find a venue to rent, and organize an actual, full-fledged LAN party. I've had one company willing to donate some machines for use, and people could bring their own. People could bring consoles and more. Basically we'd be relying a whole lot on what people could bring. TV's to use, to play consoles and run movies on, etc.

So definitely me if this is something you're interested in attending, because I need to know what kind of crowd we'll pull in order to decide on the actual events.