Is there somewhere on campus where we can store our equipment before the event? 

The Video Game Club’s office can hold some spare equipment, but it’s on a fist-come, first-serve basis. Space is fairly limited, so if you don’t show up until later in the day on Thursday, we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to help you.

Is there a limit to team size? 

Nope! So long as you aren’t showing up with a small army in tow, your team can be as large as you want it to be. Note that we do recommend bringing along at least one other person, to cover for you on bathroom breaks and the like.

Can I leave for exams during the event? 

It’d be pretty unfair of us to expect you to abandon all of your commitments. Not everybody’s going to be available at all hours of the day, so if you need to jet in order to take care of an exam or attend a mandatory lecture, we understand. Just make sure you’ve got someone to cover for you while you’re gone.

How much space do we have? What happens if too many people show up? What happens if we have too much equipment? 

We’ve got a bit of extra space in the event that we get more attendees than expected, and there’s a registration cutoff once we reach a certain number of participants, so you needn’t worry too much about overcrowding. As for the cutoff, don’t worry- we’re still in the green.

As for equipment,same deal- we’ve got the whole North Courtyard of Mac Hall booked, so space shouldn’t be an issue. If it is, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it- it won’t impact your enjoyment of the event,one way or another.

Can I play Rock Band/DDR? 

Unfortunately, no. Macewan Conference and Events has some rather stringent regulations in place regarding noise and what they consider to be “Live Music.” Rock Band and DDR both qualify. And trust me- you do not want to be playing either of those for twenty four hours straight. I’ve tried- it’s not fun.

What’s more, we’ve got a pretty big turnout this year- we probably won’t even have room for either of those games.

Can my team bring board games/tabletop games? 

Definitely. We were actually looking into officially adding tabletop games to the roster for this year’s GWOS, but due to time constraints, we never got the chance. If your team wants to bring RISK or Monopoly and play a few games, you’re very welcome to.

Will we have access to wired internet? 

As anyone who’s ever attended the University of Calgary well knows, the connection here isn’t exactly the most gamer-friendly in the world. With this in mind, we’re going to have a LAN switch set up with constant access to a wired network connection. Note that there are only fourteen slots available,and priority will go to those participants playing primarily online games.

What Equipment will you provide? What equipment should we bring? 

We’ll be providing tables, chairs, and food and water over the course of the evening. We’ve also got eight televisions currently available to us- though they’re all standard definition, I’m afraid. You’ll need to bring your own computers, games, and consoles, as well as energy drinks, if you feel you’ll need them.

Can Non-participants join in?

We’ll be working on setting up a public play station for anyone who isn’t a participant, but still wants to swing by and play a few games. No word yet on what games we’ll be hosting at the station, we’ll probably mix it up a bit over the course of the event.

What restrictions are there on what we can play? 

Aside from Rock Band and DDR, nothing too explicit. It’s a public event, so keep that in mind when selecting what you’ll play- if your game features violent dismemberment or visible nudity, it’s a sure sign it might not be acceptable for the public eye. Use your better judgement- if you’re not sure, drop us a line and ask.

Can we bring our own food/snacks? 

Definitely.

Can we sell food/snacks/items? 

Unfortunately, you cannot. University regulations, I’m afraid.

Can we run our own livestream? 

You can, but I can’t promise Airuc will be able to handle the traffic. We’ll already be running one livestream and a Minecraft server as it is, after all.

Can we bring a fridge?

Unfortunately, that’s a no. From what I understand, the massive power draw from GWOS is going to be straining Mac Hall’s electrical grid as it is. Anything such as fridges and the like could very well cause us to blow out a fuse or two.

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