Basically, I just love fighting games, all of them (in spite of being horrible) and the whole community that comes with it. I live in London, but am currently at university in Canterbury. I am currently planning to start a club/community for fighting games in Canterbury, that would most likely be based at the University of Kent (free rooms to rent and projectors woo), but of course any one who wants to would be welcome to attend. I would probably try to have a gathering for casuals, and maybe a friendly tournament once every 2-4 weeks, with cash tournaments depending on the success of this. During any university holidays, I would be back in London with all my gear, and happy to try and rent a room, and host tournaments or casuals.
What I currently have:
Xbox 360, Xbox to VGA cable, Speaker cable, Speakers, 22" monitor (might be able to borrow a larger TV from a friend), 360 TE Stick, 360 HORI Stick (On preorder with Blazblue CT).
Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter Anniverseray Collection (xbox, is backwards compatible, contains 3rd strike), Street Fighter 2 HD Remix (Xbox), Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (Xbox), Tekken 6 (360) Blazblue CT (preordered), Virtua Fighter 5, thinking about picking up Soul Calibur 4.
The plan would be to try and build up a community, with everyone who comes welcome to use either stick, or a 360 pad, or bring their own controler if they wish to. I would probably aim to have the first meeting the weekend or 2 after I recieve my Blazblue + stick, as it would definately be more fun with 2 sticks for everyone to use. What I would like from you, is any help or advice with running such a club/community, help spreading the word, advice on games, setting up, just anything that could be helpful. I would also like to consider running streams for this in future, as I think that is just good fun for anyone watching or playing. I don’t know anything about how setting up a stream works, so any help would be much appreciated.
I was unsure of which board to make this in, so if necessary please move. If I have not given enough detail on anything, or you want to know more please let me know, I am Thoroughly looking forward to running this club!