Kicking and screaming


Monday, November 21, 2005 | 01:47 PM | by

Behold, the Ctrl+Alt+Del LAN event. I mentioned that we were planning this a while back, and a lot of people have been eager for details, and now I can finally cough up a few.

Digital Overload 2006
is currently scheduled to be held in Providence, RI, in early March. I've got a great group of people working on organizing it, and I can tell you, it is shaping up to be one hell of an event.

See, I attend all of these conventions, and I love seeing fans, but I never feel like I actually get to interact with them. First of all, I mostly have to attach myself to anime conventions, since they are the most abundant and accepting of webcomics. So for someone to come see me that may not even like anime (or at least not to the extent of attending a convention dedicated to one), they would have to travel to and buy entry into some Anime Convention.

Then they've paid their entry fee, and I am but one tiny little part of this huge con, somewhere in the dealer's room or artist's alley. And then I'm always behind a table, like I'm on display or something. I get to talk to fans, but there is often a whole line of people also waiting to talk to me, so I feel rushed. I rarely ever get to just hang out with fans and chat.

So that's what Digital Overload is about. Removing all the extra convention bullshit. Dedicating a whole event just to Ctrl+Alt+Del and its fans. Something where we can get together, and I can play video games with fans for a couple of days straight. No tables, no formality, just screaming at eachother in good fun as we LAN late into the night.

And let me tell you, I know CAD fans. I play World of Warcraft with them every single day. CAD fans are awesome people, and that is what is going to make this event unbelievably fun.

We are going to be limiting attendance to 750 people, so keep that in mind. Tickets are not on sale yet, but I expect them to go quickly. Keep an eye on the Digital Overload website for more information as it becomes available.

In other news, I've got that live chat thing going on with Xfire tonight. It's too late to sign up to participate now, but I'm looking forward to chatting with you and answering your questions this evening. You guys can throw me any questions you want. Webcomics, video games, food, movies, music, whatever.

Pierre, who handles my merchandise distribution and website mumbo-jumbo, will also be with me to help field questions related to the business-side of webcomics and such.