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They call THIS a LAN?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:53 pm
by -7-Slappy
More like a gheyfest, found it by clicking on some banner ad at Newegg, then saw the FAQ:

1. Alcohol
No alcohol is allowed inside the event. There is a bar at nearby hotels you are welcome to attend if you wish.

2. Bawls?
Due to convention center guidelines, we are not allowed to sale BAWLS, nor are you allowed to bring it in..

3. Can we bring our own Food / Drink
No.

4. Can we bring food coolers?
No.

5. Can we Grill out back?
Sorry, but due to Venue Rules we may not allow grilling outside. Though it sure sounds good..

6. What are some other food alternatives?
Various fast food and family food establishments are all within a 2 mile radius of the event. On Saturday, August 26th, Showdown will be hosting a free picnic in a nearby park with all you can eat pizza and drinks. This special party will be for paid registrants only.

7. What food will be available inside the LAN?
Showdown will not be selling any food inside the LAN. The Venue will have items on sale in their concessions area


The alcohol & grilling restrictions I can understand, but why is Bawls outlawed? So they can force you to buy the overpriced & (likely) shitty food from their concession stands? Sounds like fun! :roll:

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:00 pm
by Junglestud
Shat, that sucks!

No bawls = :gay:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:00 am
by Yari
But it's only $30 for three days of gaming. And they provide the machines, plus there seems to be lots of other activities. No bawls is a bummer, but it sounds like a deal to me. If only I lived in CA.

Re: They call THIS a LAN?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:17 pm
by KCSA_ChickenHead
-7-Slappy wrote:The alcohol & grilling restrictions I can understand, but why is Bawls outlawed?


There's the "no food" policy they have. So why did they single out Bawls? Probably because too many whiny kids can't understand that "YES, no food or drink also means no Bawls" and they e-mail spam them with retarded pleadings about it non-stop. It happens for every fad item that runs afoul of venue rules.

And to top off the food rules the venue appears to have, there is a more serious issue: glass bottles.

That's a big liability issue - it gets worse the more people you have. They've probably had problems in the past with glass bottles. As cute as those Bawls bottles are, they really should offer them in plastic bottles. They're not like beer, they don't need to be protected from sunlight by dark and dense glass- there's no other reason for the glass than asthetics.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:44 pm
by Forbidden Donut
Not to mention all the bastard little kids hopped up on Bawls; that'd be enough for me to outlaw it.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:13 pm
by Junglestud
Forbidden Donut wrote:Not to mention all the bastard little kids hopped up on Bawls; that'd be enough for me to outlaw it.


DUST!