PopCulture in the Lake City Community College Library

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Halo and Madden Tournament Event

This event coming up on Friday, October 26th, 2007 is different for several reasons.
First, students have planned the event. Tyrone Samuals and Anthony Brown have been involved in all previous events, and when they heard that I did not have time to coordinate a fall event, they offered to take on the project.

The new leadership is super for several reasons. They have planned the event with an emphasis on tournaments, creating their own promotional fliers, contacting college departments like technology and audiovisual, detailing the tournament rules, involving other students and clubs, and marketing to community areas that we've never considered before.

Anthony and Tyrone feel very confident about organizing and managing tournaments...I would never have imagined a Halo tournament with 32 teams, or a Madden tournament with 32 participants! For the first time, they are asking people to pay to register, since this is also a club fund-raiser. First place tournament winners will win some of the cash, and they feel certain this will bring in some serious players.

We are looking forward to how this gaming event will work out. In any case, it has been an enjoyable experience for me to collaborate with these two young men. I'm hoping they will be inspired to take on the NEXT gaming event Spring 2008!