In February 2015 we opened up ticket sales for PDXLAN 26, July 17th-20th. In 98 minutes PDXLAN 26 sold out. Months of planning and then four days of fun, PDXLAN 26 is one for the PDXLAN record books. Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees, and the awesome PDXLAN Volunteer Staff for making PDXLAN 26 such a success.
PDXLAN's next two events are PDXLAN November (Nov 6-8, 2015) and PDXLAN 27 (Feb 18-21, 2016). Both of these events have sold out in record time. Never before has a February event sold out before mid December. Never before has a November event sold out a full 3 months in advance. Never before has PDXLAN November been 450 attendees! If you didn't get a ticket to either of these events, be sure to watch the Ticket Xchange for people selling their tickets.
Beyond the next 7 months...
PDXLAN is hosting Vector LAN 7, April 15-17, 2016. Vector LAN 7 will be limited to just 220 attendees and be a 21+ event with bar and food service in the LAN. Tickets for Vector LAN 7 go on sale November 6th, 2015. Groups will want to contact Vector about 1 month prior to ensure they get their group seats reserved. Vector LAN's are all gaming, no contests, no tournaments. Pure gaming.
After Vector LAN 7, PDXLAN's sister event PDXAGE will take place. PDXAGE will be May 13-15, 2016. PDXAGE is Portland's rapidly growing TableTop gaming event. In 2014 we had 148 people, in 2015 we had 308, and for 2016 we are shooting for 500 people. While Table Top gaming may sound old school, trust us and those who have been to PDXAGE: It's a ton of fun, much more than you might initially think
Lastly, PDXLAN is also exploring the idea of a "PRO" or "Competitive event" in June 2016. Nothing solid yet - but be sure to weigh in on the discussion in the forums. For a long time we've had people ask us about a "Tournament LAN" where the main focus is competition rather than contests, raffles, and LAN-Play. We are considering it as an option for those in the community that want that sort of event in the Northwest. Games being considered are League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, DOTA, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, and Counterstrike.
For the month of August PDXLAN is going into "hibernation mode" and it'll get quiet around the office. We'll pick back up in September as we begin announcing PDXLAN November Sponsorship's. Once again thank you for being part of the PDXLAN Community!
Have a fantastic Summer,
Matt "Vector" Conwell
Crucial is back with their infamous “Dodge-Ballistix” tournament! Join us for a 300-person dodgeball game on Saturday at 11AM (we need 301 people to break Crucial’s current LAN party record – we got this!). Then a 5v5 tournament will follow. Only 16 teams will allowed; register your team of 5 at the PDXLAN Help Desk at 9:30PM Friday night!
Prizes!!! The single winner of the 300-player game will walk away with a 1TB Crucial SSD and 16GB Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666...w00t for l00t! The members of the winning 5v5 tournament will each win a 500GB 2.5” Crucial MX200 SSD, and the second-place team will each receive a 250GB 2.5” Crucial BX100 SSD. That’s over $2,000 in prizes!
Many thanks to Jeremy and Sam from Crucial for putting together this badass tournament!
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PDXLAN would like to welcome Fractal Design as a PDXLAN 26 sponsor. Fractal Design will be sending some cases and PSU's for the raffle and contests! Thank you Fractal Design!
PDXLAN Would like to thank LEPA for sponsoring PDXLAN 26! Look for LEPA items in our raffle!
PDXLAN would like to thank Hidden Path Entertainment for sending PDXLAN a number of codes for their games. Huge thanks!
PDXLAN would like to thank Mushkin for sponsoring PDXLAN 26. Along with hardware prizes, Mushkin is also giving each attendee a $30 voucher for a Ghost Recon Phantoms Starter Pack. Thank you Mushkin!
Oregon Aero "EDGE" gaming soft seats and headset upgrades have been known to increase maximum gaming duration at PDXLAN the past 2 years. Oregon Aero will be sending some goodies for PDXLAN to give away via the raffle. Huge thanks to Oregon Aero / EDGE!
PDXLAN would like to thank Patriot Memory for sponsoring PDXLAN with Memory & more at PDXLAN 26. Thank you Patriot Memory!
PDXLAN would like to thank Trendnet for again sponsoring PDXLAN! Trendnet has sent the attendees a few routers for the PDXLAN Raffle! Thank you Trendnet!
PDXLAN would like to thank Grey Box for sponsoring the PDXLAN Grey Goo tournament. Grey Box is purchasing FIVE awesome GPU's from EVGA for this contest, A Titan X, A GTX 980 Ti, Two GTX 980's, and a GTX 970! Massive Prize Drop detected!! Thank you Grey Box!
PDXLAN would like to thank Tripwire Interactive for sponsoring PDXLAN with 100 copies of Killing Floor 2! Huge thanks to Tripwire Interactive!
PDXLAN is proud to announce that ORIGIN will be giving all PDXLAN 26 attendees a code to redeem for the Crysis Trilogy. This sponsorship just shows how much Origin cares about PDXLAN 26 - the value on this sponsorship is about $30,000 in codes! In addition, combine this with PDXLAN November's sponsorship of Star Wars Battlefront, and what Origin has in store for us at PDXLAN Feb 2016, Origin is giving the PDXLAN community over $100,000 in game codes over the next 7 months. EPIC Sponsorship!! Origin deserves some very loud applause!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Puget Systems to the Summer 2015 PDXLAN! Puget Systems will have a booth at PDXLAN with cool demos and cool people. Puget Systems is another Northwest company based in Washington. Thank you to the entire Puget Systems company for sponsoring yet another PDXLAN!
PDXLAN would like to welcome our good friends over at Those Light Signs back to PDXLAN as a sponsor. TLS makes those amazing signs you see glowing atop many computers at the LAN. This NW local company is family owned, american made, and GMO free. Thank you to the entire Schuff family!
PDXLAN would like to welcome WD back as a sponsor of PDXLAN 26. WD will be sponsoring the raffle as well as the Counter-Strike GO Arms Race Contest. Thank you WD for the continued awesome support!
PDXLAN would like to welcome ZOTAC to PDXLAN 26 as an official sponsor. ZOTAC will be sponsoring the Gang Beasts contest at PDXLAN 26. Thank you ZOTAC!
PDXLAN's sister event, PDXAGE will be giving tickets away to the May 2016 event. PDXAGE is Portland's newest table top gaming con held once per year at the Holiday Inn Portland airport. PDXAGE welcomes you to join them for their monthly game night at Guardian Games each 4th Monday at 6pm. Thank you PDXAGE!
PDXLAN would like to welcome first time sponsor Owlchemy Labs. Owlchemy labs will be sponsoring the Leet Seats with the fun game Snuggle Truck! Look for a Snuggle Truck contest for everyone during the LAN. Thank you Owlchemy Labs!
PDXLAN would like to welcome first time sponsor 4 GamerGear.com. 4GamerGear has some truly amazing products that make your gaming much more enjoyable! Check them out!