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What Fragapalooza Summer 2014
When August 7-10, 2014
Where Leduc Recreation Centre
4330 Black Gold Drive
Leduc, AB T9E 3C3
780-980-7120
Games Played Anything and Everything!
Official Tournaments
Giveaways We are workin on it!
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irc.fp.ca
ftp://frag:frag@shadow.fp.ca/Game_Backups/

Sat Aug 09 07:56:27 -0600 2014
Facebook/Twitter/IRC

Don't forget to check Facebook, Twitter and IRC during the event as there will be contests and prizes that aren't announced over the intercom...

--Sphincter

Fri Aug 08 07:12:59 -0600 2014
BF4 Free to play

So, BF4 is Free to Play this week on Origin. https://www.origin.com/en-ca/store/free-games/game-time

Please follow these instructions for restoring a previously backed up game rather than everyone downloading it over and over again: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield-4/back-up-Battlefield-4/td-p/1798887

The backup of the game can be found on the internal network at \\shadow\game_backups in the Origin Games folder.

With a BF4 tournament happening tomorrow, this seems like a great chance to play without having to buy the game!

--Sphincter


Fri Aug 08 05:01:28 -0600 2014
Starcraft 2 Group Qualifiers

The Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm tournament will be starting soon with the Qualifier rounds, which will happen in a grouped Swiss style best of 3 structure.


To find out what group you will be playing in, and your pairings with your opponents, check the following links:






Fri Aug 08 01:31:09 -0600 2014
BF4 server

Looking for a clan or someone who currently rents a BF4 server that we could use for a tournament tomorrow...let me or Bram know!


--Sphincter

Thu Aug 07 10:21:47 -0600 2014
DifferentButBetter Volleyball Reminder

Reminder to bring your equipment and game for fun and prizes at the Vemma DifferentButBetter volleyball game Friday August 8th, 2014 evening!


Thu Aug 07 00:19:58 -0600 2014
Fragapalooza Event Wireless is Live!

Fragapalooza Event Wireless is now live... look for

fragapalooza2014

SSID with a passphrase of

frag2014
Wed Aug 06 23:34:59 -0600 2014
Kosmos Discount for All Participants

Kosmos restaurant is offering a 10% discount to all Fragapalooza Participants for all takeout/delivery to the event, as well as a 10% discount to anyone who goes to the restaurant with their IDs.  Awesome!!!


Tue Aug 05 23:42:54 -0600 2014
Vemma vs Frag

The Vemma Sponsors are looking to challenge Fragapalooza participants to a Volleyball match, with prizes for the team with the most points.  This will be an any can enter Friday Night event so bring your game and equipment out to the event.  Should be a good time and great prizes.


Tue Aug 05 23:23:16 -0600 2014
No Early (Pre) Reg this year

Please note that we will NOT be providing a pre-reg this year so please do not show up with your equipment today as we will be unable to help you.


Thanks!

-- Sphincter

Tue Aug 05 12:07:46 -0600 2014
Last Registration Drive Give-a-way - 220

We hit 220 participants paid today and as promised we have a winner in our Last Registration Drive Give-a-away:

Sebby

Congrats and thanks for supporting Fragapalooza 2014.  Without participants such as yourself this event isn't possible!  

Enjoy

--Melbosa

Wed Jul 30 00:46:13 -0600 2014
Waiver Forms

Just a reminder that you need to have your Waiver Forms for your registration.  To be efficient you can get them

HERE

and have them ready, or at the registration table at the event.


--Melbosa

Tue Jul 29 04:20:10 -0600 2014
Guru Digital Arts College Returns with a Bang!

We are so very excited to have Guru Digital Arts College return as a sponsor of Fragapalooza 2014.  And this year they are doing it with a bang!  They are offering 5x $3000 in Scholarships as outlined below to Fragapalooza participants.  That's HUGE! Details below, and information about how to apply will be at the event!

Game Design & 3D Animation Scholarship

$15,000 in awards

It’s true! Guru Digital Arts College is offering $15,000 (5 x $3,000) in scholarships to its Video Game Design or 3D Animation programs. Successful applicants are asked to demonstrate their skill or merit in game creation or 3D Animation by submitting examples of their creative work following the criteria outlined below.

Who should apply?

Every game designer starts as a player! Every animator begins with an idea! We want people who get excited about creating, investigating, and experimenting. If you have made, modded, or mapped out a game experience, we want to hear from you! If you are passionate about Animation, and dream in 3D, you need to apply!

You will be required to fill out the Scholarship online application form, and submit one (or more) of the following examples of merit:

• ONE original level or 3D model that you have created. YouTube gameplay demo (original level), paper prototype or game/character design will be accepted for this submission
OR
• ONE written statement explaining your merit as a creator.

--Melbosa


Thu Jul 24 08:53:20 -0600 2014
Last Registration Drive Give-a-way
Prize give-a-way

There isn't much time left... 2 weeks to the date of the event today!!!!  We are so excited and want to make this Fragapalooza XX one of the best for everyone involved.  And we want to have more and more and more to experience the event with everyone whom is already registered.

