Ideally, I'd like to run one "main event" on Saturday, but that's pending a possible Cambridge Open / Oxford Open mirror since many Illinois players will have played/heard NASAT by August. If there's interest, we could also run Canadian Hybrid.
For now, the format will likely be 3 to 4 side events on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. I'd like to gauge people's interest on 1. if they plan on attending, 2. what events they'd like to play/staff, please help by filling out this google doc. If there's an event you would like to see played that isn't listed, please let me know.
We will begin promptly at 8:45am in Armory 333 on both Saturday (August 11th) and Sunday (August 12th). Please arrive early -- especially so if you are bringing buzzers.
Armory is right next to the main library. Lot E3, surrounding the library, is available for free parking during the day. Note that you will be unable to park here overnight. Should you need overnight parking, there are several free lots available that you can find here. Hyperlinks on that page should take you to a (hideous) graphic design where the letter / # of the lot is somewhere on the figure. Should you still have concerns about finding parking, feel free to get in contact with me.
Main event will have $10 discounts for each functional buzzer (2 sets of 4 working buzzers that have no noticeable issues) up to -$20.
Waived admission into one of Words and Objects, WORLDSTAR, Human Use, FILM or RAPTURE for each event staffed with own functioning laptop (laptops will be provided as needed. You will need to make a neg5 account for preliminary stat tracking if you don't have one already)
*This does not apply to FTP3, Imaginary Landscape No.4, Chomping Down at Shoney's where set writers will directly handle payment from individual players. If you see your set listed and you wish Illinois to handle the responsibility of collecting payments from players and getting you paid in short order, please get in contact with me.
Cambridge open will be $25/player ($100 for a 4 person team).
For side events:
Worldstar, Words and Objects
RAPTURE, FILM, Imaginary Landscape:
Chomping Down at Shoney's:
Human Use of Human Beings: