Just a shoutout to those of you planning on BYOC. Get your tickets, or you WILL miss out. Typically we sell out quickly and then hear from people who didn't get in before we sold out, don't let that happen to you!
In addition to the official World of Warcraft tournament, which will be BYOC only, we're going to have a whole bunch of random BYOC exclusive tournaments and contests, much of which I've posted in the pc tournament thread, but I'll repost here with a couple additions with ideas taken from that thread:
Typing of the Dead
Desktop Tower Defense
We'll be adding to this list as well, so if you've got ideas definitely speak up. For those of you RTS fans, I think we can put together a BYOC Only tournament for Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, or Supreme Commander as well, so reply with your votes. By the way, if any of you would like to run a BYOC only exclusive tournament for some game, send me a PM with what you'd like to do and why you'd like to do it along with any qualifications.
Something else we're trying to pull together (it's still very much under development, and honestly, I probably shouldn't say anything about it, but I'm just so gosh darn excited by the prospect) is a PC vs. Console tournament where we pit the noble proud pc forces against the dark unholy console players via Shadowrun or Halo 2 to finally answer the question of what's better, pc's or consoles.
Again, we're still working out the logistics of this so I can't guarentee it'll be present (really, I shouldn't be talking about it this early), but it's something we're trying VERY hard to pull together and it's something I'm personally extremely excited about.
Additionally, we'll have our own web based riddle/scavenger hunt game. It'll be similar to a lot of the webgames you've seen where each page has a question and the answer to that question will lead you to the next question, so on and so forth, with two exceptions. It will be limited strictly to PAX BYOC attendees, and you're not going to be able to get through it sitting on your ass the whole time. Oh, and naturally the first people to get all the way through it will win ph4t l3wtZes.
We'll also have a projector feed from the main concert hall so you'll be able to watch and listen to the concerts and other events all the comfort of your own computer.
SO MUCH STUFF.
Did I mention a seperate line just for BYOC people on opening day? What about automatic bracelets for BYOC people, did I mention that? How about our own bathrooms, Internet access for forums, IM access, WoW, and a private little spot to call your own in the middle of the crazy awesomeness that is PAX?
I should also probably note that this year the pc area is going to be comprised of nearly 700(!) computers. It's going to be massive. MASSIVE, I say.http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S,M3,8f3b9018-2a28-4daf-860a-5f1a544deb83
Get it done now or regret it later. Seriously.