So we are running the Last Registration Drive Give-a-way!  Fragapalooza 2014 is looking for 300 hundred registered and paid participants to fill the Leduc Recreation Centre sports field to enjoy 4 days of non-stop gaming with the 190+ participants paid joining us already.  As such we are setting a step goal system for the last two weeks.  For every 20 people registered and paid after 200 (so first would be at 220) we will be giving away a digital game prize to one lucky winner out of the paid participant pool (previous winners cannot win again... but you will have a chance to win again at the event in our many give-a-ways held throughout the 4 days).  And if we hit 300 paid prior to the August 7, 2014 start of the event one lucky person will win an PS4/XBox One of their choice given away during Open Ceremonies on August 7, 2014 (choice decided at Opening Ceremonies, delivery of prize during event)! 

Get your friends, get your parents, get your co-workers, get your elders to register and pay today!  We want so bad to give these games and next gen consoles away!

Contest is only available to people who have registered with a valid email address for the Fragapalooza 2014 event on the www.fragapalooza.ca webpage, and who have paid their registration in full. The contest winner(s) will be chosen at random from these paid registrations only. The winner(s) will be notified via their email used for the Fragapalooza 2014 registration.

--Melbosa


Thu Jul 24 05:17:50 -0600 2014
Extra Life Edmonton Returns

Fragapalooza and Extra Life Edmonton team up again for charity!  We are proud to be a part of this great drive for the Stollery Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.


From Extra Life Edmonton:

Extra Life Edmonton is proud to sponsor Fragapalooza, Canada's longest-running annual video game LAN festival. 

The Frag organizers hold an amazing event inside the Leduc Recreation Centre and come August 7-10, Extra Life will be back once again to soak up all the fun and share news about our charity.

Extra Life is an international 24-hour video game marathon dedicated to raising money for local children's hospitals. In Edmonton, a passionate group of over 100 gamers raise funds for kids at the Stollery Children's Hospital. We raised over $45,000 in 2013 with the help of the Frag community and we're aiming to top $50,000 in 2014.

This year's marathon will be held on October 25 (location TBA), complete with video game tournaments, fun prizes, and a social atmosphere; very much the same as Fragapalooza has been doing for years.

Extra Life Edmonton encourages you to donate or join our team of gamers by visiting www.extra-life.org/team/yegextralife or come to Fragapalooza to learn more by registering online at www.fragapalooza.ca


--Melbosa

Mon Jul 21 22:58:43 -0600 2014
Call for Volunteers

So...with the event just over 2 weeks away, I am asking for anyone interested in volunteering again this year (and first timers too!), to please email volunteer AT fragapalooza DOT ca.

We need people for setup on Wednesday August 6 beginning at 8am and lasting until everything is done. This is not glamorous work, but is the most important. Be prepared to get dirty (and have fun doing it). If you are only able to help for a few hours on setup day, just indicate that in your email.

We also need people for registration on Thursday and Friday.

Security personnel will be required for the entire event, but I promise to keep your shifts to a minimum wherever possible to allow you to enjoy the event as much as possible.

Remember guys, without volunteers, Fragapalooza would not be possible and every hour you put in REALLY helps the event run smoothly. Even if you only want to do a single 4 hour security shift some night, that totally helps us out, so keep that in mind.

I would prefer all volunteers to be at least 18 years old, but if you are younger and think you have what it takes, email me and we can talk.

Thanks!

-- Sphincter


Wed Jul 16 09:49:12 -0600 2014
Tournaments!

Fragapalooza is happy to announce that it is teaming up with Nicholas "Tjej" Siennicki to help organize and run some quality eSports Tournaments during this year's event.  Together, we are dedicated to providing the best possible tournament experience to Fraga attendees.

Tjej has many years of event organization experience, including organizing Starcraft 2's largest Amateur League and helping with Fragapalooza's own Starcraft events in 2012.  Additionally, Nicholas has run many  LAN events in Edmonton and Calgary, including Starcraft 2 and League of Legends tournaments at OverKlocked Gaming.

This year, Fragapalooza will be running three primary tournaments for Hearthstone, Starcraft 2, and League of Legends with awesome trophies for the winners!  Don't want to limit yourself?  Fragapalooza will run additional tournaments if there is sufficient interest for a specific game.  

These events will be strictly organized and ran so that all participants may play in all primary events. Tournament Sign-Ups will begin when the doors open on Thursday, and remain open until 5:00PM on Friday when the tournaments begin.


Tue Jul 15 09:32:26 -0600 2014
Wappo Gaming Returns

Wappo Gaming Returns for another year with Gaming Servers and Sponsorship.  We welcome them back as they have been a huge help with our event now for many years running!


--Melbosa

Tue Jul 15 09:30:11 -0600 2014
Early Registration Draw Winner!

