September 26, 2005 by Tim

Well, I’ve been given the green light to discuss one of the “big announcements” by Blind Ferret Entertainment, the company that is helping me organize it.

For about a year now, on this website and on my personal journal/sketchdump, I’ve talked about someday holding a Ctrl+Alt+Del LAN event.

Well now we’re moving forward with it.

See, I attend all of these conventions, and I love seeing fans, but I never feel like I actually get to interact with them.

First of all, I mostly have to attach myself to anime conventions, since they are the most abundant and accepting of webcomics. So for someone to come see me that may not even like anime (or at least not to the extent of attending a convention dedicated to one), they would have to travel to and buy entry into some Anime Convention.

Then they’ve paid their entry fee, and I am but one tiny little part of this huge con, somewhere in the dealer’s room or artist’s alley.

And then I’m always behind a table, like I’m on display or something. I get to talk to fans, but there is often a whole line of people also waiting to talk to me, so I feel rushed. I rarely ever get to just hang out with fans and chat.

So that’s what this event is about. Removing all the extra convention bullshit. Dedicating a whole event just to Ctrl+Alt+Del and its fans. Something where we can get together, and I can play video games with fans for a couple of days straight. No tables, no formality, just screaming at eachother in good fun as we LAN late into the night.

That’s what I forsee, anyway. We’d really like to know what you think, because it will help us a ton in planning the event. So we’ve set up a survey.

If this LAN event sounds like something you’re interested in, and something you’d attend, please take a few moments to answer these questions.

Notice: These are the only areas we are considering for our first year. I know many of you live on the west coast, or overseas. I haven’t forgotten about you, but this is our first event, and it is going to take enough work to organize it and learn the ropes without trying to organize it even farther away from us. Perhaps, if this event is a success, we will consider holding it in a different location in the future.

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