BWL’s LPU Challenge!

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Based on the BWL Creativity Team try outs, the challenge is a 3 Round elimination competition and giveaway!

The try outs aren’t specifically about skill as much as keeping a cool head under pressure and banter. This challenge is not a true tournament in that we aren’t making brackets and using CONFOGL. It’s more like a raffle that you can influence by playing the game well.

Three Rounds, three different game play elements throughout the weekend.  Only three people will make it to Round 3, but those three people will at least win something.

Sign up begins now and will run until FADECON Friday an hour or so before the challenge begins.  You need Discord and Left 4 Dead 2. And you must be present to play.

For more information click here!

Act Fast!

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FADECON 2017 Registration is closing Nov 30. after that no more tickets will be sold. We have some very cool shirts and custom badges planned this year, these take time to make by hand. So No seats / tickets will be sold at the door. Please get your seats by Nov 30 or you’re going to miss out on this awesome LAN. (you must log in to see the Reg page on the website) http://www.fadecon.org/registration/

Quick Update

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The room and bar have been paid for! We are good to go! To be able to order the shirts and badges, so we have them before the lan, we need to sell all the seats by Nov 30.  We have 25 seats to go! Let’s get these sold!   After Nov 30 I cannot guarantee a shirt with ticket purchase.  If you have been holding off getting your seat your time is running out!

Fadecon 4K Official Shirt!

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FADECON Game Night!

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Join us for our live Gaming Stream online as we play TOXIKK!

This will be a joint gamenight with the folks that put on The Qcon Forums!

We will be starting the stream from 8pm until 11pm central time zone, on September 30th! So come play and join us in the discord server!

You can find TOXIKK on Steam or here; (to play with us for the game night you need the paid full verison which is on sale through the 19th for $11.99)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/324810/

More info on the forums at http://www.qconforums.com/forums/threads/gamenight-9-30-16-toxikk-with-fadecon.5831/

Lazy Days of Summer are here!

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We will have another FADECON Game Night Friday July 29th, so keep an eye on that!  I hope to see you all in August for Qcon! No… not in the Byoc …  in the pool!  Come find me floating around the lazy river and say Hi!

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Summer is Here!

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Don’t forget Tickets are on sale now for next year’s FADECON 4K!  Half of them are gone already!!!  To Kick off Summer next Friday night we will have another FADECON Game Night!! Let all your friends know to join us on Friday the 17th of June for some Rise of the Triad and maybe some Doom!  Check the Facebook page for more info! Have a safe Summer people !!!

FADECON Tickets on SALE!

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Don’t forget tickets go on sale May 13th! So before you get too distracted playing DOOM be sure secure your BYOC seat!  Only 100 seats total this year so they will go fast!   We wanted a smaller more intimate LAN this year. Your FADECON staff are already hard at work planning the fun and games for next year! Psyko’s Fight Club will be making its 2nd appearance as well as the annual Hard Drive Shot Put. We have a few surprise treats in store for you as well. So be sure to get you ticket before they are all gone. You do not want to miss this!

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FADECON 2017 NEWS

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Fri, January 20th through Sun. January 22nd. 2017!

 Tickets will go on sale May 13th!

FADECON 4K will be 100 byoc seat total!  It will sell out, you will be sad if you didn’t get a seat.  We will be hosting many Game nights between now and Registration opening! So keep checking the usual places for new info.

Thank You!

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I am still not able to express just how happy I am about how Awesome FADECON was this year.  I am so happy you all made it and had a good time. The staff and I work very hard on this all year long so it is very satisfying seeing it all come together and everyone having fun. Boy o boy did we have fun! It was so nice to see everyone participating in most of the games we had going. Even cooler that we had friends that could not make it join us to frag.

Big Thank You to Terry Nagy from Apogee for supplying us with the external game servers and a bunch of very cool swag. If you participated from home please let us know how the server connections were.  Below are a few Thank You / Thoughts on the LAN that I really appreciated reading. Love you all, hope to see you all at FADECON 2017!!!

