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DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room DeputyRegistered User regular
edited March 2016 in PAX East
BYOC Twitter Feed: @BYOC_East
Registration Status: OPEN?

BCEC Load-In
If you're travelling by car, pull into the Westin/BCEC area at the base of the giant media wall. Follow this road (West Side Drive) all the way past the building, and down and back up the ramp. Keep following the road until you get to Level 1 Southwest. This will be the first glass vestibule you come to on your right hand side.

We will have signs posted where the load-in area will be and there will be Enforcers inside the building manning a security station that can hold your equipment for you while you park your car.

For those of you staying at the Westin, you've got a bit of a walk...sorry about that! Go straight from the skybridge connecting the Westin and the BCEC and down the escalator. Keep going the same direction through North Lobby and around the Northwest corner of the building. Keep following the hallway until you get to "Southwest Lobby B2". This will be the second lobby you come to, just past the food court. From there you can make use of either the RIGHT escalator or the elevator down to the PC Room level (Level 0/ Hall Southwest C1).

Note that BYOC opens at 8:30am on Friday, 90-mins earlier than the rest of the show. Obviously that's pending our ability to make sure things are totally ready for you, but the idea is you'll be able to set up your rig with plenty of time to hop in the Expo Hall line.

BCEC Load-In Map
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BYOC Information Mailer
includes errata
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Group Seating Information
GROUP SEATING IS NOW OPEN!!!

Group Seating Requirements
  • Your party is considered a group if you have SIX or more people.
  • Groups must pre-register seating assignments prior to PAX, or else seats will be based on first come first serve availability
  • Requests are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
To request group seating, email pax_pc@paxsite.com

BYOC Table Layout
Group Seating will be updated once per day, each morning.
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  • RED - Reserved for Admin Use
  • BLUE - Group Seating Reserved
  • GREEN - Available Seats

Registered Groups
  • Admin Area: F1-16

I will be tweaking this over the next few days.

-=Dreggor
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    mayapplemayapple TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Done and done.

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    DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room Deputy Registered User regular
    First update done!

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    DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room Deputy Registered User regular
    Also: if there is anyone who is bringing one of those fancy crazy case-builds and would like a seat in the Case Mod Showcase area please send me a PM with some pictures and we will discuss the possibility of you scoring one of these "highly coveted" spots.

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    TrandescentTrandescent Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    If two people are interested my group would like to reserve seating but we only have 4 people. Shoot me a PM.

    EDIT: 1 more needed!

    EDIT: All set!

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    KilonumKilonum [E] Somewhere near BostonRegistered User regular
    For seating, is it six or more people or six or more passes? My group has 4 people but 6 BYOC passes between us (2 of us have a pair of them).

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    TheYimTheYim Registered User regular
    Guidebook lists the CyberTronPC room with no mention of BYOC? That will surely help with the ever decreasing size of BYOC ;)

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    DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room Deputy Registered User regular
    Sorry all, have been away on business and I am catching up today. I see I have lots of group seating requests to process and I will do it today.
    Kilonum wrote: »
    For seating, is it six or more people or six or more passes? My group has 4 people but 6 BYOC passes between us (2 of us have a pair of them).

    6 passes, ie: 6 seats.

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    mayapplemayapple TennesseeRegistered User regular
    TheYim wrote: »
    Guidebook lists the CyberTronPC room with no mention of BYOC? That will surely help with the ever decreasing size of BYOC ;)

    Do you mean in space or numbers?? Has it been decreasing? I haven't gone to
    East in a few years, but always assumed it was growing.
    I love the byoc, I consider it like the best kept secret. Also, learned it's also a fundraiser. Fun and good!

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    TheYimTheYim Registered User regular
    Space is there, participation is decreasing. Seems like less and less prizes and sponsors as well. I'd like Pax's "best kept secret" to stay around. Hope this year BYOC is great. Thanks for getting this info post up Dreggor

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    KilonumKilonum [E] Somewhere near BostonRegistered User regular
    Dreggor wrote: »
    Sorry all, have been away on business and I am catching up today. I see I have lots of group seating requests to process and I will do it today.
    Kilonum wrote: »
    For seating, is it six or more people or six or more passes? My group has 4 people but 6 BYOC passes between us (2 of us have a pair of them).

    6 passes, ie: 6 seats.

    well, grouped with @Trandescent now. Thanks for the info for going forward, though!

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    MrFett21MrFett21 Registered User regular
    @Dreggor I love how my load in map is still being used for the 3rd year running. My best work yet! Haha

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    DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room Deputy Registered User regular
    MrFett21 wrote: »
    @Dreggor I love how my load in map is still being used for the 3rd year running. My best work yet! Haha

    I am a sucker for consistency.

