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BYOC Registration - PAX West 2018!

zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
edited May 31 in PAX West
The one, the only, Bring Your Own Computer for PAX West 2018!

Want to be part of a rad PAX Lan Party? This is how you do that! BYOC is a dedicated LAN Party area in the PC section of PAX for you to bring your cool rig or your travel machine or just your gaming laptop and hang out and game with other attendees! The BYOC badge does not grant you entry to PAX itself, you need both BYOC and PAX general admission badges in order to participate!

Register here:

https://www.showclix.com/event/byocpaxwest18/

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  • amaskedmanamaskedman Registered User new member
    Last year was my first BYOC PAX... IT WAS AWESOME. I suggested ECCC do the same thing...

    How do I register a group and pick a spot? I have a group of 8

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    amaskedman wrote: »
    Last year was my first BYOC PAX... IT WAS AWESOME. I suggested ECCC do the same thing...

    How do I register a group and pick a spot? I have a group of 8
    Once everyone gets their BYOC badges, then you wait for the group registration thread to pop up. The Enforcer(s) in charge of that will post it closer to the show. It can range from a month and a half to a few weeks before the show. Once that goes up, you just give them your group name and seat choices in the form they ask for it to be sent in.

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  • amaskedmanamaskedman Registered User new member
    Thank you for the quick response. I do IT for a living and getting PAX badges was more stressful than replacing a SAN.

  • H4W7DuhmanH4W7Duhman Registered User regular
    Is there any benefit to doing BYOC rather than Freeplay?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    H4W7Duhman wrote: »
    Is there any benefit to doing BYOC rather than Freeplay?
    PC Freeplay is limited to time slots. You show up, wait in line if there is one, then get a time slot to play (usually 45 minutes to an hour I think?). The advantage is that they are really nice machines with loads of great games already on them. You can leave and come back as many times as you want, but you can't just be there continuously.

    with BYOC, you bring your own gaming PC, set it up at the PAX LAN (separate from PC Freeplay) and can play it whenever you want with other PAXers or just as you would with freeplay.

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  • IxaonIxaon Registered User new member
    I did BYOC last year at my first PAX and I loved it! Gaming in a room with hundreds of other people was a blast. The environment is just...cool. No other word for it. Totally secure. Definitely doing it again. I was exposed to new games I'd see other people playing then go sit at my PC and log into Steam, Battle.net or whichever and purchase a new game or trial and within minutes I'm gaming with new people I've met sitting nearby. Just a blast! I highly recommend it.

    ~Ixaon

  • sizzlersamsizzlersam [E] PC Room Tech/Network Registered User regular
    Did BYOC actually sell out? Showclix is saying the tickets are no longer available. Don't think I've seen that happen in several years.

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  • AtlantienAtlantien Registered User new member
    I think they sold out, up until a few days ago you could still buy them.

  • AtlantienAtlantien Registered User new member
    edited July 18
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  • SinSharksSinSharks Registered User new member
    Hmm, would anyone happen not to be able to make that would have 2 BYOC passes I could purchase for cost + shipping?

  • ArmadillosArmadillos Registered User new member
    I'd also be looking for one if anyone is interested in selling theirs.

  • celycely Registered User regular
    edited July 19
    @SinSharks @Armadillos
    The buying or selling of PAX Passes, hotel room reservations, or anything else is expressly forbidden.
    Source: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/165388/the-rules

    You might want to try r/paxpassexchange on reddit instead.

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