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Terry Nagy “I’m thrilled that the servers Apogee provided to all FADECON allowed those who could not attend to still have fun with those who did attend. I’m planning on expanding upon this for next year, so get your keyboards and mice ready for action PC Master Race!”

 

Guy Hale “On behalf of the network staff thanks to everyone who came out to FADECON 3D! I really appreciate those who tolerated in good grace the early network issues as well as those who were held captive against their will by the captive portal. I will spend some time figuring out what went wrong with that and hopefully it works smoother next year. We will have a beefier server next year to better support LAN hosted game servers as well.

A huge thanks to Terry with Apogee for the internet based servers! They worked great and we saw a few familiar faces gaming with us from home! We really appreciate it and Bouv and I will be ready for next year for whatever tricks you have in your bag.

I cannot thank enough the rest of the network staff who really busted ass this year and got shit done – dp_ (who is this year’s real cable fairy), Geno, Neg1 and MrEvil. Also a big thanks to Bentley for bringing the cable (and the booze!) and similarly working up a sweat helping run and tape the cable. If anyone else helped before I showed up and I missed you, shout out and be recognized!

And last but not least, thank you again Geno for the server and networking equipment! He spent hours standing up the server at home so we could work on it remotely and tolerated it being running for days at a time (and us asking him to turn it back on the next day). He spent additional hours driving around to collect the gear and then drive it up so we would have it for the event. He has selflessly donated it in care to FADECON and now it has a new home with Fade. We couldn’t have done this without you.

Thanks again to everyone for coming! If you have any feedback for next year feel free to leave it here or hit me up privately. We look forward to seeing you at FADECON 2017! (FADECON 4K?)”

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Jennifer Mulrey “Thank you thank you thank you!!! Everyone did such an amazing job, you all are the best bunch of crazies to work with and we wouldn’t have it any other way, love you all. Hoped the gummy bears were tested by all and if they were good enough they will make another appearance. From the bottom of my heart again – thank you for coming out and making FADECON Rock 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏  clap it up

 

Swag Vault Found!

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Not since I found myself lost in the bowels of the Hilton Anatole for a unscheduled kitchen tour have I had such an adventure as the one I had today. Deep in the Wasteland of Pandora (Frisco) I stumbled upon a long lost Vault. Lucky for all of you, I am a bad ass raid boss killing machine! The reward you ask? Gearbox Software just exploded a Vault load of Swag all over the place for FADECON attendees! Please give them all you love and some of your Eridium!

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FADECON Game Nights with Apogee!

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Big Thank You to Apogee Software for the FADECON at Home game servers they are hosting for us. To help test out the Game servers for FADECON follow the instructions posted on the Facebook event page for each game. If you are not a member of the Facebook page yet submit a request to join and you will be added.

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Click this link to join the Facebook event. 

 

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Click this link to join the Facebook event. 

 

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Click this link to join the Facebook event. 

 

FADECON ART SALE

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Everyone be sure to save up some Shekels for the 2 Scheduled Art Sales we will have at this year’s FADECON.  It will be your only chance to score some exclusive FADECON swag from Altered Alloy and other crafty FADECON attendees.  If you are interested in selling please contact me at FADE@FADECON.org

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The Eagle Has Landed!

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We just received a supply drop from the mother ship!  Bawls has your back again FADECON to help you frag late into the night and right on till morning!   OH HOW THEY LOVE YOU!  We received a pallet with not one, but ALL 4 FLAVORS!!!  Please let them know just how much you love them, I am sure they never get tired of hearing it! 

Bawls… Never Sleep Again! 

BAWLS is an ultra-caffeinated soda so delish that you wish it flowed from your faucet instead of water. BAWLS keeps your wits about you during your final boss fight, gets your term paper done by sunrise, and makes fatigue cower in fear. But it’s no energy drink. BAWLS gets its kick and smooth, singular flavor from the luscious, hyper-caffeinated guarana – a berry about the same size as a coffee bean, but with double the caffeine punch and none of the jitters.

Coffee is for suits. Energy drinks are for noobs. BAWLS is fuel for fun.

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Independent Game Developers Presentations!

