by Phil Scholz

Heads-up, gamers and gamettes – we will be kicking off our three-day GeForce LAN 6 event next Friday, Oct. 14th,  on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier in Alameda, Calif.

About two weeks ago, we saw our first batch of BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) tickets sell out in less than two hours. A lot of news has come out since we first opened registration, so I’d like to share some of these developments with you.

First, due to the generosity of sponsors Falcon Northwest, EVGA and Systemax, we are releasing a FINAL batch of BYOC and L33T seat tickets on Thursday October 6th at 9:00 PM Pacific Time. These seats are guaranteed to go quickly, so make sure to set your alarm and head over to our GF LAN 6 registration page here tonight.

Second, if you didn’t get a BYOC ticket but still want to attend, you can purchase a $20 General Admission pass. This pass doesn’t give you a reserved seat but it does allows you to visit the USS Hornet for all three days, and participate in Battlefield 3 tournaments and contests. You’ll also gain access to the GF LAN 6 opening ceremonies Friday evening, hosted by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, and our  special guest, DICE’s rendering architect Johan Andersson.

Those of you not attending GeForce LAN 6 will miss out on a chance to bid on an awesome gaming PC assembled by the folks at PDXLAN with donated parts from EVGA, Patriot, Seagate, Danger Den and Antec. All proceeds from the auction will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the NVIDIA Foundation and will benefit the Child’s Play charity.

Remember, you can purchase your General Admission pass at the door or sign up via our online registration portal, which closes this Friday, October 7th.  And, don’t forget that our final batch of BYOC tickets will go on sale at 9PM, October 6th via our our online registration portal.

Get ready for a long weekend of no sleep, fun contests, and playing Battlefield 3 on an historical aircraft carrier. I hope you can make it!