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bysmitty
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FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

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The 6th Ever Official FiringSquad Meet, Greet, and Frag Weekend is 5 months away!

Registration is open and it is time for FS to reserve our spots.

When:  August 2nd (Thursday) - Aug 5th (Sunday), 2011

Where:  QuakeCon 2012 @ The Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

What:  The worlds greatest lan party.  1000s of PC gamers from around the world descending on one room for days of non stop multiplayer mayhem.  It is simply a sight to behold, an endless sea of glowing computers and monitors.  Also, there is a large showroom floor featuring booths, demonstrations, pre-release games, and swag.  Think of it as a tiny little E3.  Also, the show always features first looks an unreleased games and great sessions with industry luminaries such as John Carmack.

 

Notes:

  • Yo! The event is FREE!  $30 reserves you a prime seat with the crew and a free shirt though. I opted for this route. 
  • We will have an official FS room at the hotel (FREE!) so you can plan on comfortable sleeping options and our own private bathroom!
  • Bringing and showing off your own rig is a big part of the fun but I'm sure Zero can supply a loaner if that is an issue.
  • Bring some money to cover food, drink, and parking.
  • Register for the event here.  If you want reserved seats with the group, I nabbed B64-22 (near the bottom right).  Seating chart.
  • Don't delay!  We can't garuntee the area around our spot won't get reserved up.

RSVP by posting so in this thread and answering these questions.

  • Where are you coming from?
  • How you plan on getting here?
  • Are you bringing your own computer?
  • Will you be bringing any extra people with you?
  • What are some games you want to play?

There is still a few months to go but start saving money for transportation and request those days off work!

 

Confirmed:

  • bysmitty

 

 

 

...bysmitty

Field Marshal
bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

  • Where are you coming from?  NE Ohio
  • How you plan on getting here?  Fly
  • Are you bringing your own computer?  Yes (will likely need a loaner monitor)
  • Will you be bringing any extra people with you?  TBD
  • What are some games you want to play?  I'm down for anything.

 

...bysmitty

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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

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TENTATIVE!

 

  • Where are you coming from?  Washington, D.C.
  • How you plan on getting here?  Flying
  • Are you bringing your own computer?  Probably not. We'll see.
  • Will you be bringing any extra people with you?  No.
  • What are some games you want to play?  Anything. Although I'd like to try some new games over the veteran Frag Night lineup.

 

What airport should I be landing in? All of these stupid travel websites say Love Field is cheaper than DFW but I have no clue where any of that is. And for some reason, leaving Baltimore is cheaper than DC. At least Baltimore is only a 45 minute train ride for cheap.

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ZeroGuardian
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

  • Where are you coming from? Already Here.
  • How you plan on getting here? See first question.
  • Are you bringing your own computer? HELL YEAH
  • Will you be bringing any extra people with you?  hardwareguy and DiceU will be in attendence.
  • What are some games you want to play?  Anything.

For flights. Either airport is fine. Both are within 20-30 minutes of the convention.

 


If you make it idiot proof, they will just make a better idiot.
Field Marshal
bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Just got our room reserved (Wed - Sat nights).  All attending owe my mom a big THANK YOU as she snagged us a prime room.  2DBLS CORNER RM TOWER BLDG.

 

I'll lock in my plane ticket soon.

 

 

...bysmitty

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jwhx
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

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Also TENTATIVE! It depends a lot on work.

 

  • Where are you coming from?  Abilene, TX
  • How you plan on getting here?  Drive.....less than 3 hours away......but do I bring the Challenger or the Harley?
  • Are you bringing your own computer?  Laptop. Good enough for gaming but nothing spectacular
  • Will you be bringing any extra people with you?  Doubtful.
  • What are some games you want to play?  Whatever. If I don't have it I'll either sit out and get drunk or snag it on steam and get drunk.

 


Synchronous Failure wrote:

What airport should I be landing in? All of these stupid travel websites say Love Field is cheaper than DFW but I have no clue where any of that is. And for some reason, leaving Baltimore is cheaper than DC. At least Baltimore is only a 45 minute train ride for cheap.


It doesn't really matter but the event is in Dallas and Love Field is a little closer. Love Field is pretty much in the northwest corner of the city of Dallas where DFW is further west with the city of Irving between them.

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bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

^ So what about you JWHX?  Gonna make the event this year?

