KCGAMEON started as a LAN (Local Area Network) party in 2005. It is basically a small group of gamers who pack up their computers,
(BYOC = Bring your own computer), set up their rigs by plugging into a local network, and would play games until their eyes bleed. A lot of things have changed since the days of 30 players.
Over the last few years we have expanded our event to encompass all forms of gaming/fun - PC, console, hand-held gaming, tabletop and tinyWhoop (drones).
Both men and women attend these events, which include tournaments for various games. Some of these tournaments have prizes.
We typically provide food and snacks/drinks/candy throughout the event.
There are SIX events each year. They are roughly 6-8 weeks apart. During the summer we tend to spread them out little more due to folks being on vacations and what not.
There is a cost of $20 for BYOC and $15 for everyone else at this event (including spectators).
This website will allow you to pay via paypal when you register for the next event.
You also have the option to pay $25 at registration table as you walk in the door - but this does not guarantee you a seat. The $25 dollars goes for everyone, both BYOC and all over players/spectators.
We know that in order to retain players over time, we must provide value for the player.
A portion also goes to purchasing candy/snacks and sometimes we need to buy more infrastructure - new cat5/multiplugs/etc. We are fortunate enough to have our building expenses and dinner paid for through sponsorship!
The staff does not make a dime. The event does not exist to make money off of the gamer - we are only here to network and above all - HAVE FUN!
No alcohol, drugs or weapons are allowed, just gaming.
The worst thing that could happen is...you could get a tooth ache, carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow.
First thing, you must check into the event. Once you do that, you are automatically entered into the drawing with 1 ticket tied to your name.
We will randomly pick 5 prizes and 5 names - the names drawn will be posted in our discord channel - #eventprizes channel.
Those five persons have one hour to come to the operations table (noted on the map) to pick a prize.
The prizes will NOT be listed on discord and prizes will be picked by the attendees in a first come, first serve basis. If there are substantial prizes available, we will have them displayed in the operations area before the drawing and mention them in discord.
If all five prizes are not collected in the hour long period, we will roll that prize over to the next 5 prizes and pick 5 new names. This will continue every hour until all prizes are gone.
Once your name is rolled, that ticket becomes voided and is no longer eligible in the drawing, regardless of picking or passing on a prize.
To add some mystery and fairness - timing for when we give away prizes could change event to event - likewise the value of each prize could range from $1 - $1000. This is dependent on the prize vault for that event, largely determined by sponsorship.
For our multi-day events, we will allow the attendees to purchase additional tickets for $5 a piece. These events will take place in June and December of 2017 (will update 2018 when we get there). Selling tickets helps pay for infrastructure and other needs for the event and gives you additional chances to win big prizes that are given to us by sponsors!
You must collect the prize in person. You must also prove you are the person who we named as a winner. Photo ID, even if it's a facebook profile will be accepted. Proxies will ONLY be allowed on a case by case basis and need to be discussed ahead of time with the operations table. No exceptions.
Well, it all depends on how many prizes we get from our current sponsors and how many we purchase out right and lastly, how many people attend the event and purchase additonal raffle tickets, but typically it is 10-20 door prizes per event, with the possibility of many more and much higher value prizes for the multiday events.
Please see our current sponsor list, shown HERE.
We try to get additional sponsors all the time, so this is always changing.
The "Loyalty Event" WAS always the last event of each year (usually first weekend of December).
We have now discontinued the loyalty event. This is an unfortunate side effect to our growth, but we do plan to give away prizes. (see above)
The new format will pick names and the player will have to pick up the prize. No more sitting around for two hours - we have gaming to do!
This is largely dependent on user interest. Here is a current list of all of the tournaments at this event.
If you have a favorite game and you want to get a tournament going, just let us know and we will get signups going at the registration desk.
Only if you request and get approved by the staff.
Absolutely, please feel free to use social media to spread the good word as well.
Yes, you sure can. When going through the registration process, just be sure to add their name to your checkout before hitting the PAY NOW button.
You can help support GameOn by purchasing products from our sponsors. If you see them in person be sure to thank them for their support.
Invite your friends, defeat that nerdist perception and make them aware this is a pretty cool event!
We need a minimum of 30 person pay for the event fee. We have had to cancel events in the past, but it has been many, many years since we did. :)
Take a look at the schedule page for a long history of attendence counts.
Due to the overwhelming number of players, we no longer accept cancellations or provide refunds. Please be sure you can make it before you buy a ticket.