Call for Video Game Equipment and Games!
Now that the hotel and registration rushes have calmed and folks are relatively certain of their attendance this year, we're putting out the official call for equipment and video games to help make the VG room a success this year. Last year, we had quite a few furs ask us "Why don't you have [insert game here]?" or "Why aren't there enough [insert console here] controllers?" The answer is very simple: we rely almost entirely on the generousity of AC's attendees to populate the VG room with the latest and greatest in games, consoles, controllers and tournaents. If the VG room staff doesn't personally own a particular game/console/controller, then the only way it gets to the con is.. YOU! Yes, you! So dust off the copy of Mortal Kombat you beat two weeks after you bought it, or the lonely Game Cube controllers pineing for one more game of Smash and bring them along for the ride!
Items we're chronically short of:
Wii consoles with fully unlocked Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Game Cube controllers (wired or not, we don't mind)
Recent 1v1 fighter games
Furs who want to host a tournament
We make every attempt to keep your games and gear safe! Anything you choose to donate to the VG room for the duration of the con will be marked with a unique id (a little colored sticker) and logged on an inventory sheet that you will receive a copy of. Games are only handled by VG room staff, and furs must checkout controllers using their AC badge.
If you'd like to donate any games or equipment to the VG room, would like to host a tournament, or just have questions, please send me, turtyl or miltoniusprime a PM, reply to this thread or email vg(at)anthrocon.org.
See you all there!
EDIT The Video Game Room will be in the Butler Room in the Westin Hotel, same as always. We'll be opening the room for donation dropoffs and setup on Thursday from 7 - 9ish, or donations can be brought to the VG any time it's open.
EDIT 2 As of 6 Mar we only have two tournaments confirmed: Rock Band and SSBB. If anyone would like to run any other tournaments in the game room, please send me, Turtyl or MiltoniusPrime a PM with a brief rundown of the rules you'll be using and any equipment/games you need us to track down. In previous years we've had Tetris Attack, Street Fighter 4, Duck Hunt (yes, the NES version ^_^) and we'd like to have more than just two tournaments this year.