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Laclede's LAN 10

April 8, 2006

Laclede’s LAN 10 was our first event that featured a professionally made LL event T-shirt. Every attendee received their very own way to show their world their favorite way to game. Our Quake 4 tournament was explosively fun to watch, and Counter-Strike: Source returned as a perennial favorite. We experimented with selling cheap, hot pizza to the attendees after the complimentary lunch, and new staff member Cypher automated our game servers for the first time – flawlessly. ...

Laclede's LAN 9

January 14, 2006

Better space, a better network, and new sponsors! Laclede’s LAN 9 set yet another high bar for attendance at 112 gamers, and we moved into the cafeteria at West County Technical School, while gaining Allhawkeye85 as a staff member. Our sponsors showed up in force, with Nathan Kirsch from Legit Reviews doing hardware demonstrations for the latest technology, and Nerds on Site bringing the Nerdmobile and a fully stocked booth showing a potential career path for the PC enthusiast. ...

Hurricane Katrina Relief Charity LAN

October 29, 2005

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, we wanted to show support by mobilizing the community we had helped to build. We did what we do best – play games! In doing so, we were able to raise $2,180 with the help of Ranken Technical College and Best Buy. Since this was a side project of sorts, we experimented with other attractions, like Domino’s pizza (courtesy of Ranken Technical College), Halloween costumes and game-themed jack o’ lanterns, and an Airsoft shooting gallery in a separate room. ...

Laclede's LAN at GameRIOT

July 1, 2005

Many chapters of the larger Laclede’s LAN story took place at events other than ours. Had we been thinking about it more, we might have referred to these road trips and random party crashing as “active outreach”, but the truth is we just loved hanging out with gamers of all stripes and did it whenever we had the chance. Our philosophy was clear, though; when you’re trying to grow, nurture, and serve a community, you can never make too many friends. ...

Laclede's LAN 7

June 11, 2005

Laclede’s LAN 7 is where things really started happening. We more than doubled our attendance to 72 gamers, we added Havicaz and his famous posing abilities to the staff, and generally ramped up our LAN experience into what we had always wanted it to be: the best in Saint Louis. The Dickie Burgers, the Console Corner, Tim’s Pink Lemonade and other LL staples were all part of the action, but we continued to add features we thought our community would enjoy, like a large projection screen broadcasting the tournaments on a delay and the Counter-Strike Ice Cream Cake (a subject of much controversy and sardonicism). ...

Laclede's LAN 5

December 18, 2004

Laclede’s LAN 5 finally saw us move out of the cramped kids’ area and into a rec room, as we started to outgrow the smaller area. The Console Corner continued to be a fun diversion with four-player Halo 2 running on a projector. Meanwhile BEan spent much of his time trying to track down muggers, vagrants and criminals outside the church. At A Glance Attendance: 16 gamers and 3 event staff Staff: John Dickerson, Tim Dollarhide, James Dudley Games Spotted: Counter-Strike 1. ...