Gaming is riveting.
Pictures from the 2012 Ventura LAN Party. Yeah, I know it’s 2012, and LANs have died out, but this tradition has become more than just gaming–it’s become the one time every year that I get to see these guys!
Thanks to Evan, Tim, and Todd for putting this all together year after year.
Every summer Lem and I head down to Ventura for a get-together event with old friends. We spend 3 days of gaming into the early morning hours, hanging out when we wake up at noon, and non-stop binging on the unhealthiest of food.
Serious Cat at this year’s LAN Party
We had a good group this year–the same core group with the usual 2 or 3 guests. The big games this year were League of Legends, TF2, and surprisingly UT2004, still holding on as a choice game (what happened to UT3?). No movie outing this year, but a few of us did get out at least once to see a play, 1776 put on by some friends.
Now that we’ve been doing this for half a decade, it’s fun to look back at my historical records of pictures from every year on Flickr. Now that most of us are finally of legal age (we’re getting older), beer made a nice, welcome appearance this year! We’ve graduated from college, grad-school, gotten jobs, moved away, but it’s great that we have been able to still keep this tradition going. I would’ve included “gotten married,” but the one guy who has gotten married hasn’t made it to a LAN party since–yep, that’s YOU Daniel! :) I have Lem to thank for asking all these guys if his older brother could join them in playing Guild Wars all those years ago.
Thanks again Tim and Todd for once again hosting this great event!