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Only thing cooler than playing games are the people that make them! We are lucky to have a few Indi Developers taking time out of their busy scheduled to share their latest creations with you!  If you attended last year then you should be very familiar with Justin Pierce of Overpowered Games and his awesome space fps Arms of Telos. Justin will be joining us again for an update and game play of his project. We would like to welcome the fine folks at PolyKnight Games to the FADECON family! Get ready for them to blow your minds with an awesome presentation of their latest games! Please visit both of these Developers websites and social media pages and give them some love! Be sure to check the FADECON Schedule so you don’t miss these great presentations!

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Frag from Home!! Thanks to Apogee!!

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Wanted to go to FADECON, but couldn’t quite swing it? Not to worry, thanks to Apogee Software, you can play Rise of the Triad, Quake Live, Unreal Tournament 4, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive with your friends attending FADECON! Apogee is hosting game servers accessible only by FADECON players for the entire event! Enjoy the entire weekend competing with the FADECON attendees in death match and team play. Frag your friends at the LAN from home!

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FADECON3D Powered by Seasonic

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Seasonic based out of Taiwan has joined the large list of sponsors for FADECON3D. If you are interested in a long term PSU company that provides its customer high quality and cutting edge power then Seasonic is your company! Check out their Facebook page and let them know Thank You for powering FADECON3D!!!

FSP Group Sponsorship!

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FSP Group has joined the list of sponsors for FADECON 3D! They produce power supply units for many of the products in your home besides your PC! They are one of the largest PSU companies in the market and FADECON is happy to have them on board with us! Please give them a warm welcome to the FADECON group and show your support on their social media FSP Group Facebook page.
 
Thank you again and we can not wait till January!!!

Schedule

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Your FADECON Staff have been hard at work on the event for months now. We would like to provide you with the Schedule as it is right now. We will be filling in more events and games as we get closer to FADECON! Get your computers ready and be on the lookout for some really cool announcements soon!

Schedule

  • Thursday
  • 12:00am Hotel Room Setup
  • Friday
  • 9:00am-12:00pm LAN Registration
  • 10:00am LAN Starts
  • 10:00am Table Top Gaming area opens
  • 10:00am Console Game area opens
  • 10:00am Witherman’s SSBT Bracket signups begin
  • 1:00pm Bar Opens
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Art Sale **(Cobalt, Jade & anyone else that has custom art to sell)
  • 2:00pm-7:00pm LAN Registration
  • 3:00pm Rise of the Triad Death Match
  • 5:00pm Unreal Tournament 4 CTF Facing Worlds
  • 7:00pm Taco Buffet
  • 8:00pm Justin Pierce Arms of Telos Talk and Game play
  • 11:00pm Late Night Games with FADE featuring Pantyhose Bowling
  • Saturday
  • All day snacks, finger foods, etc
  • 11:00am Quake Live Freeze Tag
  • 1:00pm Bar Opens
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Art Sale **(Cobalt & Jade)
  • 2:00pm Polyknight Games Dev Talk
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Hard Drive Shot Put II
  • 5:00pm Counter Strike Global Offensive Gun Game
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm MS Paint Contest
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm MS Paint Contest Judging
  • 8:00pm-11:00pm Witherman’s Super Smash Brothers Tournament
  • 11:00pm Late Night Games with FADE
  • Sunday
  • 8:00am-10:00am Raffle
  • 10:00am LAN Ends
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tear Down

Cobalt & Mogo’s Gauntlet Tournament – Time to be announced.

Random Game Events (games you should probably install)

QuakeWorld, Quake II, Quake Live, Reflex, ROTT, UT4 alpha, UT3, UT2K4, CSGO, TF2, TOXIKK, MKX, KI

** If you would like to sell your Artwork please contact Fade at FADE@FADECON.org

 

Sumo Lounge Laying the Smack-down to your rear!!!

