[Feb. 5-7, 2010] UCon@UConn, Storrs, CT


#1

This entire post is subject to updates as Vierge and I find out more information. Were looking to have everything updated and confirmed by the end of the week. If you have any comments/suggestions/complaints, by all means PM me or post up.

Introduction:
The pinnacle of academia is not to be confused with the absence of gratification. Alas, the fissiparous nature of such concepts is but a mere construction of your subscription to the media. The (chocolate-covered) quarks of February 5th through the 7th will be the host to an amalgam of scholarly pursuit, daring execution, and the greatest victories that any of you reading this post will ever hope to achieve. If you are of quick wit, you have already grasped what awaits you in the blistery northern campus of the University of Connecticut. Hailing from what might be considered a discourse of digital mayhem, let us celebrate our competitive spirit with some good ol’ fashioned fighting games.

Information:
UCon@UConn is a convention based around anime, games, video games, movies, music, and just about any other area of entertainment in the world. It is a three-day event that will start on Friday February 5th and end on Sunday February 7th. During this time, there will be tons of activities for participants including: anime and movie screenings, casual video games as well as tournaments, tabletop games, card games, board games, guest speakers from the entertainment industry, panels open for discussion on a variety of topics, and a multitude of performances both user supported and professional. There will also be a vendors room open during the entire convention where people can either show and display their goods for sale (relative to the convention itself), or con-goers can walk around, browse, and maybe purchase an item or two.

Visit http://sites.google.com/site/uconatuconn/ for more information, such as the convention schedule, parking, etc.

Featured Games (We can add/remove games if there is enough/not enough interest. This list is just a default guideline.):
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core
Melty Blood: Actress Again
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Street Fighter IV

Address:
2120 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT, 06269

Convention Hours:
Friday
12:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00am
Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Fee:
There is absolutely no fee to get into the convention. However, you must register with the convention staff beforehand. There will be a table dedicated to registration on the first floor of the Student Union. Registration and sign-in starting at 12:00pm on Friday, with the convention officially opening at 2:00pm.

Concerning the fighting game tournaments, there will be registration fees to enter each fighting game. The registration fees for each game will then be placed in a dedicated collection of money (a “pot”), which will then be distributed to the winner/top 3 of each respective tournament. Preliminary registration fees for each game are as follows:

Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core - $5
Melty Blood: Actress Again - $5
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger - $5
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion - $5
Street Fighter IV - $5

Pot Distribution
"Winner take all" for up to 10 participants.
70-20-10 split for 11 or more participants.

Dates/Times:
I have included tournaments that will be hosted by our local LAN center Friendly Fire (marked by “FF”). These tournaments are free to enter, and the winners of said tournaments will be awarded in Gamestop gift certificates. Visit http://www.friendlyfiregamecenter.com/ for more information.

Friday
Halo ODST Challenge (FF) - All Day!

Saturday
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (FF) - 1:00pm
*Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core - 3:00pm
Halo 3 TDM 2v2 MLG 7.0 Settings (FF) - 4:00pm
Street Fighter IV - 5:00pm
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion - 7:00pm

Sunday
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Search and Destroy 2v2 (Default Classes) (FF) - 1:00pm
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger - 1:00pm
Melty Blood: Actress Again - 2:00pm

Rules/Regulations:
General
-BYOC (Bring your own controller/stick)
-Button mapping will be allowed. Let your opponent know before the match.
-Pausing during a round results in that player losing that round.
-Double blind pick for people that don’t want to be counter picked during the first match is available upon request. Call an announcer if you need any help with this.
-PS3 versions of Tekken 6, Street Fighter IV, and Blazblue will be used.
-PS2 versions of Guilty Gear and Melty Blood will be used.
-Double Elimination Best 2 out of 3 Matches, Finals will be Best 3 out of 5 Matches. Each match will be best 2 out of 3 Rounds.
-Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character.
-All console characters are tournament legal unless otherwise noted.
-All Seeding will be done by Location, just make sure you tell the tournament organizer your location when you sign up.
-Be on time. If any tournament organizer calls your name, be ready to play. If we have to call you more than five times in one minute increments, you will be disqualified. Exceptions will be made to those already in other tournament matches. Getting food is not an excuse! Plan ahead of time.

Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core (PS2 US Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed
-EX, Shadow, and Gold characters are banned
-Kliff and Justice are banned

Melty Blood: Actress Again (PS2 Japanese Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed
-Original Balance settings will be used
-Archetype Earth is banned

Street Fighter IV Singles (PS3 Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed

Tekken 6 (PS3 Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 60 seconds
-Best 3 out of 5 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed
-If they are available for selection, Azazel and Nancy are banned

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger (PS3 Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed
-“Easy Specials” are not allowed
-Unlimited characters and console-specific Astral Heats are banned

Miscellaneous:
-If anyone is willing to help out even if just for a couple of hours, you are by all means welcome. At this point in time we are understaffed, so by volunteering you will be helping the convention as a whole run more smoothly. Just there is no confusion, I will say right now that volunteering will NOT get you any benefits whatsoever. This is a free convention brought forth by the cooperative efforts of the students of UConn, so only volunteer if you are interested in helping for the sake of helping. If you’re still interested, e-mail brain.falkner@uconn.edu and state your name, what days/times you are willing to help, and what area/aspect for which you want to volunteer.