So we had a great first part of registrations but unfortunately didn't make that 170  goal we were looking for.  Still we have a prize to give away and DuckBoy is our winner of a Dishonored - Game of the Year Edition.  Stay tuned for more prize draws and announcements for Fragapalooza 2014!

--Melbosa


Thu Jul 10 08:11:37 -0600 2014
VEMMA's back with Verve Energy Drinks!

Yes they are back, with great tasting original energy drink Verve and now NEW flavors of iced coffee, mango iced tea, and the brand new Remix! Pre-order to ship to your door and be ready for Fragapalooza 2014!

Verve Tasting Parties - If you want to try before you buy...check out their upcoming events through Facebook and go see them!

And it's Fraggin' healthy... so please like them on Facebook!  

--Melbosa


Thu Jul 10 08:02:13 -0600 2014
OverKlocked Returns

OverKlocked is back for Fragapalooza 2014 as a sponsor and also as a payment drop-off location, becoming one of our mainstay sponsors.  So hit them up if you want some LAN gaming practice before Fragapalooza, or if you just want to pay for the event.

--Melbosa

Wed Jul 09 14:48:27 -0600 2014
Reminder and Giveaway

So we are almost to the deadline for Hats, T-Shirts and Early Registration pre-paid discount.  As such I am feeling very Fragish... and want to give something away!!!! And look at all these games I have just sitting here to give away! So I will give away a prize to one lucky registered and paid participant after the Early Registration deadline on Friday.  So get those registrations in!!!!


...

Actually I am feeling really generous and have so much more to give away.... I know!!!! If Fragpalooza 2014 gets 50 more registrations and paid by the Early Registration deadline I will give away another two Prizes to those already paid.  As of right now we have 120 paid for the event, and I want to see 170 by Friday's deadline.  So start getting your friends registered and paid today!!!

Contest is only available to people who have registered with a valid email address for the #Fragapalooza 2014 event on the www.fragapalooza.ca webpage, and who have paid in full their registration. The contest winner(s) will be chosen at random from these paid registrations only. The winner(s) will be notified via their email used for the Fragapalooza 2014 registration.

--Melbosa

Wed Jul 09 14:29:51 -0600 2014
Cisco Sponsors Network

We are super excited to have Cisco sponsor Fragapalooza 2014 with a blazing fast lightning network.  Cisco has been a major sponsor of Fragapalooza many years now and we are so glad to have them return again this year.  Check them out for all your networking needs!


--Melbosa

Wed Jul 02 08:26:41 -0600 2014
Early Registration and Event Mechandise Cut-Off

Hey Guys,


Just to let you know Early Registration (for prize draws and discount) and Event Merchandise Cut-Off is Friday, July 11, 2014.  We all want you to have access to free stuff and cheaper registration so please get your purchases in before next Friday!

--Melbosa

Thu Jun 12 07:45:10 -0600 2014
Veeam Sponsors 2014

We would like to welcome Veeam back as a sponsor of Fragapalooza 2014. 

From veeam.com:
"Veeam® is Modern Data Protection™. We believe today’s IT requirements have changed and that “3C” legacy backup problems—high costs, increased complexity and missing capabilities—are no longer acceptable for any organization. Veeam provides powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the Cloud—a perfect fit for the modern data center."

We are glad they are back to sponsor Fragapalooza again and know you all are too.  Check them out at http://www.veeam.com/

--Melbosa

Wed Jun 04 05:24:41 -0600 2014
We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Moonnie on the win in our Ramp up for fp2014 registration draw.  Hopefully Steam cooperates with us soon so we can get that prize over to Moonnie.  Stay tuned for more giveaways in fragapalooza's future!

--Melbosa


Fri May 30 13:45:45 -0600 2014
Early Registration Online Draw

Ramp up for #fp2014 has begun, and we are feeling generous and greedy at the same time. Monday we will be giving away a steam game to a random registered and paid member for the Fragapalooza 2014 event (current registered and paid attendees are eligible). So get that registration in this weekend and you could be a part of that! We promise, it will be a game you do not own... even if we have to strangle StraT's piggy bank to get you one.

Contest is only available to people who have registered with a valid email address for the #Fragapalooza 2014 event on the www.fragapalooza.ca webpage, and who have paid in full their registration. The contest winner will be chosen at random from these paid registrations only. The winner will be notified via their email used for the Fragapalooza 2014 registration.

Good Luck to all and visit Sphincter and friends this weekend at The Eek Comic and Pop Culture Fest for more possible prizes.

--Melbosa


Tue May 13 15:04:25 -0600 2014
Fragapalooza 2014 Poster
Hey All.  So here is our Fragapalooza 2014 Launch Poster.  Feel free to share this everywhere!

FP2014Poster


--Melbosa

Fri May 02 19:35:34 -0600 2014
FP2014

Winter is over.... registration is coming!  Get ready for Fragapalooza 2014!  


Leduc Rec Centre again, and its a big number for Fragapalooza!  Stay tuned!

--Melbosa





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