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    MrFett21MrFett21 Registered User regular
    Dreggor wrote: »
    MrFett21 wrote: »
    @Dreggor I love how my load in map is still being used for the 3rd year running. My best work yet! Haha

    I am a sucker for consistency.

    As long as I get my royalty checks for it, we cool.

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    macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    Registering way late for BYOC, but I got my ticket set up for will call and will be there.
    I will play all the Rocket Leagues with you people.

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    MechcondridMechcondrid CT, USARegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    hey just making sure but i dont have to do anything for the will call bit for my BYOC pass right? i only have the email receipt for the pass due to me having to get a 3 day from stub hub
    also if there's anyone needing one more for a group or something shoot me a pm
    will also be bringing some spare things if people need anything: half reel of cat.6 with connectors (yay for working in IT), sata cables, usb cables.

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    macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    You will have to go to the will call kiosk and pick up the BYOC badge.

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    TrandescentTrandescent Registered User regular
    A friend of mine supposedly did not receive his BYOC pass. Who should he contact?

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    mayapplemayapple TennesseeRegistered User regular
    We haven't received any of ours yet. Two addresses and orders. I just assumed they were still working on it. Byoc usually goes out later than badges.

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    TrandescentTrandescent Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    mayapple wrote: »
    We haven't received any of ours yet. Two addresses and orders. I just assumed they were still working on it. Byoc usually goes out later than badges.

    Odd. I received my BYOC pass along with my regular passes.

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    mayapplemayapple TennesseeRegistered User regular
    I know my emails didn't match for my order, so that explains mine, but my friends did and neither of us got ours yet. Maybe we should be worried lol. I have receipts, worse case we figure it out week of. I don't tend to worry with pax stuff til week of.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    email pax_questions@paxsite.com if they don't come by the end of next week.

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    jrdobbsjrdobbs Registered User regular
    Greetings:

    Will the BYOC team have access to some servers to host game servers for BYOC LAN?

    Get Slack

    JR
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    MurloctopusMurloctopus Registered User new member
    Have not received my BYOC passes...so I'm rightfully concerned I feel. Given that I am usually not the one that orders entrance passes to begin with (I can't normally take days off to be at a computer on days where we MIGHT be able to get passes, so I rely on friends to do this for me.) I purchased the BYOC passes when they became available, have the receipts. They say they've been shipped but that was the last notification I got about them. We are a week away, and I'm wondering if I'll get them in the mail, or if I'm going to have to show up and show the purchase orders for them to Will Call, or some such? I'll be right annoyed if I show up with my laptop after coughing up $80 and not be able to do anything with it.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Have not received my BYOC passes...so I'm rightfully concerned I feel. Given that I am usually not the one that orders entrance passes to begin with (I can't normally take days off to be at a computer on days where we MIGHT be able to get passes, so I rely on friends to do this for me.) I purchased the BYOC passes when they became available, have the receipts. They say they've been shipped but that was the last notification I got about them. We are a week away, and I'm wondering if I'll get them in the mail, or if I'm going to have to show up and show the purchase orders for them to Will Call, or some such? I'll be right annoyed if I show up with my laptop after coughing up $80 and not be able to do anything with it.
    If they don't arrive by Friday morning this week, email pax_questions@paxsite.com with your information and they will set you up with instructions. Before that they will likely just tell you to keep waiting.

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    MrFett21MrFett21 Registered User regular
    macrogeek wrote: »
    Registering way late for BYOC, but I got my ticket set up for will call and will be there.
    I will play all the Rocket Leagues with you people.

    I will also take 1 Rocket League please.

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    joker5542joker5542 Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    so im looking at the app on my phone i see no mention to BYOC on here just a cybertronpc room, are we to assume that this is where BYOC is located and why isnt it at least mentioned?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    BYOC is located in the PC room, yes

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    DrogithDrogith She who runneth the BYOC Pittsfield, NHRegistered User regular
    jrdobbs wrote: »
    Greetings:

    Will the BYOC team have access to some servers to host game servers for BYOC LAN?

    Answer is no and yes at the same time. There have been some difficulties this year and us at LANFest are working hand in hand with our Enforcer cohorts to push through the items that keep popping up like whack-a-moles.
    Will there be servers: yes.
    Will they be available for BYOC: maybe.
    Is that a promise I can take to the grave and berate you for it at a later date: no.

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    DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room Deputy Registered User regular
    All: I will be closing group seating requests Friday April 15th at midnight EST.

    The current diagram should be up to date, if you do not see your group on there please contact me immediately.

