I just wanted to thank everyone who came to VectorLAN 3. I had a blast at the event. From coordinated Battlefield 3 to Rockband in the prize room. From flying copters around the room to drinking many glasses of beer, and far too many midori sours.
I have to mention I was impressed we didn't end up more rowdy - so good job drinking responsibly. Personal thanks to Tom Sisco for bringing Rock Band, Jason Marshall for some last minute drink tickets (Or should I thank Amber?). Thanks to all of our volunteers who setup on Friday in just over 1 hour. Thanks to the volunteers who helped at the end when we were all wasted. Thank you to Comcast and Monster for providing Internet and energy. Thank you to the PDXLAN staff who once again proved they are the best staff out there with 0 network outages, 0 power issues, and 1 man shifts to run a LAN Party of 200!
It is with great pleasure we announce VectorLAN 4 taking place APRIL 11-13, 2014. Registration for this event will go live Sunday November 10th, with group registration due Saturday morning, November 9th. The cost will stay the same at $40.00 for admission, and $10.00 towards the bar in trade for 2 pints + 1 cocktail.
See you next Spring!
PDXLAN has grown beyond whatever anyone ever thought it would. When it was created in 2002 I was a very active member in the LAN Community. Going to Slayfest (Tips hat to Wildcard), LAN-i-AM (Tips hat to Viper/Lorax), hanging out with [fp] (Tips hat to Payback, MauFait), or even attending LAN Parties at George Fox University.I really wanted a true "Garage LAN" ~ quite literally JUST gaming, and just friends. Last fall we created that together with the first VectorLAN and nearly 200 people that came not for prizes, not for contests, but just for the love of Lanning.
VectorLAN is truly just a time to relax with your friends and game. No frills, no schedule. We've done some negotiations with the Hotel to make sure we include a small pitcher of beer + a well drink for each attendee. You can trade those vouchers with others, or give them to your spouse if you don't need them. The last few VectorLAN's we have had the "bonus" of being next to a Mariachi band, or Adult Friend Finders. What will Vector LAN 3 hold in store? - For Vector LAN 3, we will occupy the front of the room, and hopefully have no added music, or "friends". <3
I am looking forward to seeing you all,-Matt "Vector" ConwellVecLan Fall2013!