GeForce LAN Registration Re-Opening, Limited Seating Available - HotHardware
GeForce LAN Registration Re-Opening, Limited Seating Available

GeForce LAN Registration Re-Opening, Limited Seating Available

We just got word from NVIDIA, that there are a few more spots open at the big GeForce LAN taking place next month on the USS Hornet aircraft carried in Alameda, California. If you want to get in on the action and get some game-time in at an awesome venue (we’ve been there!), this is the perfect opportunity. All of the details, straight from NVIDIA, are posted below...

GeForce LAN registration is re-opening with limited seating: Thursday, September 21 @ 9:00 p.m. Pacific. An additional 14 L33T and 49 BYOC seats will be available first come, first served.

Call your friends, ask your significant other for forgiveness, get your geek on and gear up for 48 hours of non-stop gaming goodness!

Incidentally, we know there were a lot of questions about why there aren't more BYOC seats at GeForce LAN. 800 BYOC seats was our initial estimate after seeing the floor plan of the venue. However, after a thorough site inspection and discovering that:

  1. There are random hatches, pipes, etc., that impede us from placing a table here and there

    AND 
  2. Some of the museum pieces (i.e., the Apollo 11 module) are not able to move with the other aircraft from the hangar deck up to the flight deck

    AND
  3. Accounting for more stringent fire safety aisles

...We had to revise our estimates. This is a true aircraft carrier and while it has been converted to a museum, much of the ship is the same as it was when it was operational decades ago.
We lost over 150 seats due to this, and some of the remaining seats have been reserved for the sponsors who are supporting this event (many of whom want a BYOC seat themselves as they want to represent and connect with attendees!).

We spent days staring at and stressing over the floor plan trying to squeeze as much as we can in, but in the end, we got what we got. Like vector says, if this was a Nimitz class carrier...we probably could have squeezed in a weeeeee bit more.

For those who don't have BYOC seats, don't forget there are still general admission passes. For $20, you get access all weekend during general admission hours. With this ticket you still get to experience the tournament/free play areas, compete in whatever contests and tournaments are happening during the general admission hours, visit the exhibitors (who will have some pretty cool playable systems too), see how-to presentations on stage, and even visit the museum itself [FREE!] (Original wards, compartments down below and above the hangar deck) throughout the ship, which is an amazing trip by itself. Up on the flight deck there is an awesome seating area where you can take in the view and see more original aircraft. You can even get your picture taken with a WWII pin-up girl alongside an aircraft in 3D.

In fact, those of you who have BYOC seats should probably tell your friends and significant others so they can come visit during those hours. There's so much great stuff for them to do.

We appreciate your patience during the past few days, and wanted to give you as much of a heads-up about the last few tickets going on sale as we possibly could. We look forward to seeing everyone in person at the event, by it a BYOC, L33T or General Admission ticket!

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Ahhh if only this was somewhere close to my home :( Canada has no good events!!!

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I don't know... Well at least it's in Northern California so it's possible for me to be there, bad news; I don't know how I'm going to make it work since I don't have the appropriate things and all. (cash ($80 for the BYOC ticket, $120 for gas and $60 for a place to sleep) and a car, I do have a computer though obviously, just not the things required to travel around in San Francisco efficiently.)

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Is somebody from the HH staff gonna be there?

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This looks amazing. I hope someone from HH (Staff, or member) is going to be able to attend. To anyone that does get to go to something like this enjoy the hell out of it.

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A pity there is nothing like thing closer to Canada as i would have liked to attend.

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Too far north for me to go, I'm with you guys I hope someone is going, I'd like to see a highlight video reel when it's done.

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would be nice to go.Sure hope that some HH team or some other lucky member can go and possibly share some pics and coverage .Give it the 'being there' for us to check out.

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wow, pretty nice. I would love to attend if it wasn't for the location... lol :(

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"What better than to play Battlefield 3 with hundreds of people inside an Aircraft Carrier in sunny California?? Nostalgic . Have a wonderful time to who ever can make it."

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Bad luck for me also! Sad I wouldn't mind being there either, but I just live too far away & I've given my Asus P8P67 motherboard to Asus to get that B2 stepping chip changed to a B3 stepping. Although I did ask for a totally new motherboard to replace this one. I did get that idiotic mentality of quite a few posters that I've read else where about that there is nothing wrong with this Cougar Point chipset & you will not see any defects or faults within 3 years or around that period anyway. Not with mine though.Wink I heard it from their own staffs mouths over the phone & even seen him in person when I went to drop it off for that exchange or repair program.Angry Lucky I kept phoning up Asus & asking for someone up higher in authority & eventually I got somewhere.Smile Anyway I noticed something real early, infact straight away.Cool It was seen after installing from a CD onto my SSD the Mavis Beacons Typing Course Platinum ver.20. I have two of these software programs by Mavis Beacon. What I seen was after installing it & then starting to use it, although it did only happen several times & that is the corruption of letters. A was hybrid with E & so on & not a true letter on its own.Wink I actually installed that same Mavis Beacons software onto another pc just to see if it would work properly & it did. I use the Sata 3 port for my SSD & the Sata 2 port for the DVD rewriter.Wink

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Subscription auto-notification can act like a Beacon ! alerting  some to get on the prowl >>.

who knows maybe ol' Mavis is a 'cougar' herself ?  Wink

just so ya know it's ' i ' before ' e ' except in Budweiser  Beer

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WOW! looking forward for this event. Such a big event!!

Robert Benwell

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CCervantes:

WOW! looking forward for this event. Such a big event!!

Robert Benwell

So, you're going to go to this event?

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