Apr 172012

We might have mentioned that we had some exciting news related to the LAN party that is throwing at Penguicon this year, and here it is…


MYTHLOGIC, our local source for gaming PCs and long-time supporter of southeast Michigan events, is bringing a half-dozen or so gaming rigs to the convention so that you can drop into some of the many games, contests, and tournaments that MPCon has in store for us (which, from the rumor mill, sounds like it includes competitions in games like Trackmania Nations, Starcraft 2, Minecraft, etc). Remember, though, if you want to be sure that you will have a chance to compete, bring your own systems and reserve your spot on the MPCon site.

Free Gaming Laptop

But MYTH didn’t stop there. They have built a custom version of their MYTHLOGIC Pollux system for us to give away to you! They took the already impressive 15″ system and crammed it full of upgrades, like:

  • An NVIDIA GTX 580M 2048MB Video Card
  • An Intel Core i7-2760QM 2.40GHz w/ 6MB cache
  • 16GB (4 x 4GB) of RAM
  • A blazing fast Samsung 128GB 830 Series SATA III 6Gb/s Solid State Drive
  • Integrated Bluetooth 3.0+EDR / Integrated Webcam / Integrated Fingerprint Reader

All running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit and covered by their MYTH Lifetime assurance with Lifetime labor warranty and the Lifetime Phoenix Upgrade Plan.

Winning the Prize

If you have registered for the convention (or, I guess more accurately, if you register for the convention at any point) you are eligible to win…everyone that has a registration1 gets one entry into the drawing that will take place at closing ceremonies.

You can, however, boost your chances. Every time you participate in a qualified convention activity like the Rock Band Rock-Off, Masquerade, Drag Show, etc (qualified activities will be labeled, but feel free to ask the person running any given event if it is qualified…we will also put up a list of qualifying events at Operations), you get an additional entry. Also, many of the convention’s contests will be awarding one or more additional entries as prizes.

If you have questions, email jer@ or Tweet us! If you are running an event and want to make sure it is a qualifying event, email me at jer@!

Good luck.

1 For legal reasons (and because it’s more fair) members of the convention committee (concom) are disqualified from the drawing.