-WE NEED SETUPS! This includes game systems, games (especially MBAA), and TV’s. Aside from the three HDTV’s to which VGO has regular access, Friendly Fire Game Center (who is hosting the other portion of the video game room) will only have LCD monitors. While this might be okay for games run on the PS3, I’m almost positive that someone will be upset about a lag-related issue. To avoid this, we must bring any and all CRT TV’s ourselves. If you wish to bring a setup, PM me or post in this thread.

CRT’s:

  1. Light Nazgul
  2. Gonzales
  3. Furok

Setups

Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core

  1. Vyers - PS2 + Game
  2. BlueNine - PS2 + Game
  3. Zoob - PS2 + Game
  4. Light Nazgul - PS2 + Game

Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion

  1. Zoob - X360 + Game
  2. Furok - PS3 + Game

Street Fighter IV

  1. Vyers - PS3 + Game
  2. BlueNine - PS3 + Game
  3. Furok - PS3 + Game

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Melty Blood: Actress Again
1.Light Nazgul - PS2 + Game (Friday/Saturday Only)
2.
3.
4.
5.


#2

Make sure to also visit this thread on DL, TZ, and MB to see what the other communities are planning.

Dustloop:
http://www.dustloop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8180

Tekken Zaibatsu:
http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=116131

Melty Bread:
http://www.meltybread.com/forums/tournaments-and-events/(feb-5-7-2010)-uconuconn-storrs-ct/


#3

Count me in for BlazBlue, son!


#4

If I go, I got you for a setup for Blazblue and Melty Blood. I’ll post again if I’m confirmed.


#5

any info on the parking situation?


#6

Thanks for bringing that up. Information regarding parking in the car-unfriendly UConn is on the UCon@UConn website, http://sites.google.com/site/uconatuconn/


#7

Only one more week! Do take note that Marvel has been removed from the lineup and Guilty Gear has been rescheduled to Saturday at 3pm.


#8

Tekken has been moved from Friday at 5:00pm to Saturday at 7:00pm. I have also taken care to include the tournaments that our local LAN center Friendly Fire is hosting. I’d also like to point out that my decision to leave out Marvel is not an indisputable truth. If the people want Marvel, it will be there. You just have to speak up!


#9

I should be there for SF4 and BB (cas at least for BB but tourny for SF4)

I still don’t totally get the details

so I go there Fri? i have school until 2PM, then i sign up? will it be too late? =[


#10

I’m glad you’re coming. Registration for the convention (which is FREE) can be done at any time on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Definitely show up before the start time of the tournament, though. Tournaments will start ON TIME, and I will not add anyone into the bracket once it’s been made.

An update, all of my tournaments are now $5 to enter. I have also added the tournaments run by Friendly Fire (a local LAN center) to the tournament roster, if anyone is interested.


#11

$5? okay I’m 100% down for it, haha

will there be room for casuals and stuff? i got my 360 stick but it’s not duel-modded, so i’d have to borrow a PS3 controller or PS3 stick

when’s the tourny anyway?


#12

I worked so hard on that post…anyway, the tournament for SFIV will start at 5:00pm on Saturday, February 5th. If you want to know the starting times/days of everything else, there’s a section titled “Dates/Times” in the main post above.

There will definitely be room for casuals on Friday and before the first tournament on Saturday. However, I cannot guarantee setups during the tournaments, for I’m looking to utilize all available resources and run these tournaments as efficiently as humanly possible.


#13

if it was in main post sry i was lazy i just skimmed lol


#14

i was wondering if i could only attend the Saturday evnets if that mattered at all.

If so I will be attending th SFIV tournament. What time do you think i should be there by?


#15

It most certainly does not matter what day you want to attend. If you want to attend only on Saturday, then that is perfectly acceptable. I would suggest being at UCon@UConn roughly an hour before the tournament, since you will have to register with the convention staff beforehand. Sign-ups will close promptly at the times specified, and the tournaments will begin at the times specified.


#16

anyone from the stratford/bridgeport area going to this?

looking for a ride. ill throw down on gas considering its like an hour and a half away


#17

Is there an estimated number of entrants for SFIV?


#18

i’m going to check it out ina half hour (4:30 my time) so idk im hoping there will be casuals and shit but if not ill just go to bg


#19

when is registration?