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Gamers and Specators

Days until LANtastic! 7
Doors open Saturday November 25 at 09:00

Angry Bird Deadline November 17
Days to Deadline 0

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Core Staff

Our core event staff. These individuals have been involved with the coming of LANtastic VIII for months prior to the event. They've put in countless hours of preperation work, and you can be sure to see them at the event!

Full Name: Matt Callaghan
Nickname: Fermulator
Position: Event Coordinator
Duties / Responsibilities: "Event Coordinator" for the LANtastic events. Matt does what needs doing when it comes to LAN parties, and so he'll fill the gaps for whatever areas we are lacking in volunteer/staff. This year we've got more people stepping up to help, and help with more, so he can relax just a little. whew! This year is primarily focused on: Technical, Game/File Servers, Sandvine Initiatives. Will also continue to support in a smaller role marketing, sponsorship, etc.

Full Name: Mike Mackie
Nickname: Aerankas
Position: Technical Staff & Server Administrator
Duties / Responsibilities: Long haul from Ottawa! Trooper! Mike's the guy you can throw any technical problem at and he'll figure it out. Will be assisting with event preparation (whatever can be done remotely), event setup & teardown, and whatever is needed throughout the event. Specializes in networking and power setup.

Full Name: Peter Belej
Nickname: sygnus
Position: Finance Officer & Acting Sponsorship Lead
Duties / Responsibilities: Once again coming in strong, Pete will be managing finances & payments making sure our little not-for-profit event doesn't end up in the red. Also be helping with event pre-testing, setup, teardown, etc.! BONUS ROUND Due to unforeseen staff unavailability (our usual volunteer is unable to spare time this year), Pete has also stepped up to lead the primary efforts for contacting amazing potential sponsors for our event! Several other staff members help in this area as well, so Pete will be working with them to ensure we reach a wide variety of opportunities and ultimately end up with some sweet prizes for attendees!

Full Name: Alex Krueger
Nickname: FishesBeCrazy
Position: Technical and Web Site Administrator
Duties / Responsibilities: Alex will be chewing through a few of our never ending website enhancements and defects, as well as helping with some server work for the event!

Full Name: Alex Steers
Nickname: Xanamander
Position: Technical Staff & Game Server Administrator
Duties / Responsibilities: Steers is stepping up and owning nearly all of the PC game planning, selection, and preparation efforts. Will also be assisting with the event preparation and testing!

Full Name: Andrew Fox
Position: Volunteer
Duties / Responsibilities: Andrew is working on a kick-ass game download caching solution using nginx and our Sandvine feature-set! When you see Steam downloading at 80MB/s, this is his handy work!

Full Name: Kenan Ali
Nickname: crappy_hell
Position: Volunteer
Duties / Responsibilities: Kenan is helping out with various technical efforts pre-event, with focus on some Sandvine initiatives!

Full Name: Hans Vanleeuwen
Position: Volunteer
Duties / Responsibilities: Hans is back from Netherlands, and ready to school us all in UT! Easing back into the staff volunteer roll, helping pickup various dangling bits for event preparation and Sandvine initiatives.

Full Name: Tomas Chester
Nickname: XDariusWolfeX
Position: Volunteer
Duties / Responsibilities: A new additional to our team! Tomas was new to our event as an attendee last year for LANtastic VII. He was so enthusiastic about the event he offered his services for this year going forward. Will be learning the ropes and pitching in a bit for pre-event things like advertising and sponsorship. As well as other pre-LAN work and event setup/teardown.

Event Staff

The following persons are those who will be volunteering their time to help run LANtastic VIII smoothly on Saturday, Nov 25th 2017. Without these extra volunteers the event could not be successful.

Full Name: Adriana Neto
Position: Attendee Welcoming Volunteers
Duties / Responsibilities: Our liaison with Sandvine HR; helping with various marketing items for the event itself, and Sandvine relations. Adriana and several other volunteers will be greeting gamer attendees at the door and helping them through the guest registration process.

Special Thanks

Individuals who aren't officially a member of the LAN party staff, but deserve recognition for some particular act or acts in assisting with LANtastic VIII.

Nickname: Avatar
Position: Server Administrator
Duties / Responsibilities: Avatar's got a handle once again on our beefy game setups file server. Targeting a rock solid 4x1Gbps link into the floor to facilitate faster game installation times for those who forgot to pre-install!

Full Name: Travis Willard
Nickname: Cerebral
Position: Day9TV Sponsor Liaison
Duties / Responsibilities: Travis is taking a small step away from the LAN volunteering game this year.. _However_ rest assured, he's working with your usual favourite game caster and content creator to hopefully land us a renewed sponsorship!

Full Name: Chris Godding
Nickname: PwN2OwN
Position: Volunteer
Duties / Responsibilities: Chris and his crew have been long time supporters of LANtastic by means of encouraging a large group of gamers from London to attend! This year Chris is stepping up and volunteering to help with whatever the team needs to help continue make LANtastic a success. Chris is taking care of lodging arrangements for out-of-towners.