Shaw will be running a N64 SmashBros tournament at 2pm Today it will be 1v1v1v1. You can sign up at the SHAW booth which you can find by its big blue tent. Also they will be giving away a free month of internet to the winner! So, free stuff and games what's not to like?
League will be starting presently! The brackets can be found here. If you have questions, please come up!
Build it and we will come
This year we are replacing our annual Photoshop contest with a Minecraft Created Mode contest. The details are below, and will be judged by FP Staff and Prizing given away at Closing Ceremonies.
- Server: minecraft.fp.ca
- Basic Textures (Vanilla) for Judging
- Claim a plot of unclaimed land - go to town
- Creative Mode
- PC Only - Classic Minecraft (Not Microsoft Store Version) - this is a limitation of the server software
- One Plot per Minecraft Login
- /plot claim (claims plot currently in)
- /plot auto (claims the nearest unclaimed plot)
- /plot visit [login name] (teleport to plot owned by person - including yours)
So get your creative juices flowing and see what you can come up with!
Forza Time Trial Tournament
Microsoft and Fragapalooza are jointly running a Forza Time Trial Tournament. They are located on the North part of the Venue, with a Wheel and Forza. Here are the rules for the tournament:
- Track: Mazda Laguna Seca
- Car: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
- Suggested Line: Off
- Braking: ABS Off
- Steering: Simulation
- Traction & Stability: Off
- Shifting: Manual
- Damage Etc: Cosmetic
- Rewind: Off
Best two times over the course of the event will get a prize (1st and 2nd place Prizing, sponsored by Microsoft). There is no limit to the amount of tries you can make, but you must stick to the above conditions. Good luck!
Sleeping at the Event?
If you plan on staying in the venue to sleep, we have very limited sleeping availability. You will be able to sleep on the North side of the Venue (by the Co-op High Performance sign), but depending on demand for participant seating we may need to move you. The other location is on the second floor, behind the stage and tiered stadium seating. If you are sleeping here, please make sure to push your belongings right against the railing when not there to leave room for people to move closest to the wall.
Otherwise check out these options for accommodations, including camping just outside the venue: https://www.fragapalooza.com/joomla/index.php/news/2016-event-news/117-accommodations
Good Eats, Local Treats
Moo's Sports Louge is the new restaurant located in the LRC second floor. They have setup special pricing for all Fragapalooza 2016 participants at 10% off the regular menu for anyone with a Fragapalooza 2016 ID Tag, as well as they will have daily specials located at the restaurant for your consuming pleasure. Check 'em out at the event for all your local needs at this great price!
Microsoft joins us at Fragapalooza!!!
Microsoft is sponsoring Fragapalooza 2016 with some great prizes and tournaments!!! We are very thrilled to have them at the event this year and we know they are bringing their game with them! They will be onsite with XBox Ones and games to play as well as Tournaments to sign-up for! Halo, Killer Instinct, Forza are all on the docket thanks to Microsoft. See you at the event and check out the Microsoft Store in West Edmonton Mall if you get a chance!
Play Hard, Sleep Well, Play Some More!
Fragapalooza is a 4 day, NON-STOP event, but even the best of us have to crash and burn only to get back up to play some more! Well there are a few options we have put together to help you out with the crash part, letting you get the best sleep you can with the options below:
- Camping - The Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) has a camping area just North of the main building (in fact its just exactly North of the Fragapalooza Event itself!), just within a small walking distance. The area is a Gravel section, where Garbage Bins will be provided by the LRC. While there aren't any hookup facilities, you are welcome to bring your Tents, Trailers, and RVs to stay in the area, and the Fragapalooza venue does offer Team Locker rooms with onsite showers. NOTE: this area is first come first serve, and may be shared with other events happening in the area at the same time.
- Holiday Inn & Suites Edmonton Airport and Conference Centre (1100 4 St, Nisku, AB T9E8E2) - Just a short cab ride to the LRC, this location is offering specific discounts for Fragapalooza 2016 Participants. Use their online booking system, or call 780.979.0839 to book your suites (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/EtYfqcvRaTA2). They are offering: $109.49 + Tax per room per night based on 1-4 guests, including full hot breakfast daily in the restaurant.
- Days Inn Edmonton Airport (5705 50 St, Leduc, AB T9E 6Z8) - Also a short cab ride to the LRC, this location is offering discounts to all Fragapalooza 2016 Participants. Use their online booking system (use code LBBG), or call 780.986.6550 to book your suites (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JHLKDMTWeW32). They are offering: $109.99 + Tax per room per night.
- Best Western Plus Denham Inn & Suites (5207 50th Ave, Leduc, AB T9E 6V3) - Another a short cab ride to the LRC, this location is offering discounts to all Fragapalooza 2016 Participants. Use their online booking system (use code DISC01), or call 780.986.2241 to book your suites (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eaxmpzG6UWy). They are offering: $109.99 + Tax per room per night.
- At the Event - The North part of the seating plan shows a small area that can be used to put down single sized sleeping bags/beds, but is limited to first come first serve, and may be subject to removal should the event need more seating for participants. As you can tell already we are a pretty full venue this year, so while we hope this area will be available for this use, we cannot guarantee that to be so!
NOTE: While you may find lots of areas that look appealing to drop your sleeping gear down to rest with, we unfortunately are limited to the LRC's Soccer Pitch area where the Fragapalooza event itself is held, and won't be able to offer any other areas in the LRC for sleep accommodations. Please keep this in mind when planning your stay while at the event.
Hope this helps you out in your search for that pillow to rest a gamer's head on, but don't rest too long lest you miss out on all the fun!!!!
You and a friend are on a deserted island with nothing but your wits and your bare hands, can you survive the island, the hostile islanders and the local fauna? Did we mention dinosaurs? Oops, yeah there’s dinosaurs there too.
Survive, Outwit, Outlast. Be the last team standing and claim your prize!
Extra-Life Edmonton is stepping up this year to run an ARK: Survival of the Fittest tournament at Fragapalooza this year. They will be running it on Saturday evening for two-man tribes in a grand melee bloodfest. Signups are now live with tournament format and rules forthcoming. While you're letting blood for survival, consider contributing towards their fundraising for The Stollery Children's Hospital. Gamers for Gamers!