PAX is approaching quickly and its BYOC time once again! The better late than never edition.
I'm Asmer, I've been running BYOC Checkin/Security at West for the last few years, and I imagine most of you folks who are return BYOC attendees have met me in passing at least.
Anyway, on to what’s important, BYOC GROUP SEATING!
Since we're running a bit further behind than most years due to some uncertainty in the room, and my crazy work schedule, but I know everyone’s chomping at the bit, so let’s get this going! The deal is pretty much the same as last year. Check out the details below and get those requests in ASAP
! Last year we had a full house and we unfortunately had to split up some (many) groups that did not pre-register, so I highly advise that if you have a group to send in a request. If you don't my Enforcers and I will do our best, but there are only so many seats!
I also want to point out that we will again have the PC Mod showcase which sits right inside the main BYOC entrance, so if you have an awesome rig that you think will make people crowd around and snap pictures of, send me some pictures (OF YOUR RIG) and if we fall in love (or just lust) we will grant you one of these epic spots.Group Seating Details:
GROUP SEATING OPEN DATE: TODAY!
GROUP SEATING CLOSE DATE: 8/27/2018!
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.
• Passes for ALL 4 days of PAX! (recommended to maximize fun, but not a hard requirement)
• If you have multiple BYOC badges, those count as seats (group members) so if you have 6 BYOC passes in your "group" (regardless the number of physical bodies) you qualify for group seating.
To request group seating, use the seating chart below to choose your seats and email pax_pc at paxsite dot com (and please cc: [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE: We swapped the numbering again this year (as we did last year), so please double check those seat numbers before you just resend a past year's request email without looking at the chart!
Please include the following information when requesting:
SEATING CHART LIVE VIEW
- Group Name
- Number of People (include handles too)
- Desired Location
[E] Asmer, PC Security Manager (East/West)
Darc is still working on the final list, not sure if he plans on getting it posted anywhere before hand!
“As advised by our Show Team, there was an error on our end that’s why the 2nd set of BYOC ticket was not sent in the mail. We sincerely apologize about this.”
They told me the BYOC passes will be at will call.
If it's similar to years past, you will get an e-mail outlining all the details sometime this week.
Thanks so much! They responded to me with the same information, too. Good to know I'm not alone and we'll all get our BYOC passes.
Thanks! Now I can transition from anxiety and excitement to just excitement.
Note that this does not apply to preregistration information, but that should be submitted asap!
Here's a FAQ from 2013 that might be helpful to you: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/26479216#Comment_26479216
Can anyone confirm this?
If you have a large monitor you need to have two badges, and make sure that you register both badges when you check in (so we can reserve the two seats for you)
Seats are fine as long as they aren't obnoxious or blocking the aisle, and we have the right to make the call on that and ask you to get rid of it if it proves an issue.
Well, I think I'm hosed. I have a 34" monitor, there appears to be no additional BYOC badges available through any means. I know one of the people in my group has a laptop, would it be alright if he is cool with the 4" overhang?
As long as the people in your group are cool with it, you'll be fine. The rule is only there to prevent you from encroaching on the space of people you aren't associated with.
I always bring a laptop, and I’m cool with my neighbor having a bit of overhang. But, that neighbor is my SO. I would have to say just ask that person. Because the spaces aren’t that big, and after you have everything set up it could be tight. I also have to say that we have opted to add a third seat because it is a tight space.
Just want to say thanks to all the people that run the BYOC. Enforcers , Staff etc.
It was a good time! Many laughs and many good conversations.
In case you don't know I am the guy with the crazy watercooled builds.
A lot of you were asking about watercooling and specs on PC parts etc.
You can find me on Twitter and Twitch under the name Elmnator and on Youtube under Elmnator1.
On my Twitch channel I live stream when I am building these crazy computers so if you are interested make sure to follow me. I also do Giveaways of old computer parts from time to time. You can also private message me on any platforms if you have any questions about anything.
Cya next year!!!