HFFL’s 5TH Annual LANstravaganza!

It’s that time of the year again folks. LANstravaganza is upon us!

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For those of you who don’t know, you may be asking, what is LANstravaganza? Well, as the name implies, it’s a LAN. But it’s so much MORE than just that!. Take a look at LANstravaganza’s from years past for an idea of the goings on and read on after for all the details for this year’s event!

This article will be updated as needed, please check back!

Click each recap to go to article detailing the full LAN recap for that year.

HFFL’s 1st ever LAN Recap!

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The attendees of the first LANstravaganza!2013-09-14-22.36.56_sm-600x447I hosted special guests, Dust Storm from Podtacular and Eric “Gh057ayame” Hewitt, now of 343.

2nd Annual HFFL LANstravaganza RECAP!

Sat-LAN-GAMEPLAY-1The 2nd LANstravaganza was brought closer to home, literally. I held it at my home in my sun room. It was a bit cramped and warm, but we made it work!
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Some of the fellas and me!

3rd Annual HFFL Halo LAN Recap

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The third year saw a prize table chock full of Halo merchandise from all over the spectrum of Halo goodies!
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We also had a great spread of eats and treats for everyone!

HFFL’s 4 Annual LAN Recap!

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Some of the guys setting up for the LAN.HFFL4LAN-1st-room-gamingFolks enjoying the gaming, food and drinks!

So what’s in it for THIS year 2017, the FIFTH Annual LANstravaganza? PLENTY!hffl for sal

Where: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania!
When: August 11-13, 2017 (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)
Friday: 3-11pm
Saturday: 1-10pm
Sunday: Noon -8pm
Cost: $35 for all weekend or $10 Friday; $15 Saturday; $15 Sunday
What:
• Halo Wars 2 1v1 Tourney
• Halo 5 FFA Tourney
• Halo Trivia Contest
• Halo Remote Control Racing (A FIRST for LANstravaganza)
• CornHALO (Cornhole with a Halo twist!) Another FIRST!
• Food and Drink
• Raffle for a bevy of Halo merchandise!
• LOADS of Prizes!

Itinerary of events:
Friday:
• 3-6pm Halo Wars 2 Tourney Day 1 / Halo 5 General Gameplay
• 6-7pm Break for Eats / Watch Halo Legends (first hour of the cartoons)
• 7-9pm Halo 5 FFA Tourney Day 1 / General Halo Gameplay
• 9-9:30 Halo Trivia Contest
• 9:30-11pm General Halo Gameplay

Saturday:
• 1-3pm Halo Wars 2 Tourney Day 2 / Halo 5 General Gameplay
• 3-4:30pm Break for Eats / Watch Forward Unto Dawn
• 4:30-6pm Halo Remote Control Racing!
• 6-8pm Halo 5 FFA Tourney Day 2 / General Halo Gameplay
• 8-10pm General Halo Gameplay

Sunday: 
• Noon-2pm Halo Wars 2 Tourney Day 3 / Halo 5 General Gameplay
• 2-3pm Break for Eats / Watch Halo Legends (second hour of the cartoons)
• 3-4:30pm CornHalo! Cornhole with a Halo twist!
• 4:30-6:30pm Halo 5 FFA Tourney Day 3 / General Halo Gameplay
• 6:30-8pm General Halo Gameplay
• 8pm Raffle Drawing!

After each night, we will likely go hit the town for some Primanti Brothers sandwiches. This has become a staple of LANstravaganza!

A brief description of the various events during LANstravaganza:

Halo Wars 2 Tournament:
This is a 1v1 Tournament, Double Elimination.
Each day will feature a different game type consisting of Deathmatch, Domination and Strongholds.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 players.

Halo 5 FFA Tournament:
This will be a 4 person FFA Tournament, Double Elimination.
The reason for the smaller player count is to take away some of the luck involved by stray nades as well as someone simply ‘cleaning’ up a kill. The smaller player count means you need to be more strategic in gameplay.
When the final 4 persons are left, they will battle it out for the top 4 places. Prizes to be awarded to the top 3.

General Halo Gameplay:
While the tournaments are going on, guests not in those rounds are welcome to play Halo at their leisure. Gaming may consist of Halo 5, HMCC, Halo Wars 2.
Times when general gameplay is happening and no tournament play, we will play either against each other in teams or roll in Halo 5 BTB ir Warzone.

Halo Trivia Contest:
Brush up on your Halo lore and more. These trivia questions will cover the gamut of everything Halo! Prize to the person who get the most correct. If there is a tie, there will be a series of sudden death questions to determine the winner.

Warthog RC Racing (A FIRST for LANstravaganza)
For the FIRST time at LANstravaganza, we’ll be holding a Remote Control Racing contest. Each participant will get to have one test lap to get used to the controls and course layout.
Then it’s 3 laps for your total time. The top 2 persons will then get another crack at their best times. The person with the best time of those top two wins a prize.

CornHALO (Cornhole with a Halo twist!)
Another FIRST for LANstravaganza! The ever popular Cornhole game will be played for prizes. Same standard sized boards, but the rules are slightly altered for this tournament.
Teams of 2 will compete in a single elimination contest. First team to get to 17 points (or better) wins the round and moves on to the next round. Top team overall wins prizes.

So what are the prizes this year? So far we have several various Halo Mega Bloks/Constuct sets, BoomCo Halo Needlers and Halo Card Decks. I’ll be contacting more potentail sponsors for even more prizes.
(I will be updating this section for sure as we get more sponsors!!)

Raffle:
Didn’t win in one of the tourneis or contests? Or maybe you did and want even more! Well then, buy a raffle ticket for a bevy of Halo prizes consisting of some of the same items listed above!

Food and Drink:
• We will provide chips and soda all day.
• As well there will be burgers and hotdogs during our break for eats.
• It’s BYOB if you plan to drink alcohol. Of course, you MUST be over 21 to imbibe. Also, if I feel you are too imparied to drive, you must hand over your keys and we will arrange transportation for you to your home/hotel.

Door Prizes!
Every LANstravaganza guest will receive a small bag of goodies as a door prize. (While supplies last)

So, after all of this, you want to come to LANstravaganza? GREAT!
You can either pay ahead by PayPal. Send funds (as a gift ONLY) to jedisalpitt2002@yahoo.com. Indicate which days you are paying for or if for the whole weekend. If paying for multiple persons, please indicate that as well. You may also pay at the door, however, door prizes will first be awarded to those who paid ahead.
NOONE UNDER 18 allowed! Sorry folks, I won’t babysit someone’s kid for any of these days. As the game is 18+ and there will likely be alcohol consumption and cussing, I won’t be subject to having minors at the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

As to where in Pittsburgh, this will be at my home. I will provide my address upon confirmation from you via e-mail (sal@halofanforlife.com) that you are coming.

Any further questions, feel free to e-mail me: sal@halofanforlife.com

Hope to see you there!!!
-Sal

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I’ve got tons of experience with Halo gaming and collecting. I feel I have something to offer to the greater Halo fan community. Posts along the way will be about tips and tricks in the games as well as collecting and many more Halo related things. I’ll also repost interesting articles from the official site, Halowaypoint.com, or from fellow Halo fan sites. As I continue this blog, I hope to help gamers who want advice on the games, as well as any collectors with regards to where to find collectibles as well as deals, coupons and so on. You can also follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HaloFanForLife or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/halofanforlife11. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll come back again and again. -Sal

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