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PAX 2009 BYOC Info/FAQ (BYOC SOLD OUT!)

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    David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited May 2009
    But please, please, please bring a laptop lock if you intend on leaving your laptop at all. Newegg has one for $13.

    We try to keep the room as secure as reasonable, but it's really, really hard for us to keep laptops secured on our end.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yeah no rules against bringing a Laptop as your sole machine, but please have a cable lock. We *might* have some available for attendee use, but those were donated by one of my staffers. Dont know if we will have them available again this year or not. Safe bet is to not count on it and to have your own.

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    Paradox314Paradox314 Registered User new member
    edited May 2009
    Hmm, this is my first time going to PAX and a huge part of the reason I am going is to partake in the BYOC - but now I'm worried they are going to sell out before I even get a chance at registering. So, my question is: What is the fastest way to hear about when BYOC opens? E-mail? Twitter? This forum? PAX homepage?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Paradox314 wrote: »
    Hmm, this is my first time going to PAX and a huge part of the reason I am going is to partake in the BYOC - but now I'm worried they are going to sell out before I even get a chance at registering. So, my question is: What is the fastest way to hear about when BYOC opens? E-mail? Twitter? This forum? PAX homepage?

    Question has been answered many times in the thread but pay attention to the forum or follow PAX_BYOC on twitter.
    It will sell out very quick so check this thread every day starting in june :)

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    AsiinaAsiina ... WaterlooRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It appears to be June now!

    Also how does getting a group work? Do you indicate when you sign up if you want to sit together with some people or is it done once we get there?

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    David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited June 2009
    We're working on some stuff behind zee scenes (including a cool new seating chart), so that's pushing us back a bit beyond where we'd like to be, but soon! And I don't mean that in the Duke Nukem Forever sense!

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    DiscoDave wrote: »
    a cool new seating chart

    dya is intrigued....

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    DiscoDave wrote: »
    a cool new seating chart

    dya is intrigued....

    As is Qs.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The intel lanfest site that the byoc registrations will be done through has an interactive seating chart feature that we will be using, so everyone can pick their seat ahead of time.
    All the seats day of will be labeled... and if you sit in the wrong spot you get to deal with angry staff :P

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    heelsheels Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    ...and if you sit in the wrong spot you get to deal with angry staff :P

    Speaking from experience....you dont want to deal with an angry BigRed.

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    The intel lanfest site that the byoc registrations will be done through has an interactive seating chart feature that we will be using, so everyone can pick their seat ahead of time.
    All the seats day of will be labeled... and if you sit in the wrong spot you get to deal with angry staff :P

    let all the macs and linuxes (lini?) crowd around me! lol, gonna be EMPTY!

    when picking our spot on the seating chart, will it show the forum handles of others and where they're seated?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    it should, yeah

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    The intel lanfest site that the byoc registrations will be done through has an interactive seating chart feature that we will be using, so everyone can pick their seat ahead of time.
    All the seats day of will be labeled... and if you sit in the wrong spot you get to deal with angry staff :P

    let all the macs and linuxes (lini?) crowd around me! lol, gonna be EMPTY!

    when picking our spot on the seating chart, will it show the forum handles of others and where they're seated?

    There was only one mac at BYOC last year if I remember correctly...

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Qs23 wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    The intel lanfest site that the byoc registrations will be done through has an interactive seating chart feature that we will be using, so everyone can pick their seat ahead of time.
    All the seats day of will be labeled... and if you sit in the wrong spot you get to deal with angry staff :P

    let all the macs and linuxes (lini?) crowd around me! lol, gonna be EMPTY!

    when picking our spot on the seating chart, will it show the forum handles of others and where they're seated?

    There was only one mac at BYOC last year if I remember correctly...

    yeah, that guy was cool!
    i will also be bringing my linux netbook though, to further stand out from the crowd!

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    altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I estimate a huge number of netbooks this year. It's amazing since the entire fad has pretty much bloomed completely in the year between last pax and this one.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    altmann wrote: »
    I estimate a huge number of netbooks this year. It's amazing since the entire fad has pretty much bloomed completely in the year between last pax and this one.

    If thats the only system they bring, i hope everyone else points and laughs :P

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    altmann wrote: »
    I estimate a huge number of netbooks this year. It's amazing since the entire fad has pretty much bloomed completely in the year between last pax and this one.