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FADECON would like to welcome Sumo Lounge to our list of sponsors! If you happened to attend QuakeCon2015 you might have had the chance to sit/lay in some of their ultra comfortable – ultra plush beanbag chairs. Fade has worked his magic in procuring two of their Omni Plus Suede chairs for your rears to enjoy during the event. If you’d like to send some FADECON love to them check out their social media pages below. A big thanks again to Sumo Lounge and we look forward to you all attending FADECON 3D!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SumoLoungeGear

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sumobeanbag

 

Say Hello to your new 3rd Favorite T-shirt!

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Say Hello to your new 3rd Favorite T-shirt! (because this is the 3rd FADECON shirt)

The votes are in, they have been counted, and the Winner is!!

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(We promise there were no hanging chads!)

You all really went with the one that had my face on it…. Not sure if people like it or I am being trolled…  Any Way  Congratulations Justin Loh for your winning design!

 

 

 

Support Extra Life and possibly win a seat to FADECON 2016!

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Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Tori’s battle against lymphoblastic leukemia inspired the Sarcastic Gamer Community in a way that is difficult to describe. Members sent in video games and bought gifts to keep Tori’s spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.

Tragically, we lost Tori to cancer in January 2008. Later that year, the Sarcastic Gamer community started Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that treated and fought beside Tori. In 2008 and 2009, Extra Life raised a combined $302,000, 100 percent of which went directly to help kids like Tori at Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (Texas Children’s Hospital).

Over time, Extra Life spread worldwide so that gamers could raise money for their own local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and now tens of millions of dollars have been raised by gamers around the globe! And every penny raised goes directly to each team’s local hospital.

In Dallas, Texas there is a chapter of Starfleet International, a registered 501(c) Non-Profit Organization called the USS Artemis which will embark on its third year as participants in the Extra Life marathon. In year one, the Artemis raised $900. In year two, they raised over $1,600. This year, they’ve titled the event “The Drive for $2,015” with a goal to raise $2,015 in the year 2015.

We’ll be randomly drawing one winner of a Swag Pack that will include one VIP seat to FADECON 2016! . Each donation of  $10 gets you one entry in the raffle. Example: if you donate $30, that’s three “tickets”.

The crew of the USS Artemis would like to thank the gang at FADECON for helping us sponsor this event.

If you would like to make a donation to the USS Artemis Team, you can do so by clicking here:
https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.participant&participantID=143812

More information about Extra Life can be found here:
http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1197

More information about Starfleet International can be found here:
http://www.sfi.org

More information about the USS Artemis can be found here:
http://www.ussartemis.com

Thank you,

Captain Jeremy Mayes
Commanding Officer
USS Artemis – Starfleet International
www.ussartemis.com

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Contests!!!

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We are all hard at work preparing to put on a kick ass LAN party for you all next year!  I am happy to announce we will be holding a T-shirt and wallpaper contest again this year.  The theme this year is 3D so get your noodles working and submit some awesome art! We will nominate the top 3 for each and hold a vote for the winner!  Please send your submissions into Fade@FADECON.org starting TODAY!!    Submissions will be accepted thru November 1st  voting will begging on November 2nd thru November 15th  Wining T-Shirt and wallpaper design  will be posted on November 16th and Shirts will be ordered!!  Get your Art in and put your mark on FADECON!  (To be considered for  selection all art work must be safe for work. This is going on a T-shirt people…. Ahab I am looking at you… )    Stay safe my friends and see you soon!

 

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FADECON3D Registration….AND OPEN!!!!!!

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Damn…we must have some bugs still in the system either that or some helping hands are looking out for all our attendees! CL4P-TP agrees FADECON3D registration should be OPEN!!!

FADECON admins already see a bunch of eager beavers who were chomping at the bit to get seats early and we are happy they were all successful! Just a few house cleaning tips for those who haven’t registered yet: you have to login with your social media account, PayPal is the only method of payment, you should be getting two emails *check your spam folder* (1 from PayPal and 1 from FADECON), and here is the link to the Hyatt Hotel (http://www.dallasgarland.place.hyatt.com/) tell them you are attending FADECON for “special room reservation package” (I believe the package is the hotel is putting all FADECON attendees on the same floor…)

We look forward to all of you attending in January! Keep your web browsers posted here for the most up to date information because we still have much more to announce!