 

 

...bysmitty

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Transco901
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

I live 250 miles to the south now. It was fun when I went last time. Should be a blast for you guys again.


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jwhx
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Well, I'm going to try but as usual, work might get in the way. I know we have to do test of our disaster recovery systems. If it happens to fall on that weekend then obviously I won't make it. However, I think we play on doing it well before then so I should be good unless things go terrible. Then I might be fixing things all weekend. Basically, I'd like to attend but won't know for a while if I actually can.
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bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Locked in my plane ticket.

 

Arriving: Aug 1st, 10:28am at DFW (flight UA4479)

Departing: Aug 5th, 7:20pm from DFW (flight UA4627)

 

 

...bysmitty

Manslaughterer
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

So.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONFIRMED.

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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

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 Leave: Wed, Aug 1  9:35 AM Norfolk ORF
                                                    2:00 PM Dallas DFW
                              1 stop 5hr 25min

 Return: Mon, Aug 6 3:20 PM Dallas DFW
                                                   9:06 PM Norfolk ORF
                             1 stop 4hr 46min

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Field Marshal
bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Awe HELL YEAH Sync!  Glad you are able to make it down for the event!  Do you have a computer or will you need one?  I have that 14" Lenovo laptop (i7-2670qm / GT550m / 8gb Mem) I could lug down if need be.

 

 

...bysmitty

Manslaughterer
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

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No PC, sadly. :smileysad:  I'll need one from whoever. I think Zero has one. 

 

Could y'all PM me your phone numbers? I'm still waiting for my new SIM card to come in the mail. 

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jwhx
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Once again it's not looking good for me. God damn job and stuff. I'll still try but don't count on me being able to make the 3 hour trip. Y'all will just have to find some other car to gawk at. :smileyhappy:
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ZeroGuardian
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Synch, I PM'd you my phone number. Also there is a question in it if you could get me a reply.


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ZeroGuardian
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Just want everyone to know that you are missing out on the following:

 

An Awesome Meal at Fogo De Chao!

 

Reservation: Friday 11am


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Sharpshooter
ICDP
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

My office is a few blocks down the street from the Beverly Hills one. Never been, but have heard it's pretty cool.
Field Marshal
bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Hello from Frag Weekend 6!!!  The LAN is jammed packed full of computer and the gaming is in full swing in here.  Unfortunately, the event is much more popular than people seemed to have anticipated and the entire BYOC filled up in just a few hours today, leaving 700 or so out in the cold heat.  Unfortunately, 2 of those were Zero's Sisters and her boyfriend Alan.  Besides that it's been an awesome trip down.  We got Sync (Will), Zero (Garret), and MadScientist (Andrew) repping here.  DiceU (John) has had to work much of the time.  Food has been a highlight as it usually is at Frag Weekends.  John's famous spicy burgers last night and from-scratch home-made pizza tonight.  Anyway, that's it for tonight, back to gaming.  Catch you kids later.

 

 

...bysmitty

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jacobvandy
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Where the hell is the Mumble server?
Manslaughterer
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th


jacobvandy wrote:
Where the hell is the Mumble server?

Zero moved to a new apartment. He'll get it back soon.

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jacobvandy
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Yes, yes, we were told last frag night, just before he said he'd have it back up on Sunday. He be slackin'!
Manslaughterer
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Lawl, I got trapped in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport for the night because of a freak storm. Not fun. 28 hours of boredom and starvation.

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jacobvandy
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

That's rough. I spent the night in the Chicago airport once, slept on a bench. But at least I had my laptop and money for breakfast.
Manslaughterer
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Well I'm back, safe and sound, and had tons of fun. So how about posting those pictures, gents?

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bysmitty
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

28 hours?!  Holy shit!  I thought my 3 hours delay was annoying.  I didn't enjoy getting home at 3am only to wake up at 6 for my first day of the new job.

 

Anyway, it was one hell of an event.  Works been kicking my ass so I can't do much of a write up now but I swear these weekends are some of the best times I ever ever had.

 

 

...bysmitty

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ZeroGuardian
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Re: FS Frag Weekend 6 (QuakeCon 2012 Edition) - Aug 2nd - 5th

Aye I hear you on that Smitty... been busy as **** with work after taking a week off. Anyways 150% agree that these weekends are absolutely amazing! Can't wait for the next one!

 

Oh and on a side note.... the mumble server is back up. :smileywink:


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