    If thats the only system they bring, i hope everyone else points and laughs :P

    yeah, even i can point and laugh in that case!

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    algorhythm3.14algorhythm3.14 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Qs23 wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    The intel lanfest site that the byoc registrations will be done through has an interactive seating chart feature that we will be using, so everyone can pick their seat ahead of time.
    All the seats day of will be labeled... and if you sit in the wrong spot you get to deal with angry staff :P

    let all the macs and linuxes (lini?) crowd around me! lol, gonna be EMPTY!

    when picking our spot on the seating chart, will it show the forum handles of others and where they're seated?

    There was only one mac at BYOC last year if I remember correctly...

    yeah, that guy was cool!
    i will also be bringing my linux netbook though, to further stand out from the crowd!

    I'm totally bringing my Linux Notebook (with Steam Wine) for no other reason than to make you stand out less/be friends.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So, is the BYOC registration going live yet?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So, is the BYOC registration going live yet?

    No

    Waiting on some things to happen from some very slow people/processes first :P

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    So, is the BYOC registration going live yet?

    No

    Waiting on some things to happen from some very slow people/processes first :P

    Like that dave guy? hes slow, you can blame him for the delay.


    That's how it goes. I just don't want to miss it.

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    So, is the BYOC registration going live yet?

    No

    Waiting on some things to happen from some very slow people/processes first :P

    Like that dave guy? hes slow, you can blame him for the delay.


    That's how it goes. I just don't want to miss it.

    i think it took a good couple weeks last year to fill up. watch your email, you'll get a notice when registration starts, assuming you bought your pax pass already.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    dyaballikl wrote: »

    i think it took a good couple weeks last year to fill up. watch your email, you'll get a notice when registration starts, assuming you bought your pax pass already.

    It took less than 2 weeks to sell out last year.
    Expect much of the same.

    As I said before in this thread, either watch here (the OP *will* be updated) or follow PAX_BYOC on twitter

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    Ty1012Ty1012 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Interactive seating chart this year? KICK ASS.

    Also, I'll be bringing my standard rig to BYOC, but I'll have my netbook with me as well. Just so I can be double awesome :D

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    ZionadZionad CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    altmann wrote: »
    I estimate a huge number of netbooks this year. It's amazing since the entire fad has pretty much bloomed completely in the year between last pax and this one.

    If thats the only system they bring, i hope everyone else points and laughs :P

    the lenovo s12 netbook can play COD4 :P

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    David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited June 2009
    I don't have a netbook, do they have laptop lock cavities too?

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    ZionadZionad CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    DiscoDave wrote: »
    I don't have a netbook, do they have laptop lock cavities too?

    yes

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Most of them do.

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    KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I hate being paranoid about missing BYOC.

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    BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I agree with you KaitouAyashi. This waiting for some ambiguous day sucks.

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    David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited June 2009
    I can't really provide any realistic expectation of when they'll be up as there's a lot of moving parts to consider, but I can confidently say that it will not be within the next 7 days.

    If possible I'll also give a couple days warning of when they'll go up, but no promises.

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    KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Thanks Dave!

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    spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Thanks Dave.

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Thanks Dave

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Danks Thave
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    Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I hate being paranoid about missing BYOC.
    It's almost as bad as being paranoid about missing the Omegathon phone call.

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    AsiinaAsiina ... WaterlooRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Glad I chose not to participate in that so I don't have to worry about it.

    I do get a little excited every time I see this thread bumped in my user panel.

    So stop it.

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I hate being paranoid about missing BYOC.
    It's almost as bad as being paranoid about missing the Omegathon phone call.

    Dude, do not bring the stress with that topic! We've got a while before we have to get into that mode again!!!!


    (sry asiina)

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    BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    What else do we have to be stressed about? After all DiscoDave and BR truly take care of us in the BYOC. More then likely the reason why some of us happen to check it three or four times daily so as to not miss out.

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    TheGravTheGrav Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Finally got around to signing up for the forums.. Only took me 4 years.

    Read up until now, following via twitter and subscribed. Still looks like BYOC is yet to have been opened?

    Is there anything any of us can do to offer any help?

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