    -=Dreggor
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    KilonumKilonum [E] Somewhere near BostonRegistered User regular
    Several Alleged Humans and We Used to be Omegas But We're Naut are not shown on the map (they are on the list to the side of the map)

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    DreggorDreggor [E] PAX East PC Room Deputy Registered User regular
    Kilonum wrote: »
    Several Alleged Humans and We Used to be Omegas But We're Naut are not shown on the map (they are on the list to the side of the map)

    Thanks Kilo.. Should be all set.

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    KilonumKilonum [E] Somewhere near BostonRegistered User regular
    Even though BYOC is not my department, I am going to make this a big bold thing right now.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE UPDATED BEFORE YOU PACK YOUR COMPUTER

    Reason I say this: right now Steam is in the middle of downloading ~70 game updates for me, each 100-250MB. The reason: a Windows update at some point made one of the installer redistributables change, and this is Steam trying to "fix" that file for every game that needed that "update".

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    TrandescentTrandescent Registered User regular
    Kilonum wrote: »
    Even though BYOC is not my department, I am going to make this a big bold thing right now.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE UPDATED BEFORE YOU PACK YOUR COMPUTER

    Reason I say this: right now Steam is in the middle of downloading ~70 game updates for me, each 100-250MB. The reason: a Windows update at some point made one of the installer redistributables change, and this is Steam trying to "fix" that file for every game that needed that "update".
    Sliightly off topic but I love the Time Off Requested and Time Off Approved in your signature. I have all of my PAX time off requests pinned up in my office :biggrin:

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    CuylerTechCuylerTech Registered User new member
    Found out I was getting a 3 Day as a gift this morning from the GF, so I jumped and bought a BYOC pass. Anyone happen to have space left in a group? I'm up for anything. Dota/league/blops3/bf4/csgo/rocket league. Thanks!

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    macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    We need to play some Super Monday Night Combat in BYOC. Such a great game, it died too early.

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    mayapplemayapple TennesseeRegistered User regular
    You can come in solo, but if you really just want some people to sit with/hang with, purple people eaters just had one bail. lol You are welcome to hang with us.

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    CuylerTechCuylerTech Registered User new member
    mayapple wrote: »
    You can come in solo, but if you really just want some people to sit with/hang with, purple people eaters just had one bail. lol You are welcome to hang with us.
    that would be perfect! Thanks so much. Do I have to email or do anything? Or just come in and find you guys? Thanks.

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    jrdobbsjrdobbs Registered User regular
    Drogith wrote: »
    jrdobbs wrote: »
    Greetings:

    Will the BYOC team have access to some servers to host game servers for BYOC LAN?

    Answer is no and yes at the same time. There have been some difficulties this year and us at LANFest are working hand in hand with our Enforcer cohorts to push through the items that keep popping up like whack-a-moles.
    Will there be servers: yes.
    Will they be available for BYOC: maybe.
    Is that a promise I can take to the grave and berate you for it at a later date: no.

    Is this a question of lack of resources for BYOC use? If I can get some servers for BYOC-only would that help?

    Get Slack

    JR
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    DrogithDrogith She who runneth the BYOC Pittsfield, NHRegistered User regular
    jrdobbs wrote: »
    Drogith wrote: »
    jrdobbs wrote: »
    Greetings:

    Will the BYOC team have access to some servers to host game servers for BYOC LAN?

    Answer is no and yes at the same time. There have been some difficulties this year and us at LANFest are working hand in hand with our Enforcer cohorts to push through the items that keep popping up like whack-a-moles.
    Will there be servers: yes.
    Will they be available for BYOC: maybe.
    Is that a promise I can take to the grave and berate you for it at a later date: no.

    Is this a question of lack of resources for BYOC use? If I can get some servers for BYOC-only would that help?

    Not quite. More along the lines of late resources (physical product) and new resources (network/server team). It's been a crazy several months planning for PAX East and we are working with a more localized crew right now. A lot of the are very experienced in their fields, but this will be a first PAX. So our focus for this year is getting proper training in before and during the show. I, and I'm sure Dreggor, want to keep everything to what we have to ensure you all experience a smooth ride... and it's a bit late to be adding more servers onto our current load. Mind you, we are covering the entire PC area... something like 700-800 PC/laptops.

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    MrFett21MrFett21 Registered User regular
    I already messaged Dreggor, but if anyone has any further insight into this problem we are having please share any solutions. We have not received our BYOC badges yet (Group House LAN-ister) I am not sure what to do if we do not receive them, the email has had no response and its only a few days away. I want to be able to check in around 8 at the BYOC entrance and not have to worry about lugging PC stuff around trying to figure out if we need to see customer service desk or something if we dont have a response... WAT DO?!

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