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MPCon XXV
July 9 - 11, 2010
301 Attendees

MPCon XXIV
July 24 - 26, 2009
344 Attendees

Penguicon 7.0
May 1 - 3, 2009

MPCon XXIII
Gamers 4 Giving 2009

February 27 - March 1, 2009
320 Attendees

MPCon XXII
July 25 - 27, 2008
150 - 200 Attendees

MPCon XXI
Penguicon 6.0

April 18 - 20, 2008

MPCon XX
Gamers 4 Giving 2008

February 29 - March 2, 2008
400+ Attendees

MPCon XIX
August 24 - 26, 2007
61 Attendees

MPCon XVIII
June 15 - 17, 2007
209 Attendees

MPCon XVII
January 5 - 7, 2007
185 Attendees

Previous Events

On this page: About MPCon | MPCon in the News | Event Information | MPCon Staff | Sponsors

 

About MPCon

MPCon has been an established LAN Party in south-eastern Michigan for 15 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.

 

Origins of ]MP[

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.

Visit us on MySpace at myspace.com/mpcon.

 

MPCon in the News

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).

Detroit Free Press Article (pdf) or Local Cache or Google Cache
Scan of actual news print: Page 1 | Page 2

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.

Spring 2007 Issue: University of Michigan - Dearborn Alumni Magazine

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.

 

Event Information

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Date:   TBD
Time:  

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Cost:  

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Size:   TBD
Tournaments:   TBD
Location:   TBD
What to bring:  
  • LAN Party
    • computer with network card
    • monitor (Note: monitors larger than 24" require purchasing 2 seats)
    • power cables
    • 25' long Ethernet Cable (Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6)
    • headphones (No speakers allowed)
    • software
      • game CDs
      • Windows CDs
      • drivers
    • sleeping bag/pillow if you plan on sleeping on the floor...
    • money for food and hotel if you plan on it
    • snacks
Age Limit:  

Photo ID Required

General Rules:  

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.

  • Drugs and Alcohol are strictly prohibited.
    • Bags & coolers may be inspected.
  • Smoking indoors is prohibited. Outside doors shall remain closed. Cigarettes must be disposed of properly.
  • Please use the main doors to the room. The other doors are for emergencies only.
  • No cheating on public servers.
  • No "hacking".
  • Using other attendees' equipment without their permission is prohibited.
  • We advise all attendees to run up-to-date antivirus software. If you believe your PC has been infected with a virus of any kind, you must immediately disconnect the PC from the network. If network administrators discover your machine is infected, you will be disconnected from the network until the issue is resolved.
  • Expect people to download files from any directory you have shared. If you don't like this, don't share directories. We recommend using FTP for any file transfer needs. MPCon does not permit or condone any type of illegal activity.
  • Attendees are responsible for keeping their area clean.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please ask an MPCon or or an EMU Student Center staff member. For emergencies, contact Campus Safety or call 911.
  • Monitors larger than 24" require purchasing 2 seats
  • Terms & Conditions

Staff

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
  Marketing: David Painter
Charlie Brown
  Tournaments & MC: Ken Konarzewski Jr.
Chris Schmidt
  Servers & Network: Chris Catlett
Chris Krieger
  Support Staff: Jordan Antoski
Jimmy Alvis
Joe Bender
Jeff Cline
Nick Czechowski
Joe Demyanovich
Steve Durham
Dave Holiday
Jer Lance
Nick Mezza
Paul Painter

 

MPCon XXV Sponsors

If your organization or company is interested in sponsoring MPCon XXIV, please contact David Painter.

MYTHLOGIC

Thermaltake

CoolIT

SilverStone

Suppressive Productions

Zowie

Alienware High-Performance Systems

steelseries

Antec

Cisco

Computer Power User

Gagabyte

Mushkin

SLAPPA

Vroom Foods

Geeks.com

iGames

Pizza House

ConFusion

Monster Energy

 

MPCon XXIV Sponsors

MYTHLOGIC

NVIDIA

XFX

QPad

Monster Energy

Intel

AMD

Computer Power User

icCUP

eDimensional

JINX

Mushkin

OCZ

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Thermaltake

SLAPPA

Vroom Foods

IN-WIN

Cisco

Antec

 

 

 

 

 

Past Sponsors

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