July 9 - 11, 2010
July 24 - 26, 2009
May 1 - 3, 2009
Gamers 4 Giving 2009
February 27 - March 1, 2009
July 25 - 27, 2008
150 - 200 Attendees
April 18 - 20, 2008
Gamers 4 Giving 2008
February 29 - March 2, 2008
August 24 - 26, 2007
June 15 - 17, 2007
January 5 - 7, 2007
MPCon has been an established LAN Party in south-eastern Michigan for 17 years. In that time, we have grown from a small gathering of QuakeWorld Team Fortress clan mates to one of the largest LAN parties in Michigan, and one of the most sought after LAN parties in the Midwest - LANParty.com. MPCon has had 150+ gamers for 15 consecutive events since 2000. Since 2004, the event has averaged over 180 gamers per event. The largest event drew over 320 attendees.
MPCon has its roots at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, ranked #9 in the nation for Gaming Colleges. The event filled the Mary and Arthur Kochoff Hall in the University Center building, and the Recreation Organization Center before that. In August 2007, we held a "trial run" event at the new Eastern Michigan University Student Center in Ypsilanti, MI.
MPCon teamed up with Gamers Outreach Foundation (GOF) to host a charity event called Gamers for Giving, a combined event featuring the MPCon XX LAN Party and an Xbox 360 Halo 3 Tournament. Proceeds were donated to the Autism Society of Washtenaw County, a local branch of the Autism Society of America.
We have also teamed up with Penguicon. MPCon hosted a Gaming Room & LAN party at Penguicon 6 and 7.
The LAN party started in 1997 as a LAN party for a QuakeWorld Team Fortress clan called Ministry of Pain. ]MP[ was a well known clan throughout the Team Fortress community. The ]MP[ banner lives on in Blizzard's World of Warcraft, and more recently in Team Fortress 2. MPCon stands for ]MP[ Conference, or Ministry of Pain Conference. Today, however, we encourage everyone to attend.
Visit us online in IRC: #mpcon on GameSurge.net.
MPCon has been featured on the UPN 10 o'clock news and the Detroit Free Press. The University of Michigan - Dearborn was ranked #9 in the nation for Gaming Colleges because of MPCon (see related article in the Detroit Free Press).
MPCon is also featured in the Sepbember 2006 issue of Reporter, a University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty/staff newsletter, as well as the University of Michigan - Dearborn News. It also appeared on the University of Michigan - Dearborn Homepage (see screenshot).
Reporter Article (pdf)
MPCon was featured in the University of Michigan - Dearborn Alumni Legacy Magazine Spring 2007 issue.
MPCon XVIII received some attention from the Detroit Free Press on June 10, 2007.
The Gamers for Giving event hosted by the Gamers Outreach Foundation and MPCon was featured on Fox 2 News Detroit February 29, 2008.
|What to bring:||
Note: Rules are posted at each event. Anyone caught violating any of the rules will be ejected from the event without refund and may not be able to participate in future events at our discretion.
The MPCon staff consists of a dedicated group of volunteers. We're always looking for additional help.
Contact us at .
|Founder & Coordinator:||Jeff Lundberg|
|Co Coordinator:||Nick Adams|
|Tournaments & MC:||Ken Konarzewski Jr.
|Servers & Network:||Chris Catlett
|Support Staff:|| Jordan Antoski
If your organization or company is interested in sponsoring MPCon XXIV, please contact David Painter.